The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, June 24, 1967, Image 1
f'-anc /AIIB Laboratories • Clkitham Rd. Winston-Sal/.m, K. C. ~ NAACP Seeks To Restore Peace In Riot Areas NEW YORK—The National Association for the Advance ment of Colored People mobi lized many of its units for duty in strife-torn communities throughout the nation last week, in an effort to calm ra cial tensions and to bring peace to ghetto areas in which vio lence has erupted. In Tampa, Fla., where three nights of rioting erupted after Freak Pook Acciden 1 Takes Life Of Youth In Chapel Bill PRINCIPALS IN COMING EVENT—Shown are the princi pals in the 16th annual meet ing of the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the A. M. E. Zion Church, who will participate in the event, scheduled to meet at First A MEZ Church, McDonough St. at Tompkins, Brooklyn. N. :Y., August 5-12. Seated, 1-r, Mrs. W. M. Smith, Mobile, Ala., su pervisor, 9th district; Mrs. F. S. Anderson. Louisville, Ky., supervisor, Bth district; Mrs Medis G. Warren, Portsmouth, Va , retiring chairman. Life members Council; Mrs. Idonia Rogerson, Winfall, N. C., im AMEZ Foreign Missionary Meet SlatecLJor Brooklyn PITTSBURGH Mrs. Emma B. Watson, president, Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society, AMK Zion Church, an- nounced, this week, that plans and program are complete for the 16th quadrennial meetiny of the Society, at First AME Zion Church, Tompkins Street at McDonoagfi, Brooklyn, N.Y., August 5-11. Registration and social acti vities are scheduled for Satur day, August 5. A well rounded program of orientation to Brooklyn and environs has been planned that will include even the children. The Sunday program will keynote the opening. Bishop S. Darme Lartey, the first na tive-born African ever to pre side in Africa, will deliver the sermon. He has charge of the work in Ghana. The prelate of West Africa, Bishop A G. Dunston, Jr., will address the assembly at 3 p.m., Sunday. The first day services will close with a sermon by Bishop W. A. Hilliard, immediate past prelate of West Africa and chairman of the Boar- 1 of Fore ign Missions. The business sessions will be- See MEET page 4A N.Y. Mother of Eight Awarded B.S. Degree NEW YORK-Mrs. Felicia R. Wright, who received a Bache lor of Science degree from New York University's School of Education on June 13, brought her own personal cheering sec tion to Commencement exer cises—six of her eight children. Mrs. Wright, a high school dropout, is 38 years old. She entered NYU in 1962, after graduating from the two-year New York City Community Col lege. Earlier, she earned her high school diploma ir evening classes which she attended be ginning in 1950. Her children range in age from nine to 20. Two were fel low June graduates this year. Felicia Maria received her high school diploma, and Cecile Ma rie was graduated from ele mentary school. She was able to raise her family and go to college at the same time, lhe says, only with the help and cooperation of her See MOTH I* 2A a white policeman shot and killed a Negro burglary sus pect, NAACP State Field Di rector Marvin Davies and other civil rights leaders toured the Central Avenue riot area and urged teenagers to stay off the streets. Davies and other Negro lead ers later met with Mayor Nick Nuccio to discuss racial griev ances. After the meeting, Ma- | mediate past-editor, Woman's | Column; Mrs. Minnie D. Hur ley, New York, treasurer; Mrs. Cordelia M Elliott, Indianap polis, Indiana, supervisor, 4th Wilmington, N. C., supervisor, 3rd district; Mrs. Amelia Tuck er, Louisville,, Ky., supervisor 6th district and first Negro woman member of the Ken | tucky Legislator; Mrs. Josie E. j Fuller, Cincinnati, Ohio, retir j, ing superintendent, Buds of j Promise; Standing, Mrs. Doro j thy K. Walls, Chicago, 111., su j perintendent, Ist district; Mrs. ; Minnie Miller Jones, Salisbury, | N. C., supervisor, 2nd district; ' Mrs. Alce'stis Coleman, Salis IK' * •"ZT* SLOAN MEN'S DAY SPEAKERS—Mt. Gilead Baptist Church will ob serve Men's Day on Sunday, June 25, with special programs for morning and evening serv ices, according to Jesse L. Al len, Chairman of the Program Committee. Maceo A. Sloan, (left) Vice President, Home Office