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Claims He, Others Caused Her To Be Fired:
Teacher Sues Moore’s Campaign Mgr,
LEGION DROPS RACE DAR
Dfetekm Six. North Carolina Ne
gro Legionnslree at tbs North Car
olina Department of tha American
Legion, woo a forty year fight to
and segregation in the Department,
through an appeal to the National
Department following a denial at
tha Durham Convention, June 18-
21, to remove from the North Caro
lina Department Constitution those
•ections which aegrogated veterans
by race and denied to Negro vet
erans tha right to vote in the con
Amendments to the Depart
ment Ceostltation striking down
these eecttspe were presented
to the Censtitatten and By-lawa
Cemmittee by a apeetal eommtt
tee at which Charles O. Irving,
flr„ at Raleigh, la chairman,
and came ap for consideration
an the convention floor Satur
day, lane M.
A motion to table until next con
vention was made end the Com
mander ruled that “a motion to ta
ble la not debatable,” and the mat
ter was tabled. Whereupon notice
of appeal was given.
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DENVER. Oak) (ANPI A Den
ver man. who ldid survived four
bullet wounds infLcted earlir- *hls
year by bcU wife, died ) at
week in court as be was u. ig
against the woman.
“Can you tell the court what
happened about 9 p.m the night
at Jan. 1, 1964?” Deputy Diet.
Atty. Harry Titcombe, Jr., aeked
Ellison McCoy, 32.
“It wasn’t 9 p.m.” McCoy, seat
ed in the witness chair, began. It
McCoy gasped, his face oontort
ed. The dying man’s right hand
denched as his arm flailed toward
DM. Judge Edward J. Keat
ing recessed court as Detective
Carl J. Malplede and Deputy
Sheriff Sgt. John Duffy as
sisted McCoy 'ram the stand.
McCoy's right leg kicked spas
modically as the two law officers
laid him on the courtroom floor.
I think he’s gone,” Duffy re
marked quietly as an ambu
lance was called
A medical examiner pro
nounced McCoy dead a few
Both McCoy's wife, Mrs. Romie
Lee McCoy, 25. and the woman
with whom police said she had
been living, also present at the
trial, broke Into loud walls.
The future disposition of the
ease against Mrs McCoy is now
uncertain. Judge Keating declared
"If tt can be shown that this
'McCoy’s) death had anything to
do with the si noting, we will
charge her with murder.” Tit
However. Dr. George I. Ogura
Denver pathologist, reported that
preliminary tests Indicate McCoy
died of natural causes.
Titcombe said Mrs. McCoy
admitted shooting her hus
band twice in the chest, once
In the abdomen and once in
the thigh outside the home of
Miss Delia Bolts at the Jack
son Street address. One slug
from Mrs. McCoy’s .22 calibre
automatic punctured McCoy’s
lungs, be said. Titcombe said
a sth bullet struck Mbs Bolts.
Defense Atty Charles Ginsberg
said in his statement Mrs.
M'Cov marred when she was 15
was over having to
share her husbano with the other
woman for the pest two years.
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VOL. 32, NO. 3S
Raleigh Man Only Tar Heel Invited:
John W. Winters Guest Os LBJ
POLL VISITS BY COPS BACKFIRES HERE
City Councilman Meets
Notables In Washington
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JOHN W. WINTERS
Over 500 Meet In Forsyth
To Choose Nat’l Proxy
WINSTON -SAIjEM—More than
600 delegates d-scted Mis. Minnie
j. Hitch of Frankfort, Ky.. presi
dent of the National Congress of
Colored Parents and Teachers last
Tuesday. The PTA representing
381,000 members In 14 •oothmrn
states and Washington, D. C. held
Its 38th annual convention June
21-24 at Winston-Salem State
College In Winston-Salem.
In addition to Mrs. Bitch,
others elected to office were:
Mrs. Clara B. Gay of Athens,
Ga., vice-president; Mrs. P. M.
Bum pas of Memphis, Tenn.,
secretary; Mrs. M. 8. Jackson
of Prairie View, Tmu asrirtant
secretary, and Mrs. Alfred ».
Nixon of Montgomery, Ala.,
Mrs. Hitch moved up from the
office of vice president. She sue
oeeded Mrs. Jerome Z. Mornsor
Montgomery, Ala A padt presl
dent of the Kentucky Congressor
Colored Parents and Teaehera
Mrs. Hitch Is a Use member of
the white Kentucky Congreee of
Parents and Teachers, w w*;
received in 195# for meritorious
service for 'ouih , .
