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VOLUME 35—NUMBER 34 DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1958
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AT GOODWILL CLUB
Bold Thieves Pilfer Band's
Instruments from Open Trunk
Two bold thieves swiped a set*member of the Jones band “for
of drums as they were being load- about five months.”
ed in the rear of a bandleader’s The “Teddy Jones combo,” led
automobile in front of the Good- by Teddy Jones of Kinston, hai' Lincoln Grove, where
will Club on Roosevelt Street, been playing regular weekly en- shooting took place,
early Monday. gagement at the club.
The instruments, a snare and a
GREEXSB(JKO—ii-yc:ir pruflj'c. kept snioultlerins by a
vengeful brother, erupted liere Sunday, claiming the life of an;
itinocerit iiystander and \voundin}>; amitluT. j
Twelve years ago Ike .\dani.s was sliot to death in a figi't
by George DeBerry.
Last Sunday, Ike’,s brother, Sanr, drew a bead on DeBerry
with a shotgun as the latter came from church.
His first shot went wild, strik-,
ing Lyn Williamson, of 016 Picl^-
ftrd street, in the chest as he sat
on an oil drum under a tree. Wil
liamson (Slumped from the oil
DeBerry, who by this time had
turned to run, was struck in the
back by Adams’ second shot!
Adams’ aul/jmobile and shot
gun were found by police aban
doned on South Street, about one
Ushers Convention Underway in
Raleigh; Winston, Brooks to Speak
Woman, 91, Lost
3 Days in Woods
ROCKY MOUNT—A 91 year old
'woman lost for three days and
nights in a dense woods was re
ported in “critical” condition
early this week at a hospital.
Mrs. Betty Whitehead was dis
covered Saturday by a volunteer
posse in a dense thicket about a
quarter of a mile from U. S. High
She was lying helpless on her
side with her knees up to her
chest and moaning pitifully, mem
bers of the rescue party said.
Dr. John Smith, of Parkway
hospital, said the woman was suf
fering from “profound dehydra
tion” and secondary starvation.
She had also suffered a mental
relapse, the physician explained.
A posse of about 100 volunteers
firemen, boy scouts and citizens
came upon the woman about 30
minutes after the massive search
The spot at which she was
found is three miles from the
home of her daughter and grad-
daughter, with whom she lived,
but the area is heavily timbered
and covered with briars and un
She had wandered off from the
home late Wednesday. Smaller
searches conducted daily by the
sheriff's department had failed to
find her. The massive search was
ordered Saturday when no trace
of her could be found.
Court Asked to i
NEW ORLEANS, L4.—The U.
S. Court of Appeals here has been
asked to overturn the conviction
of Carl Braden, Southern integra
tion worker, on a charge of con
tempt of congress.
Braden was sentenced to a year
in prison last February for refus
ing ta answer certain questions
aske) of him by a subcommittee
ifiittee in Atlanta, Ga,, in July,
1958. He challenged the. commit-
tco’.^ riRht to .isk the que.stion.s.
‘tom-tom” drum belonging to a
member of the “Teddy Jones Com
bo,” were valued at $130.
Detectives had few leads to
work on at mid-week in solving
According to uniformed police
who were called to the scene by
R. S. George, manager of the
club, Mrs. Arden Jones, wife of
bandleader Teddy Jones, was the
only occupant of the automobile
at the time the instruments were
being loaded, ,
■■HBha said onf of Ute men de
latest report from the ofiBce of scribed as “neatly dressed,”
its president, L. E. Austin -of Dur
ham, the largest delegation and
number of visitors in the 35-year
history of the Interdenominational
Ushers Association will converge
on Raleigh this week to attend
the organization’s annual ses
Scat of the four-day session,
which will open at noon Thurs
day, August 20 and. close Sunday
afternoon, August 23, will be the
Rush Memorial A.M.E. Zion
Church located at 596 K, Cabarrus
Street. The Rev. W. D. Carson
The opening session, which will
be presided over by the president,
will include for the most part
routine matters. The Thursday
afternoon session will be presid
ed over by C. A. Langston and
will consist of registration of
new churches, seating of dele
gates and reading of the minutes
of the previousr session. A meet
ing of the Board of Trustees
with A. D. Clark, chairman, pre
A public program will l)e held
Thursday evening at eight o’clock.
Among the -words of welcome
will be those of the pastor of the
church. Mayor W. G. Enloe, C, C.
