North Carolina Newspapers

    Thousands Jan Funeral Home For
Final Look At Singer Sam Cooke
«C the *g»J^ngere
artist steadfastly refused to ac
cept reports of the circanastahoes
surrounding his death.
A* estimated 10,000 person*.
Including HMwrwdflit Boxing
r W, “!Sr {fir'sled* through
Leak Colonial Chapels to
View the remains of the tS
year-eld Chicago-reared var
sotllr entertainer who began
hie dhnh to fame as a gospel
Another estimated 8,000 persons
Jammed the surrounding area, but
were unable to enter the funeral
home during the four-hour view*
tng period. The crowd began form
ing around 1 p. m., through the
slewing hours were from 9 to 7
polk* put into ef
fect an elaborate emergency
phut to control the tags
ti warms who pushed and
tibtoed to theta- eagerness to
autos- sad pay final lespeots to
thslr departed MoL So great
wm the press of the erewd
that glass panels in the deer
broken! toners! ton* were
one woo injured.
The original police contingent
of so eon and 80 patrolmen had
to be augmented by additional
forces halfway through the vtew
tag period.
One Slain,
Six Injured
In Charlotte
CHARLOTTE A man wounded
six persons, including bis wife,
two of his children, a. bystander,
and two local officers in a shooting
spree with a shotgun Sunday. Ac
cording to police reports. The offi
cers shot 58-year-old John Potts, to
death.
Petts allegedly started the in
cident Or theming Ms wile.
Mrs. Virginia Petto. M, at their
Knmp kprf
He was slain by ane as the
raps after he bad fire his
ihfttfTtn >l them, uixilni
both, bat net seriously.
Pott's children told police their
father had been released from
prison last Thursday after serving
23 days of a 30-day sentence for as
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ADVERTISERS OMITTED
Because of the many commercial Christmas greetings to
ouf readers from our advertisers. The CAROLINIAN is
omitting the Bst of advertisers. This is a yearly omission,
and the list will appear on the front page in next week’s
CAROLINIAN.
Wf. SsISP
At the sms time, madty trbe
failed to gst la the funeral borne
for » final lock at Ooofee, and
those whe sought to bypass the
crush at the funeral home, de
ecended upon Tabernacle Baptist
Cbumlv where the final rites
wane farid. under the guidance of
Res. Oar Ham Tbw church's
Juror Bursts Into
Tears, Saves Four
ORBBMBBORO Oullford
County Superior Court Judge
Robert If. OaUbtil sentenced four
Negro men to life Imprisonment
Friday night for raping a white
woman, Mbs Mary Lou Marion,
30, of Winston-Salem, after a ra
cially Integrated Jury rarer sad It-
J. H. Peebles
Winner Os
SI,OOO Here
John & Peebles, of 1016 8. Per
son Street, was declared tbs win
ner of the money tree Monday
night of SI,OOO in one dollar bill-as
Wesley Williams, executive of the
Raleigh Merchants Bureau, drew
his name from over 190,000.
resales, whe to the father as
seven children, to a plasterer.
Be was bsterrtowed ever rad la
three days away.
There were 40 sponsors, includ
ing the radio station. Mr. Peebles
left his name at Lowe's, on Down
town Boulevard. Persons were al
lowed to register more than once,
according to official of- the radio
station
TMs to me first time Ka-
Mgh aad aad a money tree
The drawing waa held at Raleigh
Savings and Loan Company, where
the tree was on display. RSAL waa
another of the sponsors, as was
Lowe's.
Eleven Had Voted Death Penalty , But
NEGRO JUROR SAVES MEN
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PHOTOS).
- auditorium ms wnanMehr filled
• some un noun oeiore services pe*
- ran agate had-to
bate ins top Cay. *r te
| WVON, were the Soul Stirrer* and
I the Staple Stiigen. both goepel
1 dinging groups with Whan the, late
Cooke had. at one time or another
1 in hto ringing career, been in as
i aodatkm.
(cennßD on mh s>
self In the case at one of the young
men end recommended mercy. An
appeal notice was filed immedi
ately after announcement of the
term. One of the two Negro Jurors
waa responsible for saving the liv
es of the four men charged.
The court was astounded
when Judge Gam MU suiwne
ed that sue of the two girls,
who were reportedly with the
defendants will stand trial as
aad aeeempßee daring a later
tem if courts
Mbs Janice Dockery, the 19-
year-old defendant, was Jail
ed earlier Friday aad held
without bend in High Point.
The white woman, who was rap
ed. stated Miss Dockery had re
peatedly pulled her hair and at
tempted to remove a ring from her
finger.
After the Jury first anwsans
ed at 7:11 pm. Friday that
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NAACP UFB MEMBERS NOW Retiring focal NAACP president. Ralph Campbell,
I Sr., kit, rs shown receiving payment* on life membership* from, left to right, Dr. Joaeph Jones, Jr.,
] president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Mr*. Millie D. Veaaey, tor Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; and
the Rev. Charier W. Ward, tor the Pint Baptist Church.
Mrs. Dove Relates Robbery Ordeal
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i IVCHRISTMAS GREETINGS'4%
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The Carolinian |
VOL. 24, WO. » RALEKHt, W. C, BATURDAV, DECEMBER 20. 1964 PRICK ISe
Fire KiUs Fine N. C. Children
Sleeping In
Same Room;
FreStrikes
KINSTON—Five of eleven chil
dren asleep la a rural home near
here were burned to death early
Saturday. . «
JTi, •Z'F&STJSZ
old. a eoorih: Brrln Ray Speneer,
Branda^ Joyoa antFtdajp
a&2r.srSs£
The five dead dtfidren worn in
sleeping la one or the five-room
house. Nine of the 11 In the bouse
were Mr* Spencer’s. She was
keeing Arlene Oltobe and another
keeping Arlene Gibbs end another
One of the two odUtio In the
structure, Otto Jones, said he was
awakened by Holts and aroused
the others. Smoke and ft* pre
vented hto getting to the smaller
children, he declared.
