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Soldiers k)l8ord«r]y
' The report iihpwa. that a larp^
roup of color^ aoldiers collectcd
t a street cornp in Ffyettevill**,
!Korth Carolina, ^waiting late-holu^
]^U8 transportation fo Fort Btag||^
following' an evening of pay .day
indulgences in ^9,city. The effect*
of liquor on soi^ie and ill-teinpew
among the gro^p gave rise t> *
spirit of disoj^er that increa»fc>l
progressively in the nature of
ierowd-infection. Two white hiin-
tary policeman preseilt sought to
. control the situation by sumonlng
reinforcements and a ^ecial htii*
to hasten the dispersal of the eiroWd
toward the po«t. Disorderly ohc«
who boarded the bus on its arrirsli
by threatening the colored milUafv
policemen whose duty it was to
ride the bus, deterred the latiir
.from going aboard. The driver of
the bus, fearing trouble ffom'tbe
disorderly disposition of his load)
refused to take the bus but tvith*-
, 9ut the protection of the hiilitavi^
police. The delay provided
more disorder, some attempting (d
get off, others trying to croirtl
alboard. White military policetneii
boarded the gus to talk the group
into a sense of orderliness. This
failing, ^they atiempted to quell thife
distrubance by force, pushing some
into seats and undertaking to rJr
move one of the ringleader?. 4.
congestion in the aisle of the bu«
was surging first toward lb> rear
and then toward the front. F,**!-
lowing one of these, forward
thrusts, a colored soldier withdrjsw
-from close contact with l^ergeant
j’jElwyn L. Hargrave, holding in Mi
hand the sergeant’s revolver which
had hung in a holfter »t his sidi.
The soldier immediately openel
firts directly toward three of thp
military polieemen who were in
■idle t^e bus. All six chambers w«r«
emtptied. Five of the six bullets are
definitely accounted for: Sergeant
Baflgrave was killed; two oth*r
while military polieemen were
wounded; a colored soldieF wm
tMtMinded; and one bullet struex
tfee framework of a seat and drop>
p«d to the floor. The effect of the
tilth bullet is determined only up
on presumptive evidence. That ia^
the bullet removed from the boly
o# Private Ned Turman is of th^
uune commercial make and of th
time ty]ie of that make, as the
ballet fired from Sergeant Har-
frove’s revolver, killing him and
Wounding two other whit« military
fmlieemen and a colored soldier.
FBI EzamlmM Bnlleto
‘‘the bullets taken from the bod-
t«i of Sergeant Hargrave and Pri
Turman were identified by
Federal Bureau of Investigation
klllMM’atory examination to be of
exactly similar manufacture ai);l
tyipe (Retnington .45 caliber, with
liiekie-plated bullets) and to cor
rt^nDnd as to the extent of the'r
ni(faoe wear caused by age and
handling. No other person, arme^J
irtti^ a service revolver and known
to l>e present at the scene, carrietl
thM particular ammunition. Upon
this State of related facts, the iiT-
vestigating officers report that it
is most probably that ^ivate Tur
man was killed by the sixth bullet
fired by the soldier who killed Ser
gieant Hargrave and that the scoro
a^inst the murd^er has added to
it^the life of the soldier.
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0%»BS Ammoaition Differsnt
‘“Regarding your concern bo-
eauss of the reported shooting cf
Private Turman by Sei^eant Ow- the War Department to impress
ens, the ref>ort shows that Ser- upon white soldiers *^e rights,
geant Owens used government-is-
soe ammunition fitted into a metal
clip that would not take the com
mercial type bullet that killed Pri
vate Turman and that, although he
fired twice, he shot nobody. One
privileges, ibd dignity of Negroes
as soldiers,” and expressed th«-
conviction "that the War Depart-
was immediately filed. Recently a
■imilar ease in the Qainesville dis
trict brought a ruling from Judge
Long that the* case of McDaniels
vs. Escunibia eounty was in the
of his shots went through tiie tool jhave createH aoch universal resent-
of the bus. The other left no trace, jment.’*
The nature of IVivate Tur-1
man’s wound is indicative of the
probable manner in which he wan
shot. The bu^et stroek him square
ly at the fWnt of the left rfiouWer
and coursed in a straight line to
a position just right of the center
of the lower part of his back.