Opera w v\«/ I y ilfVI H ACADEMIC PROCESSION NAACP Executive Director Roy Wilkins and Oberlin College President Robert K. Carr in academic procession at the opening of the 134 th anniver sary commencement exercises on Tappan Square. In present ing the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws to Wilkins, the civil rights leader was .cited agreed to withdraw 500 National Guardsmen and and more than 150 policemen from the Central Avenue area, •in the heart of the ghetto. The NAACP and the Com mission on Community Rela tions also recruited 'some 100 Negro youths to patrol the streets in an attempt to pre vent further outbreaks of vio lence. bury, N. C., retiring 2nd vice president Mrs. Lonia Gill, Whistler, Alabama, secretary, Young Women; Mrs. Rosanna Nelson, Newark, N. J., Ist vice president; Mrs. Emma B. Wat son, Pittsburgh, Pa., president; Miss Lougenia Lovette, Detroit, Mich., supervisor, 12th district; Mrs. Edra Mae Milliard, De troit Mich., supervisor, 11th district; Miss Susie M. Brown, Washington, DC., recording sect.; Mrs. G. L. Holmes, Knox ville, Tenn., executive secre tary; Mrs. Laura Smalls, Wash ington, D. C, secretary of sup plies. /■ r 1 j & McCASKILL tions, North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, is scheduled to deliver the morn ing address. Dennis McCaskill, (right) Principal of Merrick- Moore School, will be speak er for the evening program. Both speakers are active in the civic and religious life of the Durham community. as a "wise, compassionate, de determied, effective leader, who came early ana stayed late .in the ever-demanding business of securing freedom and equal ity for all." Wilkins deliver ed the commencement address after the previously scheduled speaker, UN Secretary-General U. Thant, had to cancel' be cause of Itie Middle East crisis. Meanwhile, NAACP Execu tive Director Roy Wilkins met with other civil rights leaders ip upstate New York on June S3, to develop plans to com bine organizational efforts in Cleveland, Ohio, this summer to ease racial tensios and wipe out inequality and injustice." Details of the joint effort have not yet been formulated, according to Dr. Kenneth B. Wilson Native Dies in Fall From Board CHAPEL HILL-For nearly three quarters ft'f an hour Fri day afternoon, spectators and swimmers had been thrilled by the expert execution of fancy and difficult dives from the high board at the Roberson Street swimming pool. It happened in a split seond At about 6:05, James Edward Ward lay crumbled on the concrete undlr the board The crowd's exhilaration turned to gloom. According to eye wit nesses, Ward made an ap proach to the edge of the board, made his spring, appa recently changed his mind, did a second spring, turned in mid air as if to go back to start another dive. It was as he came down from the second spring that his right foot missed the board and he went under. In less than fifteen minutes, Ward was receiving treatment at Noiith Carolina Memorial Hospital's intensive care divi sion. It was reported that he suffered abraisions on his back, lacerations oh his right shoul der and severe brain damage James Ward, age 19, had come to Chapel Hill from Wil so last week to take a job at Gravely Sanatorium here. He died Monday morning at 11:15. Miss Jane Hogan of the Chapel Hill Recreation Depart ment, whfl.wM.nt the pool at the time of the accident, ex pressed the regret and pro found sorrow of the commu nity at Ward's untimely acci dental death. She credited the Rescue Squad and the Hospital with very prompt action and feels that everything possible was done to save young Ward's life. .' a Ruling Pleases Att'ys Carter, Weinberger NEW YORK Commenting on the Supreme Court's unani mous ruling, June 12, invali dating Virginia's anti-misegena tion laws, NAACP General Counsel Robert L. Carter and Andrew D. Weinberger, New York lawyer and a member of the Association's Board of Di rectors, said in a joint state ment: "We are pleased that the Supreme Court has handed down this long overdue deci sion. In a free, democratic so ciety, people should be free to marry Whomever they choose without any restrictions based on race or color." On behalf of the Association, they had filed a brief amicus curiae, February 27, in