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CLINTON'S MARDI GRAS QUEENS Each queen woe presented a trophy for hf par
ticipation. Pictured from left to ritht are: Mr* Ruby Eaton, Miu Jean Tatum, Mil* Jean £*. Lee •
better. Mi** Minnie Pearl Sampeon, Mite Effie Butler, Mr*. Martella Worley and Mile Delore*
Henry. (See Clinton newa lor itory).
ROBERSONVILLE, A FRIENDLY AND
PROGRESSIVETOWN, -the carolinian'
wishes the merchants and citizens a Merry Christmas and a Happy
BY 1. E. LEATHERS
SIfCCFBS “inui MISS MUF
WILLIAMSTON —The S. P M.
Club presented it* f(r«t "Little Mi si
Muffei" enronation Sunday, Dec.
A. In the F J Have* School Gym
torlum “Little Mim Muffet" wins
Mi«* i ”( Wirffpr.
sponsored by Mm A L. Bazemore.
mperviior of the public ichooli of
Bertie County First runner-up
was Mi** Kimberly H. leathers;
Second runner-up was Miss Yolnn
da Williams; th.lrd runner-up was
Mias Bonltn Roberson, and fourth
yunner-up was Mias Zeline Marie
flunrh. The program was narrated
by Mrs Vivian Morris.
The official holiday viicuiion for
Martin County students begins
Ti esday. Die 22 and ends on the
third day of January. JBS During
this span of time, student* are go
ing to he involved in much activity,
Freda - Seeds - Fertiliser A
ROBERSON VILLI'.. N. C\
II i% II
Bulk & Bottle Gas - Maytag Appliances
Zenith Radio & Television
Phones: Bus: 70S J.IBI Kts. 70S JV)'
W B lII'RST. Owner-Manager
Robersonville, N. C.
RED & WHITE SUPERMARKET
• Superb Quality of Fresh Meats &
• Daily Delivery of Fresh Fruits
• Xmas Supplies
- • You Get Greenbax Stamps
R. E. Williams. Gen'l. Mir. J. L. Williams. Mkt Mi-.
Slogan; ‘The Prices Are Lower All Over The Store'
Robereonville, N. C.
but thry are to be reminded to be
raieful and slrrt at all times. Stu
dent* are hereby reminded to guard
• gainst becoming cold statistics.
Watch for the big game, the big-
IB SMB 4 nn me r\ f lV*p ee..— ..
•5, when K J Hayes rigors will
meet the East End Blue Devil*
Don't mlsl this thriller.
“HE DID IT”
EVERETTS, N' C The task of
building an eleven room brick
home alone may seem an impossi
ble o-denl for some, but indeed
not for all. Mr. Arlln Wallace, resi
dent of Everetts, has recently com
pleted the construction of his new
and beautiful brick home Working
during his spate and leiaute time,
Mr. Wullacc built his new home
He says that "can't’’ died several
years ago and thut diligent woik
i> God's speed are sufficient in
getting tough assignments accom
plished. The community Is Invited
to ride by this new home and see
evidence of perseverance. I am sure
Your ONE STOP SHOP'
j Complete Line of Hardware
’ ROBERSONVILLE. N. C.
that the town of Everertta and the
county Join In saying, “Congratula
tions, Mr. Wallace.”
ECSC ALUMNI MEETS
WILLIAMSTON The regular
monthly meeting of the A. P. Let-
City State College will be held
Thursday. Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. William
Local president, W B. Spence, Is
urging all members to be preaent
and on time. Business of importance
Is on the agenda.
E. J. HAYES SCHOOL
1964-63 Basketball Schedule
Southwestern, Dec. I, home
Carver. Dec. 4. away
Phillip, Dec. 8, home
Greene County. Dec 13. away
Phillip, Dec. 17, away
Bethel, Jan. 5, away
P. S. Jones, Jan. 8, away
Bethel, Jan. 13, home
Queen Street, Jan 19, home
•Southwestern, Jan. 23. away
P. S. Jones, Jan. 26, home
Queen Street, Jan 29, away
Carver. Feb 4, home
East End, Feb 3, away
Nash Central. Feb 9. away
East End. Feb. 12, home
Greene County, Feb 16, home
j Nash Central, lYb. 19, home
West Martin, Feb, 23, away
West Martin. Feb. 26. home
Coaches: H I. Boone. A. Mason, II
Theodore Roosevelt, the Catholic
Digest states, was the first Presi
dent to ride In an automobile and
the first to leave the U S while In
office, a trip to the Panama Canal.
