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BBTBIAli AFTBK U TBABS — Jlnnie Toodk, SS (weond ftom
left), who hac lerved S8 yttan in prison for murder, won a retrial
before recorder*! Judge McKay Skillnuui in Detroit, AflchiKaa l«et'
week. Pteadinc Toung** case before JTiidce Skillman (riglit) ii a'^r-
nejr Wintara Levin. Young waa granted the retrial and wiH be allowed
to to.aeeoBd degree murder. (Ne«tpre(e Photo.)
Board Members
Decry Action
The School board of this city
voted three to two last Wed., to
deny Negroes use of Reynolds
auditoriuiA here.
The auditorium, constructed
in 1922 and used by the Rey
nolds (white) high school, is
supported by municipal funds.
Reportedly, many events of
general cultural and educational
value to the community end
which are not strictly school af
fairs are held at the auditorium.
Rev. W. R. Crawford, only
Negro member on the board and
^ of those voting against de
fying Negroes use of the build
ing, called the action of the
board un-Christian and un4emo-
cratic, and declared: ‘‘We are
not conditioning our minds to
accept what is happening.”
Another member of the board,'
Mrs. W. K. McGee, who also
voted against denying Negroes
use of the building, suggested
tliat the question of who ^ould
use the building be left up to
civic and cultural groups which
sponsors programs at the audi
Those who voted for keeping
the strict no-Negro policy were
C. P. Walter, Mrs. Henry Clod-
felter and George Lentz. “
An auditorium - gymnasium
committee whichs studied the
matter for several weeks, issued
a report which held that the
auditorium was a part of the
Reynolds high school.
It stated that the city was
given land for the Reynolds
high school and auditorium by
Mrs. Katherine Johnston, daugh
ter of R. J. Reynolds, in 1/922
with the stipulation that a pub
lic school be maintained on the
“In consideration of these
facts,” the committee’s report
read, “the committee ■ recom
mends that the present policy
of allowing white persons only
to use this auditorium be con-
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Iwo Durham Scouters Recejve
Award Of Silver ^ver Here
Silver Beaver Awards were
presented to two Durham Scout
ers during the annual meeting
of the Area Division of the
Occoneechee Council of the Boy
Scouts at Hillside High School
Cafeteria here Wednesday night.
Receipients of this award were:
R. Kelly> Bryant, Jr., Chairman
and Dr. Joseph N. Mills, Vice-
Chairman of the Durham Divis
ion Committ^. The awards were
presented by P. A. Williams and
J. C. Hubbard, respectively.
The Silver Beaver Award is
a distinct honor for it goes only
to those who render “noteworthy
service of exceptional character
to boyhood” and is made only by
the Executive Board of the Na
tional Council of the Boy Scouts
of America, upon the nomination
or recommendation of the Jocal
Council’s Awards Committee.
Service of the recipients, there
fore, has been recognized by
their fellow Scouters, and that
record of service, after careful
investigation, has been confirmed
“noteworthy” and “of exception
al character” by the Executive
Board of the National Coimcil.
In addition to his many other
connections, Bryant has served
in Scouting since 1943 when he
began as neighborhood commis
sioner and later advanced chair
man. He now serves as chair
man of Durham Divisional Com
mittee and Scoutmaster of Troop
187 at Burton Elementary
School. Dr. Mills ha^ been active
in Scouting since 1930 when he
helped organize Troop 55 at Hill
side High School, the first Negro
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Entered as Second Class Matter at the Pott Office at Dtirham^Aorth Carolina, under Act of March 3,1879
DURHAM. N. 0.,
oora, WHAX HB'SAID—Ouulea E. WUson (oimter), ex-prealdeirt
tt Oeiieral Motors and not-yet-oonflrmed Seoretarjr of Defense, tells a
good eaa” whte Mrs. Wilion appears diaconoerted and JaoUe Bobin-
SOB la aaoaaad. WHaon waa reeeiving the 19BZ Oeorga Washington
Oarvor Memorial butltate award In New Yoric at Ute Thereaa Hotd
for Us ootetMding contributions to human welfare. His oonArmation
aa Defense e«retary was not approved at the time. (Newspreea
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Run-A-Way Car
Kills Two Boys*
In Twin City
Three persons were killed
when struck by an automobile
in separate accidents.
A 40 year-old Fayetteville
man was killed Saturday night
at Dunn and two youths were
killed Monday night at Win
Archie Malloy was the vic
tim of the Saturday night ac
cident at Dunn. He was struck
by a car driven by Percy Bare
foot of Roseboro. Barefoot said
he didn’t see Malloy until it
was too late. Coroner Grover
Henderson ruled the accident
Freddie Psnnisgton, 15, and
Sherman Burell, 11, were kill
ed Monday night when a car
driven by a whlt« woman went
out of control and crashed in
to a crowd on the sidewalk in
the eastern section of town.
Two others were injured in
the crash. They are James
Cooper, 16, and Miss Mary E.
