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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, March 04, 1967, Page 2A, Image 2

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2A —THE CAROLINA TIMES SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1987 An Inspirational Tribute Last week's issue of the CARO LINA TIMES carried, an account of the awarding of the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by Morehouse College to John Hervey Wheeler, president of the Mechanics and Farmers Bank. Because of the fine and beautiful tribute paid the honorea by Dr. Benjamin Mays, presi dent of Morehouse, we felt is mostT appropriate here and now to pablish in full the words spoken by Dr. Mays in conferring the degree on Wheelferj J It is our sincere hope and purpose that they will furnish inspiration to thousands of young men and women In our schools and colleges who are now pursuing their education. Said Dr. Mays: "John Hervey Wheeler, it seems as if it were yesterday when you entered my class in high school algebra, a mere lad in knee pants. The mental picture of you at that time still is vivid in my mind. In stantly, you elicited my respect not only because all human beings deserve respect, but because you had an extraordinary mind - and began early to develop it. You possessed a sense of purpose and you had begun to pursue it diligent ly. You elicited admiration again because you inherited a maturity beyond your years. It often happens that the behavior of the boy is prophetic of what the man will be and what he will do. As an inexperienced teacher on my job, I was not wise enough to fore cast with precision what you would eventually turn out to be. But I did predict that you would do well in life and that you would make a worthwhile contribution to man kind. You, sir, have more than fulfilled that prophecy. You had many talents. You could have easily develol>ed into a suc cessful teacher or a professional violinist. But you preferred bank ing and earned a law degree to further add to your knowledge and enhance your service to the na tional community. You have built in Durham a bank which solicits the respect of the bankers of the nation. J5 HAHfT}C{ 7? * U. S. Treasury Points Ihe Way The . announcement released last week by the U.S. Treasury Depart ment to the effect that 14,000 banks have been advised that all such in stitution holding deposits of federal funds are prohibited from discrim inating in hiring, promoting, train ing and other personnel will be hailed by all good citizens as a step in the right direction. Certainly the federal government would fall short of its duty if it failed to pursue any other course. Now that the federal government has pointed the way we trust our state, county and city governments will follow the lead and adopt a poli cy of equal job opportunities for all citizens. At the moment, one only has to visit the average state offices in Raleigh and public offices in cities and towns, in a majority of southern * states, to discover that there is a total absence of fairness in the employ ment of Negroes beyond that of meni The "Unmentionable" Diseases The diseases that nobody wants to be eliminated. And only then can talk about are among the very ones conscientious people stop talking that can blind, cripple, or even kill, about it. The American Medical Association says venereal diseases are this na tion's most urgent communicable dis ease problem. There's little wonder: VD is infecting 1,100,000 Americans a year about 3,000 a day, or almost two a minute. And yet, despite the penicillin cure that has been known for more than 20 years, VD continues as a problem, continues to bring tragedy to count less families. * f Venereal disease is passed by in timate personal contact. That, of course, is why it is so reluctantly mentioned. If VD is to be conquered, however, it must be by a straight-forward ap proach. The AMA and medical societies throughout the country are encouraging people to (1) avoid ex posure to VD, (2) seek prompt ex amination And necessary treatment, and (3). report to their doctor, sin cerely, their possible contacts with thfcdiseafte. , Only fyy this lawful method can VD Most bankers seem to be con servative and stick mainly to their finances, but your passion for social justice, and your concern for those who suffer discriminations and indignities have led you to argue successfully cases in Federal Court against segregation in the | public schools. Way back in 1949, 11 *Joi spearheaded a movement ! culminating in court action. A U.S. Judge ordered the Dur * Ma School Board to provide equal educational opportunltities for Ne gro pupils. After 1954 you repre sented a statewide group of dis tinguished citixens before the State Legislature in opposition to the proposed pupil assignment plan. In 1955 you appeared bo fore the Legislature in opposition to the Pearsall Plan. You were one of the attorneys in the litiga tion which abolished the color bar in the undergraduate school of the University of North Carolina. As Secretary of the Morehouse Board of Trustees, you ■ have rendered invaluable service. Your membership on many local boards, your service on Government Com missions appointed by two Presi dents, your service to the Southern Regional Council, and your trips to South Africa as a member of the South African Leaders Ex change Program - all these attest to the stature of the man. You are a living example of the fact that a man can rise above his environ ment and be free in a society that circumscribes the mind