ROYAL CLEANERS and
CYnning and Laundry • Shirts Done at Our Plant
WE PICK UP AND DELIVER
G. L. FARIBHER, Mg.,
Make Someone Happy Xmas With P
Gift From Scott’s Jewelry Co.
Select From Our Fine Line of CHINA. WATCHES and
KEEPSAKE DIAMOND RINGS!
Phone 795-3201 Robesonville, N. C.
• Complete Line of Fresh and « Household Wares
Tender Meat* « Air Conditioners
• Quality Groceries g Toy*
• Farm Sup!'-s • School Supplies
ONE STOP SHOP!
Robersonville, N. C.
Open 6a. m. lO p. m.
CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS AND SUNDAYS
New line of Mathluery Tenant Service
Phone 795-3201 Robersonville, N. C.
BT MISS DORA D. STROUD
Oak City RagjMurf K JiM
A. M. E. Chnk
METHOD Rev. Laottte Deb
nam and Rev. J. N. Sheene held
their regular mid-monthly eerv
leee at their churches Sunday
moraine at U o’clock. The Junior
Choruses of both churches were In
charge of the music.
Both St. James A.M.E and Oak
City Baptist Churches will present
Christmas programs Sunday nl*ht
at 7:30. Presents from the Sunday
School will be given to the chil
dren at those services. Everyone
Is urged to come out to hear and
encourage the children.
St. James A. M. E.
Services will be held at St
James A.M.E. Church Sunday
morning at 11 o’clock with the
pastor, Rev. Bheares in charge.
The Senior Choir will furnish the
Each Monday and Wednesday
nights are prayer meeting nights.
All are Invited to attend each serv
The Missionary Circle at St.
James A. ML E. Church mat at the
boms of Mr. and Mrs Wm. Smith.
After the regular procedure. Rev.
Sister Prasler gave a report of
the Missionary work dons at the
annual conference. She reported
having had a grand time at the
Our sick are doing nicely at this
time. They appgjfelate all kindness
shown to them.
Mr. Alex Bronson, son of the
late Mrs. Callle and Mr. Bronson,
passed away last week. He was
funerallsed from Ughtners Fun
eral Home Chapel, and laid to
rest In the Llncolnvllle Church
Cemetery. IHls wife, sisters and
brother have our sympathy.
Christmas Play At
B. OK. High School
The Christmas play for the Ber
ry O’Kelly School will be held
Monday night in the auditorium.
An enjoyable time Is always had
by all who attend each of them
A short PTA session will be In or
The Ladles Willing Workers
Community Club met with Mrs.
Laura Manuel and Mrs. Lucy Scar
borough last Thursday night. A
Invelv hu«tr*»“ »»w(rw —*s Via A
'I lien the ludiea were served
grandly, which an enjoyed. A/ter
that both ladles birthdays were
observed. They received many
prised gifts. The Annual Christ
mas party will be held at the
home of Mrs. Sarah Smith Wed
nesday night, Dec 8. Names were
drawn for the gift giving Thurs
day night. There will be a good
speaker for the Christmas celebra
tion. All members are urged to K e
Mrs. Lottie Kearney became a
member of the Ladles Club at th's
OLD FASHIONED ONES WERE
As Yuletlde season is drawing
In memory I recall
Those happy carefree childhooc
And Christmas best of all.
My mother planned so carefully
Each gift received much thought
It wasn't purchased at the store
By loving hands ’twas wrought.
The hard coal burner shed Its
And Christmas Carols were sung.
We gathered round our mother's
Pop corn and cranberries strung.
Lyndon B Johnson, President:
“Firmness In the right is indis
pensable today for peace. Thats irm
ness will always be measured It*
We looped and looped them round
Placed an angel on the top
Then on the brunches bung our
And hoped they wouldn't drop.
And as into our eager hands.
Old Santa placed each treasure
Although the cost was very mail.
It gave us untold pleasure.
Although I Join the modern
So filled with vim end sect
I can’t help thinking to myaelf
Old-fashioned ones were the best!