Smith, district manager, N. C.
Mutual Life Insurance Company,
Dr, C. B. Middleton, E. H. Brown,
Attorney, F. J, Carnage, J. T.
O’Neal and S. F. Newell. The male
chorus of the Fayetteville Street
Baptist Church will furnish the
The Friday morning session
will be devoted' to the Ushers
Home project at Franklinton, Fri
day afternoon the Arts and Craft
department with Mrs. A. B. Mas-
a program, following by the Junior
senburg, presiding will present
Department under the direction
of Mrs. S. D. Cates. Leo Leak,
junior president, is slated to pre
■ One of the highlights of the
convention will be an address
Friday evening by Dr, Ellen Win
ston, commissioner, N. C. Depart
ment of Public Welfare. . Music
will be furnished by the Obcrlin
Baptist Church choir.
On Saturday noon Attorney
F. B'. McKisslck, Durham attor
ney, will deliver a talk to the con-
ventioB' on “What The Laymen
A question and answer
walked up tp the car and held her
attention in a conversation while
a sccond snatched the drums from
the open trunk.
The fact that the theft was ac
tually taking place was not ob
served by her until one of the
bandsmen, returning from th>
club with ittoro infltruniontB, Bg\y
one of the men fleeing with the
Shortly after both men disap
peared around a corner, polict
said they were told that a green
Ford pick-up truck speed away
from the area.
The drums were the property
of Thomas .Norwood, 17, of lOJ
Padget Street in Carrboro.
Norwood said he has been a
of Negro Pool
GREENSBORO — Nocho Park
swimming pool, one of the two
former city-operated swimming
pools, will eveni!ually become
facility of the Hayea-Tfylor;! ®
rm3a%. i'cewtMn^ Adanu «>d
made public this week.
The city. authorized Monday
the sale of tHe pool to the Love
Foundation. The Foundation had
already announced its intention of
improving the property and turn
ing it over the YMCA.
Formal sale of the pool will
mark the end of city-sponsored
The Lindley park pool, the
(Set USHERS, Pag* 8)
NEW YORK—The NAACP this
week warned President Eisenhow
er that Russian Premier Khruschev
“will score a telling propagandia
point” if shown suburban housing
near Washington, D, C, and in
The President listed these among
places he *wants the Russian lead
er to see during his upcoming visit,
NAACP Executive Secretary Roy
Wilkins, in a wire to the Presi
dent, added that the “suburbs of
Washington are lily-white in oc
"LcviHewn, Pa., hat bscom*
known th« world around at tho
town whoro ■ tingia Nagro fami
ly had to fight off a mob in ordar
to accupy a modest homa," Wil-
“Not even Negro employees of
the Fairless plant of United
States Steel were permitted to
purchase homes in the town built
especially to accommidate plant
“Levittown in Long Island, N.
Y.,” Mr. Wilkins continued “was
built as, a lily-white community,
Levittown, N. J„ is presently in
court on charges of refusing to
sell to Negro applicants.”
"Ofttimat/' Wilkins amphaslzad,
"this Is not trua. But, If Pramiar
rjtsclwt Is showq.. ajiqftst any
perioc* | naw housing anywhara in Amtrl-
ha will icora a tailing propa-j
other former city operated pool,
A'as sold some time ago to a pri
vate corporation. It was main-
Uined for use by whites only by
the city. Nocho Park pool was
used by Negroes.
The City acted to sell the pools
when a group of Negroes peti
tioned that city-operated swim
ming facilities be open to all
races. Disposal of the pools by
sale to private corporations
lieved the city of the obligation
to integrate the facilities.
The Martha and Spencer Love
Foundation offered a price of $10,
500 for the Nocho Park pool.
The pool has been unused since
1957 when the petition for inte
gration was made. The city first
closed both the lindley Park and
Nocho Park pools, then announc
ed that it would sell them.
NEW YORK — The American
Jewish Congress Thursday called
upon the Senate Appropriations
Committee to approve the Morse
amendment, opposing foreign aid
for forign countries discriminating
against U. S. citizens.
The Morse amendment is link
ed to the Mutual Security Appro
Later in the day. He was found
by police fn the “Little Spot” on
Ashe street, calmly sipping beer.
He, confessed when queslioned.
