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GA. DEATH BUS WAS OVERLOADED
Uf COUu M
AOGIE CELEBRATION — A
wild ctlebratlon followed in the
dressing room of the A&T Col
lege Aggies following their 95-
76 victory of Virginia Union
University in the finals of the
CIAA Basketball Tournament
played in Durham last week.
The Aggies had become the
first team to win, both the vis
itation and tourney champion
ships two years in a row.
In the group from left to
right are; Al Attles, Charlie
Harrison, Vince Miller, Don Ed
wards, Herb Gray, Franl^ Tur
ner, Frank Hamilton, teanV man
ager; Hank Marshall, \^alter
Holticlaw and Joe Howell..
See Page Six for Stories
School Strike Is Halted
SEE COL. 7
VOLUME 35 —NUMBER 10 DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1»S» PRICE: 15 CENTS
OAK GROVE WINS BONUS $$
SEE COLS. 1-2
CIAA Tournament May
Move To Another City
Kepiirls tlwit tt -I,AA haskrlball tminiaiiient may leave
Uii’-' ..rr aiioliuT lity shared tlic with A aii'i 'I
triiimpliant Icani as the lltrcc day .spdrls atlractidii
caiiic to a clijsc licrc last wctk-fiid.
’I 111- rtpurts. wliicli steadily tiirovi;cln)til llic lliri'c-
(hiy cvi-iit, readied a climax Saturda)- iiijjlit as liitirn^meiil
officials rejMH'led tuniiii};' a\va\ approximately 5(M) fans,
Nof^i (^afolina ( ullcyc's ureiia, wliicli seats close to 3,U(Xt,
was l)y niMl-a£t«ro»oB Sat
urrfay. All stunding mom spilte
was sonc an hour prior to the first
A tournament official at North
Carolina Collcfic who chose to re
main unidentified this week con
firmed reports that thq conferencc
is considering another city for the
He quickly added, however, that
cach year the ^ (suruamont ^ con*
mittee considers other sites.
“it’s a question as to whether
the Durham potential has been
reached or has been saturated,”
said the source.
“We’ve considered in years past
the State Fair Arena in Raleigh,
the Winston-Salem colisuem and
(See TOURNAMENT, Page 8)
FOR YOUR CHURCH
SHOP WITH MERCHANTS WHO ADVERTISE IN
The Carolina Times
Tlte Oak Grove I'’rcewill Bap
tist (Church is the first winner in
the Carolina Times ‘‘Bonus Money”
contest which closed here Satur
day niiiht at 10:0) o’clock. Oak
Grove tupped the closest contend
er, Kussell Memorial Methodist
Church, for the $50.00 Bonus
Money by $072.15 worth of sales
Several reports for other
churches had to be discarded be
cause those mailing them did not
properly comply with the rules
of the contest. The management
of tiie Times is urging all persons
saving slips for tiieir favorite
church to see that the envelopes
are properly dated, the name of
the church and the total amount
of the purchase slips plainly writ
ten on tlie back.
Please do not send in slips or
bring them to tlie office unless
they arc advertisers during tire
current week bearing the date of
the clips. Several hundred dollars
worth of slips were also discard
ed Ixscausc they cither were not
for advertisers in the Carolina
Times or for weeks in which the
advertisements did-not appear.
Each week a current list of the
advertisers in the Times is pub
lished on the front page. Those
interested in helping their respeet-
iv|^ churches, are urged to^ read
the list carefully.
The new contest for March gets
underway with this week’s issue
of the Times and is expected to
gain momentum as several other
churches have indicated their in
tention of entering the contest.
The same rules governing the con
test for February will be follow
ed during the March contest and
the months thereafter. A copy of |
the rules may be seen on your
church bulletin, and February is
sue of the Times or at the office
of tlie Times, 430 K. Pettigrew St.
Following are some of this
Quality Food Market
Jones Wood Yard
Mechanics and Farmers Bank
Kenan Oil Co.
Keeler's Super Market
Alexander Motor Co.
Burthey Funeral Home
Rigsbee Tire Sales
A and P Super Markets
Mutual Savings and Loan Assn
Montgomery and Aldridge
Hunt Linoleum and Tile Co.
New Method Laundry
Hudson Well Co.
Southern Fidelity Ins. Co.
