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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, November 20, 1971, Image 1

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Beginning in Ihis Issue Another INTEREST-PACKED STORY By the Author of "Over Edoni I Lost My Shoe" GEORGE B. RUSS "Love Me, Love My Wife" VOLUME 50 No. 47 ■Ntflu ■F v I BjWBBB I fy $k BLACKS IN BUSINESS— White House Presi- cils office of the Interracial Council For dential aide Robert Brown .center, receives Business Giving his approval th first copy of "Blacks In Business" from is Berkeley Burrell, President of the National the man who wrote it, Edward H. Jones, left, Business League, who described the book as Executive Director of the New York Coun* "a must" reading for black entrepeneurs United Black P For By Mayor Local Teacher Named North Carolina's Best By JAMES VAUGHAN James Marshall Rogers, Jr., a U. S. History and Black studies teacher at Durham High School became the second black teacher to be selected as North Carolina's candidate for national public school teacher of the year. Rogers was cited as having "gone beyond the confines of his classroom" to work with students at the ROOMS Operation Santa Clous Kicked Off By Mental Health Assodatio By JOHN MYERS Operation Santa Claus was kicked off Friday, Nov. 12, in Durham by the mailing of 350 letters to ministers and civic clubs in the Durham area. The Durham County Mental Health Association announced its plans to collect Christmas gifts for the 180 mental patients on the Durham unit of John Um stead Hospital. Mrs. Patricia Osborne and Quinton Parker, members of the operation explained the reasons for the campaign: "The Durham County Mental Health Association has spon sored Operation Santa Claus since 1967. We missed last Christmas and the Durham unit at John Umstead Hospital had a poor holiday. Staff mem bers had to divide cartons of dgarettes to insure that every one would receive a gift. We dont want this to happen this year. "There are 118 long-term (See SANTA page 2A) Mayor Howard Lee disspell ed rumors that he was an announced candidate for the 2nd Congressional district in the upcoming '72 elections. Without elaborating on his in tension, Lee merely stated that: "I am not a candidate at this time." The Mayor was speaking to Lawyers and law students at North Carolina Central Univer sity during a November 3 workshop session on the North Carolina Black Caucus. Black unity and involve ment was stressed at the ses Wilmington Relives History As Scoff Orders Tro By JAMES VAUGHAN VFor several months ten sions between whites and Ne groes have been mounting in Wilmington. Whites «claim to be arming themselves against the Negroes, and the Negroes claim to be arming themselves in defense against the whites." The statement above is an account of events leading up to a riot in Wilmington, which left many black and white resi dents dead or injured. The in cident, however, occured, not last week, or last month or jlS ■ K I Bn m HH a Wk F ■ - ■* 1 ■ wluM \ ■ Hr ■ i I IGt I KmXJH B ■M ■ ctAiis wHrr FIRST GlFTS— Quinton Parker and Mrs. Patricia Osborne de posit first gifts for Operation Santa Clans Che Carc|2|a d'THETRUTti UNBBIQEEQ^ By JAMES VAUGHAN sion as Mayor Lee stated: "I have been discouraged and frustrated after traveling through the state and seeing blacks suffering from hunger. Hunger resulting from a lack of leadership and services deliver ed." He said that law students and established lawyers must began to practice "grassroots politics." He explained that a black politician's prime con- cern is votes. "But," he continued, "We have a potential of 700,000 not even last year. But rather, in 1898, 73 years ago. Facts thereby suggest that Wilmington may be reliving a page of history as Governor Scott recently ordered more state troopers into the area to enforce a dust to dawn park curfew following several months of racial strife. While underlying motives, the seeds of irrevocable con flict may well be the same, a surface examination reveals two different causes of unrest: The riot of 1898, reportedly, DURHAM, N. C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1971 The Future Of Downtown Durham Is A ired A t Meet N. C. Central Graduate is First Black Superior Court Judge Sammie Chess, Jr., North Carolina Central University School of Law Graduate and a practicing attorney in High Point, North Carolina, has be come the first black appointed Superior Court Judge in North Carolina. He is licensed to practice law in North Carolina; North Carolina Superior Court; U. S. Middle District Court of North Carolina; Court of Ap peals for 4th District and United State Supreme Court. black voters over 18 years of age in the state, with only 300,000 registered." Mayor Lee is head of the North Carolina Black Caucus. According to him, the Caucus was formed for the purpose of "watchdog" duties in Raleigh. "We noticed recently that quite a few laws have been passed having a direct bearing on the lives of black people but we haven't been able to get information on a lot of them." The Black Caucus hopes to (See UNITED page 2A) was a result of political in volvement of the then Negro Fusion party which threaten ed to dominate a majority black city of Wilmington. The riot was a result of white reactions to black political power. The current strife has been attributed to the issue of busing of school children to achieve racial balance in New Hanover County and Wilming ton. A closer look at both situa tions revjals, however, that there are striking similarities between the two incidents. Ac cording to accounts by Dr. Helen G. Edmonds in the book, "The Negro and Fusion Politics in North Carolina, " the earlier riot was perpetrated by a group of whites called the "secret nine." (See WILMINGTON 2A) Plans for Durham Civic Center Discussed at City Council Meet By JOHN MYERS At 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, plans for a new civic con vention center in Durham were discussed in a meeting of the Durham City Council. Victor S. Bryant, Jr., Presi dent of the Durham Chamber of Commerce, listed proposals by the Chamber for the plan ning of such a center: The facility should be de signed to service conventions and civic attractions and meet ings, and should not attempt to include a coliseum or arena for major sporting events. Bryant pointed out that cost and the fact that there were already several sports fa cilities in the area were the predominant reasons for this Governor Scott made the j announcement along with two others who will also serve on the state's courts. They