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By Jay Bee Aylch
WASHINGTON. D. C. Many
members of the Improved Beno
velent Protective Older of Elks of
rhe World frc the Tar Heel
State were among the 1,000 “Bills"
and I 226 Daughters (official del
egates) plus the thousands of oth
er Elks who attended the 59th
grand lodge convention.
The delegation from Tarheel la
was headed by the Rev. Kemp P.
Battle, state president; Jack W.
Faison and Julius R. Haywood,
vice presidents. Mrs. Sadie Artist,
vice president of the Daughters,
and Mrs. Annie W. Battle, south
ern education directress headed
(he female contingent.
* The complete list Is as follows:
L. IS. Reynolds, W. E. Hooker. Rev.
end Mrs, K. P. Battle. J. B. Har
ren, Walter Murphy. J. T. Adams,
McKinley Battle, M. L. Leach, Dr.
R. C. James, George L. Bellow, I.
A.. Tompkins, Sr., J. M. Bland.
Curtis Frost, Rev, Otis E. Dunn,
C. V. Lassiter, John V/. Langford,
Henry A. Atwater, Rev. J. A. Mc
bane, Fred McKay, Willie Mit
chell, Mr and Mrs. Leroy Barnes,
G. W. Whitfield, David Daniels.
Ed Murphy, Vance. M. Stanback,
Mr, and Mrs. James McCracken.
Albert. Hayes. W. D Brown, H. A.
Waddell, Gilbert Ford, Wesley
Jackson, J. L. Holloway, J. T.
Hawkins, J. R. Walston, BUI Mc-
Farland. Jacob Joyner, J. Q. Falls,
r R. Faison, E. M. Butler, J R.
Haywood, W. C. Biddings, Herbert
Green. Albert Advant, H. Henry
McNeeiy, Artis Carpenter, Colum
bus Offord, Samuel Crawford.
Completing the Daughter-Elks
'.lst. were: Mesdames Elizabeth
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Misses Ida Roberson, Mabel White,
Mary Anderson, Ellen Hope, F’ula
Bynum, Louise Woods, Doris M.
Smith, Maude V, Dickerson, end
The Rev. Otis E. Dunn, First
Baptist Church, Asheville, pastor,
has been termed a very loyal min
ister as well as a good Elk. Rea
son: Mr. Dunn, after corning here
j for the convention returned to
; Asheville—soo miles away to
! preach the funeral of one of his
j deacons ; and then returned tt
I Dee Cee again for the remainder
: of the convention, traveling a to
! tal of two thousand miles instead
! of 100 for the convention.
Mrs. K P. Battle was speaker
on the Shrine department pro
gram on Sunday afternoon. Her
hubby was re-elected to his posi
tion of grand lecturing knight of
the grand lodge.
Daughter State President Mrs-.
Letitia Smith of Hickory was ab
sent from the convention, report
edly, due to illness. Mrs, Nora E.
Bailey, a 2nd vice prexy, was also
detained due to illness.
! Mrs. J. B. Harren accompanied
her hubby up for the first part of j
the convention and returned to
Rocky Mount early to open school
in Edgecombe County.
The Barrens were the house;
guests of Mrs. Eliza Dickens Hun
ter and her son, Curtis, at 324 Kay
Street, South East, Dee Cee,
After forty-two years ye scribe
met his boyhood friend and
schoolmate of Horse Shoe com
munity, Henderson County, North
Carolina. Never have we been so
happpy to meet another man as
when James Andrew Dausuel lo
cated us in the press room at the
convention. We viewed the parade
together and had lunch together
on another day,
Andrew 7 , we found, has had some
martial difficulties—along with
his successes and has studied
enough law to enable him to plead
his own case before the U. S.
Court of Appeals twice. He showed
us two briefs he prepared in 1950 j
and 1953. His sister, Mrs. Bessie i
D. Bailey (Fred Bailey) lives at i
950 West Chapel Road, Asheville.!
Guarding Their j
Church in Ala.
BIRMINGHAM < ANP) Two
Negro men guarding their church
from bomb threats, were arrested
by police after their guns were
The Bethel Baptist church
where the Rev. E. L. Shuttles
worth is pastor, has been guard
ed by Negroes since it was dy
namited last year. Shuttlesworth,
a Negro minister active in inte
gration movements in Birming
ham, was slightly injured at. that
time, tend his home was damaged
Dte. Ci. L. Pattie said the
men are being questioned not
charged. Meanwhile, City Cotn
! missioned received a message
from Rev. Shuttlesworth Mon
day, but contents of (he let
ter were not revealed, Shut
tlcsworth declined to discuss
the matter but added that he
might issue a statement later.
A copy of the letter which was
; sent to the Mayor and commission
i members was also sent to Asso
! ciated Negro Press national head
i quarters in Chicago, The letter
j told in detail how the police in
| Birmingham not oniy refused to
i help guard the church, but repeat
! edly took away their guns which
; was the only protection the church
! guards had.
i The letter begged city officials
Ito take a stand to protect the
j church and the people guarding
j it. It told of numerous arrests
| made by the police—they "arrest
j ed* ’the Negroes standing guard
j around the church, not those who
Referring to the arrest. Police
I Commissioner Eugene Conner so id
I Shuttlesworth ‘ will probably have
! to go to court to get. his guns
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ROVING AROUND GARNER
BY THURMAN WHITAKER ,
GARNER— Labor Day in Garner
took on shades of the old Fourth
of July celebration as Fireman’*
Day was observed in town.
