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OTY HONORS EX-^JU^^^
BARBSR OETS Pl.AOU»>»tiiii- Ii*u4 Jtffar* at a banquet hon^
thani«r Barlxr. tha f»rm*r Oatfonia City
plaqu* of appraciatlon fi^ IW CiMMcMiHan la$t WMk. .
GASTONIA— fn «i be
lieved to be withput precedent'in
the South, some 300 citizenis/Negto
and white, sat down to .«'dinner
together in the Higtat^nd . hi^
ichool cafeteria last' Saturday to
pay tribute to Nathaniel Barber,
Gastonia's first Negro city Jou/kcil>
man and one-time city treasurer.
Reading citizens of' botii ra;es,
including the Congresaioiial
representative Baiil WhHenier.4^^j
during the affair to pay itrtbattf|^
Barber, who is, retirittg
of his public activities bi^use,
poor health. ' ,
Whitener WHS the nuiih spiii^r
for the occasion. i ' '
tonia Gazette,, thS iitia^
paper, commented t^^ ^wli|g
day. Gastonia li a
cated in the southern'|ki4p (rf tbe
industrial piedmont, it is ip
miles east of Charlotte and a fow |
miles north of the.sbuUi CairoliDa!
Barber, who enjoyed liitg laa-
jonties ■ itt“ both white 'Ne^^o*
elections wards in the tinics
he ran for office, dtsdoA^i^^lii-
tention to retire friwtt
council a month' prior' to
t*on. ■ . ^
His choice for successor,' Ihwr-
ance man J. Q. Falls won his sedt!
President of the Excelsior!
Credit Union, one of the largest |
in the country run by Negroes,;
Barber was one of tlic *ir*t Ne
groes in the South to win in a
Munclpal eection ' f
lie won his seat in 10S3 and was
returned with big majorities in'
all of the Gastonia’s wards in 1055'
(See BARBER, Page •) ,
Degree at Shaw
RALEiGH — Some 85 students
were awarded degrees «t Siiaw
University’s 1056 comuiencement
Dr. Wayne O. Reed, deputy com
missioner in the office of Educa
tion deltvrrec' the finals address
held at Memorial auditorium.
.pr, Reed emphasized in his ad
dress that education is an oppor
t^lltty for 'succeiis, happiness and
Three honorary Doctor of Div
inity degrees' were bestowed upon
North Carolinians at the Univei
sity’s Mth commencement,
l^cjpients ol the degrees were
thft Rev. Rufus Irving Boon^ pas-'
jmst cmrai Baj?,t(st^4ii.i4t«*i(,
miS^ tJIfc Rev. WertJ^ H.j
(^iSj,.%ecrBlary;of the department
|it ^erracial cooperation for the
PlflKist State convention; and the!
.Rev. J«hn R. MvRay, j
i'Mrs.. Ruth N. Euwards of Dur-
iiain. was one of several members
of the class of 1009 to be present-1
cd golden anniversary awards.
Mrs. Essel Dawlci.-is Dunlap,'
memlier of tile Pearsontown school •
last Friday afternoon at 7:30.
faculty for the past several years,
was honored by other faculty mem
bers at a banquet at the school
Included on the banquet pro '
gram was a "This is Your Life”,
sicit, narrated by Mrs. Celestia
Main speaker for the occasion!
was the Rev. Clyde Johnson, a for-'
mer student under Mr^. Dunlap
and now a student at Shaw Uni
The completion of the investigation made by the Federal
Bureau of Iiive.stifjatioii into tli»-l}’nching of Mack QiarleS
kcr in the state of Mississippi is the eiid of the/first act -in onfc
of the most sordid trapeiiies of modern times. If tlie Xatitm ha*
been alarmed at tlie iirutal manner in which the helpless Negfc
l)risoner.was seized from a I’oplarville jail by a baud of Miss-
issi)>|)i white men and lyiiciicd in cold blood, it may as
liracc itself for e>i even more lieinoiis crinie that is certain fO
be committed l)y tiie agencies of law and order in tliat state.
