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for the time being,” but Brooks
apparently was having none of |
that and took a job that offer
ed more security in Durham,
The nature of his present work
could not be ascertained and
ft is believed that he is at pre
B"ooks, the father of four chVi
ren, who earned $43 a week, was
old by driver James Wade that
to was all washed up as a regular
lelper aiter having worked on
Vade's truck for several years
nd earning the reputation of be
ns: ‘‘a good man.”
Trouble for the Broks family al
egedly started four weeks ago
.'hen his wife prematurely gave
drth to twins, one of whom died.
?he other child was rushed to
hike Hospital, Durham, for treat
nent, paid for by the Wake Conn
y Welfare Department. Mrs.
looks oaarie home from Saint j
Ignes Hospital Saturday, June 8; |
>ut still is very ill. Brooks said.
He claimed that he sent word I
o Wade each day that he had to I
niss work and on one occasion j
he department, was notified by
However, Mann said. Brooks
‘has been sitting on the. job re
'‘lie will he restored to per
manent status if he works this
summer and proves he is will
ing to work,” Mann said in
announcing tha t Brooks
could come hack.
Truck drivers have had the
lower to hire and tire members j
if their crew for several years,
ollowing the “strike” of the city's
■ntire refuse collecting crew. AI
iischarged worker has the right j
,o appeal to genera! foreman
Jack Wadford, Mann said.
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whether to charge the men
with statutory rape or having
carnal knowledge of the girl,
Slate Highway Patrolman
James F. Huffine arrested the i
iio 'after he discovered them in ;
i parked car off Western Boule
zs rd In -he Cardinal Kills secaion. s
One of the men, according to’
Huffine. was completely naked j
snd the other was attired only in
i T-shirt, while the young girl
aas also found in the nude.
High Court Rule
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“At least T don’t think it will,”
The court, In a decision an- .
rounced in Washington, declined :
o review a circuit court decision
vhich held the Louisiana law 1 un
The Atty. Gen. said there is a
rig difference in the Louisiana
»nd the North Carolina assign- :
His comments were echoed
and amplified hv Asst. Atty.
Gen. Robert Giles who has
specialized in handling segre
gallon matters in the attor
ney generals office.
Giles said he did not think “the .
Section in the Louisiana case
if feels North Carolina's situation
Giles pointed out that (he
Louisiana legislature at the
same time it enacted its as
signment law passed an act
which -ays, ‘‘-Vi public ele
mentary am secondary ;
schools in the state of Louisi
ana shall he operated separ
ately for white and colored
rhitdren. This provision is
made in the exercise of the
state's police power.'
In carrying out the assignment j
aw, Louisiana parish school su- j
jerintendents were forbidden to j
violate the provision of the law i
tailing for separate schools, j
The laws, he said, are "noth-.
ng at all like North Carolina’s I
tsignment statute” which pro-1
;ides that local boards shall as
;ign pupils to schools using a .
lumber of criteria which do not
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ind for the eventual abolition of
,he central (Negro i jurisdiction. \
Under the amendment, a two
hirds vote of both groups would
te necessary for a Negro confer
ence to transfer to a white juris
Bishop Nolan B. Harmon of
Charlotte, conference presi
dent, said that the "Question
!* not whether to integrate
Methodist churches. Rather
the amendment would allow
white conferences to accept
Negro churches where iwo
thirds of the groups concern
Delegates also approved an
mendment to increase to 900 the
naximum number of delegates to:
he Methodist general conference j
nd another which would allow
charge having more thaft
ne minister to have two lav mem- •
er* in the conference instead of
he present one member.
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Banroel Boyd will introduce
speaker; remarks will be made
by Joseph Mayc, Worshipful
Master of Widow Son, am!
Jesse Sanders, Worshipful |
Masons and Eastern Star i
as master of ceremonies.
Music will be furnished by the !
Assisting Williams in handling
reparations for the program are
lamuel Boyd, James Howard,
rharles Powell and Chester Bidd
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money which he had offered
to deposit for grocery rlerk
John Houston, also a Negro.