Adams had already driven by
the scene several times after the
shooting while police searched'
for him. . |
A city employee of 1118 Martin
;atrect, the man was placed in jail
^nd held without bond. I
The story of the feud was learn
ed by police' from DeBerry at his!
bed in L. Richardson hospital. |
DeBerry explained how be was,
involved in a fight 12 years agoj^
ttis-teotber.- He |.
told police lie had been acquitted:
on “seH defense” in the slaying of!
Adams' brother. I
A nio(jnIight stmgrg:!* near
uiidnigth at Mt. Vernon and
street in I>urfiiiiti'
Tuesday between two middle-
iged men resulted in the
ileath of one ami the injury o£
Dead is Early Lee Hartsoc, 51,
of 411 ML Vernon Street.
His apponent, 52 yesr aM Want-
low Odum, is Mng held i» rnvaati-
^ation of murder by police.
According to Lt. i. B. Samuel
and patrolman W. L. Baniea. wIm
were called to the scene, the
between the t:wa aten took piaea
following an argument
The only known witness esstv
Wednesday to the Hattie, Mn.
Nellie Mae Allea, 33, of 812 Fay»
GREENSBOKO A group of [ tteville st, lold police siM was oa
businessmen here have purchased | her porch when Hartaoe came of
the Burington Industries Country; and that the next thing six knew
j Club on Rufflne Miii Road for an j the two men were fightiag.
1 undisclosed amount, it was reveled! Police said Odvm would mt
I here this week. j ^'8^^ when qnestioiied.
Attorney J. Kenneth Lee. who; He finally admitted, they said, tlia
j represents the group, which has| fight was over money.
1 formed a corporation for operat-
the club, made the announce
To Open Nov. 1
His victim was ripped m
with a knife. Ambulance attao-
ON NCC STAFF — Miss Jean
Norrii, who received her ous
ter's degree earlier this month
from tha University of Michigan
in English, will advisa North
Carolina Collage's newspaper,
tha Campus Echo, starting in
Saptitmber;! Barl^ Miss Norris
received a master^ degree from
th State University of Iowa.
! nient. I dants from Scartwrough’s wte
I Lee said final ne!;o§iations forj rushed the man to Lincoln ba^at-
i completing the purchase will be! *1. mW he had been slashed aoraat
! made before November 1 and that the forehead, the neck, the right
i the new corporation expects to be- s'de of his face^ the right mtM
! gin operations at the ciub on that ^ side.
(late. ! Hartsoe was dead when the am-
Located some three and one hall bulance reached Lincoln hospilA
niles out of the city on the Ruf j Odum told police that duriag
ine Mill Road, the club and sur j ^he fight, Hartsoc pinned hiot
rounding grounds include some dowii on the grouad and that ha
123 acres. Approximately 100 acres ^ Mm-
in timber with about 22 acres of
integrated School Officer Denies
Charge of Drinking on Premise
MONTEAGLE. TENN.—An offi
cial of an integrated adult school
denied this week charges brought
against the school seeking to have
it padlocked on grounds of creat
ing a “public nuisance.”
A petition chargi^ Highlander
Folk School with permitting liq
uor to be stored on its premises
and stating that its students en
gaged in drinking parties was
filed last week.
It sought to padlock the institu
tion a» a “publi'c nuisance.”
"Tha charges are preposter
ous," Mrs. Septima Clark, veter
an Negro teacher and director
of education at the school, said
She declared that the complaint
was another in a series of attacks
made on the school because it is
integrated and seeks to bring
about integration in the South.
“It is a well known fact to all
those who have participated in
pur workshops,” she said, “that
there has been no drinking, pubj
lie or otherwise, during work
shops and that no liquor has been
stored on school grounds.”
"Tha real complaint, Mrs.'
Clark daclarad," is tha fsct that
Highlander has always been an
intagratad school, and has in re
cent years placed its emphasis
on raca relations.
“For 27 years Highlander has
fought for the rights of ail peo
ple; whatever their race, religion
or political p ersuasion, to meet
together, and to discuss their
problems. Because of this. High
lander has been intermittently at
tacked by forces that oppose not
only the principles of human
brotherhood,' but also the very
law of the land as interpreted by
our highest courts.
“These attacks will not cease,
but Highlander will continue now
as before to speak out for and to
practice the principles which have
guided it since its founding.
The threat to silence the
voice of Highlander is a throat
to the basic freedom of thought
and expression of every Ameri
Mrs. Clark’s statement was
/nade in conjunction with an an
nouncement of a workshop on
Citizenship in Schools to be held
Eleven French students, spon
sored by the Experiment in Inter
national Living, with subsidies
from the American and French
governments, will be at the insti
tution between Aug. 30 and Sept.
