The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, May 27, 1967, Image 1
U. S. Court Approves SCEF Suit Against Eastland's Lawyers *★★★★★* ★★ ★ ★ * . .. * ★ ★ * ★ * ★ ★ * * * Att'y. Richardson Preyer A&T Finals Speaker ' PREYER 400 to Hear Former Judge District Court GREENSBORO The 76th annual commencement exer cises for A and T. College are to be held Sunday, June 4. The single program is scheduled for the Charles Moore Gymna sium beginning at 11:00 A.M. Main speaker for the pro gram is L. Richardson Preyer, Greensboro, an attorney and senior vice - president and Greensboro city executive for the North Carolina National Bank A graduate of Princeton University, Preyer holds his law degree from Harvard Uni versity, A foimer judge of the U. S. Middle District Court, he has served also as city judge for Greensboro and judge of the North Carolina Supreme Court. An active worker in civic, business, political and social affairs, he holds memberships on boards of many national, state and local organirations. * More than 4CG graduates are to receive degrees at the exer cises. Following the program. Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, president of the College, and Mrs. Dowdy will host the President's Re ception for the graduates, alumni, guests and friends in the main ballroom of the new Memorial Union. Tribunal Move Called Great Victory tor CR WASHINGTON, D. C. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF) may proceed with a $250,000 dam age suit against J. G. Sour wine, chief counsel of Senator James Eastland's Internal Se curity Subcommittee. The suit charges that Sour wine along with Eastland vio lated the constitutional rights of SCEF and its supporters by conspiring with Louisiana of ficials to raid its offices in New Orleans in 1963. Lower courts had dismissed both suits on the grounds that Eastland and Sourwine were protected by legislative im munity. The Supreme Court held that such immunity ap plied to Eastland but not to Sourwine and it reinstated the suit against the chief counsel. SCEF officials called the de cision a "great victory for civil rights and civil liberties in the South and in the nation." In connection with the 1963 raids, Louisiana officials charg ed three SCEF leaders with violating that state's anti-sub versive law. SCEF challenged these charges in federal court »nd took that issue to the Su preme Court in 1965. SCEF contended that it was being harassed because of its work for civil rights and that Louis iana's anti-subversive law was unconstitutional anyway. In a landmark decision in 1965, the Supreme Court up held SCEF's contentions and, in effect, told the state of Louisiana to leave the organi ation alone. SCEF then filed its suit against Eastland and Souiwine, whom it charges helped plan the raids and later ipirited SCEF records out of Louisiana to Washington while they were the subject of fed jersl court litigation. SCEF is kin suing Louisiana officials. Chi Carpia Ctacg H (jMUMQCC&Jj VOLUME 44 No. 20 DURHAM, N. C. SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1967 PRICE: 20c N AACP Seeks Million Signers For Civil Rights Legislation LYNDA BYRD TO APPEAR IN MOVIE SKlT—(Hollywood, Calif.) President Johnson's daughter Lynda Bird, who is sponsor of the 1968 National Jas. Felder To Head S. Ci Voter Education Lindsey Merritt Speaker for Russell CME Men's Day Sunday Russell Memorial CME Church, pastored by Reverend Charles R. White, will present its Annual Men's Day Service, Sunday, May 28, at 11:00 a.m. Lindsey A. Merritt, former Hillside High Setyool Distri butive Education Coordinator and currently. Employment Services Representative, North Carolina Good Neighbor Coun cil, will be the guest speaker. Merritt attended the Durham City Schools. He received sup plemental training at North Carolina College, University of North Carolina, and New York University. He is a mem ber of the Mount Gilead Bap tist Church, a past Department al Superintendent of the Sun day School, member of Eco nomic Committee, Durham Committee on Negro Affairs, past General Secretary of the North Carolina College Alum ni Association, member of AVA, NEA, NCTA* and DTA ( professional organizations ), former Radio-sportti announcer, station WSRC, Csfptain, area "G" North Carolina : Heart Fund (Durham Division),-'.and a mem ber of Omega Psi Phi Fratern ity. The speaker is married to the former Miss Betty Jordan of Seaboard, N. C. They have Humphrey As Program For Youngsters DALLAS Vice President Hubert H. Hum phrey called Sunday night for year - round programs to help young persons, es pecially Jtito MMhfrprivileged. prepare for the responsibili ties for citizenship. "I# our country can make all these investments to put a man on the moon, we can make Investments to put a man on his feet," Mr. Hum phrey told a meeting of