School Principal, Ptrcnte, Teachers Alarmed Aa
225 Ligon Students Absent On Same Day
Most Students Ever
Absent At Same Time
BT CHARLES R. JONES
Two hundred and twenty-five
Rudentt were absent from the J.
W. Ligon Junior-Senior High
School here last Friday. Semester
examinations ended on Thursday.
This was the greatest number of
pupils aver to stay out of school
on tho same day in the 10-yeor
history of the institution, including
days of the Asian Flu epidemic
"which swept the city several years
Why all Bs absences? The
•** raaaaa agreed ea by the
alarmed principal and several
parents and teachers interview
ed was that “they wanted a
like the leeal callages give to
their Sta disits.’* This eoeld not
W conflramdany student
Fartlaa are hnewii fa have
been held hi Washington Ter.
raee and Chavis Heights. Ra
ster has tt that Bfltmors Hilla
was aim the scene es seme es
these sffatrs. Names and ad
dresses es the sites es these
parties could net ha ascer
H R. Brown, who has served as
principal of Ligon for the past sev
en years, was interviewed twice by
this newsman Monday. At the time
of Rm first interview, Mr. Brown
did not have the actual figure of
the number es a ben tees before him.
The second discussion with Mr.
Brown took place in the morning
in the offices of The CAROLINIAN.
The principal then had in his hands
the complete list es names of thorn
students trite caused Friday to be
a record-breaking day for absen
teeism at the nrhcwd
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were r*eu* d on Monday, the stu
dents ware permitted te retain to
dawns «ad make up the time end
KLANSMEN SHOW UP AGAIN IN ATLANTA After
an abaenca of aereral years, robed Ku KJux Klansmen are again
present in Atlanta, Ga. This acme was captured last week as a
klansmen is seen watching from the doorway of a downtown res
taurant as Negro demonstrators attempted an integration sit-in.
Police arrested 20 demonstrators and 45 “ sympathy” marchers
who converged on the police station later. (UPI PHOTO).
St. Augustine’s To Observe 97th
Founders’ Day Here February 4-9
St. Augustine's College will ob
serve its 97th Annual Pounders'
Day February 4-9.
The calendar of event* will mir
ror such personalities as Mrs.
Sarah W. Herbin. Employment
Services Representative for the
North Carolina Good Neighbor
ML KOT S. WTNN
who ere urged to visit the schoooJ
as soon as pdesible in order for the
administration to find out whether
the absences can be justified or not,
which will determine whether or
not a student will receive credit
for the time and work already
made on Monday.
Man *s Fire
Mystery still shrouds the actual
cause of the death of Oliver O.
Williams, M. of 1100 Hadley Bead,
Williams was found dead in a
fitting position on msnMmwww
a blazing couch 1
n his home Sun
day night when
Raleisrh firemen iHfINI
arrived. Although M
he was burned
ser i o usly, the
cause of his death jji
has not been con
County Corone ■ .
Marshall W Ben ■* n
nett told The
CAROLINIAN on WILLIAMS
Tuesday night that Williams had
been “knocked out” by something
before he died.
Cereocr Bennett, whs talked
te the dead man’s wife <m Mm.
- div ».uj it: 1:1 Z LL- lUI lu
husband had k*M drinking all
day Sunday. An autepay erder
ed an wmama* bedy wfll not y
ha sample ted hr sevtral days.
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Council. Mrs. Herbin will aldrees
the college's special assembly
Tuesday. February 4. She is a
graduate of Greensboro's Bennett
College and has done further stu
dy at the Universities at Michigan
and North Carolina.