Fair, 23, who were hospitalized
with minor injuries at Kate
Bittings Reynolds Memorial
Mrs. Mae C. Master, 51, of
this city, driver «f the riui-a-
way antomobile, and her^hni-
band, Frank, 56, were hospital
ised with face lacterations and
Police said Mrs. Mastem was
making a right turn at Clar-
mont Avenue and Fifth Street,
and in attempting to avoid an-
oQier* car InaEIhg a rigHT Turn,
lost control of her automobile.
The car struck a fii% hydrant,
went- up on the tidewalk «nd
crashed into the group of three
boys. It then kept going for 40
feet, chasing Miss Fair who
saw the car coming and ran
screaming. It overtook her and
knock her down and then
struck the stairwell to a dup
lex house before stopping.
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Boy Starts To
Church, (Robs
Safe Instead
A 15 year-old youth started
to Sunday school on Jan. 14, but
strayed from his course and
robbed a safe instead.
The unidentified youngster is
charged wUh robbery of a safe
at the Wilson Tire Company. He
'told police that he entered the
Main Street establishment
through a back door which he
said he found unlockedi*^ he
passed on his way to Sunday
He was picked up by Police
Sgt Nathan White who stum
bled on evidence against the lad
while investigating another
break-in. In questioning, the
young boy confessed to the rob
bery and admitted he entered
the Oxford Implement Company
a week earlier and robbed the
drink dispensing machine.
He told officers tiiat he spent
the stolen cash, amounting to
$600. None of it has beeil re
D. C. Cafes Can Bar
Negroes, Says Court
Vesper Speaker
Dean John H. Satterwhlte of
Livingstone College will be
the vespers speaker at North
Carolina College’s Sunday aft
ernoon services Sunday, Feb.
Dean Satterwhlte will speak
at 4:30. The College Choir will
furnish music for the program.
Dr. 1. N. Mills and B. Kelley Bryant, Jr., received the award of the Silver Beaver at » meeting of
the Area Division of the Occeneechee Council of B oy Scouts of America here at Hlllalde high Mhool
WedoMday night. The award, one of the hlghe st In Scouting, is made to persona who have rmder-
ed "noteworthy service of exceptional character t o boyhood.”
J. C. Hubbard, extreme left, and P. A. Wlllla ms, extreme right, are shown as they presented the
Sliver Beaver awarda t« Dr. Mills, second from left, and,Mr. Bryant.
Restaurants here in the na
tion’s capital may legally re
fuse to serve Negroes accord
ing to a ruling of the District
of (Columbia Appeals Court
here last Thurd|Uiy.
In making the /ullng, the
court killed tw* laws made In
1872 and 1873 wklch barred
discrimination In eating places
because of race.
Chester H. Gray, assistant
corporation counsel for the
District of Columbia, said that
the case will be carried to the
Supreme Court.
, The Appeals court held in a
*5-4 opinion that the district’s
old legislative assembly, which
passed the laws in 1872 and
1873, had no power to pass
laws. The assembly was a kind
of city council established by
Congress in 1871 to govern
Washington. It lasted only
three years.
No attempt was made to en
force these laws until 1950
when Thompson’s resturant re
fused to serve three Negroes.
The appeals court decision,
written by chief justice Harold
Stephens, held that even if the
laws were valid they had been
repealed when all District of
Columbia laws were codified
in 1901.
He said that any change in
the laws “were better left to
UNC Negro Grad
In Council Race ^
. J. Kenneth Lee, second Ne
gro student to i>e graduated
from the University of North
Carpiina Law School, has en
tered the race for City Council
Lee, who is practicing nere,
filed last Friday for the Coun
cil race.
His filing brought to tliree
the number entered so far in
the race. Others tfre William
Burke, assistant superinten
dent of Cone Mills Corpora
tion Power Plana and R. D.
Hayworth, retired detective
Dr. William Hampton, al
ready a member of the Coun
cil, has not yet filed for re-
Fathers To Be Honored At NCC
Fathers of North Carolina
College’s students will be hon
ored here February 6-8 during
a week-end that will also fea
ture a special Midwinter
Sports Carnival and Homecom
Dean John L. Stewart has
planned, in cooperation with
the college’s men’s organiza
tions, a .full round of social,
religious, and entertainment
activities for the visiting fath
ers who are being offered
housing and meals on NCC’s
Fahers are expected to ar-'
rive on the NCC campus Fri
day evening to register at
Chidley Hall. They will be
guests at the cage contest be
tween the Eagles and the Yel-
lowjackets and afterwards the
fathers will be entertained at
a smoker in Chidley Hall’s
North Recreation Hall.
A tour of the campus on Sat
urday will precede a movie of
the 1952 world series at 2 p.
m. Officers' and members of
men’s't>rganizations will t»e in
troduced between 3:35 and
4:30. A banquet will bie held
in the College Cafeteria at 6,
another basketball game will
find th efathers as hosts at 8
NCC vs. Lincoln) and a get
acquainted party will be stag
ed at 10:15 in Chidley Hall.
Special religious services are
scheduled for Sunday.
