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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, August 14, 1965, Image 1

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/V. C. Ushers 41st Annual Session Set For Raleigh Aug, 19-22 NAACP TO USE VOTING LAW IMMEDIATELY ■ ■ *:l£iim«Hi CLUB WOMEN LEADERS HON ORED Former presidents of Hi* National Association of Col ored Women's Clubs and the Association's current leader were honored recently at the convention of NACWC-s region' al unit—the Northeastern Fed eration of Women's Clubs, held McKissick, Hawkins Urge U. S. Registrars For N.C, In a letter addressed to U.S. Attorney General Katzenbach here Wednesday, Attorney F. B. McKissick, National Chairman of CORE and Dr. R. A. Haw kins, Chairman, Mecklenburg Organization on Political Af fairs, urged the United States Justice Department "to imme diately dispatch registrars to the state of North Carolina." In their letter to Katzenbach, McKissick and Hawkins based their action on the "past strat egems of the segregationists in North Carolina to frustrate and delay the impact of past Fed eral voting rights acts." The letter to the U. S. Attor ney General also pointed out that, according to Malcolm B. Seawell, Chairman N. C. State Brard of Elections, the Regis tration Books will not be open until October 9, 1965. Although the letter to the Attorney General did not say so, it is believed that McKissick and Hawkins' action was prompted by the 30 or more ..counties, principally in the eastern section or black belt of the state, where Negroes have either been barred outright from voting, intimidated, de layed or subjected to other North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Preps for Moving To New Office Building A. T. Spauldtng, president of N. C. Mutual Life Insurance Company, announced here this week that plans are already in the making for moving the company to the new home of fice building now nearing com pletion at Chapel Hill and Duke Streets. Involved in the move to the new 12-story building will be some 250 or more employees who are scheduled to be located in the new quarters around August 23. The offices of N. C. Mutual are scheduled to occupy the basement, the second, third, fourth, eleventh and twelfth floors. Other floors will be leased. Completion of the entire building is scheduled for about October 1. Rumors to the effect that the old home office building of N. C. Mutual, located at 114 West ParrUh Street, will be pur chased by the Mechanics and Farmers Bank were rife here this week when it was disclosed that a meeting of the Board of Directors of the bank had been called for Thursday afternoon. The bank has occupied the ground floor of the Parriah Street building since its erec tion in 1921. Bank officials would not verify or deny the circulated rumors prior to the report. It was learned, however, that its main office will remain at its present location, with a branch being operated in the new home office building. The bank op erates other branches in Ral eigh, Charlotte and Fayetteville Street in Durham. in Pittsburgh. Above Mrs. Na omi Y. Hatcher, left NFWC president, Atlantic City, N. J., poses with the honorees follow ing the awarding of beautiful plaques. From Mrs. Hatcher's left are NACWC past presidents Dr. Rosa L. Gragc v Washington, D. C., and Detroit, Mich., and McKISSICK tactics to prevent them from exercising their citizenship rights. Backing the action of the Iwo civil rights leaders are numerous Negro organizations and individuals, who were favor of federal registrars be fovor of federal registrars be ing sent to the state, as soon as they learned of McKissick and Hawkins action, it was dis closed here Thursday. R. O. MURPHY TO PRACTICE LAW WITH S. G. MITCHELL IN RALEIGH RALEIGH—SamueI C. Mitch ell, prominent Raleigh attorney, announced this week that Ro mallus 0. Murphy is now asso ciated with him as a practicing attorney and will have offices with him, in the Hamlin Drug Building, 126 */2 East Hargett Street. Murphy has had a brilliant career since graduating from the University of North Caro lina Law School at Chapel Hill. He spent two years in the U. S. Air Force and served as an officer in the Japan Area. He opened an office in Wilson and enjoyed an extensive prac tice. He accepted a call to Erie. Pa., where he was executive director of the Human Rela tions Commission of that city, for three years. In this port he admlnlsetred the affairs of the agency and built one of the most powerful agencies in the field of "open occupancy" hous ing and fair employment. Due to his wide experience he served on the Task Force of the Equal Employment Op portunity and attended a meet ing held in Washington, D. C., July 9. He has been invited by President Lyndon B. Johnson, to attend a White House Con ference on Equal Employment Opportunity August 19 and 20. Mayor Charles B. Williamson, Erie, Pa., commenting on Mur phy's resignation of the $8,667 year poet, had the following to say, "His family is back there Mrs. Ella P. Stewart, Toledo, Ohio, James Lewis; Mrs. Mamie B. Reese, Albany, Ga., NACWC president, PRman Moss H. Ken drlx, and Mrs. Marion E. Bry ant, president, National Asso ciation of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, i Inc., Pittsburgh. Lott Carey to Meet Richmond Aug. 30-Sep. 3 RICHMOND According to the office of the Executive Sec retary of the