Last night at the Mason Temple - fifty years ago, 1968 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., made his first appearance this year in Memphis and spoke to a congregation of workers and supporters. During the speech he "called for Negro workers and students throughout the city to take a 'holiday' Friday and take part in a downtown march." "I wish all my white brothers and sisters would aid us in our hour of need," Dr. King said.City Council member Bob James said "Of all the bad advice that the Negro leadership has had in Memphis lately, the very worst is the urging by Martin Luther King that all Negros indulge themselves in a general work stoppage." Upon arrival in Memphis, the Press-Scimitar reported first that Dr. King would not take part in a march Monday. Instead, he announced plans to return this Friday and lead workers and supporters in a demonstration march downtown.