Durham Builders Supply
Amey Funeral Home
One Hour Martlniiing
Winn-DUle Super Mancet
East End Grocery
Speight's Auto Service
Cut-Rate Super Market
Suit Seeks To
In St Louis
r, Kenlt:1kUQS: thot
Neg»o school teachers were dis-
clifirged solely tjccause of their
race when the public schools of
Moberly, Mo., were integrated, the
National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People has
filed a brief in the United Slates
Court of Appeals here asking for
reversal of a lower court ruling
upholding the dismissals.
The brief was filed on Feb. 20
on behalf of six of the 11 dis
charged teachers — Miss Naomi
Brooks, Miss Yutha Hughes, Mrs.
Ella Mae Pitts, Mrs. Lotus Harris,
Mrs. Mary Ella Tymony and Tur
Representing the teachers in the
case is a battery of NAACP law
yers headed by Robert L. Carter
of New York, general counsel;
Herbert O. Reid, Washington; R.
L. Witherspoon, St. Louis; Sidney
R. Redmond, St. Louis; and Lee
V. Swinton, Kansas City, Mo.
High Court Bars
WAHllI.NGTON—IC.xetillion of a
ruling of the Florida Slate Su
preme (Niurt re(iiiiring local NAA
CP officers to answer |uestims
asked ijy a Florida U-gislative
(leniniittce relative to members of
tlie organization has been stayed
by tlie United States Supreme
'ourt pending the filing of a v/rit
of certiereri in the high court.
Tlie stay, granted on Feb. 24,
affords an opportunity for the
NAACP to file a petition for a
hearing on the state vonrt’s ruling,
which, NAACP lawyers contend,
is contrary to the substance of the
U. S. Supreme Court decision in
the Alabama case which held that
the Association need not disclose
the names of its members.
While the Florida court ruling
does not require that the names
of members be turned over to the
legislative investigating commit
tee, it requires the custodian of
the list to bring it to committee
hearings and, when asked whether
a particular person is an NAACP
aiS|ube|'., to^ checjc_theJi|t^^_d an
swer. Further, persons would be
required to say, if asked, whether
they had seen particular persons
at NAACP meetings.
Farm Leader At
NCC On Sunday
A native Georgian who found-
community for whites and Negroes
in Americus, Ga., will be the
vesper speaker at 3:15 Sunday in
North Carolina College’s Duke
He is the Rev. Clarence Jor
dan, founder of Koinonina Farm.
The Kev. Mr. Jordan is a grad
uate of the University of Georgia
and of the Southern Baptist Sem
inary in Louisville, Ky.
At Koinonina Farm “all artific
ial barriers arc broken down be-
(See FARM, Page 8)
Woman Holiness Preacher
Is Victim Of $1,200 Theft
JACKSON — A 07year old wo
man pastor of tlie Apostolic Faitli
whurch of God was the vietiin of
H $1,200 robliery la.st Saturday.
She is Mrs. Lillie (Mamma l.ll-
'ie) Williams, well-known holine.ss
ireachcr in this area.
Her robiicr turned out to be a
17-year-old boy who admitted to
police that he took the money from
a strortg box in which she kept
it at her hoq^e.
who tiifffs tiear
Mrs. Williams’ New Jerusalem
Church, was charged with grand
iarcency and held under bond of
Another youth, Romie Parker,
was also charged with receiving
stolen property and placed under
Parker said Kee had given him
Tor flownpaynicnt on an auto-
Deputy Sheriff L. H. Taylor said
Mrs. Williams reported the theft
on Saturday to a Pleasant Hill
justice of the peace. She was
quoted as saying the money was
taken from a strong box in which
she had kept it.
She said the money belonged
to her church.
Kee was arrested Sunday after
noon in the Gumberry section af
ter he was reported to have been
flashing large sums of cash.
—Cleveland Browns' football
star Jim Brown is shown here
fourth from right with sponsors
of a luncheon for CIAA officials
and coaches during the 14th
conference basketball tourna-
mant at NCC last week. Left
right are John H. Wheeler, pres
ident of the Mechanics and
Farmers Bank, John S. Stewart,
City Councilman and executive
secretary of the Mutual Savings
and Loan Association and Asa
T. Spaulding, president of the
N. C. Mutual Life Insurance Co.
came to Durham as part of •
five man Pepsi-Cela team. He's
a public relations execvtive with
the soft drink firm. Br«wn said
he was "greatly impressed witti
Durham and with CIAA basket-
Brown, who was interviewd fre-
quently by radio and press.