and stifles the soul. A sum cuma laude graduate of Morehouse, receipient of several honorary degrees, you have earned the right to be hon ored by your Alma Mater. Upon the recommendation of the faculty and by the authority vested in me my a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, I, your former teacher, am happy to confer upon you, my former student, the hon orary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, with all the rights, privi leges and responsibilities apper taining thereto." al capacity. Along with lack of employment in state offices there is that of southern state highway patrols that do not at the present employ one Negro in the capacity of an officer. It should dawn upon state officials that all state officers and state departments are sus tained out of the pockets of all the taxpayers and, therefore, any dis crimination in their employment policies is totally unfair and un christian. We think the time has arrived for Negro leaders to take a stand against the employment policies now in ex istence in North Carolina state offices. It would be a fine thing for some of them to visit such places in Raleigh and observe the thousands of persons employed as clerks, stenographers v pnd otherwise without one Negro face %eing among them. The time to at tack this unfair condition is now. GRASSROOTS OPINION HOWARD, S.D., PIONEER: "The con stitutional right of a free press be longs to tb« people of the United Sates those who subscribe to and buy newspapers and those who adver tise in them. Without these free and Independent readers and advertisers, there could be no free press as we know It. There would be no freedom to seek and report the news; no free dom to express opinions and even ■4 criticize when necessary. . Jt is not easy for newspapers to collect, report and comment on last-breaking events. Nor is it easy for readers to always understand what is reported and why. .But U is very important that both newspapers and readers understand clearly the role of each other as'part ners in freedom.'" JEFFERSON, OHIO, GAZETTE: "There are the 'free' lunches for schools, the 'free* milk not that some of the indigent children do not need them (of course they dp) but when do they start learning that they must pay for all this free loading, and pay dearly?. , .Everywhere you turn, the people of this ooce proud, one* free country, are looking for a handout from the federal establishment." Job Squeeze Must Be Broken • ■ ___ SPIRITUALINSIGHT BY REV. HAROLD ROLAND (39 There is No Ultimate Security HI For Man Except in Jesus Christ "And now hoar without iomt* MM to spread th« news" -Horn. 10:15 The world's greatest news story was the coming of the Christ, Son of God, to redeem man in his lostness from his sinfulness. A great need for centuries has been for persons, redeemed and called, to tell the gracious news of Salvation in Christ. In these times we need some spiritual newsmen. A little over a year ago a group leading churchmen met up in the mountains of North Carol'na to discuss the spirit ual shortage of people to tell the glad tidings of Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is > a growing crucial shortage of ministers of the Gospel. How will the lost her''be saved "without some to spread the news of salva- 11 tion? There is a crucial shortage of new recruits for the gospel ministry. What is the reason of this? Has God stopped call ing men? Has God stopped lay ing on the hearts and souls that inner impulse or compu lation to enter the Gospel Min istry. Or has it come to pass that in a materialistic, afflu- -Murphy Continued from front page He held memberships in nu merous civic, educational, fraternal, and publishers' or ganizations. He is credited with being the chief architect of the ex pansion program at Morgan State College and the Fine Arts Building and auditorium near the entrance to •file Cam pus bears his name. The Carl Murphy Scholar ship Fund which enables Af rican students to study at Morgan was created in 1963 in his honor. Dr. Murphy revived the Bal timore Chapter of the NAACP in 1935 and had been a mem ber of the organization's na tional board of directors since 1931. In 1955 he was awarded by r Tff»*JiAACP the coveted Spingara foedal for distinguished leadership. He was a member of the President's Post Officer Alvisory Board and a Presi dential Elector for the State of Maryland in 1960. A 33rd degree Mason, Com mander, Order of the Star of Africa, Monrovia, Liberia, Dr. Murphy received the Out standing Scottish Rite Mason Man of the Year Award in 1954. He was also recipient of the Omega Psi Fraternity Achievement Awards in 1939 and 1954. Honors also included the Social Action Achievement Award of Phi Beta Sigma Fra ternity, National Urban Lea gue American Teamwork Award; Also honorary degrees from Central State College, berforce, Ohio and Lincoln University, Lincoln, Pa. Survivors include his wiffc Mrs. Lillian Parrot Murphy; six daughters: Mesdames A. Paul Moss, S.Edward Smith, Leeland N. Jones, Jr., Buf falo N. Y.; Robert W. Matthews, 3rd, Clarence Henderson, and ent society young men are seek ing the way of easy and com fort rather than the ministry with its inner essence of self denial and loving sacrifice? It could be that we are too much affected by this security con scious age in which we live. You listen to people in these times and you discern a feverish search for security. You hear the refrain "I must find secu rity." Well, there is no ulti mate security for man except in God. Young men, in the gospel ministry, you can really find ultimate security. Young men, we need men to spread the good news of the gospel of God's redeeming love. A spreader of this good news will find the most satisfying, ..enrictypfc #>§!