Til an editorial'in our is.suc of May 2 we liad the following t«
say, in part, al>i)ut the Mississi)ipi lynclnng;
We don't believe the personi responsible fer this probabl**;
lynching will ever be apprehended and brought to trial, if
they are, we do not believe that there Is a ^ H white
men in the entire state of Mississippi that will convict tb«m,« -
Mississippi does not have that much rstpeci for law anrf
order, from its governor on down to the most warped mind,,
of it* most backward populae*.- ^
The announcenuMit.hy the FBI Motiday that it is, withdra\vii4?
Iroiii tiie case l>’ecause it could (irid _‘*nd basis fur federal pro
secution,” and that it was turning U oycr to tlie state for actio^
opens the second act in the certain to even
tually develoi) fnto another
of whatever iota of justice tlier?'iia^l^;^aVe;ap.pfei»i^ to e’^ht
in Mississippi. , . ' ‘w ' , ,i'
W'c say again we don't belieye tll^e^. is- fcnought raora,]i.ty
witliin tiie entire state of Mississippi to convirt those
;.;uiUy of I’arker’s l\nching eyen if they are brought to trial.
Already tiie scene in the second act i^pen^ \vitlr the State's^
ernor aimuuncing that he will present finduigs of the FUl
to a I'earl Rivec JCounty grand jnry WWch does liot meet uiU^l
N(ivcml)er, six months from now. At preserit ttiete.is no iiidJea-
tion tliat a specai grand jiiry session witl be irilltfcd.
t!(nitinued on page two ^
FBI Out, Miss. Halts Action iii
Lynching; Wilkins Rd|s State
VOLUME 35—NUMBER 22 DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY. MAY 30, 1959
PRICE: 15 CENTS
Washington—,Detn(inds for fcd-| WASHINGTON, P. C. — “Ml»is-
eral anti-lynching legislation wcrelsippi ' in pajT^cuiil'k' .and , ^er
stepprd I'p in Congress this week | states in greater or lesser deslee,
in the wake of the 5BI disclosure i have demonstrated tlut the stat«b’
that it was stepping out of the Pop-
larvllle Miu. lynching case
..■*'The'*'PSI i»«ywieement ,-iwlae*
speculation throughout the eevi^
try, especially among Negro lead
ers, that no further action would
be taken in the cawe.
Mississippi Covorxier Colei\|ian
revealed thtt he would turn the
FBI evidence over to a Pearl
County grand jury which dees not
meet until November.
rigl4« docjfinc .is a ‘«own-wit|»-tiic-
Wjato’ ioetirine,” JTAACP Blxeeu-
SpeculatloB was ^that sUch a de- jimilth
lay signalled the end for all prac;
tical purposes of attempts to find
and convict the lynch mobsters.
The mob lynched Charles Mack
Paarker, 23, on April 25 as h*
awaited trial in Poplarville.
anatomy at the Howard Universi
ty Cohese 0^ Medieine. It seeks
the ellmirfati^n bf rKiat' discrimi
nation and segregation at all levels
of traihiiig, employment and ser
(See Miss., Page S)
GARDEN CLUB CONVENTIOi
PLANNERS— Some of the mem
bers of the overall planing com
mittee for the state convention
of Garden Clubs; which meets
in Durham June 2-9, are pictured
here. Left to right on front row
are Mrs. Roxie Davis, Chairman,
Mrs. Ottie Patterson, Mrs. Annie
Mitchell, Mri4|M^ie Cromartie,
Mrs. Elnora Smith, Mrs. Pearl
Gibson and Mrs. Mary Hardy.
On the back row in the same
order are Mrs. Ollie Farrow, Mrs.
Willie Saunders, Mrs. Gwendolyn
Tait, Miss Mary Stephens, Mri.
Celestia Sanders and Mrs. Flossie
) DELEGATES EXPECTED
Planning Groups for ConYention
Of State Garden Clubs Picked
Appointment of planning com
mittees for the annual -convention
hero rvco'iUly iit an aiidfess »t UA;
third, (mliotop Rationed conference
on hbspllal integration.
