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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, March 04, 1967, Image 1

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Dr. Carl J. Murphy $25,000 Reward Posted For Miss. CR Slayers Negro Rights Worker's Truck Blown Apart NATCHEZ, MISS.-Rewards totaling $35)000 were being offered here this week for the bombing to death of Wharlest Jackson, a Nachez Negro civil rights worker, when his truck was blown apart Monday night. The city of Natches is offering $25,000 and the Armstrong Tjre and Rubber Company, where Jackson worked SIO,OOO for the arrest of those responsible for the death dealing explosion Gov. Paul B. Johnson branded the killing of Jack son as "heinous and sense less murder." The Governor added: "The citizenry of Mississippi abhors this act of savagery ,which stains the honor of our state." Jackson, 36, and the fa ther of six children, had only last week been pro moted by the Tire and Rub ber Company to a job former ly held by a white man. He was killed as he drove home from work. His wife said she could not understand the crime since civil rights activity had died down in Natchez. Said Mrs. Jackson further: "It was dirty white people here in Natchez, that's all. It was evil because he didn't bother nobody. I didn't know his job was that important that someone had to kill him." Back in 1965 a similar explosion badly injured George Metcalf, president of the Natchez branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Jackson was treasurer of the Nat chez NAACP until last The slaying of Jackson has precipitated protests See SLAYER page 2A Negro Sheriff of Deep South to Protect All ATLANTA, GA., Feb.2l (SCLC)—The first Negro to be elected sheriff in the Deep South since Recon struction pledged last night that "all persons in our county, regardless of color, will have the protection of the law, My staff and I serve not as oppressors,but protectors." Lucius Amerson of Macon County, Alabama, the only Negro sheriff in the United States, spoke at a rally of the Atlanta affiliate of the Southern Christian Leader ship Conference. The meet ing was called by newly e lected officers of the At lanta SCLC to protest a gainst the slow pace of school desegregation, dis crimination in employment, and slum housing in Atlanta The sheriff, whose home is in Tuskegee, told how he overcame numerous obsta cles in his campaign, and how he has confronted threats since he took office Jan. 16. He said he could not have been elected with out the support of SCLC and other organizations, and urged Negroes to unite behind candidates for poli tical office. Dr. Ralph David Aberna thy, national Vice Presi dent At-Large of SCLC, • called on the audience to join and support the affiliate and its new officers in "tearing down every ves tige of segregation and dis crimination which is still ■ found here in A'lanta. "We have a long way to go. Employment is at an all time high in out city, but Negroes are still the' last to be hired and the first to be fired. The vast majority of schools in Atlanta are still segregated, 13 years after the Supreme Court said this was unconstitutional. Atlanta is the home of the Braves, but also the home of many maladjusted and frustrated people because See SHERIFF 2A Chi CarSi|a Cuura VOLUME 14 - No. 9 DURHAM, N. C. - SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1967 PRICE: 20c Dr. A. D. Moseley To Head Durham NAACP m ' JL _ I IV itvt nfl MB J. A. CARTER (center) PRESENTS CERTIFICATE TO ONE OF THE OFFICERS 18 Duke Security Officers Get First Aid; Certificates Bishop George W. Baber to Preach at St. Joseph's Sun. Bishop Ge a W. Baber, presiding prelate of the Second Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Church, will de liver the sermon at St. Joseph's A.M.E. Church here, Sunday, March 5, at 11:00 a.m. It was announced here week by Dr. Phillip R. Cousin, pastor. The occasion of Bishop Baber's visit to St. Joseph's will be in connection with the mortgage burning program which will precede his mes sage. Music will be furnished by the Senior Choir, under the direction of J.T. Mitchell, choister. Mrs. Minnie Gilmer will be at the organ. Bishop Baber is highly re spected and admired through out the entire A.M.E. Con nect ion, as well as the £ Sec cond Episcopal District. Under his leadership the Kittrell College Foundation has been established with approximately sss,ooohaving already been raised* The plan, which is just getting underway, calls for an annual minimum donation to Kittrell C dlegeof $lO from each member of the Second Episcopal District. Weaver Says Charges Against U. S. Housing Dept "Unfair" WASHINGTON -Secretary Robert C. Weaver of the U.S. D?