Being sought In eonneetion
with the fire to Jems James
WilMame, the other adntt oc
cupant of the boose at the
time.
Jones stated ho last saw
Williams trying to start a fire
in the fireplace. Police theo
rised the fire began from the
open hearth.
Two trucks were sent to the
blaring house after Graham Hod
ges, owner of the tenant dwelling,
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I
Mrs. Veasey
New Prexy Os
Local NAACP
The Raleigh branch of the Na
tional Association for the Advance
teen of Colored People held its
final meeting of 19M on Sunday.
. (rONTTNT --, ex » • r-w ~
WHERE FIVE CHILDREN DIED A email white dog sift outside tha burned remains ol
a Kim ton farmhouse laet Saturday, unable to understand what turn happened ineide. Five Negro
children, all sleeping In the same room, ware burned to death. The mother and six other children
eecaped. (DPI PHOTO).
Rev. Costen To Atlanta; Davie St.
Church Gets Rev. Hutchinson
BT J. B. HA BEEN
ROCKY MOUNT The session
and congregation of the Mount Pie*
gob United Presbyterian Church
here received, with regret, the re
signation of the Rev. James Hutton
Cos ton, who came to the field (In
cluding Elm City nrst U. P.
Church) in October. 1080 as a
student-supply; was called and In
stalled upon hto graduation from
J. C. Smith Theological Seminary
early in 1080.
Costen, a nattow of Omaha. Ne
braska, (his schoolmates call him
"Omaha") hss made for himself
UV. JAMt.4 H. COMTES
Says Miss.
Is Illegally
In The U. S.
WASHINGTON. D. C.-A cUrn
that Mississippi is ilegaily in the
! Union has been made here by the
three congresswomen -elect 't the
Micsissippi Freedom Democratic
Party <MFVP>.
The three, Mrs Fannie Lea
Hamer. Mrs, Annie Devine and
Mrs. Victoria Cray charged in
briefs served *n staunssippi s
< ongrcsswcn-cicct that under
aa set at Cso*ress paased
Fehrsary ZJ. URS which re
admitted MisstsWppt la the
Uatea, the state pledged never
(COMTWVEB ON FAGS X)
on enviable record since arriving
at J. C. Smith as a freshman in
IMB.
During nine year* at the local
Mt. Pisgah U. P. Church, Costen
has led the congregation, which
numbered about seventy-five active
members, to build a modern edifice
valued at SIOO,OOO and the member
ship has Increased to 108. This year
the church will pey out a 8133)00
budget with SI4OO of it going to
mission causes.
Costen has accepted a Call to do
service for the New Church Devel
opment Board oi the United Pres
byterian Church in the United
State* of America, in Atlanta, Ga..
beginning in February His family
will remain her* until June school
dosings.
Costco to married to the
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From Raleigh s Police Files:
THE: HUME BEAT
BY CHARLES R. JONES
Man Beaten And
Robbed of S3O
John Gus Kelly. 30. of 1319 A
Holman Street, told Officer 8. W
Adcock at 1:05 a. m. Saturday, sa
he was walking east on W South
Street, approaching 8. McDowell,
four men. wearing black kerchieb
over their faces, knocked him to
the ground and "relieved" him of
about S3O. which was In his wal
let.
Kelly declared he didn’t
know In which direction the
fear fled. He also stated he
Mold not Identify his attach
ers, and the cop said. ”1 could
n't find anyone fitting the
aseagar description he gave see,
tmr oonld I find anyone who
tetepteS
Team Robs
Arthur Dove
BY CHARLSS R. JONES
la an egdmivg interview with
The CAROLINIAN Tuesday mom*
ing, Mrs. RVelyn.WHCon Dove. .#llt
the robbery ertilch •eeUnVC at
**TWe —ldeatifted white man
rang the deerboß about B p. a*
at the ISM Charles Stom|tog.
acne#. Mrs. Dove teragM on
the porch light and peeesi
through an opening, where she
akw the seen - k ***‘-t badges
She then admitted tham and the
pair stated they were from the
FBl’s Income tax division, and
wanted to talk to Arthur Dove aad
she about Income tax matters,
Mr. Dove, who, wee in bed, waa
summoned by bis wife. He wonder
ed at the lateness of the visit fay
the soon-to-be-exposed imposters.
However, ho came Into the liv
ing room whore one of the two be
gan reading what appeared to bo
a warrant Mrs. Dove bod gQOe in
to the kitchen, but soon returned.
As the "agents” Unwed their
backs to the eoopte as if I* pot
the papers bock Into o trtef
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MBS. ARTHUR DO VS
knew anything abeat the in
cident."
Assaulted With
Bottle By Mate
Mrs. Oottne Whitaker, of H-l
Washington Terrace. Informed
Officer J. O. Barbour at S:4B p.
m. Sunday, her huabend, Claude
Whi -her, "hit me on top of my
head with a bottle.” causing a la
ceration on top or her head.
After being treated at Wake
Memorial HisgMsl. Mrs. Whi
taker rsfaasg to sign a saw*
rant, ss the earn* M. Whi
taker. 41. wan later “heated
etrjk Ofltear B. B.
    

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