—BT OLAPTB PAPE
hi a a JOHNSON
CLINTON—The Delta Eta Sig
ma chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma
Fraternity held its December
meeting at the Sampson High
School Sunday, December 13, at
3:00 o’clock pjn. The meeting was
prefaced with a dinner, served by
the Zetaa The brothers and their
wives enjoyed a delicious repeat
of turkey with all the trimmings,
coffee, ice cream and apple pia
After the dinner, offleere for the
next year were elected: president,
Brother Fred Brown; vice-presi
dent, Bro. OUin Dupree; secretary,
Bro. Frank Howard; treasurer, Bro.
F. E Wright; reporter, Bro. Henry
M. Johnson; and dean of pledges,
Mrs. Estelle Stewart was elected
chairman of the “Shadow*," Miss
Oletha Smith, secretary: Mrs. Ha
zel Howard, treasurer; others pres
ent were: Mrs. Addie M. Johnson
and Mrs. Carlene Brown.
It was voted to hold regular
meetings every first Sunday of the
month at 3 o'clock p.m.
Bro. Ollin Dupree was elected
chairman of the oratorical contest
There will be a call meeting on
December 29 at night.
It was also voted to hold an ora
torical contest Sunday, February
The Sigmas will sponsor a J. V.
cage tournament Jan. 28, 29 and 30.
Gaynell and Shelly McDougal.
children of Mr. and Mrs. H. M.
• T -■■■' .. l.ai <. . tui,.w« io ,
Greensboro to Join their parents,
Their mother is recuperating at
home from a recent operation at
L. Richardson Hospital.
Yours truly and Mrs. H. M. John
son observed their 24th wedding
anniversary on Monday, Dec. 14th.
Mrs. Roenl Williams of Autry
vllle has returned home from the
Sampson County Memorial Hospi
tal- Friends and relatives are wish
ing for her a speedy recovery.
Mrs. Irene Brewington is a pa
tient In the Sampson County Me
morial Hospital. Also Mr. Leon
Royal of Newton Grove.
On next Sunday at 7 pjn., the
youth of First Baptist Church will
present a Christmas program. This
program is under the direction of
Mrs. Janet Spaulding, Mrs. Josie
Moore and Mrs. Beatrice Jones.
The public is invited to attend.
Rev. J. L. White will present his
piano students in a recital at First
Baptist Church next Sunday after
noon at 4 p.m.
The public 1* invited.
Mr*. Jjfollie Boyette Stevens died
at her home in the Bowen's Com
munity on Monday night, Decem
ber 7. She was born in Duplin
County and was the daughter of
the late 800 lam and Julia Boyette.
Funeral services were conducted
from the First Baptist Church, of
Clinton, Friday. Dec. 11, with the
Rev. L. A. Melvin officiating.
Surviving are: her husband, Mr.
Alonza Stevens; one daughter, Mis.
Pocahontas White. Clinton; two
sisters. Mrs. Pearl Harris and Mrs.
Josephine Bowden. New York; five
brothers, Messrs. Leonard. Clinton;
Taison Boyette and Leroy Boyette,
Brooklyn, N. Y.; Boolam, of Bal- i
tlmore, Md.; and Charlie Boyette, |
Goldsboro; two grandchildren and
a host of other relatives and
Patient at Duke
Mr*. Olivia Dupree is a patient
at Duke Hospital, Durham. We un
f’ -<d that she is slowly on the
A Sampeon Memorial
Mrs. Grace Faison is a patient
at Sampson Memorial Hospital.
Mstors to Clinton
Rev. B. B. Bobbitt and Mr. Bur
nett of Baltimore. Md. motored to
Clinton last Friday to attend the
funeral of Mrs. Mollie B. Stevens.
Omegas Sponsor First Mardl Gras
Kappa Rho Chapter, Omega Psi
Phi FrstemHy. Inc., sponsored its
first Mardi Gras recently. Beauti
ful queens, costumes and music
made this gala affair enjoyable for
all who attended. Brother James
Faison was chairman of the Mardi
Mrs Ruby W. Eason, a teacher
a Butler Avenue School in Clinton,
was crowned “Queen of the Mardi
Gras” Bros. James Newkirk and
William B. Swinson were her spon
sors. First runner-up was Mias
Jean Tatum who trachea at Doug
las High School. Warsaw; second
runner-up was Miss Delores Hen
ry. who teaches at C. F. Pope
RHAMKATTE Church School
opened at 10 a. m. at Watts Chap
el with Mr. Chester Debnam.
aupL. presiding. Rev. L C. Lee. the
pastor was the 11:30 a m. speak
er from the 18th chapter at Kings.