■%.,&. to .)* I", men think oh this. Young men if there is this inner urging in the soul respond and really let your life count for something. Let .it be spent in the loving service of God. We are not saying that it is an easy life, we are saying that it is a life that will be lived on the high est level and will offer the richest satisfactions. In giving your life to spread the good Marvin Davis. Two brothers, D, Arnett and John H. Murphy, Jr.; 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Requiem mass will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday, March Ist at St. James Protestant Episcopal Church, Lafayette and Arlington Aves., Balti* more, Md. -Sheriff Continued from front page they are forced to Jive with rats and roaches." -• Dr. Abemathy spoke as acting national president of SCLC in the absence of Dr. Martin Lu(het King, Jr., and as pastor of the host West Hunter Street Baptist Church. Rev. Howard W. Creecy, new president of the Atlan ta SCLC affiliate and pastor of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, urged the mass meeting to "go all the way with SCLC in fighting for equality and justice in At lanta." Other new offices intro duced at the meeting were Rev. Julillf Williams, vice-president, who is pastor of Flipper Temple A.M.E. church; Dr. Otis Smith, treasurer; Rev. W.J. Stafford, finance Chairman, who is pastor of the Free For All Baptist Church; Mrs. Lottie Watkins, sec retary; and Mrs. E. H. Dorsey, assistant secre tary. Sheriff Amerson criticized those who say that "the time is note ripe" for N groes to seek office in the South. He said elections can be won by hard work, round-the-clock campaign ing, and organization. He said, he sought votes by constant travel in Macon County, and even joined field workers in chopping news your life will count for the most. Young men I cannot ' call you, I can suggest that you hear and answer God's call. One of my most satisfying ex periences recently has been In seeing a young man respond to this call to tell the good news. This fall he begins his preparation for ths ministry. The harvest is great with a heart-rending scarcity of labor en. A world in turmoil and ain needs saving. God has given His Son to be our Savior. But now we need persons to spread the saving word. And only this good news of salvation, can save mankind from a suicidal plunge * i into darkness and desolation. Christ ean save men. He* and • 1 he alon&r Can snatch men back itrom thefc plunge into the dark rib¥W«*ißf.h.l men to spread the news of Sal vation among men. Young men, the harvest is great. Will you heed God's call and become a laborer in the great harvest of souls. . ■ Good news, God has come in His Son to save us. The salva tion must come through those redeemed and sanctified to tell the Good News df Salvation, v-* i: cotton while he campaigned for their votes 1 last year., Amerson defeated three candidates in the primary, went on to win-a primary run-off, and finally tri - umphedin November against a- write-in candidate who announced)T his.'- 'Campaign fivedays before the election but had conducted'a secret * campaign for months. -Fireman Continued from front page wculd be "put down with guns if we have to/' The anti-discrimination clause written i'tt the volun teer fire department con tracts states thatr "The fire company 1 represents that it has nots and agrees that it will not discriminate against the administration' of pro spective? volunteer members to its organization because of race, creed, color or nat ional origin." ' The Nassau County Com mission on Human Rights had investigated charges of dis crimination and reported that it found no specific evidence of such practice. The report also stated, however, that of the 71 Nassau volunteer fire departments which have more than 10,000 members only two members were Negroes. -Slayer . Continued from front pace 1 from national as well as local Negro leaders. As a result,protest,.. meetings have been heid in the city and a nationwide boycott of the Armstrong company has b«en . jugged ,by Charles' Evers, Mississippi NAACP field wotket. The International unit of measure Is the metier, which is defined as 1JJ50,7f3.73 whve lenrt(thn ■of o; .itv« r/d'"* 1 tion of itrvnjcn Bs. in n Vti- OuCask©*«* PvbUshtd nary Saturday at Durham, N C. by United Publishers, Inc. L. E. AUSTIN, Pttblii her Second Class Postage Paid at Durham, N. C. 27702 SUBSCRIPTION RATES $5.00 per year plus (15c tax in N. C.) anywhere in the U.S., and Canada and to servicemen Over seas; Foreign, $7.30 per year, Single copy 15c. PanrciPAi. OMCI LOCATED AT 436 E. P*TTIG**W STBKT, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA 27702 To Be Equal Bf WHITNEY M. IODNO A The Nation Mourns 1 WRITE THIS WEEK with profound sadness. Two of the most remarksble. and valuable young people in our history, are dead, Stephen and Audrey Currier, both ih their early 30\ were lost In a plane over the Caribbean. They leave-all who knew them shocked and saddened, but they leave us with a legacy, which If we could but under stand and learn from It, could save our society frooj further pain, guilt, and human suffering. S\ephen and Audrey Currier defied the usual general izations and stereotypes. They had great wealth, but felt B their richest moments were In sharing that wealth with Individuals who had the least and with the causes