Houston told police he met Sam
el?? outside the bank when he
rrived to make a deposit, for the ,
■ore. He said he had trouble.
nding, a place to park and Sam-1
els. whom he knew slightly, off
•sd to moke the deposit while
iouston drove a * >und the block.
Houston said he circled th° i
lock twice end saw no sign of I .
Samuels. He then w®nt. to tha
bank and learned that no money
had been deposited.
Houston told police that he
knew the thief only a* “'Louie”
and knew the general neigh
borhood where he lived. Detec
tive 1,1. Toy Sykes recognized
Samuels from the description.
He said Samuels had a pre
vious record of housebreaking.
A check of taxi companies
showed that a man answering the
suspect’s description had hired a. ,
cab to take him to Fayetteville,
Sykes alerted Richmond County
authorities who intercepted Sam
uels at Rockingham.
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"healing preacher,” who could
help them or their sick rela
tives through prayer.
Posing as "Reverend Turner
from Chapel Hill” Smith sold
| Miss Mary Dove of 1,06 Enterprise
! Street, a prayer for 25 cents.
He then requested that her si.s
--j ter leave the room for a minute
I while he and the ailing Miss Dove
i knelt in a silent prayer.
During this prayer, the victim
said, “Reverend Turner” silently
slipped out. with $6 or $7.
Thomas Bullock, a man confin
ed to a wheel chair, of 1209 Jack-
I son Street, was also a victim of
: the slim-slam artist, to the tune
| of $21.40.
Bullock told police that Smith
offered to pray for him to heal
his lameness. The only catch
| was that Bullock give him $21.40
j which his Sunday School class
had raised for him.
Bullock said Smith tore the
corners off the S2O bill and
mystically toid him that he
(Smith) would have to take a
walk 20 yards east and 20
yards north, a move reminis
cent of the tricky knight on
a chess board.
Upon the return of Smith, Bul
lock was to be healed. According
to Bullock he never returned.
I and though he can walk now he
doesn’t give Smith the credit for
Mrs. Scarlie Thornton 1020
j Rosedale Avc., was the third
victim. Smith claimed he would
j heal her sick son through
prayer and asked her for 25c
i which he wrapped in a hank- j
erchief and tossed around the
The he told her to place all:
j the money on the table and leave j
i the room for an hour. When she i
returned $3.50 was gone
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Detective Chief W. C Lcvette
reported that Mrs. Perkins had
accused her husband of "going ■
around with” another woman and j
! that he slapped her twice as they
s&t on their perch.
The woman is said to have
fled next door and taken re
fuge in the bed of her aged
uncle and aunt by jumping in
lied getween them. Perkins, i
however, followed his wife
and stabbed her as the two
horrified relatives looked o.i. I
According to police and FBI j
files Perkins has a record dating ;
: back to 1936 and a conviction for !
second decree murder in 1942.
for which he was sentenced in
1942 to 15-20 years
He had recently been paroled
from a 3-5 year term for feloni
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state and local laws providing for
separate facilities for the races.
City Attorney C. V. Jones told
; the Council Monday night that
j under the. Supreme Court degre- 1
I ge.tion rulings, “No public facili-!
j ties can be denied Negroes because
j of race.”
; "The Supreme Court has declar
| ed the separate-but-equal doctrine
: is no longer law,” he said.
ODDS'& ENDS ”
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the license number of the passing !
cat and took it to the police sta- j
fion to register a complaint. At
the police station the young man
was told to forget the incident on
the grounds that he could not
prove it, and that more than like
ly. the car did not belong to the
persons in it. We suppose that any
person with the intelligence above
that of a third class moron will
agree that was an extremely' poor
way to handle a case of unsggra
vated assault. Why should the po
lice attempt to act as the judge
in any matter presented to them.
Jugdes usually have a pretty good
idea who is telling the truth and
who is lying in every case before
And, if the police thought that
particular car was being used by i
pome person other than its owner,
it. should have been thought a
part of their duty to find out who •
f.h* nwnfr sc*: if he ci
som* onp else was driving it at
that time. Negroes do not want to
go around as if they have chips on i
their shoulders, neither do they
want, to tee] as though they must
take steps to protect themselves,
hut it, does seern that the Raleigh
police are trying to compel them
to start thinking in those direc
frus is the second time in a very
short while that a Negro has gone
io the Raleigh police asking help
from white aggression. Both times
'hey have been denied the help
asked for Is this the type of pro
tcetion we are paying for?
