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The Delta Strut
Afay 2i-2 qj be remembered with pleasure by
members and guests of Durham Alumnae Chapter, Delta J
Sigma Theta, Inc., as observances of a half -century in the
community spanned the weekend.
A sorority-devoted to public service, local Deltas enjoyed a
rare social activity when they donned the traditional crimson
and cream and danced Friday evening away in the artfully
decorated Civic Center ballroom.
Saturday's luncheon at the W.G. Pearson Cafeteria, North
Carolina Central University, featured the Reverend Dr. Pauti
Murray, an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta. Chapter
members and honored guests heard Dr. Murray descibe the
national sorority as "Doers, Servers and Thinkers," citing
the prominence of Deltas in varied levels of government. Rev.
Murray is associate clergy at The Episcopal Church of The
Atonement, Washington, D.C.
Charter-sponsors of the Durham Chapter, Mrs. Mary Lee
Fisher Morris of Owensboro, Ky and Mrs. Minnie Pearson
Spaulding were honored. Of the some 150 luncheon par
ticipants, one-quarter rose to signal having been taught in ,
classrooms, been influenced by Mrs. Morris and Mrs.
Mrs. Morris was accompanied to the anniversary celebrv
(ion by Mrs. Reber S. Cann of Cincinnati, Ohio, past na
tional vice president and secretary, Delta Sigma Theta.
Director of Delta Sigma Theta's South Atlantic Region,
Mrs. Norma Sermon, delivered anniversary congratulations 1
to chapter president Mrs. Betty Blackmqn and members.
An impressive number of Durham Alumnae members join
ed (he congregation of Saint Joseph's AME Church in Sun
day 'I ' 1 o'clock worship, conducted by Rev, W.W. Easley.Jr..
Sorority members participated in the order of worship.
Following the service, a reception was held in the church's
Pearson Room. 1 .
Mrs. Carolyn I. Thornton coordinated all elements of the ' ' ; '
events which hailed Fif ty jears , of DeltmM Durham.
Carolyn I. TM
.Dav,s and Mary F.sher
Morris at Saturday'
Photos by Henry Garner