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THE CAROLINA NEWS
IHE CAROLINA NEWS
Published Twice Monthly At Harris, N. C.
M. B. Robinson - Editor-Founder
Jessie L. Miller Circulation Mgr.
Essie P. Robinson ^ - Society Editor
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The Negro Press believes that America can best lead the
world away from racial and national antagonism when it
accords to every man regardless of race, color or creed his
human and equal rights. Hating no man, fearing no man,
the Negro Press strives to help every man in the finn be
lief that all are hurt so long as anyone is held back.
.A Fellowship of Many Followers
COMMUNION OF CHRIST’S DISCIPLES SPREAD ABRO/.D
Scripture—John 15:1-9. Romans 16:1-27, Philippians 2:12-17;
By NBWMAN CAMPBELL
JESUS’ DISCOURSE in John
15 was given on Thursday of Holy
Week. In it Christ used a simile
that would be familiar to those
listening to Him. He said, "I am
the true vine, and Mj' Father is
the husbandman. Every branch in
Me that beareth not fruit He
taketh t way; and e’ery branch
that beareth fruit, h« purgeth it,
that it may bring forth more
"Now ys are clean through the
word which I have spoken unto
“Abide l.i Me, and I in you. As
the branch cannot bear fruh of
itself, except it abide in the viie;
no more can ye, except ye abde
“I am the vine, ye are tie
brariches: He that abideth in M ,
and I in him, the same bringet
forth much fruit’ for without M
ye can do nothing.
"If ye abide in Me, and My
words abide in you, ye shall ask
what ye will, and it shall be done
"As the Father hath loved Me,
when at that time he had nevet
been to Rome.
In his letter he refutes forever
the charge generally held that he
disliked women. He sends affec
tionate greetings and gratitude to
many women—Phoebe, "our sis
ter,” Priscilla, Mary, "who be
stowed much labor on you." This
Mary is apparently not to be Iden
tified with any of the other Marys,
There are others including “the
sister of Nereus” and the mother
of Rufus “and mine.”
He also gave them good coun
sel: “Now I beseech you, breth
ren, mark them which cause divi
sions and offenses cohtrary to the
doctrine which ye have learned;
and avoid them.
"For your obedience is come
abroad unto all men. I am glad
therefore on your behalf: but yet
I would have you wise unto that
which is good, and simple con
cerning evil.” He ends his letter
with: "To God only wise, be glory
through Jesus Christ forever.
To the Philippians when he was
in prison, Paul wrote: "Do all
Consensus was that the South
would line up with Georgia Se-
natoi* Bussell who when he was
introduced to the crowd receiv
ed an ovation reminiscent of
those accorded FDR in the hal
cyon days of the New Deal.
Stevenson is an old friend of
South Carolina Gov. James F. Byr
More important, Adlai Steven
son is a cousin of Senator Richard
"Ye are My friends] if ye do t e things which I commanded
you.”—John 15:15 ,
As is generally known The Harris Herald was published in
Rutherford county for the space of about three years, during
which time we sought to serve the best interest of the fine
people of the county and section of the great-state of North
Carolina. It was with reluctance that we discontinued it, re
joicing however, in the fact that we could at some future
time resume publication of the paper.
Beginning vith this issue in April we plan to publish a pap
er which will io credit to this or any community- (for that
matter). The lame of the new publication is THE CARO
LINA NEWS ai-d the paper is what it’s name implies in that
it seeks to serve the large, energetic, progressive, resourceful
population in Western North Carolina and upper South Caro
lina. We can- and will be of service to the people in Cleveland
county, Blacksbuif, Gastonia, Lincolnton, Hickory, Marion,
Asheville, Tryon aid of course all Rutherford county. It is
this area that we pan to work and in this area lives some of
the finest folks on tie earth and it is ,our desire and hope to
give them the best >aper possible twice a month. How can
we do it? By you, ourfriends and readers doing at least three
things for us, plus thi^^hudreds of things we are going to do
for ourselves. ’■
One W’hen it is con’tenient or possible buy a copy for 10c
or subscribe for only $2.^0 for one year.
Two-—Become a good-will Ambassador for THE CARO
LINA NEWS by speaking a good word for the paper when
ever it is possible, tliat included a word vr two to our adver
tisers whom we can always assure that v»e appreciate their
patronuo-e, interest and c^peration.