Funeral services for Martin
A. Goins, assistant secretary of
the North Carolina Mutual
Life Insurance Company, were
scheduled for Thursday aft
ernoon at three-thirty at the
Saint Joseph A. M. E. Church
Goins died at his home early
Tuesday morning around one
o’clock following a short ill
ness. Death was caused by a
heart ailment. He was 68.
Goins was also a memt>er of
the board of directors and as
sistant secretary of the Bank
ers’ Fire Insurance Company.
Officials of both companies,
the North Carolina Mutual and
the Bankers’ Fire Insurance
Company, as well as members
of the Saint Joseph A. M. E.
Cliurch, of which he was a
member, expressed profound
regret at the passing of Goins.
North Carolina Mutual presi
dent W. J. Kennedy, Jr., said:
‘'The entire North Carolina
Mutual family mourns the
passing oT as^tanl secretary
M. A. Goins. Mr. Goins de
monstrated the intrinsic values
of formal business training in
that he performed every task
assigned to him with dignity,
clarity and accuracy.”
Goins was t>orn in Riciimond,
Indiana, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Martin and Emerline Goins.
He received his scholastic
training in the Richmond pub
lic schools and attended the
Richmond Business college
where he finished a general
business course. Post graduate
work in business administra
tion and commercial law at
Northwestern University com
pleted his formal education.
He began his career as a bill
clerk with the Pennsylvania
Railroad in Richmond, In
diana. He next came South to
Greensboro where be served
at A. and T. College as secre
tary and taught courses in ac
counting and business Sdmin-
Goins joined the Mutual stslf
in September, 1916 and began
work in the Statistics depart
ment He sCTved^^as" manager
of the ordinary department
and as assistant manager of
the company, in that order,
before being elevated to in
1932 to assistant secretary
ship, in which capacity he
served until his death.
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The people who use the Fet-
tigrew - Fayetteville Street In
tersection, will be happy to
know that a stop light will be
installed at this intersectioB oa
or about the first week la
February. This announcement
came as a special release to
the Carolina Times from R. W.
Flack, Durham City Manager.
Lukewarm Proposal On Civil
Rights Offered As Substitute
After their hopes for paving
the way for passage of civil
rights legislation were* dash
ed with the defeat in the open
ing days of the new Senate
session of a motion to curb
the filibuster, proponents of
civil rights legislation came
up this week with a lukewarm
civil rights proposal as a com
promise on the controversial
Senator Hubert Humphrey,
(D.-Minn.), said Monday that
a compromise proposal on
civil rights had gathered some
encouraging response from
Southern senators.
A leading exponent of tough
civil rights laws, Hunli)hrey
proposed that a presidential
commission be set'up to sur
vey racial discrimination. This
commission 'would have no
enforcement powers; It could
only make recommendations.
The well-known liberal sen
ator from the State of Minn.,
admitting that the proposal
was a compromise, stated that
it was frankly designed as a
“moderate” step which might
get through the Senate with
out provoking a filibuster.
Many observers on Capitol
Hill agree that a compromise
on civil rights seemed inevi-i
table, especially in view of
the fact that the motion to
curb the filibuster received
such a smashing defeat apd in
view of the past" record of Re
publicans, now in a majority,
in aligning with southern De
mocrats to kill civil rights
But, these observers point
out that while the compromise
if followed up, could open
the way for effective civil
rights laws, it may serve to
be made use of as “political
fodder” for the conservative
members of the Senate and
thus create another stalemate
on the issue.
Presumably, this conserva
tive element could iwint to
their support of the lukewarm
compromise proposal and say
with some degree of truth
that it indicates that they are
supporting civil rights legis
lation while at the same time
they may refuse to do any
thing concrete to help secure
passage of civil rights laws.
Senator Humphrey’s' propo
sal would set up a presiden
tial civil rights commission to
survey the duties and activi
ties of federal agencies in
such fields as housing, em
ployment, education, health
and nursing.
It would have the power to
nake only recommendations
to the President, Congress and
local agencies, but no power
of enforcement.
Some powerful southern De
mocrats are known to feel that
a compromise on civil rights
issue is possible, as long as it
is not a compulsory “FEPC"
Humphrey said tie has had
friendly reactions trom some
of them for his new bill.
Reports have reached the ef-
fice of the Caroliaa Tbnes that
one Leon Lewis has beea re-
prescntlag hhaself te peisaaa
in and oat of North Carallaa
as being a representative of
the Caroliaa Times, which Is
Any person «r perseas kaatt-
Ing the whereaboals' of this
man will do this aewspaper a
favor jtf it will ieiegTaph, col
lect, &e editor iaaasediately.
All anUiorisad represeatativcs
of the CareUaa Ttanes have of
ficial Press Cards mt the paper
and will gladly shaw thcas ap-
m ^uest Ferssas uaahie la
da so are daahUeas ini pastors,
and the Caroliaa TtaMS will
aot ha held rsspaaaihto far say
traaaaetiaa sude with tbooi.

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