In his continuing struggle to breach the Magnolia Curtain of racial discrimination, the Negro scored three breakthroughs, one no-gain last week:
¶ In Louisville, Mayor Andrew Broadus ordered municipal department heads to omit references to race in their help-wanted ads, start hiring the best-qualified candidates for city jobs regardless of color.
¶ In Knoxville, Tenn., the city council ordered concessionaires running the municipal airport restaurant to end segregation.
¶ In Birmingham, a recently amended city ordinance permitted Negroes and whites to play baseball and football together. Still specifically illegal in Birmingham: black & white games of dominoes, checkers, Softball, cards and craps.