The college choir will render a
ML SAMUEL P. MAMIE
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the financial plight of
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gible fpr this M-year-old university,
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The Shew University National
Alumni Executive Committee met
In a special session on the West
Campus, Jan. 22, at g:00 o’clock
P. M. and made plans for increas
ing and speeding up financial con
tributions of alumni in the light
of the current financial crisis which
Dr. G. K. Butterfield, chairman,
a prominent dentist of Wilson, after
stating’ the purpose of the meeting,
presented Dr. James E. Cheek, an
alumnus of 1955, president of Shaw
Who assumed duties of office De
cember 1, 1963. Dr. Cheek related
the necessity for Shaw to raise
9300.000 including a current debt
of $260,000 in five months to retain
accreditation and therefore con
tinue operation. Funds are needed
tor transportation, communication,
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concert in the finery Building
February 5. at 9:00 p. m. On Feb
ruary 6. the Saint Augustine’s
Flayers will present "The Glass
MCnagerle” A symposium is
scheduled at the College for Feb
(COWIWDIP ON PAGE I)
MT. LOPM H. BEEET
DEMONSTRATIONS IN ASHEBORO Police officials in the town of Asheboro are shown
last Saturday afternoon carrying two unidentified youths off to jail after sit-in and lie-in demon
strations were held there. Several other youngsters are shown on the ground in front of one of the
two eating places picketed. Fifty-one Negroes were arrested. (See story). UPI PHOTO.
Asheboro Arrests Now Stand
At 51; Youngest Jailed Is 13
ASHEBORO Folic* arrested
fifty-one Negroes here Saturday
during sit-in and lie-in demonstra
tions at two local eating establish
ments. climaxing four nights of
silent marches through the business
section of town.
Thirteen of those arrested were
juveniles, 13 to 15 years of age.
The other 38 were placed in the
Randolph County Jail.
Officers took several es the
jwveailes bedily frees the es
tablishment* fear times. They
rejoined new creeps es adult
demonstrator* after being car
ried to their hemes by police.
All have been charged with vio
lation of a town ordinance which
makes it a misdemeanor to block
or obstruct the entrance to a busi
Bond for each was set at 925
However, one 18-year-old girl re
fused to leave the jail even aftei
her father pasted her bond.
The arrests came as members
es the Asbeber* Ministerial Al
liance. tempmed es both Ne
gro and white clergymen, met
to nominate possible members
es s M-rsctsl committee to help
mediate racial problems.
The arrests were made at the
Little Castle, a newsstand, which
also serves sandwiches and soda*,
and Hop's Barbecue..
A crowd of white persons, esti
mated at ISO. encircled the area
Many of them jeered the demon
The oldest demonstrator arrested
gave his age as 30 The youngest
was listed as being 13 yean of age
RUNNING FOR U. S. PRESIDENT Clifton Deßerry,
the first Negro to run for the Presidency of the United States as a
national party's candidate, talks to newsmen at his party's head
quarters in New York. The 39-year-old house painter from Brook
lyn was nominated by the Socialist Workers' “arty —a Trotskyist
group—to head its 1964 ticket. (UPI PHOTO).
Two Wilson whits men and two
Raleigh Negro women were arrest
ed in the wee hours of Tuesday
morning at the Dob's Motel, 1408
S. Wilmington Street, near tha
Buckeye Oil Mill.
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uled to receive his degree in June
from North Carolina College, has
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CHICAGO (ANPI—A bewildered
doll-loving 10-year-old girl Is sche
duled to become Chicago's young
Not old enough te felly com
prehend what has happened te
her, the girl who just became
It a few weeks age. la la a la
<4 hospital whiling away her
time cutting out paper della la
Uia metemltv ward.
Authorities said the girl is eight
and a three-fourth months pregnant
and will give birth to her baby
within one week.
Meaawhlle, a 18-year-eld bey,
aaa es the girl’s (ester parents,
has been taken into custody an
the beats es the girl's statement
that he had bad sexual rela
tions with her. The yeung fa
ther-le-be la being held In tha
Arthur J. Andy Hama far chil
dren. Officials were questioning
him about the case.
Dr. Samuel L. Andelman,
city's health commissioner, mid that
when the girl gives birth to the
child, the will be the youngest
mnthW’ Its r*MnM*A , e nrw-m.-m
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DUDLEY An argument
Saturday over one dollar caus
ed one man to be murdered and
another to be charged with
George Worrell. 41, of Route
1, Dudley, was shot to death at
his home ailegMly by his broth
who is being held by police In
connection with the incident.
Coroner I, T. Seymour stated
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