HIRE AND FIRE": it possibly
came as a shock to the citizens
of Raleigh when they learned that
each garbage truck driver is a
boss with tile power to "hire and
fire” his helpers or rather the ,
workers on these trucks. The may
or's explanation for this most un
usual procedure that it was I
thought best to have a person di-
Tfict.ly in of tfacs? workers ]
falls quite fist when the “boss 1
man” directly in charge of Joe i
Brooks, a faithful city employee i
for over 17 years, showed how |
i ttie: he ltfjrv aoout the exeicis- j
(ng of responsibility when he tried | i
Mr, Brooks for staying home to I i
Goodson-Poweli Marriage I
Vows Spoken In Wendell |
In a ceremony Wednesday of
this week at Wendell, Miss Majorie
Marie Goodson became the bride
of Ist Lt. Robert Ear! Powell.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Marion Goodson and the
bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Ai
meta Bryant of Newark, N. J.
The Reverend C. R. Trotter offi
ciated, assisted by Reverend Har
old ,T. Cobb of Burlington, broth
er-in-law of the bride.
Given in marriage by her
father the bride were * baller
ina length wedding gown of
Schiffli* embroidered iu 1 ! s
over bridal taffeta. The point
ed basque bodice was designed
wi«h scalloped square neck
line, abbreviated sleeves arid
matching quantlets. The seal
lop detail was repeated on
sleeves and hemline of bouf
Her shoulder-tip veil of French
illusion Wfis attached to s scallop
ed coronet of matching Jaeo lavish
ly trimmed with seed pearls and
The hi ida carried a semi-cascade
bouquet of stephanoils. Flour D'
Amour and brides rose, centered
with a lavander hybrid orchard
The bouquet was tied with nylon
and white satin ribbons.
The matron of ho7ior was
Mrv Armadia G. Cobb, s:s?er
of the bride. She wore a lilac
organdy ballerina dress fash
ioned with a fitted bodice wide
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j, 't&f*.' .& - - t J
MR. ROBERT EARL POWELL
attend lo his sick wife and babies.
Since the city insists upon
wasting money by employing
(white) men to do nothing but
drive these trucks, would it
not be more in keeping with
the principles of fair play for
the Negro workers on these
Irueks to he given some type
of protection and security oth
er than having to eater to the
whims of men who must opt
be capable of doing anything
more outstanding than driving
COCKSURE: Every time a de
cision is rendered by the U. S
Supreme Court knocking down 3
southern state's segregation
scheme, North Carolina's Attorney
General. Mr. Patton, is quick to
rush forth with the statement that
the decision does not affect this
state. Mr, Patton is dead certain
that the N. C. School Assignment
Act, a measure inacted by the
1954 legislature to circumvent the
U. S. Supreme Court’s 1854 school
integration order, will be validat
ed by that court. Well, strange
things are happening these days
and you can’t rightly tel! when
the unexpected will take place,
but if the U. S. Supreme Court
cannot see that this act was put
upon the statute books of this
state merely to evade compliance
with its school integration decree
then all we have to say is Cod
bless the XJ. S Supreme Court and
God bless America. In passing,
we would like to ask Mr Patton,
if, as he suys. the Pupil Assign
ment Act will not be cast aside
by the U. S. Supreme Court, why
was it deemed necessary for the
governor to have “his’’ legislature
meet in special session to pass j
the infamous Pearsall Plan al
lowing for the closing of any or j
all of the public schools in North
Carolina, in case the U S. Su
preme Court ruled against the i
Pupii Assignment Act.
That was 3 whole lot of money
thrown down the drain in having i
the legislature hold a special ses- :
sion ts what they were called to I
meet for had already been accom- j
plished. It may take a long lime i
but we hope and pray to be around !
vb-.u the people of this state will j
have their eyes open to machine- s
tions of 'he Democratic Party in j
North Carolina arid hand it’ th« I
defeat it has richly earned.