the case of Loving v. the Common wealth of Virginia. In it they stated, "Negroes cannot be consuiered to have obtained equtil rights' or to have gained full freedom as full-fledged citizens of the United States jMitil they are free to make the individual decision as to whom they will marry without legis lative interference or proscrip tions based solely on the acci dent of color." Mr. Weinberger has written extensively on the issue of in terracial marriages. His most recent article, "Interracial Marriage in the USA," was published in the March, 1967, issue of the NAACP organ, The Crisis. According to Mr. Weinber ger, there are 50,000 known Negro-white marriages in the United States. He estimates that there is a much larger number of such marriages be tween white persons and per sons of some African ancestry who have passed over into the white community. Although the opinion by Chief Justice Earl Warren was directed specifically at the an ti-miscegenation laws of Vir- See MARRIAGE 2A Clark, head of the Metropoli tan Applied Research Center, which sponsored the meeting. In Cincinnati, Dr. Bruce H. Green, president of the local NAACP branch, said: "While we certainly cannot condone violence ... we must condemn the conditions of poverty, lack of employment, dilapidated housing and sub-human condi- Che €arswpi €mwo ITn« WTM UNBpSSiaTI VOLUME 44 No. 24 DURHAM, N. C., SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1967 Watts Hill Jr. Named Chairman Of Home Security Board Of Directors W. Rock Pastor To Preach a! Jack Tar Sun. The Re»'. Lorenzo A. Lynch, Pastor of White Rock Baptist Church, will preach at the "Upper Room'' Hour of the Inter-State International Court Order of Cyrene of United States of America, Sunday, June 25, at 8:00 a.m. at the Jack Tar Hotel. The - Male Chorus of White Rock, under the direction tpf Theodore Freeland, will sing for the occasion. The "Upper Room" Hour is not a closed meeting but ift | is opened to thd general put l l lie and persons not connected ! with either the organization or | White Rock will be gladly re ceived. I 4 II I I I "(': ? J * NEW OFFICERS AND BOARD members of the Old North State Medical Association elect ed at the 80th convention in Winston-Salem last week are left to right: Dr. R. C. Roane, Wilmington, Dr. Willard, Win Plot To Assassinate NAACP Head Uncovered By Police NEW YORK An abortive plot to assassinate top Negro leaders, take over the govern ment of the United States and other leading nations of the world was uncovered by police this week. With lightning like thrusts, police in large num bers swarmed into residential sections Wednesday morning following which they arresed 17 persons, 16 of whom were Negroes. In addition to the persons arrested, police also seized a machine gun, 30 other weap ons, helmets, radio trnsmit ting equipment, telescopes, sev eral hundred rounds of of am munition and an amount of ex plosives. Slated for assassination were Roy Wilkins, executive secre tary of the NAACP, Whitney M. Young, Jr., Urban League official and other prominent leaders of the non-violent ap proach in the civil rights strug gle. tions in which ghetta residents are required to live." Dr. Green was involved in round the clock meetings with community leaders and city of ficials in efforts to halt the violence which broke out on June 13. He said that city of ficials who have long ignored ghetto conditions and extre mists who stirred up emotions created the atmosphere for the HILL PROMOTED Announcement i was made this week-wof the j election of Watts Hill, Jr., I (left) as chairman of the Board of Home Security Life Insur -4 a. n qf Company and Arthur W. , Clark (right) as president. Hill and Clark are widely i known in business and civic circles. In addition to having served as an official of Home ston-Salem, board of directors; Dr. Frank Sullivan, Wilson, recording secretary; Dr. J. P. Green, Henderson, president; Dr. Flotilla Watkins, Greens ' boro, first vice president; Dr. I Seized in the plot were an assistant elementary school principal, a teacher, a Navy management analyst, an anti poverty worker, a welfare de partment clerk and members of a secret, violent-advoc-te ora ganization known as the Revo NCC Summer School