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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, February 06, 1965, Image 1

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HIGH POINT JAYCEES NAME NEGRO MAN OF THE YEAR" v* ' S'i "jr.* . L » I, ;. , »wf n -wt■ -m r ~ XSH& """ " ' 2 ■■ I : Bh ■ i • I UOIMMESSMAN JAMES ROOSEVELT, from right proudly pfttt with Hie Man of Hio V> Yc«f. Albert Watson and family. Roosevelt, candidate for Moyor of Lot Angeles, c'psps silver spade with Mr. Watson, expre sslng complete confidence In Mr. Watson's . r' "' ty to rise to even greater heights, so says Mr. Roosevelt. Two Churches Burned •fW " > r - •*; .■ i£ - ' .'•» to Ground In Louisiana ■ M. ■ -{•■fbstoro, La.—TVo churches iqted by Core for voter regis trttiea activites were burned to ground around 2 a. m., Jan. They were Pleasant Grove •a|(ti«t Church and Bethany Bapi* lit Church. \CdltE officials alerted the IT. •&. L, bvft it was not until ap- ( proximately nine hours after the ; ftirt) that agents arrived on the ( scree. CORE Southern Director Rictard Haley wired Governor . Jetttl McKeithen: "One month ago, Morris di£d, a flaming torch, ] ih nearby T'erriday. Two Negro churches lie in ahses in Jones- Irffe. CORfi urges complete in- platitudes." .' toto arrest has been made to Ute In the o»»e of Morris, who hurned to death when two men pimped gasoline in riWe hls small shoe repair shop and set it aflt-e. J-*# church burnings came only j tCouple ofl weeks after CORE ' Mi started testing public accomo dation to determine whether tjsfcy wejre complying with, the SVU : Rights ■ Act. In fact, the jaegt. recent tests, in which Ne groes were served without in cident took place the day be fore the two fljrcs Mississippi Gets Its Largest School j Integration Law Suit This Week ~ S0 iIOSS POINT, Miss.—The larg est number Of Mississippi Negroes ever to register a coiftplaint for desfcgregation of a school system Was filed her? today (Jan. 22). NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund representing the parents 6f 6i school age Ne gro youths Urged the United StStes Couvt' for the Southern V . - /.TT-.: ; ■ '• , •. - nPRQHV vBKufMjCjHHB^* I a ' H ■ *9& lal I i j A*" jfl| \ WORKSHbp PARTICIPANTS— at Tubman Branch YWCA of Dur- Una MeCtiaa of Hfllslda Hltf* fkiHwad akoVa ara participant* him. From left to right ara ilaa- School, and Tenia Robarton of Wt fi—fmt Offlcar* Trailing niwta Brown and Sandra Vauflhna' J*ma* ft. jhtppard School. "** " Workihap Prayram at ttw Htrrl- of Paarionfown School, Jacqua- - , ]:> ' "*■■ V V* rvtiif l * . .... ■l.'} i , -' a ' L *££_ - » :„s'v. Costa Rica Ambassador to Speak At White Rock Church Feb. 14 Hii Excellency, Gonzalo J. Fa cio, Ambassador from the Repub lic N>f Costarica will be the Good Will Day speaker at White Rock Baptist Church, Sunday, February 14, at the 11 o'clock service. The public is invited to hear Ambassador Facio. A. T. Spaulding, a member of White Rock's Trustee Board is chairman of the church's Good Will and Brotherhood Day Com mittee. He was appointed by Dr. Miles Mark Fisher who retired as pastor, December 31, 1964. Mr. Facio was born in San Jose Costa Rica. He was educated at the University of Costa Rica where he received his law degree and at the Institute of Inter- American Law, New York Uni versity. In 1963 he was awarded, the Doctor of Laws degree from this same instituiton. In addition to his practice of law, he has served as a professor of law at the University of Costa Division of Mississippi to give i immediate consideration to their charges against the "segregated, dual-standard" school system of Moss Point. This small Mississippi town, having only 6,0C0 elementary and high school enrollment, is the fifth Mississippi school system See LAW, page 4A r f Ijjfej m L M *r, ..