were 1 John Webb of Wilson and William Z. Wood of Winston- Salem. Chess, at 37, becomes the top ranked black in the judicial system of North Carolina. A staunch fighter for racial equality, he has played an im portant part in the litigation of civil rights cases. The high esteem held for Judge Chess, by associates and friends alike, have been shown by the many congratulatory and other praises showered upon him since the announcement of the appointment. Superior Court Judges, in North Carolina, are the initial trial judges in felony and major civil actions. Special Superior Court judges have the power of other Superior Court judges, but are assigned as needed across North Carolina. The governor of the State is autho rized to appoint eight (8) spe cial judges, who may be re appointed every four (4) years. Regular Superior Court judges are elected statewide, but must run for specific superior court districts and must be residents of their districts. Two higher levels exist in the state judiciary system, the (See JUDGE page 2A) Instructor Gets Distinguished Service Award Miss Thelma L. Denson, local teacher, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award recently in Washington, D. C. at the 35th Annual Convention of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. This award, a gold pin and silver medallion, was made at the cli max of Miss Denson's fourth year as Director of Region IIL of the National Council for services she rendered the or ganization to help complete the Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial. Region HI includes the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Flori da, and Tennessee. The convention theme em phasized unity, commit- (See SERVICE page 2A) recommendation. The entire block from Fos ter to Riggsbee Streets and from Seminary to Morgan Streets should be purchased for the site of the Civic Con vention center in order to ac commodate necessary parking, outdoor exhibits, and future expansion. Careful ' consideration should be given to the feasibi lity of converting the present Civic Center into a first class auditorium with adequate stage and storage facilities. The City Recreation Department office now in the Civic Ctmer should be re-located when more ap propriate space can be made available. Major emphasis should be (See CENTER page 2A) m ft' V W&mSm T&HL W /^^P \*«M ■Tr^ c *;-*,»SMh .• 3fiJl ■HBHHII % 9 vl'V rJT -V --CHARMING QUEEN—Miss DeEdra Fozard, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Turner Fozard of 109 East Weaver Street. This petite young Miss was chosen Hillside High School'r Homecoming Queen during the school's recent Homecoming celebration. Miss Fozard is an honorable senior. Rehnquist Branded as Racist And Segregationist by NAACP WASHINGTON - Branding William H. Rehnquist as a ra cist and a "selfpropelled segre gationist," Clarence Mitchell, director of the Washington Bureau of the National As sociation for the Advancement of Colored People, urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate further the charges against President Nixon's no minee for the Supreme Court of the United States. In testimony before the committee here, Nov. 9, Mit chell documented the charges against Rehnquist citing the Arizonian's public opposition to enactment of civil rights legislation in Phcenix in 1964, to desegregation of the schools of that city in 1967, to equal voting rights for Negroes and Mexican Americans in 1964, and his denunciation of per Miss Mary Lee M SIO,OOO Rockefeller /-mj m ■BUB MISS MARY LEE MILLS C!()0J> READING IN THIS ISSUE LOVE ML, LOVE MY WIFE Ity (iw.rge B. Ru*f RAMBLING With Mrs Virginia Alston WRITERS FORUM By George B. Row DURHAM SOCIAL NOTES By Mrs. Syminer Daye PREGNANCY PLANNING & HEALTH By G. Riggsbee CHEYENNE SCOUT CORNER By E. L. Kearney sons participating in a demon stration for civil rights at the Arizona State Capitol in 1964. Joining Mitchell in testify ing against the Rehnquist no mination was Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., speaking in behalf of Americans for Democratic Ac tion. Both are also spokesmen for the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. The ADA leader questioned the nomi nee REHNQUIST 2A) PRICE: 20 CENTS Action Receives Overwhelming Endorsement Action by the Chamber of Commerce to alunch a major new revalidation program for downtown Durham, received an enthusiastic endorsement from a blue-ribbon group of the city's business and indus trial leaders Thursday night at a meeting at Hartman's Steak House. After hearing an analysis of Durham's problems and oppor tunities from Phil Hammer, president of Hammer, Green, Siler Associates of Washington, one of the nation's leading economic consulting firms, the committee unanimously re commended that a special steering committee made up of members of the overall com mittee be named by Chamber of Commerce president Victor S. Bryant, Jr. This steering committee will be charged with reporting back to the com mittee of the whole, with a plan of action that will include recommendations for an orga nizational structure, financing of the program, and a time table for getting various stages of the program implemented. Hammer's company, which specializes in the revitalization (See DOWNTOWN 2A; Durham Native Admitted to Bar In N. C. and Ga. Thomas Gatewood Samp son, son of Atty. and Mrs. Daniel G. Sampson has been admitted to practice before the bars of North Carolina and Georgia, He was admitted to the North Carolina Bar on Sep tember 20, 1971 and to the Georgia Bar on November 12, 1971. The new attorney is a 1964 graduate of Hillside High School and was graduated from Morehouse College Atlanta, (See ADMITTED SA) PRINCETON, N. J. - Miss Mary Lee Mills, a "people oriented" Nurse Consultant with the Community Health Service, who is working among ( the migrants of America after completing 16 years of service in underdeveloped countries, was named today as one of the six winners of the SIO,OOO Rockefeller Public Service Awards for 1971. Conceived and finances by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, and administered as a national trust by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Af fairs, the awards are the high est privately sustained honors for the nation's career civil servants and hav« been given annually since 1960 for "dis tinguished service to the Gov ernment of the United State* and the American people" In five broad fields of government activity. Miss Mills, 59-year-old na tive of Wallace, and • red- See MILLS page 2AJ

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