When the firing started, there wa*
an instantaneous scurrying ^I'r
cover under the seats and out of
doors and windows. It is eurmiv«i
that in this scurry Private Turmnn
may have gone from a seat on the
left side of the bus (there is soma
teotimonv that he had bsen seated
on the Vft side) in a plunge to
cover under a seat and that, as he
turned to a eronehiI^; position fac
ing the firer, he was hit in such
manner as to give the bullet the
straight-line course described.”
ment oi^hi not aeeept lock, stock,' same category as the easa upheld
and barrel the philosophies and by the U. S. Supreme court. This
procedure (of the South) which
was the first case of this kind
contested in the state.
8 Adams Court i
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(Chapel Hill, K. C.). ‘
529 Ck>leman Alley — —I.
531 Coleman Alley—
810 Elizabeth Street —
610 Elm Street : :
334 Enterprise Street
616 FayetteviUe.Str^t
Monthly Rate
604' Guy AJley —
314 Lee Street. ^
429 Piedmont 'Avanu«
1006 Willard Street‘1.;—’—
431 Piedmont Aveiitte
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■ 8,00
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Repairs and Bnldiiiff Supplies
901 s. Mint St. Phone-3-2336
Denies Bacial Anfls
'The cursing and beating up of
Negro soldiers following the inci
dent is ndt mentioned by Secre
tary Stimson in his leit«r to ths
NAAQP, although the excuse is
given that the rounding up of all
■persons for the purpose of l^at!pg
and listing "all important witness
es” was a “logical n^essity,”
which was *^“not realized by the
soldiers at the time, and
noately, has been largely misrep
resented as a measure involving
racial considerations^ ” '
In this connMtion, the N. A. A.
C. P., in reply to Secretary Stim-
son, stated that ev^ry account of
the treatment of the soldiers after
the incident on th^ bus agreed up
on the culling, beating, humilia
tion, intimidation, atad terror hn-
posed upon the men. ihdiscrirAi-
nately at gun point. It was repott
ed at the time, and not denied,
that white military policemen “ran
wild*’ in their intimidation of all
Negro soldiers, including a Negto
chaplain with the rank of lieuten
ant. All accounts pointed to a
sharp racial conflict.
In spite of this testimony, tl«e
Stinison letter as^ts,' '^a notcf-
woPthy feature of the investigat
ing officer’s report is the fiiidiiifj
that, in no resp^t did the incident
itself, or its' after effects, acquirsfi
any s«nlblance of a sonflict of rae-
Seiitiments; and that .tlie' oe^
5nrrence did 'not arise from, or
caTise’atiy, tsndenc^ toward raeinl
diseiHSninati^n.'” " ' t’ ’ ' '’
J Secretary Stiin*t>n"’s TlStt'er also
pojpts ] out-that^the-officers .wha
inyiwtigated ' this afCfiir and ar>
riYW jit'tJle, sbpys "jB^qolusioii iij-
eluded Brig«4>9r OtwriU Bsniij-
min f 0!. D»vj|9, Jo tfes
' 8tW B—k Slayw
T^ie Stiinson le1(t6r’asserts th^t
iRT^tfgaiion ^ J^ii^ carfl^
‘ip an effort to. determine with
certaihty the identity of th^ id^-
dier who did thi Shooting.*'
The N. >1. A. C. P.’ letter of re-
T>ly exprsises ^i^rise that th4
War tDepartment after throe
mohths has been unable to dissoy-
er the, identity of the killer. In
response to Secretary Stimson's
warning that colored people ought
not to accept newspaper reports of
occurrences, the NAACP pointed
out that the War Department “has
no impressive record of'unbiased
treatment of Negro soldiers to
which the Negro public can refer
and thus discount newspaper ac
counts.”' ' .