Sister McNM prayed for the
sick. Rev Russell, of Henderson
trill be the speaker for the 4th
Sunday at Watts Chapel. The Jr.
Choir of St. John AME Church
attended the Jr. Choir Anniver
sary of Malaby’s Cross Roads
Church. Rev Class, a young min
ister. deitmed the sermon and
very spiritually spoke from Use
Book of St. Matthew.
Our sick Hat for the week: Bro.
By Jay Bee Aytch
ROCKP MOUNT’— Its s disgrace
folks, nevertheless its the truth. We
just don’t have any news from this
Tobacco CRy this week worth of
not*. At least we have been unable
to ‘get the wind’ of any.
We hate to have to toll that this
town of wear 13,000 Colored people
among the total 36 grand popula
tion was on the verge of losing our
NAACP Charter after being organ
ised since October 3, 1939! Ain’t it a
big shame? Particularly so when
this region is known as one of the
biggest and grandest social centers
for the browns and tans of Eastern
Tarheelia? Ask thorn about when
you meat them at the next Dixie
tto and striped pants shindig. En
courage them to Join-up at home
and take the land fat the fight tor
We’re not too sure wo have saved
our charter yet; not until our pre-
Christmas masting an December 18.
Wo had to get Charles McLean, 1438
Hattie Avenue, Winston-Salem, N.
C, to rush down hare and give us
a ‘shot-ln-the-srm’ to get the need
ed 38 numbershlpe. Wa won't tell
the general public bow tew wa had.
but you who are NAACP members
know toe minimum requirement
tor a charter. Well have them, now
that the fellow* have vowed to
forego a few toddies and cigarette*
to do the Job. And some of those
who have been waiting for ‘some
body to ask them’ are volunteering
to pay memberships.
You see, the local ites got carried
away with a newly-formed local
organization which, admittedly did
much good work along NAACP'i
line) and forgot that the National
Association for the Advancement
of Colored People was Just what
its name implied national in its
scope of operations and effective
ness—and we were fast loosing
thru default, the grand-daddy of all
civil rights groups.
New officers elected for the 1965-
66 biennium are (in part) Rev. El
bert E. Lee, Jr., president; Vernon
Gaynor, vice president; James H.
Rawlins, secretary and William T
Grimes. Sr., treasurer:.
The Ku Klux Klan did not both
er our Christmas parade even tho
there were two floats with Colored
children and the BTW High band
played and marched in It as usual.
At nearby Louizburg and Frank
linton there were Klan threat*
necessitating Gov. Terry Sanford’s
speaking out strongly to warn et
BT MRS. LOUISE COLVIN
APEX Sunday morning, De
cember 13th the Gospel Chorus of
First Baptist was in charge of the
music for the 11 o'clock worship
F _ Rev. W. M. Phil
s' ’lips read the
scriputre from II
Kings. 1-7 verses
W The pastor. Rev.
W. T. BlgetoVs
f text was taken
from the above
Srd verse Suo
gS&SgfeJ ec t: "Why Sit
■■■MM Ye Here And
MRS. COLVIN Die?” It was an
interesting message and very good
food for thought.
Visitors worshipping with us
were: Rev. John Hamilton, of
Durham, pastor of Lovely Hill
Baptist Church of Millbrook. near
Raleigh, and Mr. Mack Jones, of
CHRISTIAN HOME CHURCH
Sunday at 2:00 p.m.. Rev. Sister
Bessie Haywood, of Raleigh, was
the guest speaker, at the Christian
Home Church. Her text was taken
from the 10th chapter of Revela
| tions. Subject: “Crying With A
| Loud Voice.” Singing groups ap
pearing on the program were: the
Harmonizing Six. of Morrtsvlli-;
the Joyetts. of Raleigh, and me
Gospel Chorus and portions of the
Male Chorus of First Baptist, A
pex. Mr. Pender Beckwith intro
duced the speaker. The sttonsor
was Mrs. Pender Beckwith. It was
an enjoyable program
Funeral services were held Fri
day. Deo. Uth. at 3 pm. for Mr.
Lattle Burt, at the St. Mary’s P.
* W. B. Church. Officiating was the
Reverend Shelton Williams. Dir
vtvors are: his wife. Mrs. Isa Bell
Burt: five sons, of Newark. N. J..