‘ and fill— is ,’^,--ory
so have-1 loved you: continue ye
in My love.”
This metaphor of a vine in
reference to the people of God is
frequently found in the Old Testa
The vine is familiar to all peo
ples. It is one of the most grace
ful of plants. It Is distinguished
for the fragrance of its blossoms,
the symmetry of its fruit. Paint
ers suggest that we study its per
fection of form, color, light and
shade, all united in one object
The branches must depend upon
the vine for everything Without
Christ, the Vine, we can do noth
ing. With Him we can do any
"As the Father hath loved Me,
so have I loved you’ continue in
Spoken the day before His suf
fering and death, the Apostles
must have well remembered His
words and thejj^ inspired them to
resist their enemies; to defy the
sane person knows that no m'^y'^bdent newspaper could su/
Vive without a large con, -ms being fillpa with
advertisino- (that " absolute necessity. It has beer
a pleasure'ff”- the News Staff to receive the fine coope
ration’ ‘pful suggestions and general sympathic -ttitude
Lire merchants and busine.ssmen In Rutherfoi'd conty. To
receive that in the future has been assured. As time lisses we
hope to get advertising wherever THE CAROLINA nlEWS is
sold regularly and in large quantities.
Finally, with the above factors agreed upon, wUt do you
say about us making it official, by buying a papr or sub
scribing, or by doing some real honest promotion,’ work and
as a businessman how about getting a little cop ready for
the NEWS ad mm?
commands of earthly men, to con
tinue to preach Christ's gospel in
spite of cruel persecutions.
What a world it would be if
even we, small and inconsequen
tial as we be, would remember
always His words of love one to
another, if we were to return
love for hate, kind deeds for our
nerseciitors instead of giving ha*'
for nate; hard words for in-,"*^®’
1" Paul's time, and pvgely
throug- no—iororv work, the
o—’Pel or c>,rist nan
■na-iiy lands. I' -R-me there
seemed to be a •"U’iving church,
and Paul knev many there—we
are amazed ■i®"’ many he knew
thngs without murmurings and
‘That ye rr^iy be blameless and
har-nless, the sons of God, with
out rebuke, i,i the midst of a
croo.ced and perverse nation,
amoig whom je shine as lights
in the world.’*
None of us cai be perfect, but
if we would only emember Paul’s
words about "mvrmurings and
disputings,” our omes and our
churches wouid b, much nearer
perfection than mot of them are
Further Paul wrte: "Holding
forth the word of lit-; that I may
rejoice in the day o, Christ, that
I have not run in ain, neither
labored in vain.
"Yea, and I be offend upon the
sacrifice and service oi your faith,
I joy, and rejoice withyou.”
In his epistle to th, brethren
at Colosse, Paul sent hi personal
greetings to his friens, telling
them Tychicus, "who isi beloved
brother," would decla-e of his
(Paul’s) state, as Paul had sent
him to them to do so ail to dis
cover their condition aid "com
fort your hearts.”
Our lesson is too long ‘,o name
all the friendo co whom liul sent
salutat'"‘S, but "Luke, the beloved
p^,-xcian, and Demas,” wio were
with Paul, sent their greetings,
too. He concludes this epistle
with the words, "The salutation
by the hand of me, Paul. Remem-
Grace be with you.
How many followers had neen
added to the small church group
that were in Palestine when Jesqs
was carried to glory!
STEVENSON - RUSSELL’' . . .
Stalwart Washington Columnists
Steward and Joe Alsop said last
week: “There is good reason to be
lieve that President Truman, as
he ponders his fateful decision un
der the Florida sun, is now turn
ing over in his mind a rather as
tonishing idea. This is the notion
of a Democratic ticket headed by
Adlai Stevenson, who is the presi
dent’s favorite for first place if he
does not run himself, and —here
the element of surprise enters —
with Sen. Richard Russell, of Geor
gia, in second place.
“. . . Moreover, Stevenson has
strong feelings about both states’
rights and government economy,
and these views are welcome in
. . Russell’s presence on the
ticket wouljl reinsure the South
absolutely against a Republican in
vasion by a ticket headed by Taft,
and probably even by ticket head
ed by Eisenhower.”