In response to Secretary Stim-
son’s hope that the N. A. A.- C. P.
was observing the progress of tha
War Deparfpient in the adjust
ment of Negro'soldiers to the re
quirements of a high state of dis
cipline, the NAACP pointed out
that it was just as necesairy“’for
CP, Nashvillei Tennessee. A spec
ial feature bf the rally was the
excellent itioiiie by the Virginia
State CoU«|^ A-Capella Choir un
der the direetion of Prof. J. Har
old Montagdfej.
The SatnHay morning session
was one of organization and elec
tion of confe^Moe committees. In
the afterADOb panel discussions
were held oti the following topics:
“Jobs In Hatiohal Defense,” “Cit
izenship—Its Rights and Dutids,”
and “N«nto Youth And The Arrti-
ed Forces.” Wje feature fop Sat
urday eveninjf was a cultural pro
gram which took the form .of a
birthday party for W, C. Handy,
the “FatW 5f the Blues.’V Han-
dy played tfi* “St, Louis Blues”
for thp a'Udt^ce accompanied by’
MisB Camille itickerson, Howard
University, iMUxjl of Music. Othsr
highlights si the cultural pirogr(UB
were:! songs from “Southiem Ex
posure” by Joshua White and his
guitar, Richlit Wright of “Native
Son” fame, Wd a dramatic pre-
sentaiion, ^'^ing Ms A Song?’
written by Tl^as Richardson.
“Christian Youth in the Nation
al Crisis” was the thsme of the
Relisrious Yofifk Cqnvocaticm held
oa Sunday moiminfr. The jjrincipM
speaker was the Rev. Robert W.
Brooks, Linc^n 'Temple CongrSga-
tional Chureh. •
At the closing session on Su«da^
aftern(^n the stiggested progrsm
of action broilgh^ out by the re
ports from the* panel discnssipns
was presented And Dassed by the
Conference assembled and the del
egatee urged to taie this program
of action ,bAck to th«*ir Wal
groups. A Cottfiwence Continua
tion Committes was elected with
Sfiss W«rtif‘ed Kotman. Delta Sig-
ma Thsta Soteritv, Flushing. N.
Yrt as c&aij^ttMkhi The North Caro
lina repressnlAiiire on'the Nation
al ^ntiniialis&S committee is WU-
h'am- Bowser, -wnior, Fayetteville
•St^te Telwhers^ College, "Fayette
ville, N.'C.
^Durh^. wi«^ fiYe
deletratos • ^irho • jerti ^ri,vpp - to I
Jpljn Pj^jgie 9f
,wweia|> tje4V>^jwyte,Mi8fiSs_ Npf-
and>ii»j|ji Peifnr,
4i}a^ * I IiwiAs
^--it^ C.plleire';
an*| ^Ipr, ,St'.i
»eij|i, ChristUn and tbe
pastor of the church will officiate.
Interment will be at the family
cemetery in Wake County.
pu^ham4Ne|K«t> Fsderatipi).
♦ } r
Hester Crews Post
Holds 23rd Armistice
Day Celebration
Oxford, —' 'Wjc Hester Crews
Post of the Andean Legion held
its 23rd Armietice Day program
at the Odd Fellows Hall here,
Tuesday evening, Noyember 11, at
eight o’clock with a Tery interest
ing pr(^am.
' T^ commander of the post is
James Oregoryf who made an in-
tfresting talk to the members on
enlaiging the memberehip. Several
other members also made t-hort
Following the speech making
session a p^te dinntf was served
for a fee of twent-fiye cents. The
^tire^amount raised from dmners
igold was contributed to the library
at the graded school.
