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TUESDAY, 31ARCH 28, 1967


Desegregation Comes Slow
To Philadelphia, Mississippi

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recent night, 100 angry business
and civic leaders filed into city
hall, determined to stop ,the vi-
cious harassment. of the school
Soon after desegregation of the
city's- schools, nightriders fired
shots into the home of Supt. J.
E. Hurdle, and anonymous callers
threatened his family. Hurdle
threatened to resign.
The citizens gathered at City
Hall decided "they were not go-
ing to let a handful of nuts har-
ass our superintendent," one of
those present said afterward.
Harassment Stops
The decisions made on the Dec.
9 evening never have been made
public. But the meeting had an
immediate effect: the harassment
of Hurdle stopped forthwith.
For the first time since the out-
break of racial disturbance in
Neshoba County in the early
1960's, the "establishment" of Phil-
adelphia had taken an open, or-
ganized stand for order.
Philadelphia, a town of 5,017,
is the seat of Neshoba County. The
town gained international notorie-
ty in 1964 when three young civil
rights workers, two white and one
Negro, were slain near here. After
a massive, two-month search,
their bodies were found buried in
a farm dam.
Two Indictments
Federal grand juries twice have
returned indictments charging a.
group of citizens, including Ne-
shoba County Sheriff Lawrence
Rainey and his chief deputy, Cecil
Price, with conspiring to violate
the victims' civil rights. The first
indictment, in which 17 defend-
ants were named, was dismissed
last October by U.S. Dist. Judge
Harold Cox, who said the grand
jury did not represent a cross-
section of the population. The sec-
ond indictment, returned Feb. 28,
listed 19 defendants. One of the
new ones was former Sheriff E. G.
Barnett, now Price's chief op-
,ponent in the race for the office.
The Justice Department has
said it will push for an early
No state charges have been fil-
ed in the case. Both Rainey and
Price still are on duty, Price is
one of three candidates running in
the Aug. 8 Democratic primary
for sheriff. Rainey's four-year
term ends this year, and under
Missisippi law he cannot succeed
himself. .
Murders Forgotten
Speaking softly in an interview,
Price maintained that the slay-
ing of Michael Schwerner, James
Chaney and Andrew Goodman is
forgotten history. "You never hear
about it now," he said. "I'd say
it's a thing of the past around
He added: "I wouldn't want to
say ,I'm proud of anything that
happened in 1964, becauseI'm
Desegregation has come to Ne-
shoba County with the backing of
federal law. The average white
residept doesn't like it, but real-
izes there is nothing he can do.

John Risher, a native of Phila-
delphia who operates an electron-
ics supply house, said: "Now, I
don't think the attitude of the
people ever changed. We were
conquered. You can't beat the fed-
eral government."
A leader in the Negro commu-
nity agreed the town is undergo-
ing a marked change.
"Unquestionably things are bet-
ter," he said. "Paving and sew-
eragei facilities have increased in
Negro areas. And employment is
improving gradually. There has
has been progress in voter regis-
tration without much problem."
Quiet Desegregation
Philadelphia's schools quietly
desegregated last fall when 18 Ne-
gro children enrolled at a. for-
merly all-white elementary school
and five others began attending
high school with whites.
The administrator of Neshoba
County's general hospital, Lamar
G. Salter, won a battle with the
federal government over clear-
ance to qualify as a medicare par-
ticipant. Salter insisted that he
had complied with non-discrimi-
nation regulations.
"There is no place in this hos-
pital where we say, 'this is for
Negroes and this is for whites',"
he said.
Visible signs of segregation are
disappearing in Philadelphia. Un-
der federal prodding, the bus sta-
tion's facilities were integrated,
and so were those in the court-
house. Service stations have re-
moved racial signs from restroom
doors. The doors are kept lock-
ed and the restrooms appear to
be patronized only by whites.
Voting Registration
With the help of a federal vot-
er examiner, Neshoba County now
has about 1200 of its 4,686 Ne-
groes registered. However, Negroes
comprise only 28 per cent of the
county's population, and the sher-
iff's election will hinge mainly on
how the whites vote.
8:30 p.m. - The Professional
Theatre will present Neil Simon's
"The Odd Couple" at Hill Aud.
8:30 p.m.'- President Harlan
Hatcher will speak at the School
of Music Honors Assembly in
Rackham Lecture Hall.
7:00 .and 9:05 p.m. - Cinema
Guild will present Luis Bunnel's
"El (This Strange Passion)" in
the Architecture Aud.
8:30 p.m. - The Professional
Theatre Program will present Neil
Simon's "The Odd Couple" at Hill
8:00 p.m.-The Center for Con-
tinuing Education of Women Dis-
cussion will present Helen Fritz
and Janet Southwood speaking on
"*omen in School and at Work"
in the West Conference Room of
the Rackham Bldg.