• ' y AMBASSADOR FACIO >; Rica. A founder 6f Costa R.icd's Na-* tional Liberation Party, the party in power 6t the present time, Mr. Facio has played an important role in nearly ev?ry aspect of governmental responsibility. He is alsc an editor of several outstand ing publications. Previous to serving as Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Facio has car ried out ten level dtplomatic mis sions f«r his country in nearly ali the Central American republics. His Excellency was president of the Costa Rican Delegation to the United States in 1948 and 1952. At the present time, he is Chairman of the Standing Committee on Eco nomic and Social Affairs of the Council of the Organization of See/ AMBASSADOR, 4A Che €ar§i!a Cmk?3 VOLUME 42— N0.~5 DURHAM, N. C.—SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1965 PRICE :~IS Cents Conviction Oi Miss. NAACP Bead Voided By U. S. Court Miss. Governor Ordered Before MFDP's Session i JACKSON, Mississippi— Gover- j nor Paul Johnson of Mississippi ind three other state officials must appear at Negro Parish Street Baptist Church here Janu ary- 25 to answer question* from the Mississippi Freedom Demo cratic Partjr (MFDP). Under an 1851 federal law, the MFDP has subpoenaed the state officials to give depositions con cerning the bi-racial group's chal lenge of Mississippi's all-white representatives in Congress. Failure to respond to the sub poena is a misdemeanor. The sub poenas were issued for Governor Johnson; Attorney General Joe T. Patterson; Colonel T. 6. Birdsong, head of-the State Highway Patrol; and Erie Johnston, Director of the State Sovereignty Commission, Mississippi's segregation watch dog agency. The Governor **as in Washing ton, J).- C. attending President L. B. Johnson's inauguration. Attor ney General Patterson's subpoena was taken to his home, where his wife- refused to accept it. Tt*»-#FDP, first organized tft a state-wide convention in April, 1964, challenged the right of the slate's all-white Democratic Par ty to represent Mississippi at the Nattoikpi " Democratic Convention in Atlantic' City. The challenge re sulted In two token "at large" seats for the MFDP and the re fusal of most of the state's regu lar Democrats to take a loyalty oath; •' On January 4, 1065, the MFDP announced a contest over Missis-' sippi's five seats in the United States House of Representatives. City Councilman Stewart Credit Union Speaker GASTONIA John Sylvester Stewart, Durham city councilman, and president of the Mutual Sav ings and Loan Association of Dur ham, was guest speaker to an overflow audience in the Highland Elementary School Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the 22nd annual share holders meeting of the Excelsion Credit Union. He was welcomed to the city by James Q. Falls, president, and Nathaniel Barber, secretary- treas urer of the credit union, and Gas toaia city councilman Thebaud Jeffers. During the course of his address Stewart made a plea for improved See STEWART, page 4A Thanks Ushers And Friends! It Is with a spirit of deep ' gratitude and great humility .that I take this method to say THANK YOU to all the ushers of Durham and my ! Other friends who were so t kind to remember me with their donations and cards on my birthday, Sunday, Janu ary 34. May God bless and keep ail of you. I ■ L. E. Austin >i T::' ' r - " ' Funeral of Prominent Durham Merchant Scheduled* for Sunday The funeral of Freeman Smith, age 68, prominent Durham mer chant will be held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church her* Sunday/ Jan uary 31 at 12:30 P.M. The Re*. E. T. Browne, pastor yill effieiate. Smith succumbed here suddenly Wednesday morning around 3:30 while enroute to the hospital aftsr becoming ill at his home earlier in the morning. For a long number, ef years We had operated a fish market and grocery store at the corner tf Fayetteville and St. Joseph Stf. Recently he had moved his busi ness to Morehead Avenue in : the western part of the city where We had opened one of the" city's. mok modern and up-to-date groceries and snack bars. Surviving Mr. Smith Are bjs wife, Mrs. Viola Smith, one son,. 