Lott Carey Bap tist Foreign Convention, Dr. Wendell C. Somerville, the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention will hold its 68th Annual Session with the Fourth Baptist Church, Richmond, Vir ginia, August 30-September 3. More than fifteen hundred delegates from sixteen states, Canada and the District of Co lumbia will constitute the mem bership in this distinct Foreign Missionary Organization. According to Dr. Somerville, the Lott Carey Convention has 134 full-time missionaries in Africa. India and Haiti. Several representatives from these areas will be present at this session of the Convention along with See LOTT CAREY, 2A Pi w (N. C.) as are most of his con nections. And it is these things that influenced his decision to leave Erie, as far aa I can de termine." He continued, "We would like very much to have Murphy stay here. We have al ways been extremely pleased with the representation he has given us." Murphy's decision to locate in Raleigh is said to have been Influenced by the fact that he is eyeing politics and felt that the capital was the place to start He is married to the former Norma Carter, of Havelock. They have children, Natalie 12; Kim 8; Romallus, Jr., S; and Lisa, 6 months. One Carwfta €tm& VOLUME 42 No. 28 DURHAM, N. C SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 1965 PRICE 15 Cent. Turner Named High N.C. Holy Ro HIGH POINT—The 19th An nual Convocation of the Holy Royal Arch Masons of North Carolina, which met here re cently, climaxed its activities by electing E. C. Turner, Dur ham, as High Priest. Turner ia well known In the fraternal circles of the state and brings to the office a wide experience. H? served as Worshipful Mas ter of Doric Lodge, No. 28 Dur him, and has been responsible for the expansion of the Ma sonic program in the "Bull City." The Hiram Chapter, No. 56, was host to the meet and many high ranking Masons were in attendance. Other officers elect ed were Perry Wright, High Point, Deputy Grand High Priest; Wilson Maxwell, Char lotte, Grand King; George De berry, Wadesboro, Grand Scribe; L. N. Smith, Charlotte, Grand Secretary; W. P. Harri son, Greensboro, Grand Treas urer; and Walter McCauley, Chapel Hill, Grand Chaplain. The election of Turner is ex pected to accelerate the work of that branch of Masonry, due to the many ties that he has throughout the State and the FEDERAL COURT ASKED To Order Admission Negro To Ala. Graduate School Asks Injunction Against Ala. U. Graduate Deans BIRMINGHAM NAACP Le gal Defense and Educational Fund lawyers will appear in Federal District Court here to present a motion seeking the admission of a Negro girl to the University of Alabama Graduate School. The attorneys will ask Judge H. H. Grooms for a preliminary injunction against Eric Rod gers, dean of the Graduate School, and William R. Ben nett, dean of Admissions, pro hibiting them from refusing admission to Miss Theresa Whetstone of Montgomery. Miss Whetstone's complaint, filed Monday, alleges she was denied admission to the grad uate school as direct result of • policy of maintaining segre gated schools in Alabama. She applied for admission to the graduate school shortly after graduation from Negro Alabama State College in May However, Rodgers and Bennett Informed her she did not quali fy because she was a graduate of an unaccredited institution. The suit contends that since Alabama State College is a state-supported institution, de signated by state legislation as being limited to Negroes, the rejection of her application "be cause she attended one of the two institutions to which she was limited solely because of her race and colftr" la a denial of her constitutional rights. The other state-supported Ne gro institution Is Alabama A. and M. College, which was un accredited when Miss Whet stone entered college in 1062. but has since been accredited. Fred B. Gray of Montgomery, a Legal Defense Fund cooperat ing attorney participating in the case, said that in a similar situation, a Federal District I Court ordered the admission of See ORDH, XA ;i • | Jtk ft ||in a | a TURNER nation. He is well known in the sports world having coached in Texas and at North Carolina College. He is the proprietor of a beauty supply business in Durham. The 1967 General Grand Conference, bringing high Masons from all over the nation, will meet in Durham. High Priest Turner said that plans are now being made to host the national confab. |YFT AV OFFICIALS, delegates and vlsl-1 tor* to the Sixteenth Annual Session of the Federated Gar den Clubs which met at A. and Rush Metropolitan Church to Host Annual N. C. State interdenominational Ushers Meet The largest delegation and number of visitors in the his tory of the Interdenominational Ushers Association of North Carolina are expected to jour ney to Raleigh August 10-22 to attend the 41at Annual Conven tion of the organization. Host church of the 1069 an nual session is the Metropoli tan A. M. E. Zlon Church on Bledsoe Street, of which the Rev. T. H. Harris is pastor. Among those slated for ad dresses at the annual session this year is Attorney F. B. Mc- Kissick, National Chairman of CORE. McKissick will speak Friday afternoon at 3:00. The annual sermon will be preached Sunday morning by Rev. Harris, the pastor. Other items of unusual in terest will be the annual Ora torical Contest, under the di rection of Mrs. Susie V. Coop- See