Clipped From Monroe Morning World
Whites Testify They Failed On Test For Voters HATTIESBURG. Miss. (AP) Two white holders of Ph. D degrees degrees testified Friday they|‘and failed the first time they tried to register to vote in Forrest County, Dr. Coldwell Daniel 111 and Dr. Jewel Golden testified in the federal district court hearing hearing in the case of circuit clerk and voter registrar Theron ¡Lynd. The hearing ended Fri dav, I’he two faculty member« of the I niversity of Southern Mis ¡sissippi were among six wit nesses called by counsel for Lynd. The Justice Department seeks n permanent injunction order mg Lynd to stop discriminai in«. why ,vnd against Negro applicants has denied the charges. Dr. Daniel and Dr. Golden said they asked for help in fill- out their initial voter regis- tration forms. They said thev were told no advice could be R*v'cn to them and that it was the law to tell them they failed. Similar testimony was given by four other white persons three of them college graduates and the fourth a high school to¡graduate Judge Harold Cox did hand down a ruling when hearing concluded None is not Ihe e\ peeled for more than a month will have study it The government will require about 30 days to summarize i|s mass of documentary evidence and present it to the judge for his consideration. When he receives receives the digest, Judge Cox additional dim to The federal government pre scnted more than 40 witnesses during the hearing which lasted three days.