>jartment of Housing and Urban Development today called charges the the Department by the Nation al Commit tee Against Dis crimination in Housing "both inaccurate and unfair." The Committee at a news conference held in Washing ton today accused the U.S. Department 'Housing ind Urban Development of failure to do all within its power to secure compliance' with laws requiting nondiscrimination in housing. "Equal opportunity in hous ing involves both an adequate supply of shelter at rents our people can afford and free access to that shelter," Se-! if jm m F' X p- BISHOP BABER COM. BAPTIST TO OBSERVE 25TH YEAR, MEN'S DAY The Community Baptist Church will observe its 25th anniversary and Men's Day, Sunday, March 5. The theme for the occasion is "Fulfil ling The Christian Dimen sion, SM COMMUNITY 2A "cretary Weaver said. "This Administration has taken un precedented steps to achieve both. "It has significantly in creased the supply for moderate and low—income families by devising new approaches and vigorously utilizing and adapt ive existing ones." He asserted that the Johnson Administration's espousal of Section VI of the Civil Rights Bill of 1966 (successful in the House of Representative) was tangible evidence of its commitment to equal oppor tunity in housing. As one who "championed that legislation and opposed efforts to . Wat er it down," Secretary Weaver said he was "surprised at the failure of the Committee to recognize President Johnson's courageous fight for this legis lation." Presentation of Certificates Made By J. A. Carter Eighteen members of (he Duke University Security Divi sion staff received certificates of completion of the latest American Red Cross course in first aid yesterday afternoon. Presentation of the certifi cates was made in ceremonies on the campus by James A. Carter, Instructor in the course which began early in January. According to Duke Security Chief W. C. A. Bear, the secur ity force group began training in a series of courses relating to the protection of the univer sity campus, members of the community and visitors. In addition to the Red Cross first aid training, courses will continue until mid-May in such functions as crowd control, note-taking and reporting se curity violations, laws of search, seizure, and evidence, crime in vestigation, interviewing of wit nesses, techniques of arrest, community and human rela tions, and traffic control. The courses are being con ducted by the Durham Techni cal Institute with instructors from such public agencies as the Durham Police Dept., the State Bureau of Investigation, the N.C. Motor Vehicle Department, and the Federal Bureau of In vestigation. Successful graduates of the first aid course were W. T. Coble, M. 0. Crittenton, Gard ner Davis, George Davis, Percy Foy, E. C. Green, H. M, Hatley, Ralph Hutchins, J. B. Jackson, J. R. McClure, H. C. Mcdlin, C. H. Morgan, A. G. Nichols, M. A. Pledger, E. W. Senter, Richard Underwood. H. M. Womack and Herman Yates. Heading For War Zone ! 1h it. V-* SEN. EDWAHD BROOKE To Tour Asia Mount Gilead Min. Succeeds Rev. J. Brown Rev. A. D- Moseley, pastor | of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church here, has been recently elect ed president of the Durham Branch of NAACP. In accepting the office, Rev. Moseley lauded Rev. J. A Brown and Rev W M Fuller, past presidents, and pledged Ws services toward continuing the strides made in the fight for freedom, justice, and equal ity •> The new president has an nounced the appointment of Alexander Barnes as Member ship Chairman in the on-com ing drive for 2000 members this year , The Honorable W. Baker Lewis, NAACP National Treas urer will be the main speaker at the drive's "kick-off to be held March 9, at Gethsemane Baptist Church. In ordpr to make the drive '«'wccnw, my, is tflpr gently calling for the coopera tion of persons from all posi tions and occupations. In com plimenting the youth on their accomplishments in the fight for freedom, Rev. Moseley slid, "Every barrier of freedom, justice, and equality must come down." Plans are in the making fcr rcntive action on equal em ployment, housing, health, po «.y * , /Mil a* aAiEE W m m Afti Ir ' L •T' jM wT Mj/M |W 1 ~ _ IK*-.-' \ JHHKI NASSAU, BAHAMAS-Mar guerite Pindling, attractive mother of three, laid aside her private life and stepped confidently into the public spotlight as she assumed her place as the wife of the Colony's Premier. Urging all Bahamians to work harder and be more «eourteous to visitors than Writes Anti-Discrimination Into Firemen Contracts MANHASSET, N.Y.