North Carolina Newspapers

    Apex Police Chief Sued For ^30,000
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AGER AND CHEMISTRY INSTRUCTOR—President M'liuam R. Strassner (left) presents
a companion traveling bag given by the faculty and staff to Mr. G. E. Jones, business man
ager at the University for 22 years, whose resignation goes into effect September 1. The
photographer caught them laughing just as Mr. Jones jokingly said, as he accepted the gift,
“You want to make sure that I go.” The presentation was made at a buffet supper held at
the President’s home on August 19, in honor of Mr. Jones and H. C. Perrin (seated at left)
beside Mrs. G. E. Jones. Mr. Perr^, instructor in Chemistry is also leaving after twenty-
four years of service. He was given a brief case.
President Strassner paid high tribute to Mr. Jones and Mr. Perrin, and the gifts were
tokens of esteem and appreciation of the long years of efficient service and loyalty to the
Other remarks were made by Mrs. G. E. Jones, Mrs. H. C. Perrin, Dr. F. P. Payne and
Dr. N. H. Harris.
Around 35 faculty and staff members at tended the affair.
Members of the Shaw Alumni Association also gave Mr. Jones a brief case.
Drowns Himself To
Escape Army Service
A 24-year-old man Royce
Lee, took his own life here
last Sunday night by jumping
into the Pasquotank River to
escape service in the army.
Just before he jumped his
sister, Miss Susie Lee plead
ed with him not to meSi»
fatal jump but ignoring the
pleas plus those of officers
who had been called to the
scene Lee leaped into the riv
er and was drowned.
A crew from the Elizabeth
City Coast Guard Air Sta
tion, together with members
of the Elizabeth City Fire
Department started drag
ging for the body in about
25 feet of water within a
few hours after Lee had
taken his life.
Several friends and rela
tives of the young man stated
that he had been drinking
heavily over the week-end.
Police who received the
rushed to the scene when they
were told that a man was on
the wharf threatening to
commit suicide. One of them
stated that Lee was standing
on a concrete bulkhead when
they approach and appeared
to be dnink.
In spite of the pleas of his
sister who was about 20 feet
away Lee made the jump
when officers tried to ap
proach and was drowned.
Shaw Prexy
Appoints New
Business Mgr.
President William R. Stras
sner has announced the ap
pointment of D. W. Weaver as
Business Manager of Shaw
University to replace G. E.
Jones whose resignation be
comes effective September 1.
Weaver received his Ele
mentary and Secondary'edu-
cation at his native home
Winton, at the Waters Training
School and the C. S. Brown High
School respectively. He is a grad
uate of Hampton Institute where
he received the Bachelor of Sci
ence Degree in Business Admin
istration, and has done further
work at Cornell University.
Mr. Weaver is a member of the
Executive Committee of the
American Association of College
Business Officers, the National
Education Association and serv
ed on the Building Commission
for Tennessee State University.
Before going to his present po
sition as Business Manager at
Jarvis Christian College, Haw
kins, Texas, he was Instructor in
Accounting at Tennessee State
Summer Conference For
Christian Workers Held
At Fayetteville State
The annual Catawba Snyodical
► Westminister Fellowship Con
ference with fifty persons from
several sections of North Caro
lina and Virginia in attendance
was held at the Fayetteville
State Teachers College, Fayette
ville, on August 21-27. Catering
both to the younger group and to
the older perspns who wish to
increase their efficiency in the
work of their local churches, the
conference set forth as its
a study of the program of the
Presbyterian Churches and the
means of fitting One’s life Into
it. The leadership staff was com
posed of ministers throughout
the Synod of Catawba.
Course and instructors were.
“Protestantism and Ronumlsm,”
Rev. James W. Barnette, Pastor,
Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church,
Rocky Mount; “Bible Study —
The Psalms,” Rev. D. G. Burke,
Pastor, Emmanuel Presbyterian
Church, Charlotte; “Getting
Along With People,” Rev. J. D.
Peterson, Pastor, Grace Presby
terian Church, Winston-Sidem;
“Workshop-The Life of Christ,”
Mr. B. C. Smoot; “Workshop—
Missions,” Rev. O. J. Hawkins,
Pastor, Calvary Presbyterian
Church, Wilson; “Workshop—
Hjrmns and Drama," Cornell
Powell, Oxford; “Planned Edu
cation,” Rev. Howard Givens,
Pastor, Biddlevllle Presbyterian
Church, Charlotte; Rev. W. G.
