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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, November 27, 1971, Image 1

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NIXON'S MINORITY BANK PROGRAM EXCEEDS GOAL WASHINGTON, D. C. - Secretary of Commerce Mau rice H. Stans announced today th*t President Nixon's minori ty-owned banks by SIOO mil lion in a 12-month period be ginning Oct. 2, 1970, has well exceeded its goal. Reports from the 35 mil nority-owned banks now op One Section This Week In order for our staff to enjoy Thanksgiving with their families, this edition will ccrry only 12 pages. We will return to our 2-section paper next week. HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY VOLUME 50 No. 48 Black Political Party Formed In Raleigh Frank Balance, Howard Fuller Head New Party By JOHN MYERS RALEIGH - At the Black Art Gallery on Hillsboro St. a press conference was held Monday 22 at which Frank Balance, an attorney in War renton, and Howard Fuller an nounced the formation of a black political party for the state of North Carolina. Fuller and Balance stated that the party will advocate a candidate in the 1972 elec tions. The candidate will be in depent due to the parties feelings that the existing poli tical parties are run in the in terest of white people and by white people with no black candidates for the forseeable future. The Black People's Union Party will exist totally independent of the Democra tic and Republican parties and I of the candidates presently representing the respective (See PARTY page 9) Miss Margaret Ha Miss Bus. & Professional Chain Makes Pledge To NCCU on Behalf WTVD Thomas S. Murphy, presi dent of Capital Cities Broad casting Corporation of New- York, this week confirmed hii organization's pledge of $lO, 000 to North Carolina Cen tral University's Endowment Fund Drive. Murphy said, "Capital Cities, on behalf of WTVD, our Durham affiliate, will com mit SIO,OOO to North Carolina Central Univeristy." The broadcasting company head said Capital Cities wished (See PLEDGE page 9) Sickle Cell Anemia Sponsored By Du By JOHN MYERS Sickle cell disease is per haps one of the most common hereditary diseases in the popu lation. It affects mainly blacks, although occasionally other races may be afflicted. About one black in 10 carries the trait for the disease nd about one in 200 has it. The disease itself is charac terized by two main problems: 1) the patients are anemic, us ually having less than half the normal red blood cell count. 'This anemia drains their strength and alters the func tion of their heart and kidneys. 2) The patients are usually subject to frequent occurences of painful crisis. The pain is erating show, that deposits in creased by a total of $155.5 million in the year ending September 30, 1970 to a new total of $552 million. This compares to total deposits of $396.5 million the previous year. More than SIOO million of the increase is directly iden tifiable with the efforts of the m 2* I 1 jj. mkl I Hfe ir^jrß Kr I |IW{ I « ' jß*»* ww P MM 9Mh^ w^a .||B tffV - J^fl f ,-i ■|a| G I ■I. if \i v, ■ v f*« f ■ #■ Miss Margaret Hammie, Miss DB&PC 1972, is pictured here with F. V. Allison of Mutual Savings and Loan Association. Miss Margaret A. Hammie of E-2 Mutual Drive and spon sored by Mutual Savings & Loan Association was crowned Miss Durham Business & Pro fessional Chain for 1972. She won out over a field of 10 young ladies vying for the Miss Durham Business and Profes sional Chain Title. The crown ing ceremonies took place Fri day, November 19 at 8:00 p. m. in the Hillside High School Auditorium, where hundreds of spectators of all ages and walks of life witnessed the events. Miss Hammie was presented with many gifts, including memberships in the National Business League and the Dur ham Business and Professional Chain, a check in the amount of SIOO.OO, one hundred fifty dollars toward expenses to the 1972 National Business League due to the cellular death of small parts of the bone or other organs. In addition, the liver, kidneys, skin, and other organs may be affected. The effects are so serious that, in the past when good medical care was not available, most patients with sickle cell disease died in childhood or early adulthood. What may be done for sickle cell patients? To date, the per fect medicine for treatment of the disease has not been found although some drugs (urea, car banate) appear to be promis ing. Much work is needed in educating the community about the disease and about its prevention and treatment. Cen government's program. The Secretary said that an increase of $97.3 million was reported by the 26 black owned banks, representing a 38 percent gain, with the nine Spanish-speaking owned banks reporting an increase of $58.2 