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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, December 18, 1954, Image 1

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$2,500 Picked From Merchgrits Pocket In diMrch iWhite Children With Negro ^rlodl D*pt Vivacious Vivian n • --^center), mailroom clerk in thi Hollywood office* of the Na tional Broadcasting Company, was named winner of the net- ^work't “Mi** NBC Hollywood" auty contest at the Annual Employes’ Outing held recently at the San Fernando Valley Country Club. Mis* Towns i* flanked by runner-up Phylis Krebs, left, and Delores Cot' tese, third place winner. J Aged iVlan Goes To Worship But Loses Saving tures Ousted From School VOLUME 31—NUMBER 51 DURHAM. N. SATURDAY, DEC. 18, 1954 PRICEI^ CENTS Churches Ask Support For U. S. S. Court Ruling // SOUTHERN PINES« Seventy-three-year old Joe McCauley Chapel Hill left $2,900 at the Ebon ^Methodist Church here a couple of Sun days ago, but not in the collec tion plate or as a gift to fur ther missionary interprises. Somebody with whom the tfged ^ deacoo. of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church of Chapel Hill would like to form acquaint ance, with a spirit all out of harmony with the Golden Rule, slipped McCauley’s wallet con taining^ tw^ve one-hundred dollar bilis, seventy-^o one dollar bills, four five-dollar bills, and several tens and twentys out of his pocket while he was engaged in worship. McCauley as well as the police would like to know who did it. The Hickory Grove deacon had come to the Ebon Chur;h to attend a Methodist Confer- ■ ence with a friend. They arrived ■t tlis ChuTfh'about noon, at which 2,000 persons were pre sent. Inside, McCauley took off his overcoat; and a lady near by selling religious pamphlets of some kind said he could put the coat near her. McCauley did as he felt his hip pocket to make sure ills wallet was there. Giving himself to the atirvice in progress, McCauley became engrossed in the service. Sud denly, he thought of his wallet and again patted his hip pocket to make sure it was there. It wasn't. That was the stunning message that was flashed to his brain when liis exploring hand failed to detect the fat bulge that was there ten minutes be fore. A pocket that had been but toned and fastened with a safety pin was empty and the savings of many years gone. Even the safety pin had vanish ed. McCauley who runs a little store in the Bethel Church Com munity in Chapel Hill explain ed how h^ happened to carry the large sum to the Southern Pines Church. He had been keeping it in his house, but was fearful to do so on the days he was robbed because “I ^dn’t know but maybe my shack might bum down while I was gone. I hadn’t had that money only a little bit, when I got paid some owing me." The chances of the money be ing restored seem slim Indeed or even the apprehension by the police of the person who ex- ^tracted the savings of many years from the pocket of a good old Baptist deacon who, after losing $2,500 while In the act of worship, probably wishes he 'had skipped Church that par ticular Sunday. At any rate, the Baptist dea (Continued on Page Eight) STANCIL HALL DUeHAMNAN IS HERO IN TUG DISASe Coast Guard Stewart Stancil Hall, son of Mrs. Bessie Hall of 805 Simmon Street, took an ac tive part in the search and res cue of the survivirs of the tug, Bertha R., in the Gulf of Mexi co recently, the Coast Guard noted yesterday. Stancil Hall who has served in the Coast Guard for several months was reported 0 have applied artificial respiration to! one of the victims for se4en. continuous hours. The Govern ment memorandum didn't say whether the victim recovered. Stancil Hall went to school here in Durham and attended Church and Sunday School at the Oak Grove Free Will Bap tist Church. NEW YORK Pronouncements of the Na tional Council of Churches of Christ in the U. S. A. and of the Protestant Episcopal Church caUing for support of the Su preme Court’s decision banning segregation in public schools were hailed by the National As sociation for the Advancement of Colored People as indications of the important role of the church in the fight against ra cial segregation. Meeting in Greenwich, Conn., this week the Episcopal church’s national council unanimously adopted a resolution calling up on its various units to help pro mote “a wide, whole-hearted and genuine realization” of the Court’s ruling which was term ed “just, right and necessary.” Previously, t the National Council of the Churches of Christ, holding its third bipn- nlal assembly In Boston, Issued a declaration which, among other things, asserted that “it is the responsibility and oppor tunity of each local church 1|p create the attitudes essential u> carrying out this decision. “The