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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, May 08, 1971, Image 1

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Be Sure To Go To The Polls SATURDAY, MAY 15 Pull the Lever For The Person of Your Choice VOLUME 50 - No. 19 SpauUliny Tops Mayoral A spirants In C - I** w r i-Sb dn^i TO* k ... tilM£^«fl HELPING MINORITY BUSINKSSIS—As part of a nationwide program in which Atlantic Richfield Company is depositing $1 million in minority owned or managed commercial or savings banks throughout the nation, a check for $50,000 is presented to J. H. Wheel Richfield Firm to Deposit SI Million In Minority Banks NEW YORK - Atlantic Richfield Company will de posit $1,000,000 in minority owned or managed commercial or savings banks in cities from coast-to-coast to help provide funding for minority busi nesses in those areas, Robert 0. Anderson, chairman, an nounced here today. Approximately $600,000 of the total already has been committed in certificates of JHlrs. Virginia Collins, Mother Of Draft Resist er Sp JOHN MYERS, Staff Writer Miss Virginia Collins, mother of Walter Collins, famous black draft resister who is serving five years in prison in Texarkana, Texas, and Carl Braden, Information Director and an organizer for the Southern Conference Edu cational Fund (SCEF) spoke at Duke University Tuesday, May 4 on the theme: Protest the Jailing of Walter Collins and the Situation of Black Draft Resisters. Braden and Mrs. Collins pointed specifically to the following points in Collins* arrest: The arrest came just 11 days after the U. S. Supreme Court and refused to hear an appeal of his sentence - even though his lawyers were pre paring a petition for re consideration by the high court, which they had 25 days to file. Federal marshals came to Collins' home in New Or (See RESISTER page 9A) Lyon Park School PTA Honors 3 Retiring Teachers The final meeting of the Lyon Park School PTA was held in the school auditorium, Monday, April 26, 1971 at 7:30 p.m. Hie program featured Mrs. Theima Lennon, Director of Public Instruction who spoke on making education relevant to meet the individual needs of the children. She empha sized the importance of the parents and society in provid er, (left) president. Mechanics and Farmers Bank, by R. R Goudey, (center) Atlantic Rich field's Charlotte district marketing manager. Jesse B. Anglin, Jr., Comptroller is on the right. The presentation was made at the bank's headquarters at 116 West Parrish St. deposit or time deposits in id institutions in 12 areas where the company has opera tions or interests, and the re mainder will be deposited in the near future, according to Anderson. Anderson said funds were deposited in amounts ranging from SIO,OOO to sloo,oooin minority-owned or managed institutions in these cities: ■ ■ II ■ ■ INAUGURATION Bishop William J. Walla of Yonkers, N. Y., chairman of the Living stone College Board of Trustees, places the symbol of office around the neck of Dr. F. George Shipman on the impressive occasion ing a favorable background for the first five years of life prior to beginning formal education. Dr. Frank B. Weaver, Assis tant Superintendent of In struction, Durham City Schools recognized the follow ing honored guests who were former teachers at Lyon Park School: Mrs. Rosa D. Artis, Miss A. Marie Faulk and Miss Ruby B.Grissom. In introduc ing each teacher, he read a irihE^nwTw Chicago; Compton, Calif.; Danville, Va.; Durham; Hous ton; Los Angeles; Memphis; New York; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; Springfield, 111.; and Washington, D. C. (In Durham, a check for $50,000 was deposited in the Mechanics & Farmers Bank.) The Atlantic Richfield exe cutive commented: "By this action, we hope to of Dr. Shlpman s inauguration as sixtb presi dent of the college on April 30. Looking on in left background is Dr. Albert W. Dent, former president of Dillard University of New Orleans, La., the inaugural speaker. short biographical profile. Mrs. Virginia Rogers pre sented white corsages to the honorees on behalf of the Lyon Park community per sonnel. Mr. L. M. Goode, Prin cipal of Lyon Park School, presented the honorees pla ques from the PTA. Mrs. Eleta Jean Harris Murray, Chicago, niinois, former student of the honorees presented gifts of appreciation from the Lyon