— The town of North Hempstead, L.1., threatened by civil rights leaders with demon strations, has written an anti-discrimination clause into contracts wih eight vo lunteer fite departments on Long Island. The inability of Negro re sidents to gain admission to volunteer fire companies in Nassau County had led to nu - Bj 3HP*- j 1 w W cm 1 nfl Hi F HhlQm n A■X f v II ] 3fl| JULIAN BOND AT A. AND T. —Julian Bond, right, a mem ber of the Georgia State Leg- Last Rites For Publisher Held At Baltimore, Wed. DR. MOSELEY litktl action and the War on desegregation, and job opportunities. Rev. Moseley is asking that special attention be called to Title IV, Section 405 of Public j Law 88-352, The Civil Rights j Acts of 1964, as it regards tech nical assistance authorized by I the Commissioner of Education. Financial assistance is available i for the planning and achieving \ of school integration, when j such assistance is asked for. I ever before, the charming Mrs. Pindling set a fetching picture of a devoted mother and political helper as she chatted informally and posed for photos with her children. Mrs. Pindling became the first Bahamian-born first lady when her husband's pro gressive Liberal Party won control of the House of As- merous complaints of racial discrimination and threats of demonstrations. On Jan 17, Gerald Taylor, state president of the Nat ional Association for the Advancement of Colored Peo ple's Youth and College Di vision, had attended a Hemp stead Village Board meeting to protest alleged discrimi nation against Negroes in the volunteer fire units. Tay I islature, speaks informally at a coffee hour prior to his de | livering the main address last Dr. Carl Murphy, 78, chair man of the Board of Directors of the AFROAMERICAN Newspapers, died 6:30 a.m. Saturday in Johns Hopkins Hospital where he had besn confined since Feb. 19. He entered Hopkins fortreat ment of a slipped disc and suffered a stroke early Sat urday. Dr. Murphy, a native Balti morean, was president of the AFRO Newspapers from 1922 until 1961 when he became chairman of the Board of Di rectors. A nationals-prominent pub lisher, educator, civic and community- leader he resided at 2406 Overland Ave. in Mor gan Park, near the campus of Morgan State College, where he-was a.afimSj£r of the Board of Trustees from 1939 until 1953 when he was named chairman, a position hi held at the time of his death. He was a graduate of Howard University, Class of 1911 and was an instructor and professor of German and head of the Department of German there from 1913-1918. The publisher took his master's degree from Har- sembly in Colonywide elec tions in January. Until then, she was a hard working assistant in his law offices and a steadfast cam paign helper in the political arena. Now she finds herself cast in the glare of public life and a seemingly endless demand for her time as offi cial functions and public ap pearances begin to multiply. lor and leaders ot other ci vil rights groups also an plans to stage demonstrations if restrictions barring quali fied Negro applicants were not halted. The turbulent meeting be tween the civil rights repre sentatives and the Board ended abruptly with a warn» ing by Hempstead Mayor Wal ter B. Ryan that any disorder See FIREMAN page 2A week at A. and T. College in observance of Men's Week. DR. MURPHY vard University in 19'13. He attended the University of Jena in Germany in the summer of that year. The son of the founder of the AFRO, John H. Murphy Sr. and Mrs. Martha Howard Murphy. Dr. Murphy left his college post in 1918 to join the AFRO and succeeded his father as president of the newspaper chain at his death in 1922. Under his direction, tte AFRO became th; largest colored-owned newspaper in the nation. See MURPHY page 2A $90,000 Raised For Allen U. at Founder's Day COLUMBIA, S.C.-Dr. Ben jamin J. Glover, President of Allen University, announced that $90,000 was raised during the 97th Founder's Day Celebration which ended Saturday, February 18. This amount is a portion of the $200,000 goal set by the in stitution in order to match fe deral funds for a new science building which is presently under construction. The science building,sche duled to be completed by Sep tember, 1967, will hduse the new Physics Department as well as the Biology, Chem istry, and Mathematics De partments. Dr. Samuel E. Duncan, Pre sident of 'Livingstone College Salisbury, North Carolina de livered the Founder's Day message at eleven o'c)ock Saturday morning . Speaking from the topic "Some Current and Potsntial Contributions of a Predomi nately Negro Church Related Institution of Higher Learn ing Deserving Support,"the brilliant educator said,"Ne gro church related colleges, in general, must decide whe ther theyare to fee accredited or unaccredited and whether they will seek primarily to meet both the church and the larger community needs." Dr. Duncan emphatically pointed out that "A private Negro College with a deep religious atmosphere and lit tle financial support will not be sufficient in the days a- See ALLEN page 2A

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