RACES: Three to One

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.


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