that represent them. They moved comfortably with heads of states and the world's most Influential peo ple, but were most relaxed and happy when they talked and worked with those who were society's greatest victims. They ap preciated Beauty—that which nature has produced as well as that created by our great artists but could always see and work toward the potential beauty present MK. YOUNG in people living in the worst slum. They were white In complexion, but saw this as an accident of birth—not as a symbol of advantage,, privilege or superiority over other human beings of different color. Constant Search For Truth They were Protestant in religion, but chose to express their faith, not in creeds! affirmation, but in the confirma tion ot their dally deeds. Above all, they were never con descending in their relations to others; rather they possessed humility, constantly searching for truth, right, and beauty. Stephen and Audrey Currier expressed, in many in formal ways which the world will never know, their con cern, their generosity, ami their decency toward their fel low human beings. The institution which more formally reflected their desire to help people was the Taconic Foun dation. But here again Stephen and Audrey Currier re fused to fit into a pattern. Because ot them this founda tion dared to accept new challenges. Instead of investing the bulk of their foundation resources In traditional health and educational programs and Institutions they chose oth erwise. They gave these resources to the unpopular, even those not yet fully-respectable causes. They chose not bricks and mortar—but programs and people. The Taconic Foundation wts different also in that the Curriers were most active In its day-to-day administration and dicisions. They knew intimately the organizations and individuals who were the beneficiaries ocf both their funds and their sympathetic understanding and counsel. Unlike some foundations, they often gave "with no strings attached" because they trusted and respected the organlza — .tioßs. .fljhfch ttapr g*ve.. n oijiitmns>.!o mnt ot Civil Rights Leadership, which brought unity, communlca ton, stability and fnancal resources to the evil rights move ment when they were most desperately needed. Quietly Effective Organizations Those same qualities gave birth to the quietly effective Potomac Institute In Washington, and to Urban America, a merger of two groups concerned with urban planning that in its brief tenure had begun to make a major Impact on this crucial American problem. These accomplishments are known—though not well enough. But there were many others. For example, only a very few people know of the part Stephen played in the life of the brilliant Negro youth who had to take leave of his Peace Corps duties in Africa because an eye infection threatened loss of his sight. Because of his sympathetic concern, this young man was taken to one of the nation's best specialists, who worked night and day to save his sight and to return him to the world to realize his great poten tial. Although they never knew the young man, the Cur riers paid the bills. Because they passed this way,, this world is a far better place—and many of the human beings who Inhabit it will enjoy a happier and much more productive life. As their closest friend, Attorney Lloyd Garrison said, at the memor ial service "No saa is vast enough to submerge the spirit of Stephen and Audrey. No death can dim the light of their k>ve for all mankind." WASHINGTON Rep. Otto E. Passman, D-La., criticiing the Nationalist Chinese government for using U. S. aid funds, to fi nance its- own foreign aid program in Africa \ -Community Continued from frontpage Music will be furnished by the Male Choms of the church, under the direction of Owen Marsh, Jr. and W.L. Thompson, soloist. The speaker will be L.E. Austin, publisheir of the Ca rolina Times, At 3:00 p.m. the pastor and congregation of the Mt. Level Baptist Church, Rev. A.L. Daye, pastor, will be guests. Rights Service To Net $1,190 As SchoMp CHICAGO SI,OOO tcho tanshlD is awaiting Rome qualified joung perron w hp has mr.r'o a n "outstan'dtng contribution" in the cause, of civil hts.' The award is given annual ly b f tlie United PaAin.t, house, Food .-nd AHicd Work ers (AI-'LT-CIO) The Be v. ■Martin Luther King Jr. is jt member of the board: of • Judges. • cuum under specrtied condi tions. . NAACP Leader Appointed Judge CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The appointment of Willard Brown to a special Judgeship in Kanawha County Inter mediate Court may well be a history - making event as Mr. Brown is believed to be the first Negro to sit here as. judge ifl a court of record. Mr. Brown, who served as president of Charleston's NA ACP Branch for 18' (years, and who is chairman of the,,' statewide NAACP ligal re dress committee, says. "I know I'm one of a very few Negroes appointed, if not the first." I - -Allen H \ Continued from front'page head. There must be aacre fice." ? . . S The president", o| Living- Stone College since 'July 1958, Dr. Duncan hats en* joyed a Wealth of professional experience prior' to hie ap pointment as ptieiident of Li vingstone. Among sese are high school teachsx and ath letic coach, high school prin cipal, visiting instructor at two: North Carolina colleges StA«S State Supervisor erf Ne grO Schools. ' - His forma 1 training wap done . at Livingstone College, Co lumbia University and Cor nell Universitywhets he re ceived the Master of Arts and PIkD. degress.

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