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PICTORIAL HIGHLIGHTS OF '57
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TWENTY MIGRANT WORKERS DIE This is a burial scene following the death of 20 migrant
workers when two trucks collided near Fayetteville in the spring of 1957. The workers were enroute to
Mount Olive to work in the fields. Some of the bodies were claimed by relatives but most were buried
In a cemetery near the Cumberland County seat. The wreck has been recorded as the worst truck acci
dent in this nation’s history.
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,f TO BE REPLACED BA’ PROJECT This photo, showing the west side of the 1090 block of Fay
| efteville Street, was taken after families living in these homes moved out preparatory to the building
J of a 5C9-unii housing project in that area. Work on the housing unit is expected to get underway soon.
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Happy Khmer New Year.
STILL THE CHAMP Floyd Patterson is showon at right giving the victory sign after defeating
Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson for the first defense of his heavyweight championship this year. Pat
terson also defeated Pete Radeniacher in a boot in Cal's >• via dmine 1937.
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KAsri. • thC ?am f m ™ s7 * tter bein * faded to the New York Giants. Kobinson, an official of
the NAACI, is now employed oy the Chock Full O’ Nuts Company in New York.
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■ fi Ie< IN J EG,IA T ION CCMES TO Nr _ Thes? f!)ur "c-to students at Grr.-nsboro were among the
m llhLt ,* ro f to c ~ lvi P u! >»c school with whi es In North Carolina in September, 1957, when the
boards of (rponsKnrrv f'h'ir tnt'v anH Win** w- >?o*v» At>,‘Ar>A ,*il »~4 • *. u.. »»..
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Pa. ii,lrtl * l *S High School, Charlotte, witlii.rew, and entered a private school in Philadelphia,
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LITTLE ROCK NINE RELAX After being the center of at-these nio students at the former all-white Central High School,
traction throughout the world following the racial uproar at Little Little Ri a, enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mrs. L. C.
Hock, Ark., following an attempt at integration in September, 1957,8ate5, Ark, state NAACP president.
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CONFERRED WITH IKE
North OWoffW’* governor Luther
Hartwell th>4&es, who lead group
of four southern governors in a
eonfere&ce with President Eisen
hower ufjfiJg him to withdraw
fedora*; troops from Little Rock,
Arn., rdtiovring a disturbance ov
er integration of the races in a
high school there. The confer
ence took place during the fall
of 1957. Although the troops
were not withdrawn at that
time, they have since been re
moved and all is reported
“quiet in Little Rock.”
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DEFIES STATE DEPART*
MENT—William Worthy, well
known newsman, defied the U.
S. State Department in 1957
and entered Communist China.
When asked to surrender his
passport, Worthy refused. No ac
tion has been taken against him
since his return to tills country,
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PRISON COMMISSION MEMBER Dr. Mo-raj B. Davis, left.
»f High Point, was appointed in 1957 by Governor Luther H. Hodges
so serve as the only Negro member of the new prison commission.
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“DREAM HOME" WINNERS Air, and Mrs. Garland Banks of Rhamkatte arc shown here be
ing interviewed by K. A. Heme'y of Canada after ;hey were decs,i"d winners of the 525.000 “Dream
Home” on display at the 1957 N. C State Fair. Mr. and Mrs. Banks v ere also awarded SI,OOO for mov
inai^ixper:;es and are now living In the structure in the Rhamkatte area.
Happy Khmer New Year.
APPEALS TO LEGISLATORS
—Kelly Miller Alexander, Char
lotte, state president of the N
AACP, appeared before a state
legislative committee ivestigat
ing the activities of the organi
zation in the spring of 1957 and
urged them not to require the
NAACP to bare Its membership
and financial records because of
economic reprisals. The bill was
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ALTHEA FINALLY MAKES IT Miss Althea Gibson, New York,
is shown with her parents after winning the women’s title at Wim
bledon, England. She also won the major women's crown in this coun
try during 1957 and is ranked the number 1 woman tennis .;tar in
the United Stales and abroad.
FORMER MAYOR SUC
CUMBS Fred B. Wheeler, a
member of the Raleigh City
Council since its inception, and
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i mayor for several years, died
j uere in MMH| roar or can
i tier. Mayor Wheeler w r »s also a
! retired professor at N. V. State
1 Colie* p, this city.
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SUCCUMBS S. B. Simmons,
a founder of lire 4-II Cluli move
ment succumbed during the year
1957. Mr. Simmons, who made
his headquarters in Greensboro,
conferred frequently with the
President of the United States
in connection with his agricul
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“MOST VALUABLE PL IY
ER”—Henry (Hank) Aaron, star
player for the Milwaukee Braves
baseball club, v. a • voted the
“Most Valuable i'iajer” in the
National League after he help
ed his NL Braver to win the
World Series Pennant in Octo
ber. 1957, by defeating the New
York Yankees. Aaron recently
became the father of twins, one
of whom died.
Happy Khmer New Year.
SENT TO .lAIL John Kas
per, America’s most outspoken
segregationist, was ordered to
serve one year in prison in 1557
for his pro-segregation activi
ties. Kasper, who has visited
most places planning integration
since (hr; Supreme Court’s deci
sion, was a one-day visitor in
Charlotte and Winston-Salem,
N. C., early in the tr.il.
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LOSES CROWN ‘Sugar”
Ray Robinson, thrice-crowned
middleweight champion of the
world, was defeated by Carmen
Basilio in 1957. Robinson is the
only fighter in the history of
the sport ta win the crown three
i »Y HEART ATTACK
t’ongressman Adam Clayton
by a heart attack in the pulpit
of his Abysinnian Baptist
t hurrh, New York City, In 1957.
He recovered quickly rrem the
attack, however, and has resum
ed his duties as both a minister
and a legislator.