million, a gain of 41 percent. In a letter to President dt* Carwla Cwo Convention to be held in Dal las, Texas in September or any trip of her choice during that time. Also, among other things, Miss Hammie will represent the Chain at vatious civic and social activities in Durham dur ing the year 1972. Miss Hammie is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Hammie of Oxford, where she attended the public schools. She is a graduate of Durham College with a major in Secretarial Science. She is employed at Mutual Savings & Loan Association as a teller. Her hobbies are singing, danc ing, listening to jazz and her ambition is to become a legal secretary. First runner-up was Miss Gwendolyn A. Hudson, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Hudson of 1003 Gillette Ave- CSce CHAIN page 8) ters for the diagnosis of the disease is being set up so that those with the disease and those with the potential of passing the disease to their off spring may be alerted to its dangers. It is in the areas of education, identification and treatment that the present ef forts are being directed. Dr. Wendell Rosse, Assist ant Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Cent er has been doing research in sickle cell disease since 1967. According to Dr. Roose, two carriers are needed to produce the disease in a child. Out of the cases of two people being married, each being a carrier, (See SICKLE CELL page 9) Nixon, I. Owen Funderburg, president of the National Bankers Association, said that its membership has gone on record in expressing its appre ciation to him and the others involved in the i rogram. "These efforts are beginning to reflect themselves through increased deposits," he said. DURHAM, N. C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1971 Vice Chairmen Are Appointed To North Carolina Muskie Committee Mrs. Stanley Brennan and Rev. Philip Robt. Cousin are Named Mrs. Stanley (Louise) Bren nan of Charlotte and the Rev. Philip Robert Cousin of Dur ham were last week named vice-chairman of the North Carolina Committee for Muskie. The appointments were an nounced simultaneously in Washington by Berl Bernhard, staff director for Sen. Edmund S. Muskie (D-Me), and in Ra leigh by the state committee's co-chairman, Go*. Robert W. Scott and former Comrnerc® Secretary and North Caiolina Gov. Luther H. Hodges, Sr. Theodore Freeland, Well-known Recreation Personality Passes Theodore H. Freeland, a former special youth super visor for the W. D. Hill Re creation Center died last week at his home. Services for Free land, 52, of 309 Pilot St., were conducted Saturday at West Durham Baptist Church by Rev. E. T. Thompson. Freeland had been a re creation supervisor for the Durham City Recreation De partment since March, 1954. He was named- a special youth supervisor in January, 1966. He was a member of West Durham Baptist Church. He attended Durham City schools and the University of North USS Durham Completes Deployment Arrives in Home Port After 8 Monfh Cruise USS Durham arrived in her homeport of San Diego, Cali fornia, following an eight month deployment with the U. S. Seventy Fleet in the Western Pacific. Durham is named for the city and county of Durham. The 20,700-ton, 20 knot amphibious cargo ship is de signed to carry material and equipment in a waterborne at tack on defended or rnide fended enemy soil. After deploying from Long Beach, Calif., March 30, 1971, Durham steamed to Danang, Republic of Vietnam, loaded Marine Corps personnel and their equdpfnent, and then re turned at high speed to Long Beach. After unloading the Marines, the ship sailed again I to Danang on a second trans | (See DURHAM page) 9 "and thereby providing re sources which can be chan neled into effective economic development of minority com munities." President Nixon in a letter to the NBA president said he was deeply heartened by the achievement. "Together with the private sector, and state Mrs. Brennan, who was ap pointed in 1969 to serve out an unexpired term in the state House of Representatives, is currently Mecklenburg County Democratic chairman. She also was executive di rector of that county's Demo cratic party and past presi dent of the county Democra tic Women's Club. In addition, she was a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Charter Commission which . created a city/county merger agreement and Ninth District director of the Democratic Women of (See MUSKIE page 9) Carolina in Greensboro. Survivors include his mother Mrs. Lorena Freeland; his wi dow, Mrs. Julia Freeland; a daughter, Miss Wendy Free land; two sons, Theodore Jr. and Larry Freeland; three sis ters, Mrs. Elizabeth Tate and Mrs. Mable Harris, both of Dur ham; and Mrs. Alice Merritt of Carboro. Humphrey Plans N.C. Appearance RALEIGH - Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, D-Minn.. will address a testimonial dinner for Wilbur Hobby, state AFL-CIO President, early next year, it was announced yesterday. . ■JjT r * |kj IJj til IB HI i■ i ■ RE-ENACT DUET SUNG 26 YEARS AGO—Rev. Cleophua Robin son and his mother, Lillie, 80 yean old, re-enact the duet they sang 26 years ago when Rev. Robinson first started singing the gospel at The Old True Light Baptist Church in Mississippi. and local government," he otid, "we have made an encouraging start in this field, and I am cer tain that together we shall con tinue to make that kind of con crete, forward progress in en hancing greater economic op portunities for every segment of our society." Secretary Stans said that in iw Ml i * H I BPW I UNVEILS PROGRAM PLANS— John Jenkins, seated center, recently appointed Director, Office of Minority Business Enterprise, U.S. Department of Commerce, unveiled) some of his program plans to fifty minority business development Specialists at special dinner meeting on the eve of the 71st Annual Na tional Business League Convention in Rich mond, Virginia. Seated, left to right, Otto McClaren, Direc State Of Emergency Wilmington, Ayden By JAMES VAUGHAN Officials of Wilmington and Ayden declared an end to the state of emergencies recently following continued sporatic troubles in the two racially torn cities. Wilmington ended its state of emergency first last weekend after a week of addition to the confirmed deposits other commitments to deposit more than S6O million had been received. He said that the success of the program, "not only strengthens the minority banking structure but even more important, pro vides these banks with the funds necessary to make as GOOD READING IN THIS ISSUE YOUR MIND By William Thorpe LOVE ME, LOVE MY WIFE By George R Ram RAMBLING With Mrs. Virginia Alston WRITERS FORUM By George B. Rv DURHAM SOCIAL NOTES By Mrs. SymiMr Day* PREGNANCY PLANNING & HEALTH By G. Riggsbee CHEYENNE SCOUT CORNER By E. L. Keanwy tor of Congressional Relations, Office of Eco nomic Opportunity; H. Naylor Fitzhugh, Chairman, Advisory Committee, Howard U. Small Business Center, VP, Pepsi-Cola Co.; Mr. Jenkins; Edwin Allison, Pepsi Repre sentative, Richmond; and 1 David Rice Associ ate Director, NBL. Standing: Dr. Wilford L. White, Director Howard U. SB Center; Preston Lambert, and Wiley Partee. relative calm while Ayden faced a weekend of threats of renewed violence in the form of a threatened "take over" from local whites, and the ar rest of several dozen blacks for violations of the curfew prohibiting mass assembly. Conflict in the town of Last Rites Held at White Rock Church for Mrs. Pearl Grigsby Mrs. N. Pearl Grigsby, an active community leader, died at a local hospital last week. Mrs. Grigsby, widow of the late Y. J. Grigsby and former operator of Ace Plumbing Company, of 309 Pekoe St., was given funeral services Fri day at White Rock Baptist Church by pastor, the Rev. Lorenzo A. Lynch and was buried in the Beechwood Cemetery. Mrs. Grigsby was noted for her services with the White Rock Baptist Church where she was a member of the senior choir. She abo served as assist ant teacher of Susie V. Nor fleet Bible Class and a zone captain. She held member ship In the following organi zations: Education Forum; Hampton Alumni Association; Human Relations Sub-Com • mittee of the Women In Ac tion for the Prevention of Vio many as 20,000 addtioaai minority loam. "These loans and the eco nomic development they en gender," the Secretary said, "will be an effective, demon strable force in the expansion of the business and private sectors of the minority com munities. PRICE: 20 CENTB Ayden intensified during the weekend over a planned Fri day night visit from President Ralph D. Abernathy of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Whites, led by an prganization, the Rights of White People, reacted to news (See EMERGENCY page 8} lence and its Causes; Scout ing Program and National Re tired Teachers Association. Much of State Feels Cold There wa« light snow in at least four North Carolina counties early yesterday as a cold front brought blustery winds and low temperatures across most of the state. Snow was reported in Ashe. Avery. Watauga and Wilkes counties early yesterday morning, with accumulations of up to an inch In most places, it melted during the day. There was some ice on roads early in the day, but no serious traffic accidents were reported as a result of it. Temperatures were to the tens in mountain areas Sunday night and early Monday morning At Grandfather. Mountain the low was atoa degrees. Daytime highs were generally in the 40s across the state yesterday, but in seme mountain sreas they were to the 20s.

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