declaration “deplored all efforts to circumvent the Supreme Court decision” and called up- “all Christian churches to help make the transition from a segregated to a non-segregat- ed society not only in the public schools buf throughout the community, in such matters as housing and especially in the life and practice of the church itself.” At this assembly the Council elected Bishop D. Ward Nichols of the AME Church a vice pre sident of the council and named him vice chairman of its execu tive committee. Congratulating Bishop Nichols on his election, Roy Wilkins, NAACP adminis trator, said: “In your new office (Continued on Page Eight) M Shape Of Nose Causes Sheriff To Dismiss Group Minister Ousted For Support Of Integration SHELLMAN, Ga. Shellman Baptisi Church ous ted its young minister after he hailed the Supreme Court rul ing againsjL segregation. The minister, nev. Henry A. Buc hanan, 32, had stated that ii the town does not abide by the Supreme Court decision it should “secede from the United States." On making his pro-integra tion sermon just last Sunday, most of the tiny church’s con gregation walked out. Mr. Buc hanan flung charges of “pre judice” at his congregation ano Port of the family of Allan Platt, whose children were borred from the JoWte school here by Sheriff Willis McCall, who contends they have Negro blood. Seated in the front are the parents, and in the rear are Linda, 9, Laura Belle, 13, Vio let, 6, ond Esther, 10. There were three boys attending church at the time this picture was made. The family attribu tes dark skin to Indian ances try. Annual Orphanage Drive Nets $1,800 OXFORD The Annual Granville County Drive for Funds for the Colored Orphanage was held Sunday, December 12 with W. J. Ken^ nedy, Jr., President of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Durham, North CarO' lina, as speaker. The program was held at 3:00 Honepoon Will Be Spent In Jail LA SPEZIA, ITALY A mother-in-law’s refusal to allow her daughter, a new bride, to sleep alone with her husband resulted in the young couple ^receiving four months in jail for brawling. The groom admitted he had lost his tem per, when the older lady re marked: “I don’t Intend to let my daughter sleep alone with a man.” The lady also insisted that she share the couple's bed or that he sleep alone. And' on the second night she placed the younger sister in the couple's bed. P.M. in the Orphanage Audi torium, with a large attendance! by citizens of Oxford, Granville | County and Durham. From the i subject: “A New Look at the | 0:^hanage”, the speaker im-' pressed his hearers with the need for continuing all efforts to develop the type of institu tion which will aid children to prepare for present day living He expressed the idea that an orphanage of this Jcind to do good job with children must be different from the tjfpe of insti tution that was acceptable years ago. Special music was render ed by the Orphanage Choir un der th« direction of Mrs. M. P. Hoke and^ the Band under the direcUon of N. L. Edwards. A total of $1,800 was realized from this effort. Leaders in the effort to provide the funds were: George W. Tyler, Gene ral Chairman, S. H. Royster for Northern Granville County, Robert Amos and H. M. Bullock for South Granville; Melvin Tyler, Dr. H. V. Hicks, Mrs. M. G. Owens and Mrs. C. H. Mc Ghee for the city of Oxford. Rev. T. H. Brooks, Superin- (Continued on Page ElghtT toid them he intended “to shake the dust of Shellman from my feet.” Chicago Now Has NO,! CHICAGO, m. Citing that the growth in Chicago has been among the non-whites, Francis M. McPeek, executive director of the Chi- cago Commission on Human Re lations, then stated: “Even conservative estimates place the non-white population at around 650,000.” In the photo above, the Chapel Hill churchman and merchant' reflects the philosophic calm he expressed in the words, "The Seventy-three-year old Joe McCauley,' a deacon in the Hickory Grove Baptist Church neor Chapel Hill, who was rob- . , _ , bed of $2,500 at Southern Pines next time I go to oi^ of these' Sfound hanging with his neck while attending a Methodist Church Conference along with two thousand other persons. Justice Worked Fast In This Case SAN ANTONIA, TEXAS A 29-year old man acciden tally hanged himself while try ing to steal, coins from a 35-ft wishing well in a church garden children have tossed into it through the centuries. The vic tim, a cotton field worker, was meetings, 1 won't take nothing but my pocket knife and iwenty five cents. wedged between the heavy iron grill which covers the well and the edge of the well. McPeek, on speaking before the Commission’s ninth annual awards luncheon warned tliat Ctiicago must be prepared for many more thousands of new comers in the months ahead. On the prospects