She works as principal of the
Laboratory School of Kentucky
Stole College. A graduate of Ken
tucky State, she holds the M.A.
degree from Ohio State University
and has done further study at the
University of Chicago. She Is a
member of Delia Sigma Theto
sorority and Is vice president of
the Kentucky State Chapter of
the American Association of Uni
Mrs. Gay. mother of two,
teaches English and speech at
the Bernice-Harris High
School in Athens. Ga. She Is
a former pwntdrnt of the Goor
JiUm Person. Jr, 12. *mi hi
least 1M papers last week. Arm
(4 with Uik ambition, thfc young
■u WHfllN mm Ml nil
to lee this mark hi Mm weeks.
The me el Mr. ial Mis. firm.
Sr-, es Ml Parte Street. MM lie
iwlntn "ME Paper* A Week Mi
Jelim whe attend* Martin
Joy* wiling The CAIOUNUN "be
eaaee people like te reed It"
BY CHARLES R. JONES
Raleigh’s lone Negro City Coun
cilman received a signal honor last
Wednesday afternoon which was
not sccordad any ether North Car
plating Mb second two-year
tens as a Boanefhnaa, waa te
vtted to a luncheon at Me
White House by Preajdent^ya
eoa wue te^Mjnor^lXii^FTtme
“The PtaaUsnt bsvHaa ran te
MhriatarTsf Australia, Tha
White Heme, Wednesday. Jans
24. at UteS o'clock. Pleaae pra
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gia Congress at Catered Pa
rents and Teachers.
Tba mother of nine ehlldran,
Mrs Bumpue tea hoo—wlfa and
church worker. Bbs te pate presi
dent of Tennessee PTA.
Mrs. Jackson, who has a daugh
ter, home aocnomkw at
Prairie View ARM Ooltegu. A pate
president of the Texxi Oongrem
of Colored Parents and Teachers,
she belongs to Zeta PM Beta so
rority. She 1s chairman of the
Women’s Advisory Council on Ci
vil Defense, an Interracial group,
In Prairie View.
Mrs. Nixon works aa an Interac
tional supervisor In tha Alabama
public school system. She te chair
man of the board of trustees of
the Old Ship AME Zion Church tn
The national PTA went on re
-1 oord as supporting antt-poverty
legislation and educational bills
! before oongrem. Ihe group did not
, set on several propoaala on tnte
: grstion of the PTA movement,
r Keynote speaker ter ttia eonvsa
■ Ron waa Dr. Saante D. Proctor,
i assistant director at at tha Pm os
tmmiawix on fa— te
BUV FROM THEM
■artaa’i Cat Mare
Stephens’ AffHuca Ca.
Caralsigh Perattara te. he-
Jaha W. WhMara end Oa-
Gem Watch Shap
Acme EaaMp Ca.
nampaaa MEnWkaaMb. Me.
Baarla Mater Ca.
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RALEIQH, N. C, SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1964
WSk&s. -ty . 'Jk
STILL MISViNG James
Charnar. 22-year-old civil rights
Warher from Meridian, Miss., la
oao at the three young workers
who disappeared during the
night at Jane 21. after Cheney
paid a |2B fine for speeding
there. The two other men, both
white, are Michael Sehwerner,
22, and Andrew Goodman, 28.
both of New York. 489 sailors
ware added to the search Tues
day on orders from President
Johnson. (DPI PHOTO).
National Newspapers Publishers
Association Meets In California
RAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Tha
24th Annual Convention of the Na
tional Newspaper Publishers Asso
ciation was held here June 26-27,
with the retiring president, E.
Washington Rhodes, editor and
publisher of The Philadelphia Tri
Keynote speaker for the throe
day confab was Whitney Young,
Jr„ executive director of the Na
tional Urban League.
The following Idea was put into
reoohition form to bo dheuasod by
“Now that tim Civil Rights bill Is
near complete passage, something
on tho ardor of a national position
paper, which could bo printed tn
all msmbor papers simultaneously,
te mtkfy tho prevalent feeling that
this te the time to chart positive,
dodioiHwoa steps te be taken in or
der that wo may stabilise and eon
Batataa MMI Oa.
PepeLCaM EaWWag iCa. at EaltUh
■eat Gaaaral Ttra Ca.
Ughmar* Paaaral Gam
Tartar jUCa itl EUetn^Ce.
Tamer Meereara aae BaaMp Ca.