WHIRS, 2A Hobarf Taylor Cited in Work For Equality WASHINGTON, D. C. Ho bart Taylor, Jr., Executive Vice Chairman of the President's Committee on Equal Employ ment Opportunity; has been given a special citation by the National Urban League far his work in expanding employment opportunities for America's mi norities. The first of its kind in the history of the League, was presented to Taylor at a special luncheon during " the League's convention in Miami Beach, Florida. Whitney M. Young, Jr., Ex ecutive Director of the League, in presenting Taylor with the award, said: "Hobart Taylor has done more than possibly any other See TAYUOR 6A T. College in" Greensboro last week. Durinp the convention workshops on Conservation, Horticulture, Beautiflcation and JAMES R. BUTTS NAMED ATHLETIC CHAIRMAN AT NOR. CAR. COLLEGE James R. Butts, assistant pro fessor of chemistry at North Carolina College, has been named chairman of the college's Athletic Committee, an an nouncement by President Maa sie this week reveals. He will replace as chairman Dr. James H. Brewer, who will study on a postdoctral fellow ship at the Smithsonian Insti tute for the 1069-66 school year. The committee, which has 12 members, sets policies and pro* cedures for the college's entire athletic program. Butts, a native of Peters burg, Va., holds the B.S. degree from Virginia State College and the M.S. degree from the Uni versity of Michigan. He is also a graduate of the Ammunition See BUTTS, 2A Priest Masons TO JOIN NCC FACULTY—Or Arnold H. Taylor formerly chairman of the Division of So ciil Sciences at Southern Uni versity. will join the North Car ollna College faculty a* profes tor of history effective Septem ber 1. A native of Regina, Va., Tay lor holds the B.A„ degree from Virginia Union University, tha M.A. from Howard University, and the Ph.D. from Catholic University. Flowtr arranging wtr* h«ld. St* full itory on pagt section B. BUTTS Wilkins Cites Six States as Attack Points WASHINGTON, D. C. The National Association lor the Advancement of Colored Peo ple *>vlll make immediate use of the new Voting Rights Act of 1963, declared Executive Di rector Roy Wilkins, Friday, August 6, following signing of the measure into law by Presi dent Johnson. „ Wilkins, here for the signing ceremony which took place in the "President's Room" just off the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill, said the NAACP "will use the new law Immediately in its voter registration Summer Pro. ject now under way in Ala bama. Mississippi and South Carolina, and in separate voter registration drives In Mary land, Florida and Arkansas. In his address, prior to the signing, President Johnson said he would begin enforcing the hew la - *- without delay. The NAACP director said the new law "will open up regis tration and voting to scores of thousands of Negro citizens in 'hard-core' counties in some Southern states,"' adding that, "In many counties less than three per cent of Negro eligi bles are registered." "With the increased number of Negro voters." Wilkins pre dicted. "many problems now on the Federal doorstep can be handled at home." The new voting law is the second great landmark in civil rights legislation to be enacted during the Johnson Administra tion. The first was the omnibus Civil Rights Act of 1964. Others present during the signing included members of the diplomatic crops, number ing among them representatives See VOTING, 2A Sigmas Start Project to Wipe Out Poverty NEW YORK—Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., ended its 30th Annual Boule here at the Statler Hilton Hotel by the adoption of resolutions com mending Dr. Martin Luther King for his civil rights activi ties, praising President Johnson for leading the battle to give th Negro full equality, en couraging each of its 130 local chapter? tn subscribe to a life membership in the NAACP and jelling up a pilot project on )hr grassroots level to aid in the fight against poverty. Hailed as the most success ful of their conventions since their Greck-lctler group was started on the campus of But ler University in Indiana, 500 delegates from coast-to-coast dutifully attended the week long sessions presided over by Reelected to another term Mrs. Annie W. Neville, a Rocky Mount, North Carolina school principal. Special attention was given to the undergraduate chapters and how Sigma could best increase its "image" on the nation's campus to attract new recruits. Highlights of the'week wis the public meeting when Dr. Mattherw J. Whitehead, Dean of the Dlitrict of Columbia Teach ers College, Washington, D. C. warned them In his address to "instill values of thrift and eco nomlc productivity in our peo ple." Recently returned from a 2 1/2 year tour of duty in Lagos, Nigeria,' Dr. Whitehead drama tically pointed out how far the Negro has come and how much further he is to travel before he attains "full freedom." The sorors were officially welcomed to the city by Acting Mayor Paul Screvane, who praised the Slgmaa for their "dedication to equllty." He alao singled out for special mention one of their official*, legal advisor Mrs. Ruth Whaley, Sec retary to the Board of Estimate, as an example of Negro women winning the fight for equalllty. Reel teed to another term were Grand Basileus Mrs. Nev ille; First Grand Basileua A. O.' See SORORITY, 2A

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