'The conf«rence ii sponsored
jointly by; the NAACP, National
Medical Associatioii and the Na
tional Urban League under diree-
tibri of dr, W. JiiantRgue'Cobb,
ehaitman at the NAACP’s nitioniiT
Chubs was aonounced this weeiu
The Garden club convention
will open in Durham on June 7
and continue through June 0.‘ Ail
sessions will be held at the W. G.
Pearson elementary school.
Officials of, the local planning
committee are anticipating .some
JtOd (Women from Garden clubs
tbroHgfeout yie state for the mcct-
Mrs. Roxie Davis, chairman of
the overall convention planning
committee, released this week the
roster of convention subcommit
tee chairmen who will be in charge
of planning for various aspects of
subcommittees have already been
at worl^ on plans to entertain the
expected 200 delegats to the con
Some 17 subcommittees have
(See CARDfN CLUBS, Page •)
FOI! YOUR CHURCH
SHOP THISE MERCHANTS WHO ADVERTISE IN
The Carolina Times
This week is the fast chance for
church or .church gnpups to earn a
$50 cash prize.
With this week’s issue, entries
in the Carolina Times church bo
nus for May will end.
A new contest will start with the
June 6, issue of the TfMES.
Interest In the contest has been
steadily mounting since its- in
auguration in February.
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church has
been the only double winner so
far in the eontesv.
nememl>er all you have to do is
save your slips each week for pur
chases made with CaroHna Times
advertisers and bring them to the
Times office on or before noon on
the first of each month with the
tiame of your church and total
amount of slips reported.
number of slips from Carolina
Times advertisers only will be
Advertisers eligible this week
are as follows: .
Kenan Oil Co. '
Speight's Auto Service
Montgomery and Aldridge
New Method Laundry '
Colonial Stores - v- ...
Winii Dixie Super Market
Hudson Well Co. . ' ^
Keeler's SOper Market
Rigsboo Tire Sales
Amey Funeral Home
Burthoy Funeral Home
Cut Rate Super Market
Mechenlcs and Farmers Bank
Mutual Savings and Loan
Nunt Linoleum and Tile
Southern Fidelity ins. Co.
Broadway Taxi Co.
H, C. Mutual Life. Las. Co
Scarberough Funeral Home
BROTHER AND SISTER AMONG
NCC GRADS—Pearl and Alfonso
Maillard, children of Mrs. Ellen
Malllard of 279 West ISOth St.,
Capital City Is
Site for Ushers
RALEIGH—The aSth annual ses
sion of the Interdenominational
Ushers Association of North Caro
lina will convene in Raleigh Au
gust 20-23 it was announced this
wietTjy it. E. A^tisnnrprMi3oht7bf
" (See usvttts; pajy-sr
New York City, ere imong the
350 candidates for undergredu-
ate, graduate, and profossienal
degrees at North Carolina Col
lege Tuesday,'June 2. Miss Mail
lard is a conmierce mafor. Her
brother's field' ts biology.
(NCC -Photo by OibsoiT)
Degrees to be Given 350 at NCC
Tuesday; Faculty Changes Listed
Dr. Alfonso Elder of North Car
olina College is scheduled to pre
side over finals exercises Tuesday
in the Men’s Oymnasium when
some 350 candidates receive grad
uate, undergraduate ai^ profes
sional degrees. '
"“StW. Beatan' Beatrice Carr of
ucation to be conferred by NCC.
Federal Judge William H. Has-
tie will deliver the address to the
graduating classcs at 11 a.m. Tues
Bishom Bertrand Doyle of the
Eight CME District will give the
annual baccaiaureatc sermon £un-
To Get Diplomas
In High Schools
An estnnated 275 students will
receive diplomas in graduation ex
ercises at three high schools in
the Durham area next week. The
graduates will be receiving their
sheepskins from Hillside, Merrick-
Moore and Little Itiver - High
i^:First of three commencement
exercises ■ ijvill bo held at Hillside
on Thursday, June 4. There, some
; .200 seniors are expected to receive
£diplon'*s in e ceremony at the high
I Commencements for Merrick-
' Moore and Little River will be
held on the same day, next Friday,
; June 5.