The Minnesota thing prompt
ed Eisenhower to say that he
migh change his mind about not
coming back to the States to
campaign’for the GOP Presiden
tial nomination. Our feeling now
is that he will return in the near
future, report on NATO and go
to campaigning promptly.
The “Mr. President” book prom
pted Jonathan Daniels to say that
It is the best evidence yet that Har
ry Truman may not run again.
Daniels is close to the President;
and his opinion on such matters
carries a lot of weight — so much
weight, in fact, that his statement
carried originally in the Saturday
Review of Literature was publish
ed and broadcast throughout the
Nation all last week.
If Eisenhower is the nominee
for the Republicans, only a
Southernor on the Democratic
ticket can prevent large por
tions of the South from going
Republican this fall. Even then
it may be close in some areas.
See the current copy of “Read
ers Digest”, book section in the
Basea on co--"'lKhlei outlines produced by the Division of Christian Education, KatioMl
f of tfie Churches of Christ in the U. S. A., and used by permiffioti.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate ^
Zion Grove News
Jessie L. Miller
We in Zion Grove community
are happy that the Negro paper
is being published again to serve
Rutherford, Polk and other coun
ties in Western North Carolina.
We want this paper in every home
in Western North Carolina and up
per South Carolina.
The second quarteriy conference
was held at Zion Grove church
March 12-16 with Dr. A. C. Cook
presiding and Rev. J. B. Watson,
pastor. All class leaders made a
'round report. Dr. Cook preached a
powerful sermon that touched
many hearts. Finances raised was
$28.52. Visitors present were Rev.
M. B. Robinson and Miss Essie P.
Pfc. Willie Wall Wilkins is at
home after spending 12 months in
Korea. Everyone extends a sincere
welcome to him. He returns to
Fort Jackson April 19 where he
will spent seven months. He will
be discharged in Nov of ‘52.
Mrs. Gertrude Matthews, who
prior to her marriage was Miss
Gertrude Miller of Zion Grove has
returned home from Wilmington
and is spending a few days with
Walter Burgin was here on a
visit. He has returned to New York
An Easter program wili be giv
en at Zion Grove church Sunday,
April 13. Everyone is invited to
' Preaching services at Zion
Grove every first and third Sun
days At 11:30 with Sunday School
at 10:00 a. m.
For that important Gift Occasion, liamonds.
Watches, Jewelry, China.
V. L. REID, Jeweler
Rutherfordton, N. C.
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Bailey’s Raleigh Roundup
May Support Go^
Some Speculation That Tru-|
man May Endorse Steven-
son-Russell Slate For
SCHOOL SUPPORT . . . Like a
Moses loking into the promised
'and. Gubernatorial Candidate Hu-
lert Olive cast longing eyes in the
lirection of teacher PTA support
and came out two weeks ago flat-
footedly favoring the legislative
program of United Forces for Edu
cation which calls for: additional
State funds for school buildings,
more school buses, teacher salary
range from $2,600 per year for be
ginning teachers to $4,100 per an
num for those most experienced,
reduction in the teacher load from
31.7 pupils to 30, and attendance
officers to enforce compulsory at
William B. Umstead has come
out for about the same program,
btu has tempered it with phras
es such as “the largest possible”
increase in salaries and a “com
prehensive study and review” of
building needs, “enforcement of
the school attendance law”, and
making “as safe as humanly pos
sible” school transportation.
COLUMN . . . Jesse Helms, who
is apparently doing a bang-up job
as administrative assistant to Wil
lis Smith, was in Raleigh last week
attending the annual meeting of
the N. C. Citizens Association.
Helms indulged in a great
deal of off the cuff conversation
with friends from throughout
the State. One interesting note:
the Willis Smith newspaper co
lumn out of Washington is now
running in 63 North Carolina pa
NO CANDIDATE . . . Those De
mocrats who were in Raleigh at
tending the Citizens Association
meeting were almost solidly of the
opinion that President Harry Tru
man would not run again for the
Presidency. They felt that along
in the early summer he would
throw his strength to Illinois Go
vernor Adlai Stevenson, who like
Estes Kefauver is known as a rac-
B. D. WILSON
INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE
115 W. 2nd St. Phone 4972
RUTHERFORDTON, N. C.