DURHAM, N. C., SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1971 Mrs. Griffin and Dr. Boulware Poll Highest in Council Race Former N. C. Mutual Pre sident, Asa T. Spaulding, the first Negro elected to the Dur ham County Commission, topped' a three-way mayoral race here Saturday in the Durham City primary elec tioflpaulding polled 4,057 votes to eke past realtor James R. Hawkins by 26 votes. The two were well ahead of the third candidate, Lloyd Jacobs, who has run unsuccessfully in the past three mayoral races, tallying only 250 votes. Hawkins and Spaulding will pair off in the May 15 general municipal election which will also include races for three city council ward seats and three at large council posi tions. Spauiding said following the election, "I think the results of this primary gave tangibly encourage new busi ness enterprise by minority residents in each of these areas. We feel that the deposits will have a substantial multi plier effect, helping to foster economic growth in both busi nesses and the communities involved." Anderson said that Atlantic Richfield has deposited smaller amounts in a few minority banks in the past, but never in the range or numbers of insti tutions announced today. "It is important, we feel, that major companies help finance minority self-reliance and economic advancement through some deposits Park School faculty and friends to the honorees for their long years of service to the field of education which totaled over 100 years. These three teachers served a total of 132 years in the Durham City Schools, one-hundred and twenty-nine (129) at Lyon Park. Music for the occasion was rendered by Mrs. Latelle Vaughan, Member of Club ample evidence that there are numerous pools of goodwill in this community anxious to be joined together to form one great lake of goodwill, which could be more beneficial and refreshing to the total com munity. I believe Durham really wants more unity in the community. I would like to be an instrument for the accomplishment of this as the next mayor." Although only some 22 per cent of the total number of city registered voters went to the polls Saturday, heaviest turnouts were recorded in pre dominantly black precincts. Spaulding ran on a "unity" platform. He is a native of Columbus County, and grad uated from New Yor, Univer sity School of Commerce and received a master's degree from the University of Michi gan. He serves on the City Board of Adjustment and the Mayor's Human Relations Committee. He is married and has four children. In the council race Mrs. (See ELECTION paga 9A) Black Political Increases Seen In Nat'l Survey RHVSS WASHINGTON, D. C. - A recent nationwide survey by the Joint Center for Politi cal Studies (JCPS) indicates continued increase in Blacks elected to public office in the United States. Areas in which Blacks made significant gains during the past year were in the top municipal positions - mayor, vice mayor, councilman, and/ or alderman. A previous study, made by the Metropolitan Applied Re search Center (MARC) in February, 1970, listed a total of 1,469 Blacks holding elec tive office in the United States. According to the JCPS survey, there are presently 1,860 Black Elected Officials, (See INCREASES page 9A) Boulevard School Faculty who sang, "Thank God For A Garden" by Teresa Del Riega. Mrs. Sarah 0. Barden, Music Teacher at Lyon Park School, served as the accompanist. The program was climaxed with announcements and re marks by L M. Goode. Refreshments were served and parents viewed the Art Exhibit. % _^h^M HAWKINS m | W Ural * - MRS. GRIFFF Annual Law Day Celebrated at At North Carolina Central Univ. JOHN MYERS, Staff Writer The annual Law Day cele brations for North Carolina Central University was launched Friday, April 30 at Duke Auditorium on the NCCU campus. This year's theme was "Channel Change Through Law and Reason." The guest speaker for the morning activities was Attor ney Allie Latimer Weeden, Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Office of General Counsel, General Serv ices Administration, Washing ton, D. C. and National Secretary of National Bar As sociation. Mrs. Weeden's address was on sexual discrimination. She cited the national wage scale from highest to lowest as: white men, black men, white V AACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner Held