Among those attending the ban
quet was Miss A. L Smith, Regist
ered Nurse of Susie Cheatham
and East avenues to open a re«*rea-1
tirii area.
J. (X Martin, city superinten
dent, had already been inHtrueteH
to lay out the streets and attMMt in
opening them and in rlearing the
property. .
Aubrey Shackel ap|>eared before
the council in the interest of es
tablishing the East Tarboro pro
ject, and Senator W, (I. Clark, d»>-
fense chairman, had authorize'!
him to offer a deed to enougn'
property to open the Xegro recrea
tion park.
The commissioners had told lo
cal Negro citizen previously that
as soon as they had property to
eome before the board and they
would assist them.
Plans now call for erection of a
recreation hall «n the property
which has already been cleared.
Woman Sues For
$25,000 Damages
gainst Hospital
. Fayetteville. —(C. P.)— Mrs.
C6rine Tucker of Cedar ^eek has
^led a $25,000 damage suit against
thb Highsmith hospital her« charg
ing the hospital physicians were
eaireless in treating er husiMuid,
John. H»ry Tucker, OB-jSuary
16 and that his dea|lh resulted
from negligence of hospital auth-
Mr. .Tucker was admitted to the
hospital *^on that date with a head
W9upd' and hcaipiitnl officials were
Si^vlsed ^that ho‘)iad besn stabled
^i^th 'a l^i^ ai^ th»t'pferC of the
blale.h|r^d bt^ken’ off' ih hi» head.
■was a4^^in»ftsrsd'apd
the af-
tSe’l’i^e'i^s'MlMsed’fpom-tte hos-
l^t • '
wairret^rped ^to* the
k^fe^blsde'wftiftstm in the
▼ouifdv’-,*’ - . V i, .
He*l)h^ny und»fwent‘ «p opsra-
ti^ tidt died' F4br^*y iJO.
A dif^e«i(H9LQe of 4r psrsMt h«-
tween saUriM pf^Ne^ and white
teachsra i(ff aanie type of work
requiring m iAMe degree of prS^
aration ekist#. Training and egcper-
ienee are both considered in de-
terming the silary. Negro teachers
are paid morfe or less arbitrarily
with' a ma;kimum reached after 10
years' seryiid And with no serious
refnt^ fgr qualifications.
The wage discriminatibn is prac
ticed generally throughout the
south in utter disregard for the'
United StaW Supreme cdtart ml-!
ing in Septeinber, 1930, in th6 ease
of Melvin Austin verses 'tl^ city
of Norfolk, Va. The court ruling
was in favor'of-Austin, - •
A formal inquest, foir
justments Iras pr^tated by local
teachers to the school board, but
the request #as ig’nored aid' siyt
Turboro, —(C. P.)—The Ts>-
boto city commissioners Monday
voted to acc^t deed to property
on the Henry Johnson farm sur-
rotmding Battle, Phillips, Oakland
Man Killed When
Flywhed Breaks
Kinston, —(C. P.)— Scents No
bles was instantly killed when he
was struck and his body badly mu
tilated by the fly-wheel from his
woodsa which broke just before
noon here Monday.
Nobles and his two younger bro
thers, Milton and Paul, were run
ning a wiod yard, using a standing
motor car to operate the saw, at
the comer of East and North St.
While Nobles was standing in
front of the car
front of the saw a fly-wheel broko
and one piece crushed his face ami
head while the other cruRhed his
The dead was Slyveeter Sherill
Free Press, white daily newspaper,
was damaged as a 13-(Pound pi»ce
of wheel was hurled through the
aii* 528 yards from the wood yard
to the plant.
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4- -S-
Attomey L P. flarri.v hl>“t^ Anoth*ir dm riil»T b***-n
to members o fthe I’iek Wick t« *he fa**!il'_ of • h;irl»-tr»
bridge club lant Friday evening at High in the por*0n of H. Hill of
his home on E. ''trmewall .street. - -★
R. P. Boulding was honored guest.
Miss Ophelia firaham of E. Fintt
has returned to New York after
spending sometime in th*» sity vw-
iting relatives and friends.