Enrollment 250 Higher Than Last Year North Carolina College's summer enrollment is some 250 persons more than at a comparable time last year, a report Friday by Dr. C. L. Pat terson, acting director, reveal ed. The college held registra tion June 12 and completed a week of classes Friday. Patterson indicated that by noon Friday 1277 students had registered, as compared with some 900 at the end of the I riots. Kenneth Guscott, president of the Boston, Mass., NAACP Branch, called on U. S. Attor ey General Ramsey Clark to launch an investigation of po lice brutality charges brought by Negroes during weekend riots which started June 3 in the slum section of Roxbury, a Boston neighborhood. "We, as always, will respect KrM \ .fl CLARK Security for 15 years, Hill has served as a member of the Durham City Council and the N. C. House of Representatives Clark is a World War II vete ran and presently a Colonel in the Air Force fieSefve He has also held numerous important positions in other cities of the state R. W. McDowell, Raleigh, sec ond vice president; Dr. J. S Cochran, Weldon, president elect and Dr W. T. Armstrong, Rocky Mount, secretary-treasur er. lution Action Movement or RAM, police reported. Also involved were members of several other pro-violence organizations of pro-Castro, pro-Chinese and Black Libera tion Front. first week in 1966. He also noted an increase in under graduate over graduate enroll ment this year and predicted daily enrollments until the close of registraftion on June 21. The college's new six-week intersession, which begins June 26 and can accommodate 400 graduate students, may bring an additional 200 to 250 stu- See ENROLLMENT 2A and defend the rights of any persons unjustly or unlawfully treated," Guscott told a dele gation of Negroes who com plained of police mistreatment. In a meeting of community leaders, Guscott also added that "those who, commit vio lence in the name of civil rights only do a greater dam age to that cause." PRICE: 20c Arthur Clark New President Local Ins. Co. The Board of Directors of Home Security Life Insurance Company of Durham announced Tuesday (June 20; the election cf Watts Hill Jr. as chairman of the board and Arthur W. Clark as president Former Chairman George Watts Hiil will continue on the beard and as chairman of the executive committee. He had served as board chairman for 27 years and, prior to that, as president for five years. Home Security, now in its 51st year uf operation, has over 5575 million insurance in force, and 615 employees in cluding Representatives in N. C.. S. C , Ga. and Fla. Watts Hill Jr. has been presi dent of Home Security since 1961, a member of the com pany's finance committee since since 1960, a director since 1954 and a member of the com pany's finance committee since 1951. He was executive vice president prior to becoming president. Clark, who has served as ex ecutive vice president since 1964 and director since 1961. is chairman of the company's finance committee. He joined the staff of Home Security in 1948 and was director of plan ning from 1952-58 and vice president from 1959-63. Poor Reading Score Shocks Ass'n Officials DETROIT, Mich. Stress ing the need for cooperation among parents, students and teachers, Miss June Shagaloff, NAACP director for educa tion, expressed shock and dis may at the reading scores of students at a local high school. The results of tests admin istered at Northwestern High School showed that a signifi cant number of children en tering the 10th grade were reading at fifth-grade level or below. In a hard-hitting address be fore the High School Study Commission, Miss Shagaloff insisted that inner city schools may have to abandon tradi tional subjects in the lower grades and begin to "give kids the most basic skills first." Virginia State Professor Earns Ph.D. Degree PETERSBURG—Aubrey S. Escoffery, J native of New Haven, Conn., ard associate professor of psychology at Virginia State College, has received the degree of doc tor of philosophy in psycholo gy from the University of Connecticut. Mr. Escoffery joined the staff of Virginia State College in 1952 and from 1957-59 was a teaching follow at the Uni versity of Connecticut whtr he was pursuing tour* wot., for his doctorate.