At Durham JOHN MYERS, Staff Writer Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m. marked the Second Annual North Carolina Dinner for the NAACP Legal De fense & Educational Fund at the Durham Hotel. Henry Lee Marsh, HI, Vice- Mayor and LDF Cooperating Attorney of Richmond, Vir ginia delivered the address and introduction of the Guest of Honor, Juliue LeVonne Cham bers, Chambers, Stein, Lanning, and Ferguson Law firm, Charlotte, N. C. Marsh noted many of Chambers' ac complishments, but stressed [ t 1-- RETIRING TEACHERS HONORED Those participating in the recent program honor ing retiring Lyon Park teachers along with honorees are (from left to right): L. M. Goode, Principal; Mrs. Virginia Rogers; Hon Words of Wisdom ★ The men chosen to run a business or* not the stars who sparkle from time t0 time but tho day in-and-day-out producers. -—J. C. Asp/ey SPAULDING BOULWARE women, and black women. She stated the public accomoda tions section o fthe Civil Rights Act as being complete ly void of concern for women. Some of the discrimination practices she noted were dif ferent sentences for the same crime according to sex, dif ferent salaries for the same job, restrictions on jobs, and the afct that a man's income is considered the main source, while a woman's is looked on as substidation. Prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 sex was completely left out of the terms race, creed, and color. At a luncheon at the Down towner at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Miss Sheliah Parrish, Chair (See LAW DAY page 9A) these as not being the major importance of Chambers' position. "Julius Chambers has given hope to blacks of a black man fighting within the system and winning. He has given the black man a symbol of victory. We are lucky to have him." Marsh ended his drama tic address with the very ap propriate words of Patrick Henry, "Give me liberty, or give me death." In Chambers' presentation, he gave a brief account of the caseload his firm had been, and is, involved with. orees: Mrs. ROM D. Artis, Miai A. Marie Faulk, Miss Rubye B. Griwom; Mrs. KleU j«an Harris Murray. Dr. Frank B. Weaver, Assistant Superintendent o 1 Instruction, Dur ham City Schools. PRICE 20 CENTS Former Durham Minister Dies in Baltimore, Md. BALTIMORE, Md.—Dr. John L. Tilley, formerly of Oeed moor and Durham, N. C. died here Wednesday. The deceased was born in Creedmoor. He was a graduate of Shaw University and re ceived his master's and docto ral degrees from the University of Chicago and the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Shaw University. He taught at Shaw University for 17 years and was also Dean of the School of Religion at Shaw. He also taught at How ard University and was presi dent of Forida N & I College. He pastored at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Durham, Mt Vernon Baptist Church in Creedmoor, First Baptist Church in Apex and the New Metropolitan Baptist Church in Baltimore, Md. He was a past moderator of the East Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist A* sociation and a member of The Masonic Lodge No. 94 in Creed moor. BLACK MAYOR, 50-YEAR CLASS FSU FEATURE FAYETTEVILLE - In an effort to contrast Negro edu cation, 50 years ago with that of modem times, the alumni of Fayetteville State Univer sity will present 11 members of the Class of '2l and the mayor of Lawnside N. J., as special features of "Alumni May 15. Tete surviving members of the original 16 and one " member who started with the class, but finished in '22, will begin returning here on May 14 and begin a round of ac tivities scheduled to be the main feature of the occasion. They will be joined by some of the members who dropped out, during the four years and many others who were members of the student body (See ALUMNI page 0A) To date, Chambers' firm has been envolved in 45 desegre gation cases. They are current ly working on 23 . Chambers noted that the Charlotte School desegrega tion case has already cost $85,000. He stated, in Char lotte, to date, 4400 students have been suspended from school. Over 90% were black. In Greensboro, 65% of black students still attend all black schools. Winston-Salem spent $30,000 for an evaluation committee for desegregation. The committee recommended (See LEGAL FUND fIX)

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