ORCHIDS: A bunch of orchids i
to !hh principal and teachers of I
she .), w, Logon school who dug ’
5 iiecstim, II?r bouffant
skirt wu gathered to bodice.
Her Matron of honor wore a
bandraux of summer flowers
with complexion veils attach
Bridesmaids were Miss Juanita
Thorpe and Miss Mildred Hobbs
both of Raleigh. Miss Thorpe is a I
co-worker and roommate of tire
bride. Tnry wore dresses and ban
deaux? were of lime organdy and
designed like that of the matron of
Tlie matron of honor and the
bridesmaids carried fan shaped
bouquets of roses .and mixed flow
er.-;, tied with contrasting colors,
saiin ribbons Mrs. Goodson, moth
er of the bride, wore a lace baby
blue dress, matching accessories
and wore a corsage of white car
Mrs. Bryant, mother of the
groom, wore contrasting colors.
Follow'ini? the ceremony, the
bride's parents entertained at a re
For traveling. Mrs. Powell
changed to a navy suit with white
accessories. She wore an orchid
The bride was gradauted from
Shaw University and is now a
member of the faculty of ihe Rich- I
ard 8. Harrison High School.
The bridegroom was graduated
from A&T College and is now a
Ist Lt in the United Slates Army,
stationed at Fort Gordon. Georgia.
1 down into ’heir pockets and rais- j
I ed money to defray the expenses j
|of some members of the senior i
j class in order that those seniors
; might go to various colleges and
take qualifying scholarship tests.
Both teachers and the recipients
of this outstanding generosity must j
! be highly grateful over the results !
of those tests. Without exception, j
I each student participating in the ‘
j tests were awarded scholarships 1
I as a result
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nounced before the deadline
$l3O is given each month and
| is distributed as follows: SSO, first \
j award; $25, second award, $15.;
j third award; $lO, fourth award. !
; and six awards of $5.
Are you participating In
this program? If not start
now. You could he a winner.
Tb*ro is no limit to the num
ber of times thai a person may
enter or win in the promotion.
You can he a winner every time
the toney you spend with our ad
vertisers warrant you being a
mong the top tea
ST A TFTrRTEFS
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tion in Wake Superior Court. De
fendants are Policemen W. T.
Blackwood, E. M. Meekins, and
W. L. Carter. Harris is asking
$25,000 in punitive damages and
$25,000 in compensatory damages.
The incident occurred on May 20.
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ASK TRANSFER TO
gro high school students have
asked for assignment to
‘‘while” schools in Winston-
Salem next year. They were
among ihe 86 city school stu- j
dents whose parents have fil- j
j ed applications with the W’in
| ston Salem school board ask
lug for ch ;if«* in school as
| signments. All are asking to
be transferred from Atkins !
High School to Reynolds High
School. Four are girls and two
are boys. The requests were
i based on statements that their i
j homes arc nearer Reynolds j
1 than Atkins.
* * *
! BAH*’! TALK SUNDAY
RALEIGH Sunday, June 23, at ■
; 8 p.m. Charles Somers of Raleigh •
will address a group of Baha’is!
on the subject ‘The Reality of j
; Man,” The address will be de* :
Hvcred at 2402 Van Dyke Ave.
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' BLIND WOMAN SENTENCED i
MB AND MRS. CHARLES FISHER
. . . Fayetteville newlyweds. See story page 14
Eastern Stars Stage
Meet In Rocky Mount
By J. R. Barren
ROCKY MOUNT A fraternal
highlight recently was the annual ;
meeting of the 7th district Order j
of Eastern Star with Prih.ee Hall j
No. 362 and Rosebud No. 29 lodges i
serving as host chapt: r.
The Eastern Star is an afiiiiai.e ;
of the Masonic Lodge and has n •
sprinkling of male members, a n w |
of whom were among the 80 mem- j
bers present v? the Mr. Zion Bap- !
tist, Church where sessions were I
Mrs. Vera Slade. District Wor- .
thy Marshall, presided over the !
meeting, and Mrs. Add;e Byrd i
Grand District Deputy, Rocky S
Mount, gave a resume of district |
activities. Robert Drew of .Jack- ;
son. responded to the welcome ex- !
tended by Mrs. L. Y Brown on i
HAMLET —Sirs. Alice Boyd
received 30 days in prison last
week on a charge of theft.