1 Worth T. Smith; one brother, W. 1 E. Smith; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Lassiter and Miss Mary .Smith of Boston, Mass. Several grasdcUU- I. A. Businessman to Construct $3 Million Meat Packing Plant LOS ANGELES Ground w*», broken here recently ftn' fcnew $3 million structure t.e hoUs* the Watg ad Meat Company, beaded by Albfrrt Watsoft, Whoa# firstjOb ja a boy , w.as selling irieat, fr6m a paper bag in his nativG Louiftiaiip. Mr. WatSoh rteCeived a loan of $206 300 from the Small Buainess Association to al In the building which W|UA« at 1784 E. Vernon fetrelt.'«!♦ pre, sently conducts hW [ bysintys. at 3344 E. 45th Street. \ . ■. * j A supervisor for Best Meat Co. f>efore starting his own company, Watson is an ordained minister and assistant pastor Of the Bright Baptist Church. - Among dignitaries participating in the groundbreaking Arera Al bert E. Meyer, Regional director of the Small Business Adminis _iii •' J 7 i ANNUAL MEETING | OF CONA SET FOR SUNDAY, JAN. 31 Summary reports by fivf sub committees will be among items on the agenda at the annual meet ing of the Durham Committee on Negro Affairs Sunday, January 31 at 4 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church. JJub-committee chairmen _ will summarize 1964 in their respective areas as follows: legal redriss; William A. Marsh; education. Dr. Harold M. aFitts; civic activities; L. Bb Frasier; political fction/ Ellis D. Jones, and economic life-; N. B. White. Awards for outstanding civic work '.vill be presented at the meeting, which wa a originally scheduled for Jan. 17, but post- See CONA, page 4A • $12,000 TEACHING POSTS OPEN IN W'CHESTER, N. Y. WHITE PLAINS, N. Y.—Teach: era with 30-points beyond a Mas ter's Degree can pern over $12,- 000 in three schpol • districts hi Westchester County, and twenty l nine, of the 47 aqhool districts in the county pay ?s high as SII,OOO to $12,000 to such teachers, If was announced this week by Mrs. Herbert Mark, Director of Teach er Recruitment of they Urbah League of Westchester. >•\ The median salary earned .by Westchester teachers in, the. 1984 « " Set POSITIONS, f»g« U * : , .f.■ fiHIHi , »ia^B ,'. . ' ' ; SMITH ( . :;' V...J i'. ,'-» • I . ', j~. •; direh ant}' great grandchildren also survive.: - Interment will be at Beeehwood | Ctw^tery. .* •. !» fy v' * Iriitjon, who called Watson "the •jnan Of the year" *in making the diy's keynote address; Congress man James Roosevelt; Joseph Bat. ion, president of the newly-organ- Izfcd. Inter-racial Bank of Finance; city touncilmen Thomas Bradley and Gilbert Lindsay. i .tW-tfr■— 4 ~ ■• . i! laILL 1 m hv I ■ I I ■ ■ -4 H/fPPY" BIRTHDAY—Members of Hit Durh«m Ushers Onion a»e thown In the above picture at the fh* Carolina Times and president 'df-Mie N. C. Ushers Association, 'Stinday, 1 January 24, during the Mrthdey ceJ*bration given by his wHe, Mr*. Stella V. Austin, honor- In-ytha nfwspapßrman. Austin was •howered. With donations enclosed SNCC, Martin Luther King, Nazis Clash in Selma, Alabama in First Major Civil Rights Push of 1965 \t. , . '' SftlMA, Alabama This black bolt tawn, of 28,000 has become the; site of the first major civil rights push of 1965. A three-day' '•'Freefionp Day!',, beginning Janu ary 18 qpt the scene for a clash tfcat Ihctyded: '• John Lc'jvis, Chafrnian of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating QmmUtw (SNCC), and a SNCC (\qiHpgup that has been work since February, 196"; ~ WASHINGTON ■ — The U. S. bu-j preme Court on Jan. 18 set aside | the conviction of the president j of the Mississippi NAACP State j Conference who. had been found | guilty.of a. morals charge by a; white Mississippi jury. Dr. Aaron Henry had been cfm- victed on* charges of making im moral advances towards a teenage , white boy. lie was originally sen \ tenced to six months in prison j and fined SSOO. NAACP attorneys defending Dr. Henry appealed the case to