For The Best In Plate Lunches And Soft Drinks
Opposite Prison Camp
Spindale, N. C.
you will no doubt agree
that no man planning to run for
the President would have authori
zed its publication. On the other
hand, you will fina chat Harry Tru
man is an average man of great
personal warmth *V‘ ?„little
like your favorite club brotnei
Mrs. Jenette Legan
VOTING . . - Although North
Carolina and the other Southern
states do a lot of rousting about
during the spring, we don’t pay
much attention to the fall elec
In this State, we generally run
about 25 per cent of those eligi-
We to vote in the election as
compared with 60 per cent and
better in some of the other stat
es — particularly those up North
and on the Pacific Coasts.
. In 1948, only 48 per cent of
those eligible to vote in the Na-
iton took time off to go cast their
Many of the states have laws re
quiring employers to let their em
ployees off to vote. Some of the
states require that pay continue
for the time off voting. North Car
olina has no law of this kind.
In other words, we pay little
attention to politics as far as vot
ing is concerned except each
two years when the Democratic
Primary rolls around. In the
fall, we are generally concern
ed more with going hunting, at
tending football games, and get
ting that last load of tobacco,
peanuts, and cotton off to the
North Carolina is thus apparent
ly wide open for some zealous
group to slip in some time and
take over before we realize what
We are happy to have our paper
published again it being the first
for us in this Section of North Ca
rolina. It has meant and will con
tinue to mean a great deal to us.
Everybody should support it.
Those on the sick list are, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Michel have been
sick practically all winter. Geor
ge Littlejohn is very sick also.
The following persons passed re
cently, Messers: Worth Eaves,
Claude Mooney, J. Mooney, and
Bue Michel and Samuel Kent.
The Needy Workers club of
Gold Hill Baptist church celebrat
ed its 10th anniversary, Sunday,
March 16th, Rev. H. B. Furgerson
was in charge of the service, which
was enjoyable. Over $200.00 wa;
There will be a program at
Gold Hill April 27th at three o’-
C10..1- -nonsered by Mrs. Mooney.
We are v,—., -,vnnd of the teac-
of zrope School Mr, V. **
Ramsuer, Principal und of c-arverj
.High school, one of the finest to|
be found anywhere. Mr. J. C. Dun
can is Principal.
The Negro life insurance busi
ness during 1951 experienced one
of its most gainful and progressive
years in history, if the latest an
nual statements of the three firms
with home offices in Virginia and
North Carolina reflect the nation
al situation in that field.
The reports of these concerns
indicate that they witnessed nota
ble growth in financial stability
and public service during the 12
month period ending December 31.
A perusal of their respective state
ments offer good and substantial
reasons why the business as ope
rated by American Negroes also
enjoys a creditable rating in the
nation’s financial structure.
As of December 31, the 52-year-
old North Carolina Mutual at Dur
ham reported total insurance in
force approximating $165 million
and assets of over $33 million.
The 59-year-oId Southern Aid at
Richmond reported insurance in
force totaling nearly $11 million
and assets close to $3 million.
The 19-year-old Virginia Mutual,
also at Richmond, reported insur
ance in force amounting to nearly
$10 million, along with assets of
approximately $2 million.
The overall figures are arresting
but they fall far short of telling
the whole story that is written in
the history of these companies,
which have succeeded against tre
mendous odds, some the outgrowth
of normal business competition
and others imposed by racial res
In spite of their traditional limi
tations, they have had to weather
the storms and stresses whipped
up during more than one era by
the virtual collapse of the Ameri
The stalwarts who have been re
sponsible for bringing the Negro
life insurance business to its pre
sent commendable footing have
provided more than protection for
the insuring public. In addition,
they have promoted the economic
strength of their people by creat
ing the largest source of Negro
self employment available in this
Doubbtless, there will be issued
succeeding annual reports of the
North Carolina and Virginia firms,
as well as of those located else
where. But the figures never will
be sufficient to give an ample pic
ture of the combined benefits the
business provides in making for
better living in the various com
Incidentally, the remarkaoi,,
..... ... ...oui’ance in force experien
ced by the reporting companies
during last year more than $11
million in one case — attest not
only the public confidence reposed
in their management, but point to
a steady growth of Negro interest
in life insurance protection.