Cmka Maw eat UtM Ca.
day's tmartraa OHE
■*-“ aag Daughter for**
raahlaa fharraal Plaau Beauaraat
paoeis*" ”* nn
dahneen-l aaiha Ca.
Driur WhGmli Ca, Mr.
Bam Crawa BeWltag Ca.
Dess’* Eaaa porvtae
Carnal Graterr «ae T’tMfer Ca.
A DIRECTOR OF W. T.
GRANT CO.—Am T. Spaulding.
President of the N. C. Mutual
Life Insurance Co. of Durham,
was sleeted a Director of W. T.
Grant Co., the 1099-store na
tional general merchandise re
tail chain, at a meeting of the
Board of Dlrecton held here
June 28. Mr. Spaulding la a Di
rector of the Company be heads
and of the Mechanics and Farm
ers Bank and the Mutual Sav
ings and Loan Association,
solids te any gains or openings re
sulting from the Bill’s passage.
- “This position paper would cover
all facets of Individual group ac
tivities and act as a systematic
guideline for Black people all over
tho country, and consequently all
over the world.”
A portion of the address deliver
ed by Whitney Young, Jr., follows:
“I am deeply grateful to have this
opportunity to address you today
on the now problems and challenges
| which the civil rights struggle has
| Imposed upon the nation, and the
i Negro press, in particiular.
“I commend and congratulate the
: Negro press for its role in helping
’ to make the new civil rights bill a
. reality. In tha past few years, Ne
gro citizens havs found their voice.
But the direction of tho current
struggle and their protests havs
been largely shaped by the Negro
“Your responsibility, like your in
fluence, is enormous. No matter
7V/£ yO«/V RUSSWURM AWARDS went to Dick Gregory
by JuhtM Carter, Publisher, FORWARD TIMES, Houston, Tex
at, at The Sun-Reporter farewell party. From left to right: Thom
as Fleming, City Editor, SUN-REPORTER; Carlton B Good
lett, M. D., Publisher, SUN - REPORTER and co-convention
host; Gregory, C. C. Dejoie, Jr., Managing Editor, LOUISIANA
WEEKLY; Carter, and Garth Reeves, Jr., Managing Editor,
MIAMI TIMES. (See story).
Charges of police interference
were discussed Tuesday afternoon
by the Wake County Board of E
leotlons at two Negro polling
plaoes during Saturday’s run-off
primary. However.ghe Board de
cided not to teunot Its own Inves
The Board, composed at three
members, voted to wait tar a re-
John W. Winters, a dtp Coun
cilman, mid Monday that the
presence of the cope in uniform
inside the polling places was “In
timidation to a certain degree."
Appearing before the Board to
ask why the police officers (all
were white) were sent to his pre
cinct (35) was Wiley J. (Bull)
Lath am. chairman He wanted to
know whether tht Board or the
Police Dept, had requested their
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what the editorial writers In the
“white press" say—Negroes will not
listen to them as closely. The Negro
people know that, only in tht past
several years, has the white press
decided to hire Negro reporters and
trainees. If there are any Negro edi
tors on white newspapers, I haven’t
heard of them—and the same is
true for Negro editorial writers"
Ruaswurm awards, the Associa
tion’s highest honor was presented
to ten persons: two of them. Presi
dent John F. Kennedy and Medgar
W. Evers, have been slain by assas
sins’ bullets The other are: Dick
Gregory. Clarence Mitchell, the
Rev. Dr M L King, Jr, Carl T.
Rowan, A. Phillip Randolph. Dr
Aaron Henry. Justice Thurgood
Marshall and Jomo Kenyatta
New president of the NNPA Is
Frank Stanley, publisher of the
Louisville, (Ky.) Defender. Stanley
also served ss president of the or
ganization from 1945 to 1948.
The NNPA also voted to hold Its
Silver Anniversary convention In
Louisville In June 1965, and its mid
winter workshop in Houston, Texas
in Jf>nu,Ty. 1965
Says Voter Work
BY STAFF WRITER
ENnELD—Mrs. Wills Johnson, •
Halifax County school teacher, is
suing Joseph Branch, attorney for
the Board of Education for the
county and campaign manager for
Dan K. Moore, victorious democrat
ic candidate, fpr loss of her job be
cause she took part in a Negro
voter-registration drive recently.
Also being sued are 14 other real
dents. including her former prin
cipal. L. M. Williams, of the T. S.
Inborden High School.
