Greenwood Index-Journal Aug 31, 1960 p.1

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Greenwood Index-Journal Aug 31, 1960 p.1 - i; C; Part Closed As Megt'oas Appear MYRTLE...
i; C; Part Closed As Megt'oas Appear MYRTLE BEACH. S. C: fAPU ,A state park near, here, operated ror wmtes only was closed tempo-, tempo-, tempo-, rarity Tuesday when a group of 11 Negroes attempted to enter. The Negroes were led by a white couple. The white man and a Negro were arrested later near Conway and charged with driving too fast for road conditions. They were Identified as Gerald Friedberg, white, of Brooklyn. N. Y., and Isaiah DeQulncey New-man, New-man, New-man, a Columbia Negro preacher who Is executive secretary of the South Carolina chapter of the NAACP. The men were booked, fingerprinted, fingerprinted, photographed and Jailed. Magistrate Wallace Harrelson later later set bond at 100 each which the men posted. - t Officers said Friedberg and his wife in one car and two cars of Negroes drove up to the park entrance. entrance. "We want into the park," ; they yelled. . C. West Jacocks, state park di rector, said the park was closed "temporarily" . on the advice of the state Law Enforcement Divi sion and "in the interest of public safety." . SLED agents and state highway patrolmen were on hand when a small convoy of three cars pulled up to the entrance. One of the cars, carrying a New York license, 'contained a white couple. The other two cars to gether carried 13 Negroes. A SLED Afeent said a white couple approached the entrance only to be advised that the park was closed. The two cars, contain' ing the Negroes, had parked on the side of the road. Highway patrolmen subsequent ly ordered all cars cleared from the area. A sign, bearing the Inscription, Inscription, "Stop-Park "Stop-Park "Stop-Park Closed" was hung up. Five years ago Negroes went to the courts to gain admittance at Edisto State Park near Charleston. A year later the State Legislature closed the park. It is still closed.

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  2. 31 Aug 1960, Wed,
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