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Day Calendar
Junior Year in France: Mrs. Eliza-
beth Tarkow, Univ. of Wisconsin, will
meet with all students accepted for
next year's program: Tues, morning,
March 28, Study Abroad Office, 1223j
Angell Hall, beginning at 9 a.m. and
Room 3A Michigan Union, 7:30 p.m.
Center for Near Eastern and North
African Studies Lecture: Dr. Kamal Sa-
libi, professor of history, American Uni-
versity of Beirut, Lebanon, "The Ap-
proach to Middle Eastern History":
Lane Hall Aud., 4:15 p.m.
Business Administration Dean's For-
um-Panel discussion of new MBA Pro-
gram. Students and faculty invited:
131 Business Admin. Bldg., 8 p.m.
School of Music Concerto Concert
-Senior and Master of Music Stu-
dents, TheaAlcantara, conductor: Hill
Aud., 8:30 p.m. .
General Notices
Illustrated Lecture: Morton Feldman,
composer-in-residence, Univ. of Texas,
"After Morednism": Wed., March 29,
Arch. and Design Aud., 3:30 p.m.
This lecture is open to the public.I
NOUNCEMENTS is available to officially
recognized and registered student orga-
nizations only. Forms are available in
Room 1011 SAB.
* **
Russian Circle, Ruscky Kruzhok, tea
and Russian conversation, Tues., March
28, 3-5 p.m., 3050 Frieze Bldg.
* * *
College Republican Club, Election
meeting and reception for city candi-
dates, March 28, 7:30 p.m., Rooms 3KL-
MN Union. Club will elect chairman.
vice-chairman, secretary and four mem-
bers at large of the Executive Board.
Any member of the club is eligible
to run.
* * *
Dept. of Romance Languages, Gar-
cia Lorca's "Blood Wedding," Sat., April
1 at 8 p.m., and Sun., April, 2, at 8E
p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn.
* * *
Scottish Country Folk Dance Club,
Dancing, March 29, 8-10 p.m.. Women's
Athletic Bldg. Step instruction and
practice 8-8:30 pm. only.
Joint J udiciary Council. Meeting,
Wed., Mardh 29, 6:30 p.m., 3540 SAB.
Deutscher Verein, Kaffeestunde, Wed.,
March 29, 3-5 p.m., 3050 Frieze Bldg.
Philippine Michigan Club, April 1.
"Mabuhay Philipinas," a revival of the
'PhilippinePNight" which would feature
pict glimpses of Philippine life and
cultural exhibits, native dishes and a
cultural presentation which would de-
culture. Exhibit starts at 5:30 p.m.,
dinner at 6:30 p.m., cultural presenta-
tion at 8 p.m., Congregational Church,
303 E. Williams, Ann Arbor. Accommo-
lations are limited. Reservations can
be made bp phone: Ann Arbor-662-
5529, Detroit-838-6698.