Educational and promotional ef
forts designed to afford a wider
coverage for the masses advance
the national welfare.
Grahamtown School of Forest
City is nearing completion and
when completed will be one of the
most modern and up-to-date school _
plants in Western North Carolina.
C. P. Neal of Forest City is the
contractor. A campaign is now un
derway to buy curtains and other
equipment for the new school.
The Fourth, Fifth and Sixth
Grades of Grahamtown school will
present their closing Operetta.
THE COBBLER OF FAIRYLAND,
Tuesday night, April 8 at 8 o’clock
in the auditorium of the new
school. Admission Adults 40c and
children 25c. Prof. J. 0. Gibbs is
Miss Mary Jane Roberts
ONE HOUR . . . Senator Clyde
R. Hoey had those attending the
Citizens Association meeting prac
tically humming that old popular
liumdinger, “If I could be with
You One Hour Tonight”.
Senator Willis Smith had prais
ed him. The crowd had stood ap
plauding him and his record. Se
nator Smith had presented Hoey
with the association’s certificate of
outstanding citizenship in recogni
tion of his 50 years of public ser
vice. Then Senator Russell had pre
sented him with a scroll bearing
the signatures of Democratic mem
bers of the Senate. Everybody was
The ham, egg, and poultry show
will be held April 10, 1952 in the
John Chavis High School Gym.
We urge each and everyone to
come and see some of the biggest
and best hams in the country.
There will be nice fresh country
eg,gs. There will be chickens also.
Prizes will be given to ones with
the best hams, freshest eggs, and
best looking chickens.
The boys basketball team along
with Principal Twitty and Mr.
Bynus left for Fayettville Thurs
day, March 20th, to rarticipate in
a tournament. They leturned Sat
urday, March 22nd. On Feb. 8th
and 9th John Chavis boys team
won the Cage tournaiuent. The all
Tournament, team wjs represent-
edby: Forward, J. Bmdix, David
son; Forward, R. Wibber, Wash
ington; Center, J. Rimhardt. Oak
land; Guard, C. Gooc, Camp; and
Guard J. Twitty, Clavis. Harvey
Stuater of John Cha/is made the
highest number of sores, 57.
The senior class q John Chavis
would like to welcone theii new
teacher, Mr. Bynuii. ALso three
new students. Ther names are
young girl who h.s been court
ed solidly, affec.ionately, and
with reckless abmdon for one
hour by her most ardent suitor.”
That statement seimed to size up
the whole evening
Matthew M. Neey, Senator from
W. Va., refused t( sign the scroll
presented to Hoey He was the on
ly Democratic Senator not to sign.
Neely is a Fair Leal Senator and
refused to sign because he claimed
it would be politicil suicide.
Fannie Mae Vinson, James Fhilps,
nd Robert Lee Kee.
The senior Class officers are;
President .... Mary Jane Roberts
Vice President.Fannie Mae Vinsen
Secretary .... Dorothy Thompson
Treasurer Olivia Mackey
Class reporter .. Robert Young Jr.
Inman (S. C.) News
by Converse Lyles
Mrs. Hessie Weaver has comi
home from the hospital.
Mrs. Bavra Roland visited
sister, Mrs. Larkin Lyles.
Mr. and Mrs. Larkin Lyles Jr.,
announce the birth of a daughter.
Mrs. Mattie Jackson is on the
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Pearson
announce the birth of a daughter,
Pvt. Bunnell J. Lyles, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Larkin Lyles Sr. of In
man is serving over sea. He enter
ed service August 29, 1951.
FOREST CITY, N. C
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bubbling over for Clyde Roark
He had already made the
speech of the evening. Although
both James Byrnes and Harry
Byrd had spoken in previous
years at the annual meeting of
the Citizens, everybody there
know that neither of these nor
Smith, nor Russell could ap
proach Senator Hoey as a word
merchant, as a coiner of color
The praise had been so creamy
(hick, so wholesome, and so laden
with the essence, the folks felt
that Hoey would be tossed with e-
motion, might be (God forbid it)
even stricken speechless.
He wasn’t. Clyde Hoey'stood to
j’espond. He didn't want for a
word. Said he “I feel just like a
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