The English teacher b tak
ing for $250,990 In damages, and
la being represented by Raleigh
attorney Samuel 8. Mitchell,
and two New York lawyers,
Martin R. Bradley, Jr., and the
law firm at Kunster, Kunster
This suit was filed Monday in the
U. S. District Court for the Eastern
District of North Carolina, Wilson
John R. Salter. Jr„ Held sec
retary of the Southern Confer
ence Educational Fund, wba
lives In Raleigh, told The CAR
OLINIAN Tuesday afternoon:
“This lawsuit, which has
mighty powerful hocking, will
bo taken aa far as b necessary
to secure a hall measure of Jus
tice. It will be pushed with the
Mrs. Johnson also seeks reinstate
ment at the high school by contract
renewal and to enjoin the defen
dants against similar acta
A founder of the Halifax Voters
Movement, Mrs. Johnson admitted
the was engaged In poll-watching
picketing, and assisting Negroaa to
register to vote from Juno of 1963
until May of this year.
Hrr husband, A. Reid John
ses, was a candidate far tha po
attteu of town Commissioner at
Eufteld lx the geaaral election
hold In AprlL IN*, us M MX*
dldate far State Senator (ram
Halifax Ceonty In tea recent
May M election. Mr. Johnaan
was an successful bath thnaa.
Mrs. Johnson b a graduate of
Hampton Institute. Hampton. Vs
and ha* engaged In subatontlsl
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WASHINGTON (ANP) —More
than 2.000 NAACP members
marched to the Justloe Depart
ment teat week, emphaalalhs a fu
tile request from 1U leaders that
the Federal government urovlde
protection for civil rtghte workers
tn the state of Mississippi.
The 28-block round trip march
was held on the third day of the
Association's 56th annual meeting,
and was capped by an appearanoa
from Attorney Ocneral Robert F.
Kennedy who delayed a scheduled
flight to Berlin to hear the NAA
CP leader's plea.
It was alao the third day tn
which no word had been received
concerning the ate and where
abouts of three youthful civil
rights workers who had disappear
ed near Philadelphia, Miss., aftei
being released from a Philadel
phia police station where they had
been held for an alleged minor
It was their dlaapperance last
Sunday night. June 21, which
prompted the originally unsched
Prior to the march’s begin
ning, NAACP officials, beaded
by Roy Wilkins, NAACP exseu
tlve secretary, were closeted
with the Attorney General for
(cowTorcin on r/.os it
HP j mil—in I
W EATH K R
Temperatures Thursday throush
Monday will sversse normal or
sllfhUy below. Rainfall will ave
rage about an Inch to one-half au
Inch. Rather warmer with only
rmatl day to day temperature
rhangea Saturday and Sunday.
Scattered or thonder ahowore dur
ing the afternoon or ovonlaf
Thursday or Friday.
From Raleig&s Police Files:
THE CHIME BEAU
BY CHARLES R. JONES ■ : :
BITS GIRLFRIEND OVER HEAD
M>m Robe: la Wright, of 5&0 E
Cabarrus Street, came to police
headquarter* tt ->M p.m. Sunday
end told the officer on duty that
her boyfriend, Luther Johnaon. 45.
who lives at the came address, got
marl with her and “hit me over my
bead with a broom stick at home"
The woman signed a warrant
charging assault with a deadly
weapon and Johnson was placed
tn Wake County Jail.
GOES TO SLEEP THINKING
HE'S AT HOME
Joe Smtlh. el 747 Fayette -
rllte Street, informed Officer*
John Baker. Si- and Alfred
iwre if«»i * -‘-y
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L. ML WUAIAME
Set Trip To
Tha OcooneecbM Counotl Bop
Scouts Win teava Halelgh. Tupaday
July 16. for a 8-day »rirT® tlte
New York World a Pair.
The trip will s.clude ona d*y to
Washington. DC ona for Wave)
and three full cUys in New Tort
They will return to RaleiHJ Moo
day. July 20.
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i L. Grigsby at fi ll an». Sun
day, he awoae te ffahK~E
strange own fast
the couch In his living room.
Flemming Wight, 2S. of RU. 1.
Lilting ton. »oid the officers be. had
. been drinking and thought ht »as
at his home In Harnett Oetnilf.
Farther investigation reveal
ed entry had been gatadtJ?
removing the screen fruKta
I front window. The ButaVdsoT
tng was found on the Rent
After a warrant waa ini
Wright wan taken to HR*
County Jail, charged nflfO- '
legal entry -+**.■-
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