.j Merrick-Moore expects to grad
uate some 40 students, while an
additional 37 will be given di
plomas at Little River’s exercise.
All three school^ will hold wn-
ior vespers or baccalaureate serv
The Rev. A. W. Lawson, pastor
of Fisher Memorial Gospel Taber
nacle, will address Hillside grad
uates in a senior vespers service
Sunday at 5 p.m. in the ^hool
'i Merrick - Moore’s baccalaureate
speaker will be the Rev. Harold
Roland, pastor of Mt. Gilead Bap
tist (!;hurch. His message is also
scheduled for 5 p.m.
Elder J. f. Powell, minister to
Emmanuel Temple Seventh Day
Adventist Church, will deliver the
Seniors’ Sermon at Little River
high school on Sunday afternoon
at 3:15 in the school gymnasium.
Feature address for Hillside’s
commencement' beginning at eight
o’clock' in the auditorium will be
given by Lew iiannen, city schools
HISTORY IN KINSTON—Mrs.
J. J. Hanniba', well-known Kin
ston civic leader, is congratu
lated by town mayor Guy Elliott
following swearing-in ceremonies
ior t.'ie c..y'^ e:eciei coun
cil members. A transplanted
New Jerseito, Mrs. Hannibal is
believed t* be ttie first Negro
in recent history to win election
to a civic post in eastern North
Carolina. She has been active in
Kinston civic affairs fer the put
Annual Meet of New Farmers in
Greensboro Expected to Draw 700
GREENSBORO, — Nearly 700| Smith, Raleigh, State director of
farm boys, members, of the New j Vocational Education and L»r. F.
Farmers cf America will attend i A. Tolliver, Raleish. St»iC sup-
the 31st annual State Convention | ervisor of Negro High Schools,
to be held here at A&T College.L The meet gets underway on
June 2-5. j Tuesday afternoon and closes- on
Main speakers scheduled to ap-, Friday noon. It is l>eing com’uct-
pear at the four day meet include; i ed under the supervision of W. T.
Dr. Warmoth T. Gibbs, president | Johnson, Sr., assistant State sup-
of the college; Dr. J. Warren'ervisor of Vocational Asriculture
— —a— I and advisor to the group.
Pensacola wilt receive the third day at 3 p. m.^io the gymnasium,
riocfor of philosophy degree in edu- ■' (See NCC FINALS,•■Page.(> ■'
MERIDIAN, Miss.—Trial of C. R.
Darden. NAACP state president in
Mississippi, on charg^ of “w'iU-
fully disturbing a session of a
public schools.” has been post
poned until May 25. Arrested on
May 13 and originally scheduled
superintendent. He will be intro-1 for a police court trial on May 16
duced by Travis J. Williams, see-1 Darden was immediately released
ond honor student and president | on $100 bond,
of the student body. j The Mississippi leader was ar-
Later, Hannen and Hillside prin-1 rested af.ter he protested the sus
'tipal Harold Holmes will assist i pension of bis two sons and other
(See HIGH SCHOOLS, Page •)
(See TRIAL, Page •)
Winners in the local district
and area contest will compete for
tup State honors in the following
areas: public speakiu;;. quu,
quartet and ’ livestock judging.
State championships in com,
sweet potato and Uvestock pro
duction and in supen'ised farm
ing will t>e awarded at the clos
Officers of the North Carolina
Federation of New Farmers of
America, include: Doughs Miller.
Kings Mountain. President:
James Feaster, Greensboro, 1st
vice president; Joseph Mitchell,
Shallotte, ind vice presideul;
James Wray, 3rd vice presidrut,
Bobby Spencer, Henderson, sec
retary; Harold Hill, Colnmbyi.
treasurer; W i n s e r Ale.\An(%r,
reporter, Columbia end T. ft,
Reynolds, ChadbQurn, director of