Tried in Hamlet Recorder's
Court, the woman admitted
stealing a dress from a local
store. She told officers that
her !l-year-old daughter led
her into the store. The store
manager apprehended the wo
man as she was leaving with
the dress and the arrest fol
lowed. Hamlet Police Chief
Joe Braeev termed the rase,
| KENTUCKY BRED
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behalf of (he local lodges.
I'he principal address per
taining to the progress of tl>e
Order was delivered by Mrs.
Maggie Strong, Worthy Grand
Matron, Ayden. Memorial ser
vice: were conducted for de
ceased members. Mrs B. M.
Ashe. Past Matron, Rich
Square. Also participating on
the program were: Mrs. .Mar
guerite Trott, State Grand
Lecturer; Mrs. M L Strong;
and Mrs. Fannie T. Newsome,
Rich Square, who spoke word*
of appreciation. .1. L. Harrison,
a patron of the Tarhoro chap
ter and the Rev J. A. Hunter,
patron of the local 0.F.5.,
were among the male members
present. Music was by Mrs. D.
S. Ma.iett, pianist for O.E.S.
Os special interest to the ladies
attending was the reports of the
six ‘brides' who made their fin
ancial reports during the session
which was broken by a delight
ful dinner served by the host lod
Lodges and brides were' Rose
bud No, 23. Mrs Annie .Byrd; Good
Will No. 367. Mrs, Catherine Cast
loe; Starlight. No 563, Mrs. Doro
thy S. Maictt: Evening Star No.
553. Mrs. Buelah Long; Rose of
Sharon. No. 542. Mrs Annie Young.
WEEK ENDING SATURDAY. JUNE 22, 195'/
Mrs. M. F. Strasner Announces
Meeting Os Ministers’ Wives
Mrs. Marie Frances Strassner,
state president of the lint.er-den.o
-minational Ministers’ Wives Alli
ance, has announced that this or
ganization will hold its annual con
ference June 20-21, at the Pat
terson Avenue Branch Y.W . C. A.
The theme of the conference is
"The Community's Challenge to
the Minister's Wife." Tire feat
ured speaker is Dr. Rose Butler
Brown, Professor in the graduate
school at North Carolina College,
Highlights of the program
will include a panel discussion
on “A Look at the Minister’s
Wife through the eyes of: The
Community, The Layman, The
Minister, The Minister's Wife.”
These topics will he presented
by Mrs. Laura .1. Fox, exeacu
tive director of the Y, W. C. Y.
Mrs. Annie McClennon, Jr.
High Teacher, Florence: The
Reverent? W. K. Crawford,
paster Mount Pleasant M. E.
BEFORE HER MARRIAGE— June Bth. Mrs. Herbert Milton Heu-
S'h.an was Miss Josephine Celester Hobbs, daughter of Mrs, Saddle
Hobbs, 1022 S. Washington Street, Rocky Mount. Mrs. Heughan was
a teacher in the Barber High School of New Bern. Mr. Heughan is
an A and T College math Instructor. He hails from Bangor, Maine
via Hampton Institute, \a. The couple will reside in Greensboro. <J.
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WITH COUPON FROM TIMES OR OBSERVER
I Thursday P.M. A Friday A.M.
Church, Alderman; Mrs G. M
Phelps, Grensboro, respective
The president's mesa go will be
given by Mrs Strassner, the wel
come address by Mrs. A, H. Mc
. Daniels, president, Winston-Salem
! Alliance Greetings will be brought
: | by the Reverend J. S. Blaine, pre*
i sident Interdenominational Minis
! tors' Alliance and the response by
• | Mrs. Amaza H, Davis of Ahoskie.
■ | The musical program will feat
, j urea solo by Mrs. Mattie Patter
| son, Winston-Saletn.
I Mrs. Rosalie Wyatt, supervisor of
Mecklcnberg County Schools, is
Mrs. Marie F. Strassner is the
j vvife of Dr. William R. Strassner,
j and ss the founder of the State nr
i ganteation of the lnterdenomina-
I tional Ministers' Wives Alliance.
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