these new comers face, he told how it’s still difficult to gain employ- ment in some fields for non whites. He charged that 90 per cent of Chicago’s firms “dis criminate in employment.” There Are Some Women Not Too Hard to Please LOS ANGELES The husband of a Los Angeles housewife was lonely or some thing; for, while his wife was out of town, he ran an ad in a newspaper’s personal ad column which read: “Man, 53, old car, no loolcs, no job, no qualities, no money, no' hero, no nothing, seeks congenial companion to go ptacw and do things in pur suit of happiness.” Thirty women responded, some replying as follows: “Looks is only skin deep,” and ‘I will mother my man.” MRS. MATTIE M. SUITT MOUNT DORA, TLA. Sheriff WiUls McCall n in the national spotlight again be cause of his stand on race. The Sheriff in 1951 directed the at tention of the nation upon him self when he shot two hand cuffed prisoners who allegedly raped a white woman in Grove- land, Florida. One of them, Samuel Shepherd, died as a re sult. The other, Walter Lee Ir ving, is now in jail in Rai!ord, Florida under sentence of death. One of two other Negroes in volved in the alleged crime, a 16-year-old lad at the time, U, now serving a life senteiira m Belle Glade, Florida; and the second, Walter Thomas, was shot to death by a sheriff's posse near the point where the alleged crime was committed. Now, once more the spotlight turns on the Sheriff 'McCall who has taken upon himself to play the role of the antiiropolo- gist, thereby touching off an other explosive incident when a family of children were barred from the white public schools here only on the strength of the Sheriffs belief that they have Negro blood. These same children had previously attend ed a white school in Holly Hill. S. C., where they were regarded as white. The irony of the situation is that the school board let ttiis act be committed without bear ing or invettigation beforehand; everythiog rested * moely on Sbeiitf McCall’s belief; conse quently the Lake County School Board suspmded the children from school October 21 “until further investigation." Supervising School Principal D. D. Roseborough says it is up to the Lake County School Boai? '^efSer to reaSBl HtC children of Allan PUtt who Roseborough says “seem to ba of an apparently mhwd The Platt children, rang in age from 6 to IS, wex« i pended from school October after the school board said had received a series of cc plaints. d Roseborough said school a cials at HoUy Hill, South Ca lina wrote him in reply to a i ter that the Platt children tended a special elemenl school when they lived at HUL Boseborough said the (Continued on Page Funeral Held For Mrs. Mattie M. Suitt Wednesday The funeral of Mrs. Mattie Morton Suitt, age 78, 'waa^held at the Covenant Presbytertw Church here Wednesday after noon, Nov. 15, at three o’clock. The Rev. J. W. Smith, Jr., pas tor, officiated. He was assisted by Rev. Fred Hunter, pastor of St Titus Episcopal Church. Mrs. Suitt’s death came as the climax of an illness extend ing over a period of four months, the most of which time she was confined to her bed at the home of her daugh ter^, Mrs. James M. Husband, 620 Dunbar Street. She bom in Clarksville,' Virginia, the daughter of Mr. (Continued on Page Eight) The Tree Was In TheWrongPlace UNCF Begins Distribution Ot Half Million NEW YORK The United Negro College Ftmd is currently distributing $500,000 ^'its 31 member col leges and universities, W. J. Trent, Jr., announced today. TlUs allocation is the second distribution of money raised in the Fund’s 1954 campaign for annual operating purposes, and brings the total received by the participating colleges to date to $850,000. Final grants wiU be made after the official cam paign closing on ITecember 31 The money is used by the Fund’s member colleges for student scholarship aid. teadi.- ing and science laboratory equipment, fSculty salaries, li brary books and personnel a»d student health programs and other yearly operating expenses. The 1954 UNCF campaign is being conducted in 83 cities and towns throughout the coimtry. including the communities where the 31 member coUetss are located. National campaign INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEA LAND Kenneth Blackmore, a 19- year old youth, escaped from prison and fled 140 miles to where he thought he had found officers heading this year's ^ safe refuge In a tree. Only one peal arc John W. Hanea, finui- thing was wrong; he discovered cial vice-president of OU*-Ma- too late that the tree was in the thieson Chemical Corpmition backyard of the sergeant Alex and Dr. DeWitt T. Burton. Su McRae, the officer detailed to perintendent ot Um look for him. Dtognortic Hospital In Dettalt

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