CIAA photo by Gibs«n
Nine Tift County
Bus Built for 54
TIFTON, Ga. — A rural school
bus which crashed into a farm
pond causing the drowning deaths
of nine school children was carry
ing 26 more children than it was
School Children Drown As
Carries 80 Into Farm Pond
Some/of the consultants for
North Carolina College's annual
co-ed week pictured here are,
Mrs. Marguerite Belafontc„chair-
man of the NAACP’s Freedom
Fund, is among consultants at
North Carolina College's 10th Co
ed Weekend here Friday, Satur
day and Sunday.
She will be among participants
at a forum on the year’s theme at
10:30 a.m. Saturday.
"The Past Our- Heritage—The
Present Our Responsibility, the
Future Our Challenge” is this
Other consultants are Mrs.
Joyce Phillips Austin, assistant to
(See BEj^FONTE, Page 8)
left to right, Mrs. Barbara Simp
son, Mrs. Verda Welcome, Mrs.
Joyce Austin, and Mrs. Artie
Lawyers, Doctors Need to Clean
Up More Than Labor, Says Weaver
An internationally known labor
leader charged at North Carolina
College Monday that lawyers and
doctors are more in need of puri
fying their ranks than organized
George L. P. Weaver, assistant
to the president of the Interna
tional Union of Electrical, Radio,
and Machine Workers, made the
charge in an interview after a for
um speech at North Carolina Col-
^ ^ •
‘AS a trade unionist, I refuse to
accept sole responsibility for a
corrupt or dishonest labor 'official.
However, it should be notcxl in
coninuinilics where there arc
clean and incorruptible police and
and business men, there can be no
corrupt union leaders.”
Weaver said testimony before
Congressional hearings show clear
ly that many lawyers and doctors
are apparently engaged in shoddy
practices for which their profes
sional organizations have taken no
£. manifestation of a deeper ill in
our society. Labor has policed it-
(See LABOR, Page •)
built to carry.
This was the stark fact which
stared at Tift county school offic
ials and stunned residents of this
rural community as dredging oper
ations for possibly more drowning
victims were completed this week.
The accident occured early Tues
day morning as the bus was head
ed toward the Wilson Public
School with its load of 84 pupils.
Doyer Jones, 40, driver of the
bus, said two large holes in the
unpaved road caused the bus to
veer sharply off the road and into
the roadside pond.
Jones and two neighboring
fanners pulled 12 unconscious
children from beneath the water
but could revive only three of
them during 90 minutes of apply-
(See BUS, Pa«e •)
Halifax Pupils Back In Class
As County Promises New School
HALIFAX — More than 325 pu
pils returned to the Hollister
elementary school here Tuesday as
the climax to a week long strike
over grievances with the school
board's plans fur a school build
Students of the school weut out
on strike when they feared that
the County Board of Education
would drop plans to construct
new school building.
The County announced ita in
tention to erect the new buiGlng
as a bond issue was passed some
time ago. However, in the interim,
the Haliwa Indians, who were also
attending the school, pulled out
and set up a school of their own.
A few weeks ago, the County
approved the Indian school for
subsidy from County funds under
the Pearsall plan. With the added
e;!flej^urt j?f thejigwto
Indian schools, pians for a new
school at HoUister were a|>p«rent-
ly ready to be diacarded.
4 Jailed For
Trying to Eat
ST. LOUIS—One white and three
Negro students, all members of
the Washington University chapter,
of the NAACP. who sought tu
break the color bar at an off-cam
pus restaurant are free this week,
pending further court action.
Ail were charged with du>turb-
ing the peace in their trial on
Feb. 2S in University City police
court aad fined $2U each. The one
white student was fitoed an addi
tional $10 for illegal assembly. The
three Negroes were also chan:’t
with trespaiisins. but no wlititional
fines were levied against them.
The court’s decisioa grew out of
the arreet of the quartet, ptrt ot k
group ot five ctndmlv wtan,
Feb. 14. requfited H '
Al Wiihim-; !
can eat t(.aii|||