. William Nathaniel. Charlie Ed-
I ward. James Ellis, and Wade Lst
: tie Burt of the home: his mother
Mrs. Vallie Burt of Raleigh. Rt 4:
three brothers. Mr. Walter Burt,
of Rt. 4. Raleigh: Mr. Ex cell Burt.
:of Rt. 1, Apex; and Mr. Redd]
, Burt, of Cary. One sister. Mrs.
j Mary Alice Prichette. at Hamp
ton. Vs: one uncle, two aunts, and
! a host of other relatives and
friends- Burial was in the church
Funeral services for Mr. OLnn
Goldston wore held at 3:00 p. ea
st the Liberty Chapel Christian
Church, in Moncure, on December
16th. Officiating was the Rev. C.
Survivors are: two brothers
Messers Randotoh Goldston. of
Raleigh, and William Goldston. of
Apex: one sister. Miss -Magalene
Goldston. of Apex, and a host of
other relatives and friends
Mr. and Mis Charlie Hopkins
of Washington. D. C . are visiting
Mrs Hopkins mother. Mrs Ethel
WUUaoa BaHenttne. Ratr. Patrick
Burt, Robert Burt. Mr. Leonard
of Charts Dr. Let* all pray tor
than to have a weedy recovery.
The 4-H OMs and Boss wtn
have their Chrlatmaa party on
' Monday. Jan. 8. 1868. at tho Com
munity Clubhouse In Rhamkatte.
the wedding of his atoter. Mw
, Hester A Jonas of 13M Jams ltd
, to Mr. Ulysses McManus on Dos
36. 1864. at Martin 8C Boptfct
* Church. Raleigh
prosecution if there wss intefer
ence. This even though Colored
had participated in the parades for
years. Yet, we can't get our folks
to join the NAACP.
MRS. VERA FORD VISITS:
A pleasant weekend was enjoyed
by the J. B. Hardens, 340 Penns
Avenue, last week when they had
as their house guest Mr*. Vera Bur
ton Ford of 136 So. Caldwell Street,
Newton, North Carolina. Mrs. Ford
is a first cousin of scribe Jay Bee
Barren picked up Mrs. Ford in
Goldsboro where she was visiting
her brother, Johnny Burton, at
Chany Hospital. They are the chil
dren of Bruce Burton of Newton.
The St. Jama Baptist Church.
Rev. William L Mason, minister,
was the scheduled scene tor the
preaching of the trial sermon Sun
day night of Deacon William Thom
as Grimes Sr., the versatile barber,
clothing sales, musician and choir
director at several churches. Ad
vance comments indicated much
community approval for the Mar
tin County native who worked his
way through college while at the
same time helping his family.
REV. DUNN TO BEAUFORT
We were glad to run up with the
Rev. N. K. Dunn, former Halifax
County pastor, who is now minister
of the Mount Zion Baptist Church,
Beaufort, N. C., down on the coast.
His address is 613 Pine Street. He
subscribed for this column. We are
looking to hear much from Mr.
Dunn in his new post.
Chaflie Miller, husband of Mrs.
Seven YCro urn
1 I 1H H
Ella B. Miller, has retired from the
Navy after twenty years and seven
months service, tivering many a
reas of the world. Mr. MUler is ex
pected to make his home with his
wife and son.
The ML Pisgafa United Presby
t--ian Church family and the com
munity in general are glad to po-e
the return home of Marvin A. Ha*-
kins, from six months of hopitalisi
tion at Chapel Hill. Hawkins is the
husband of Mrs. Sadie Rich Hawk
ins. He is an elder in the Mt. Pis
gah U. P. Church. His address is
601 Penna. Avenue. . fi
Alexander H. (Tuffy) Bryant, lo
cal real estate operator, attende.
the meeing of the National Urban-
League last week in Dee Cee. The
meeting was addressed by Presi
dent Lyndon B. Johnson. - i
Eliza Deth Jean Meeks, the
year-old Carver High School tPine- .
tops, Edgecombe County)
grader, who had the signal honor
of being the ONLY student from
her county to attend the GovernbfT _
School at Salem College, Winston-
Salem, last July, has been invited
to attend the class reunion in Char-’
lotte, December 18-20.
Ccwched by Mrs. Juanita Bar
nette, Elizabeth Meeks won her
placr on the roll of the select school
group with her superb work in
FORD SALES and
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