the National Conference of So cial Welfare. "WE CANNOT delay in making equal the life chanc es of our Negro youth, our Puerto Rican youth, our Mexican - American youth, and our Indian youth... who Easter Seal campaign, stepped before the cameras to film a 1- minute TV "spot" for the cam paign. Lynda (L) and Dinah •- - • tE. Jp MERRITT one daughter, Sally Anita. Others associated with the program are:' Reverend C. R. White, A. C. Smith, B. L. Law rence, J. T. Walker, W. Hooks, R. Anderson, O. Tapp, R. Tay lor, H. Cherry, A. Wingate, Sr., J. Howard, A. Ginyard, F. H. Alston and Talmadge McCal lum, Chairman of the Men's Day Committee. The Russell Memorial Male Chorus, directed by J. Boun- sell, will render program mu sic. W. H. Cole will serve as guest organist. have been Reflected In our •ocial thinking," the Vice President added. While he addressed the welfare organization at th e Dallas Memorial Auditorium, a group of American azi party "storm troopers" de monstrated outside. A police detail kept them away from a group of peace pickets. MR. HUMPHRET asked for a commitment to year around programs for health, education, recneatlon, work and community responsibili ty, "programs in which vcboolir, private enterp r 1 se, public and voluntary agen cies arrange their resources for the development of com petent young citizens and workers.' • ' Shore play with some crippled children who'll appear with them in the film, made at War ner Bros. Studios. (UPI) COLUMBIA, S. C. The South Carolina Voter Educa tion Project announced recently that James L. Felder, soon 'o graduate from law school at Howard University, will be its new director, Felder will replace Richard Miles, who resigned at the end of 1966 to join the U. S. De partment of State. The announcement of Feld er's appointment was made by Dr. Charles H. Thomas Jr. of Orangeburg, president of the South Carolina Voter Educa tion Project. Felder, a 28-year-old native of Sumter, is expected to begin his duties with SCVEP shortly after his graduation from How ard early next month. Felder was graduated in 1961 from Clark College in Atlanta, where he was quarterback and captain of the football team. He was elected president of Clark's student body during his junior year. Felder spent. 1962 and 1963 in the Army. A sergeant, he was a member of the eight-man military bonor guard at the funeral of President John F. Kennedy. During his two years in the Army, Felder was as signed to the honor guard unit in Washington which served at the White House, at funerals and at other military and cer«- See FELDER 2A -*c /r^r-^B ■■■ WKf Hj | H THE lIST COMMENCEMENT exercise for Kittrell College was held Wednesday, May 24, at 10:00 a.m. The address for the occasion was delivered by Rev. S S. Morris, Jr., pastor, Coppins Chapel AME Church, Chicago, 111. *- A Nationwide Drive is Staged By Association NEW YORK—A nationwide drive has been launched by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peo ple to gain one million signa tures from NAACP memhere and the general public to sup port enactment of the 1967 civil rights bill Roy Wilkins. NAACP execu tive director, announced at a news conference here, recently, the distribution of printed pe titions to the Association's 1,- 800 branches to "gain one mil- See SIGNERS 2A Mi&d «■ Wk MISS MARSHALL 26 to Graduate With Honors In NCC Finals Sun., May 28 Roper School Principal Elected To City Council; First of Race ROPER—Elected to the City Council of Roper, Saturday, May 13 was E. V. Wilkins, principal in the city school system. Wilkins is believed to be the first of his race to be elected to a public office in Roper since Reconstruction. Since being elected to the Council he has already been named to serve on two com mittees. Whitted Wins GOLDSBORO—Attorney Earl Whitted, Jr., followed the old adage of "you are not a cham pion until you repeat," by win ning his second term to the G-oldsboro Board of Aldermen, in the May 6 election. Presiding over the com mencement program was Rev. Dewey Robinson, pastor of the MetiopoliUn A. M. E. Church, Washington, D. C. Degrees were awarded the graduates bj Rev. L. G. Horton, president of the College. Also participat Bw %(h i !