7 for the workshop.
It will be supervised by Mrs.
Clark, in the absence of school
director Myles Horton, now in
Europe attending an European
Folk School Conference at Tien-
He was also treated at Liocafet
for forehead wounds which
It has two lakes of about six i Quired eight stictae^
acres with beaeh iiiers, floats and |
swimming facilities. j
Other recreation facilities in- ‘
elude four all weather tennis
Court, and an outside Iwwling al-|
ley. Lee said the corporation in '
tends to add a golf course. ;
The club building itself is a
two-story brick structure. Its facil
ities include two terraces, one:
.overlaoking a lake, club rooms and]
ballrooms on each of the two'
floors, dining rooms, card rooms, |
offices, a kitchen, and ladies and I
men's locker rooms. i
In addition, the building fea
tures modem equipment. |
Ajoining the club building is a
five room frame tenant house.
On Each Other
UTTLE ROCK ArL — Segkeci-
tioir- wititin the dasarooin
this weeii as the parent of one af
white gii^' attending aae of tfaa
city's integrated setooia annotme^
ed his intentiiHi of ittvokiog i
sute law wh|sli provides for aaeh
John -A, m atton*]!',
said he Ind^lim told b]r supeti*-
tendent«'V^etefl Powell that
school board would aMde by a
19S8 law as long as it Is not ^
The statute, enacted in Aivnrt
19S8 during a special SMricHi et
GREENSBORO - Two brother, ,egi„.ture caUedTy Gov. Fanbua
were arrested Saturday morning ^
e home; jgyg stndent caa be fonwd
Perkins^ to sit in- the |ame ciaMraom witt
person' of another race.
after a cutting battle at the home
of Willis Jones 30, of
Clarence Jones, 25 brother of
Willis Jones was rushed to L.
Richardson Hospital for cuts he
received on the head and neck,
and a stab in the chest. Willis
McLeod's daughter is ona o(
700 white students MroUed at
Hall high, wiiei^ 4u«e N^ro
girls have been admitted. One a
Jones received a cut on his left‘“’’^“
' as McLeod’s child.
Central high, scene ot tha U0T
clashes, has one Negro boy and
more than 1.400 widt* studenU.
The other high sdioola are Tadi.
all-white, and Horace all-
Both Willis and his brother
Clarence, had been drinking,
when they started arguing.
HOWARD AWARDS $3«,000
WASHINGTON, D. C. — Howard
University this week awarded
scholarships totaling $39,000 to 36
winners in its 1958-59 national
competitive scholarship examina
tions. Names of eight winners of
four-year scholarships were an
FAMILY FALL-OUT IMtLTM
The Civil Defense
has placed books om “Tamily
out Shelter’^ aa the ihrtvea at
Carnegie Ubcaiy for yvn wwl
Little Rock Court Action Entered To Protect Rights Of The
Central High School Students, Roy Wilkins, NAACP Secretary
NEW YORK—The filling of pa- school board on student place-
pers in court in behalf of Little ment question."
Rock Negro students was neces-i "The struggle for democracy in
sary in order that their legal ^ education is not only a legal ques-
rights under a Federal court order | tion,” Dr. Jackson wired, "but is
would not be waived, the NAACP also a'question of constructive hu-
asserted here Friday. | man relations and good wilt. We
br. J. H. Jackson, president of must not sacrifice the latter in! in the southern dailies."
the National Baptist Convention,'meticulous contention for the for- Pointing out that the Little Rock
lne„ had wired Roy Wilkins, NA mer.’.’ ^schwl board had failed to assign
ACP executive secetary, express^ The NAACP reply voiced its the remaining Negro student who
Ing regret "at the filing of suit "distress" at the release of Dr.. had attended Central, Hi|!h in
at this time against tittle Rock Jackson's telegram to the daily 1957-56 under an order of the Fed-
press "in the light of the reedilyj eral court,
available factual data on thei wrote:
Little Rock situation." It cited thel "Unless tai
headline in a New York memin«! dertaken In kaiult
paper, "Negro Hits NAACP" and
stated, "We can imagine the eie-
berate and enthusiastic di^Hays
dents, their rigkla
awKeved to Mia
the haale al
a»pr*«el eft |li» aaM|^