5 Persons Shot In Racial Clash
A 23-year-old unemployed ex-Marine was charged with assault with intent to murder today in the shooting of five Negro civil rights pickets outside a Birmingham supermarket Monday night. Det. Capt. T. M. McDowell said the man, screaming with anger, apparently fired a full clip of eight shots from a 32-caliber automatic pistol. None of the Negroes was seriously hurt.
Columbus celebrates George Washington's birthday today by hearing young Americans sing out for freedom for all mankind. The 130 high school and college students of "Sing Out '66" from 17 nations will be joined this afternoon and tonight on the stage of Columbus' Municipal Auditorium by 120 local high school boys and girls who were inspired to action by the troupe's first appearance in Columbus on Jan. 29.
Joe Flowers Jr. Monday night stepped to the head of the United Givers Fund here when the group elected officers and a board of directors for 1966.