■■ ■fcy^aC NCC COMMENCEMENT PRIN CIPALS—JVoith Carolina Col lege officials who will play sig nificant roles in the institu tion's 56th annual commence ment Sunday, May 28, are from left: William Malone, marshal; William Jones, chairman of the interim committee administer ing the college; Dr. Helen G. Edmonds, dean of the Gradu Langston Hughes Passes At 65 In New York Hospital NEW YORK The National ( Association for the Advance ment of Colored People joined j millions of Americans this ; MISS WRAY m g mhl f- ■ HH Imm WILKINS ing in the finale was Bishop George W. Baber, presiding prelate of the Second Episco pal District of the A. M. E. Church. Those in the picture from left to right are Rev. Morris, Bishop Baber and President Horton purefoy) ate School; Dr. William H. Brown, member of the interim committee; Watts Hill. Jr., chairman of the StaU- Board of Higher Education and prin cipal speaker; Dr Stewart B Fulbright, dean of the undef- / graduate School; Daniel G Sampson, dean of the Law School; Miss Evelyn Pope, dean I week in mourning the death I of Langston Hughes, the noted ; poet, novelist, shortstory writ | er, essayist, playwright and l I W ■ ■' WMi MISS CLECG Twenty-six North Caroina College students will graduate with honors at the college's 56th annual commencement Sunday, May 28. Among some 490 NCC stu dents receiving undergraduate, graduate, and professional de grees, they represent 12 of the college's academic areas. Eleven Durhamites are in the honor group, and fivf of the seven honor students majoring in mathematics, the largest aca demic area represented, are Durhamites. Six are French majors, among them two from Durham. Earning Summa Cum Laude honors are Natlie Elizabeth Marshall, Durham, matheifcat ics; Sandra Wray, Durnam mathematics; and Edna E. Clegg, Hampton. Va., FYencfi. Graduating Magna Cunv Laude are Elizabeth A Gal breath, Red Springs, mathe matics; Nettie V. Young, Dur ham, mathematics; Gloria J. Snipes, Durham, Spanish; Leo nard King, Durham, French; Deloris E. Boone, Durham, mathematics; Delores Bona parte, Durham, nursing; ryn L. Wallace, Mt. Olive, chemistry: Robert D. Sanders, Clayton, biology; Annie B Isaac, Durham, mathematics; Ella E. Tyson, Greenville. French; and Georgia M. Wil liams, Fayetteville, business education. Cum Laude graduates are Warren D. Leggett, Durham, accounting; Floyd W Hayes, HI, -Log Assess, Calif.. French; Betty M. Harmon, WindsoT, French; Judy M. Dugger, Rob ersonville, sociology; Mollye J. Brinkley, Weldon, mathemat ics; Mary J McNeil, Charlotte, business education; John T. Williams, Rocky Mount, chem istry; Carolyn D. Edge, Rocky Mount, English; Barbara J. Johnson, Durham, French; B. D. Carr, Chadbourn, home eco nomics; Carolyn J. Mumford, Kinston, home economics; and Gloria A. Evans, Durham, psy chology. f of the School of Library Sci ence; and Dr Charles Orr, mar shal Approximately 490 NCC stu dents are candidates for under graduate, graduate, and pro fessional degrees at the convo cation which begins at 3 p.m. in NCC's McDougald Gymna sium. onetime busboy who went on to achieve worldwide acclaim. "Of many men it is said 'We shall not see his like again,' but this tribute applies in truth to Langston who won our love in his big own special way. He gave to people his riches of cheer, of compassion, of right eous indignation over wrongs." NAACP Executive Director Roy Wilkins said in a telegram to Mrs. Toy Harper, Mr. Hughes' aunt who lives in Harlem. Mr. Hughes, who passed on May 22 in Polyclinic Hospital J here at the age of 65, had been J a regular contributor to the I NAACP's official magazine. THE CRISIS "We count it as a special privilege that it was THE CRTSIS which gave Lang ston his first publication any where in 1921 when it appear ed with his poem. "The Negro Speaks of Rivers,' " Mr. Wil kins said In accepting the NAACP's | coveted Spingarn Medal in I 1960, Mr. Hughes said he did | so "only in the name of the ! Negro people who have given me the materials out of which Imy poems and "stories, plays and songs, have come; and who j over the years, have given me i as well their love and under | standing and support. Without | them, on my part, there would | have been no poems; without j their hopes and fears and I dreams, no stories; without ' their struggle, no dramas; 1 without their music, no songs." Langst'on Hughes was horn | in Mo., on Feb. 1, 1902. 1 His mother was a school teach | er and nis father was a store keeper. He was graduated from . Central High School in Cleve land and later went to Mexico to collect material for future works. College Will Give Degrees To 130 May 28 RALEIOH, N. C. Saint Augustine's College will con. fer degrees on 130 graduate* r.t its centennial commence ment exercise Sunday, May 28, in Emory Health and Fine Arts Center. Dr. P. R. Robinson, presi dent of Saint Augustine's, also announces that honor ary doctorate degrees will be conferred upon Lt. Lawrence A. Oxley and Mrs. Eugene Halmi. Awards will be giv en to Mrs. Rebecca C. Weath erford and Mrs Mabel B. VVj-j.pb/, u-'bo have been elect, ed yy the faculty as the out standing teachers of th~ year. RECOGNITION will also be given to Dr. James A. Boyer, who recently retired as president of Saint Augus tine's College. Lieutenant Oxley Is direc tor of Special Projects and Liaison with the White House Staff on Medicare legislation, serving under the lal.e President John F. Ken nedy qnd with President Lyndon B. Johnson.