Chariotte Boys’ Clnb
In Midst of Fall and
Winter Program
Mr. and iFrs. T. E. Oilliard,
Mrs. Florea (pieman, and Mi.os
Dorcas Oass motored to Sumter, , _ 1 *■ l-j
„ ^ 'A very enjoyaule time wai had hr
S. C., last week end. Enroute to„» ■
o / ^ . all. A program wn - hHd m kemrng
Sumter Mrs. Coleman stopped in f . ■ 1 u *
, n C5 .\rmwtiee Day, and how to
B.shopv,Ile, S. C„ to V.S. r.em). ^ an ddi^lav the Amerie.n
Mrs. Coleman reports a dehgbtful ^ibler di.
A committee on arrangements of,
local Masonic lodge met at the Y.
Thp aetivities
at Orier-Town
Tir r. A J ended with a Weiner roast.
W. C. A. Monday afternoon to dis-
Grand Lodge that will be held here of the .lersey Titv,
December 9-10. T. .1. Vandlandmg- y recreation center ' spoke
ham presided. ^ briefIv on the history of the Am«r-
_____ ican Flag. A number of sele*tiona
The Eighth grade class of West hy the club. Mr. Temple
Charlotte High school entertained pleasantly surprised to learn
at a dance in the school library ^he Negro Boy’s club was being.
Monday night. Around 110 gr.ests sponsored by the Civitan elub; he
were* present. stated that it was one of the finest
examples of interracial goodwill
and civic endeavor he had ?e«n
The students of West Charlotte anywhere in his travels, and that
high school entertained at a Sadie the Civitan rlnb was to be fom-
Hawkins Day dance at Sunset mended for its very fine interest
park last week. It wa.a gala affair in Charlotte Negro youth^ and its
and everyone Presctet expressed Negro Population in general. The
themselves as having had a good meeting was closed with the sin^-
ing of,^God Bless America
P-T. A. of Roseboro
Hears Frank Faison
Roseboro. — (C. P.) — Frank
Faison, Jt., vocational agriculture
teacher of Sampson county, used
as his subject How the Farmer
Can Aid in Defense when he ad
dressed hundreds of parents and
teachers in their first meeting of
the season at the Roseboro high
school last week.
Following the election of offi-t
eers parents rose and told their
own Istory of the progress of the
s^ool and hofv wthey oould con-
trjiiiute to its further progress.
following officers were
elef^d for the present term:
^ TV**'*® Owens, president; Os
Williams, secretary; Qeorgo
P^^rnl, treasurer; and Mrs. Mary
p, wtler, Mrs. Timmie Owens and
Williams membejs of the
eoei«l committee.
^ the school faculty is as follows •
BTiss Fannie W. Sampson, Mis-
Le^tie A. Mitchell, Mrs. Mary N.J
B6^nett, Mrs. Emma Perry, Miss
Xinnie Sampson, Mrs. Mary Ad-
i)^, Mn. Betay McLean, Willie
McLean, Rev. C. E. Perry, and
Miss C. Spic«.
Miss Louise Mason who has
b^n confined to her home for the
past two weeks is able to be out
' Former Manager and
Bayer for Durham Inm
& MetaJ Co.
“I Am Now Trading in
the Junk Business at the
penny coal yard
Hazel and Canal Sts.
I Am Buying All Types of Junk”
Scrap Iron
Inner Tubes
Misc. Materials
“As Always
Bsy Piriicy Is:
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Penny Coal Yard— Hazel and Canal Sts.
David Pender Stores
Big Star Soper Iftarkcts
Scarboreoghfi Hargett
Phones: Day J-3721. NIxht J-3722
522 E. Petticrev
Ample Parking Space : 1315 Souti Boulevard
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