March 30

Fifteen representatives of black community groups met with Alabama Gov. George Wallace, 1965, to ask for help in setting up meetings with white organizations to alleviate racial conflict. Alabama had suffered violent incidents and three deaths after white groups responded negatively to a drive by black leaders for blacks to increase participation in elections. 

The Agriculture Department admitted that 31 tons of  frozen turkey purchased by a government price support program and destined for school lunchrooms in Colorado were ordered destroyed by Colorado health officials, 1953, because the birds were considered unsafe for human consumption.

1,000 Nazis, who had been trying to revive their party, were seized by Allied forces at Frankfurt, Germany, 1946.

Adolf Hitler had a relative in New York, a nephew named William Hitler. On this date in 1939, William described uncle Adolf to reporters as "a menace."

Gunfire was exchanged in Darlington, South Carolina, 1894, over placing liquor sales under the control of a system of state dispensaries. The violence in three counties was called the "Whiskey War," as liquor sales in drug stores was stopped and tighter supervision was instituted by state-controlled stores. Martial law was imposed on April 3 to quell the uprising.

The Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution became law, 1870. It gave voting rights to Americans of all races.

Vincent Van Gogh was born, 1853. His painting, “Sunflowers,” was sold on this date in 1987 for $39.7 million.

A revolt began against the French (Norman) occupiers of Sicily, 1282. French soldiers abused people going to attend Easter Monday vespers in Palermo, taking indecent liberties with women and girls; triggering a murderous rampage by the oppressed Italians.

Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world. -- Epicurus

I love to go to Washington -- if only to be near my money. -- Bob Hope

1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 (American Standard Version)

 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,
 Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil;
 Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
 Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
 Charity never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

Quotes About the Importance of Prayer: Nothing so pleases God in connection with our prayer as our praise, and nothing so blesses the man who prays as the praise that he offers. I got a great blessing once in China in this connection. I had received bad and sad news from home, and deep shadows had covered my soul. I prayed, but the darkness did not vanish. I summoned myself to endure, but the darkness only deepened. Just then I went to an island station and saw on the wall of the mission home these words: "Try Thanksgiving." I did, and in a moment every shadow was gone, not to return. Yes, the psamist was right: "It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord." �ldquo; Henry W. Frost

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