the Supreme Court on the grounds that he had been unlawfully ar rested, that his automobile .vas unlawfully searched, that the af fidavit on which he was tried in the lower court was illegal and defective, and that there was no corroborating evidence to support the charge against him. In setting aside the conviction, the Supreme Court remanded the case to the Mississippi Supreme Court which had failed to decide federal issues raised before it. i The Mississippi Court was order ed to decide Whether during the original trial Dr. Henry had knowingly waived his right to challenge the use of illegally seized evidence. The Court was directed to re view the case in light of the prior U.S. Supreme Court decisions re lating to the waiver issue. > The case was argjied before the • Supreme Court in October by NAACP Associate Counsel Bar . bara Morris of New York City. Other NAACP attorneys in the case included General Counsel K! L. Carter, also of New York City, and Jack Young of Jackson, Miss. ; In birthday greetinfls in amounts ranging from SI.OO to $25.00 and totaling several hundred dollars. Austin stated it was the first j birthday party h« had ever had and expressed himself as being most trateful to his many friends 1 11 and the ushers of Durham for re- \ . membering him.in such a tangi ble way. His wife, who had suf- j , fered a light stroke, was unable to] • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,''' 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner; • George Lincoln Rockwell and members of his American Nazi P?rty; • Attorney J. -B. Stonoi' of At lanta and his supporters from the racist National States Rights Par ty. Aiding Stoncr was Rev. Con nie Lynch, active in whipping up white mobs in St. Augustine last summer; ____ , y . ... - . - • — i | - r-.~v BROWN PR Wan Cited For Achievement In Business Circle HIGH POINT—What is believed 1 to be the first time a Negro has I ever received the "Man of tho | Year" award from a Junior Cham- I ber of' Commerce in North Caro j lina,- and probably the entire i South, occurred here last week whei? Robert J. Brown, a public relations consultant was given the honor by the High Point Jaycees last Thursday night at their an nual award banquet, „ feroAii, a 2#-y«ar-old young man, has lifed .himself by his own boot straps, from shining shoes on the streets* (>f High Point for 5 cents a pair, to one of the state's most efficient and capable public rela tions consultants, is a member of '"*• the Governor 1 * _ Good Neighbor Council. Brown was notified of the award after he had been lured to the banquet by being, told that he was to discuss a program of a rede velopment commission Said Brown: '-This award shows , 1 that High Point is a bright spot in th* area of race relations in the area.'ritate and nation. It gives renewed faith and courage, ' and proves that people can live • together, ia i»eaee." 1* .addition, toi being -pFesidnrt 1 s of the public, relations firm. Brown r is also -chairman of the Board of - Directors .of _ the United Publish . ers of Durham, owners of the Car s' olina Times, serves on a job op ! porfwiity subcommittee of the , Human Relations Committee of See BROWN 4A preeent. he is at Lincoln Hospital where doctors report her well on the way to recovery. ..Those in th« picture from left td "flgTit *re Mrs. Louise Harvey, Mrs. Hatti«i Bell Thomas, Austin, i Clyde Moere, president, Durham ' Ushers Union, Mrs. Viola Brodie, ; Mrs. Minnif Ford and Mrs. S. D. ! Catea. _ ' , I —Photo by Purefoy '•'y • Dallas County Sheriff Jim £Urk r the targtet of two Justice Department suits charging him with infinpidatijig ,'SNCC workers and loc»l NfgWXS. Clark's county police forces are. bolstered by a volunteer pass?; ♦ ..* city administration led by Mtnftr JSmitberman and Public Safety. Baker; • 19,00 ft Dallas County Negroes ,i * Set CLASH, page IS. V if ■ ' ' " ) ■ ■ST "~v «» •• *

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