A parade, beauty contest, street
dances and other activities began
at 2 p m. with the parade on Main
A fireman's rodeo, consisting of
a driving contest, had participants
from vr-rious lire departments iu
Mrs. Nora Rivers and niece from
Albany N. Y. attended the funeral
of their mother and grandmother, !
Mrs. Hester Mangum. She is the !
grandmother of Mr. Wiliard and j
Junius Man gum of Garner and L-e- |
nola Howard of Raleigh.
Mrs. Edith Trice and daughter
j Edith Marion, journeyed to a beach
] near Wilmington. While there they
! were visitors of Miss Daisy Morris.
Little Miss Gloria Forbes nas
j Maple Temple
j Church Hews
Sty MISS LENA M. EURE
On Sunday. August 31, service
began a*. 11:00 with the pastor. Rev,
M. F. Booker in charge. The young
people choir lead the processional
singing, "What A Friend When the
choir reached its place in the stand
the pastor made the call to wor
ship anJ the entire congregation
j joined in singing "Gloria Patria".
The choir rendered its fjrst hymn
of the morning which was It is
well with my soul ”
I The pastor read the scripture les
son from the gospel according to
St John, Ist chapter, Ist through
Deacon Hinton offered .» most
powerful prayer while we chanted
j softly a beautiful hymn.
The mission offering was lifted
| while the choir sang “O Master
: let me walk with thee ' afterwhich
Deacon Holloway blessed the of
The announcements r>f *he week
j were mode and the introduction of
i the visitors
J The general offering was Ifited
j while tne organist, Mr. William
i Moore, played "Great Is Thy Tab
; ernacle,” The offering was then
! consecrated "How sweet it is to
; trust him proceeding the pastor's
The th'me of the pastor’s sermon
i was "S 'zht’ which was centered
around the 9th verse of the Ist
| chapter of St. John.
The Rev. Booker pointed out in
; his message how we should live
in the light rather than darkness.
He also told of how sin is darkness
and the love of Jesus is the light
rather than darkness. He also told
i us how sin is darkness and the love
1 of Jesus is the light of the world.
SICK AND SHUT IN
Mrs. Fannie Mcßride, Mrs, Car
olina Hoods Mrs, Mary Winters
and Mrs. Esteila Pulley
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
"Jesus is the Light of the Word.”
returned home from Memorial Hos
pital in Chape! Hill. We are glad
she is back.
Mr. John Bolton of High Point
is spending ibis school term with
Mr. snd Mrs Connie McClain, and
will attend the Garner Consolidat
ed High School
Mr. Frank Winter* of Long is
land. N Y. and nephew, Leon Hay
wood of Washington, D. C. are va
cationing with Mrs. Octavio Win
ters, mother of Mr. Frank Winters.
Mrs. F.sther Crowder was the
weekend guest, of Mr. and Mrs.
Sick and shut in: Mrs. Miggie
Jones, Mrs. Octavla Winters. Mrs.
j F.lisa H*is- Mrs. Verna Shepard,
i Mrs, Julia Rogers, Monya White,
! Mrs. Rena Williams, Mrs. Elizabeth
I We evlend a warm welcome arid
i a speedy reeoveiy.
I Mr. and Mrs. John Woods and
! children and Mrs. Maggie Woods
t have returned home in New York
! City after spending two weeks' va
! cation with Mr and Mrs, Quinnic
! Woods and Mr. and Mrs. Kimber
j Mrs. Mildred Turner of Nee
j York City is visiting her parents
i Mr. and Mrs Kimber Rand
The Wake Baptist Sunday School
I was proud to have so many present
i last Sunday with the Rev. Ernest
i Cofield addressing our Sunday
i School lesson: ‘‘Temperance of So
j rial Justice." which was enjoyed
' by all.
j We were also happy to have pres
! ent Miss Eunice M. Avery who has
i been away this summer on vsea
! tiop in Wildwood, N. J.
The Gospel Chorus of the Wake
j Baptist Grove Church journeyed
i to Good Samaritan Baptist Church
: to appeal on the program last Sun
day night and reported a very jov
| ous time,
j Misses Eunice Avery. Clarice
; Stephens, Mr. Arthur Hodge and
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Carver Banks spent Labor Pay at
Seaview Beach in Virginia
Rev. John H. Johns was the
speaker at the Rand Street Chris
tian Church last Sunday night
Mr and Mrs. Howard Winters
of Baltimore, Mb. were visitors of
relatives and friends, on Labor Day. j
Mrs. Howard is the daughter of Mr. i
and Mr. Roy Bass Mr. Winters *
is the brother of Mr. James Win
Miss Barbour Avery, a 1954 grad
uate of the Garner Consolidated
High School, will graduate from
the school of nursing at Freedman’s
in Washington. D C. Mrs. L. M.
McClain and Mrs. Paletta Avery
departed from Garner to attend
the graduation exercise.
The Willing Workers Club of
Woke Baptist Grove Church, was
in charge of a barbecue selling on
Labor Day at the old ball field in
Coats' baseball team defeated the
Garner team by a score of 11-' 7
Thought: “So then everyone of
us shall give account of himself to
God. Let us therefore judge one
another any more; but judge this
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