Feldman will perform and discuss his Dr. Joh Myung-gee, president, Dong- ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW: Clerg, better than avg. math, some arts s crafts, dram-, music, etc. Most
original works for piano: benefit con- guh University, Korea, March 26-29. APRIL 5- bookkeeping bkgd., 20.or over. in Gerum:ny.
cert for the Artistic Grants Fund of Eliezar Schweig, philosophy, Hebrew Inter-American Development Bank, Dept. 'of Labor, State of lichigan, * *
the Dramatic Arts Center. General University, Israel, March 27-30. Wash.. D.C.-Students with adv. de- Detroit-Several research positions for For further information please call
admission $2; students, $1. March 29, Ambassador F. S. Arkhurst, perma- grees Econ., Finance, Bus. Ad. & Public independent, creative, wide range per- 764-7460, General Division, Bureau of
First Unitarian Church, 1917 Washte- nent rep-esentative to the UN from Ad. Citizens of any Latin American sons. Spring grads and recent grads with Appointments, 3200 SAB.
naw, 8:30 p.m. Ghana., March 29-31. country or U.S. citizen fluent in Span- BA. Course work in Phys. Sci., Res.
Harmut von Hentig., chair for ped- ish, written and spoken, who have Methods, tech. writing and soc. 'LSUM1M1ER PLACEMENT SERVICE:
Botany-'oology seminar: Dr. Charles agogy, Gottingen University, Germany, worked in Latin America or gone to
F. Sing, Dept. of Human Genetics, April 3-5. school there. Working in Alliance for Huron Cement Co., Div. of National t12 SI
"Gene Action and Quantitative Genet- Gerold U. Becker, doctoral candidate Progress program. Call 764-7460 for ap- Gypsum Co., Detroit-Vessel Scheduler,
ics": Wed., March 29, 1400 Chemistry and assistant to the head of the Insti- pointments. coordinate movements of 7 ships on MARCH 9-
Bldg., 4 p.m. Tea will be served at tute of Education at Gottingen Uni- Great Lakes, no marine knowl. neces- southwestern Publishing Co., Nash-
1139 Natural Science Bldg., 3:45 p.m. versity, Germany, April 3-5. POSITION OPENINGS: sary. BA and pref. draft-exempt 22-30 ille, Tern -Earn big money this sum-
City of Flint-Planning Assistant for yr. old. mer. 10-:1 a.m. and 12-2 p.m. inter-
Doctoral Examination for Joseph Vin- Urban Renewal Dept. New grads or up U.S. Army Area Command, Spec. Serv- views
cent Baublis, Epidemiologic Science; ViP a cemnent ito 3 yrs. exper. City Planning, Land- ices Div.--Overseas positions. Service * *
thesis: "Physical and Antigenic Char- scape Arch., CE and arch. degrees. clubs programs and recreational spe- Details and applications at Summer
acteristics of Rubella Antibodies in PLACEMENT INTERVIEWS: Gradu- Local Manufacturing Firm - Clerk- cialists. BA degrees with courses in Placement Service, 212 SAB, Lower Lev-
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escent Microscopy," Wed., March 29,
Room 2022 School of Public Health,
at 9:30 a.m. Chairman, G. C. Brown.
Doctoral Examination for Robert Mor-
ris Anderson, Jr., Electrical Engineer-
ing; thesis: "The Effect of Mechanical
Stress upon Rectifying Metal-Simicon-
ductor Contacts," Wed., March 29, Room
3513 East Engineering, at 1 p.m.
Chairman, Howard Diamond.
Doctoral Examination for Hide Ike-
hara Inada, Library Science; thesis:
"Translations from the Japanese into
Western Languages from the 16th Cen-
tury to 1912," Wed., March 29, Room
311 Llibrary, at 1:30 p.m. Chairman,
R. L. Kolgour.
Doctoral Examination for Roy Clay
Treadway, Sociology; thesis: "Metropoli-
tan Population Decentralization," Wed.,
March 29, Conference Room, Population
Studies Center, 1224 South University,
at 3 p.m. Chairman, O. D. Duncan.
Foreign Visitors
Following are the foreign visitors
who will be on campus during the fol-
towing week, on the datesi ndicated.
Program arrangements are being made
oy the Foreign Visitor Programs Office,
Yousif Ghulam, professor of art,
Bagdad University, Bagdad, Iraq, March
21-April 1.
Moshe Shamir, novelist-playwright, Is-
rael,-March 22-23.

4 p.m. of the day preceding the visits
by the following companies. All em-
ployers ey pect to see your file before
the interview Please return forms and
update your files as soon as possible.
Call 764-7460, General Division Desk.
U.S. Navy, Detroit-Male & female.
Seeking men and women interested in
Officer Training.
U.S. Marines, Detroit-Men interest-
ed in Officer Training.
Internal Revenue Service, Detroit -
Mtale & female. BA Gen. Lib. Arts,
no acctg. required at GS-5 level. Tax
Technician, consultation with taxpay-
rs of all kinds and Revenue Officer,
call on delinquent payers.
FRI., MARCH 31--
U.S. Navy, Detroit-See Thursday list-
U.S. Marines, Detroit-See Thursday


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