Anderson was directoi: of recrea
tion and the Rev. J. T. Douglass
Pastor, St. James Presbyterian
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Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
observes Woman’s Day, Sun
day, August 29, 11:00 A. M.
Mrs. Ethel Josephine Dand-
ridge will be the guest speak
Mrs. Dandridge is the presi
dent of the Woman’s Auxi
liary of the Baptist General
Association of Virginia. Grad
uate of Columbia University,
Daughter of Elks, Member of
the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,
Assistant Principal of the J.
J. Wright consolidated school
Spotsyvania County, Va.
Dr. Bundle Gets
(IN Promotion
To Higli Post
Dr. Ralph J. Bimche, former
director of the UN Trustee
ship division, was promoted
last week to the position of
Under Secretary, in reorgan
izing the UN Administrative
setup. His appointment will
become effective January 1,
Dr. Bunche who was recent
ly questioned by U. S. Loyal
ty Committee alleging his
Communist Leanings was lat
er cleared from all accusa
tions. The promotion was made
by UN Secretaiy General Dag
Hammarskjold who expressed
the belief recently that top
officers in the UN should be
rotated among countries
throughout the world.
DURHAM, N. C., SATURDAY, AUG. 28, 1*54
Over 500 Expected
At Insurance Meet
Many Noted Business
And Professional Men
Slated For Programs
Woman Gives
Birtli To Triplets
3 Weeks Apart
Because of a double uterus,
a Negro woman—Mrs. Boyd
Braxton—gave birth to trip
lets three weeks apart. Ac
cording to Medical Director
Paul Salchow QtHecmflnJiiet
fier Hospital here: “The in
cidence of triplets in double
wombs is unheard of, so far
as we have been able to de
Twill girls were born first
to the 28 year old mother.
They were named Betty
Jean and Barbara Joy. Mrs.
Braxton returned home
from the hospital with the
twins to await the third
chilth A boy, he came ex
actly three weeks later,
weight six pounds, ten
The children are to be con
sider^ triplets, which in it
self occurs only once in 10,-
000 births. M^cal authori
ties are trying to find out if
triplets have ever been born
in this manner.
Mrs. Braxton is wife of an
auto worker. Her husband
is 29 years old. They have
six other children and this
includes a set of twins.
The Thirty-Fourth Annual Convention of the National
Negro Insurance Association will be held in Durham, on
August 31, September 1, 2, 3, and marks the third time in the
association’s history that the convention has been held here.
Over 500 delegates and visitors are expected to be in attend
ance. The convention is scheduled to get under way next
Tuesday morning at 9:30 when sectional meetings will be
In October of 1921, the initial “organization meeting”
was held in the home office of the North Carolina Mutual
Life Insurance Company and in 1935 this firm was host to
the Fifteenth Annual Convention. This year the Winston
Mutual Life Insurance Company, Winston-Salem, is serving
as co-host with N. C. Mutual to the 34th meeting.
A sound, constructive, inspiring and well organised
program—the result of months of work—has been prepared
^ the Program Committee, (A. T. Spaulding, Chairman;
C. E. Sinunons; B. T. Bradshaw, Lewi»H. Twiggs, E. E. Hill,
Octave LiUy, Jr., and Bowles C. Ford) with the theme: “A
Reappraisal of Fundamentals.
Although each of the special
sections (Agency, Executive,
Medical and Technicians) will
hold separate pre-convention
session on August 31, the formal
opening of the Convention will
not take place until the evening
Pubilc Meeting in tji# Duke
Auditorium. P. L. Pral!tis, Ex
ecutive Editor, Pittsburgh Cour
ier will be the guest speaker.
A star-studded “Distinguished
Guests” series includes leading
men in the insurance industrj^.
Holgar J. Johnson, President,
Life Insurance Institute, is sched
uled to speak crt the Tuesday*'
luncheon. Mr. Johnson, a former
insurance salesman, executive
and a trade association head. In
less than fifteen years he has
lead the Institute to the point
where it is literaly the “voice of
the entire insurance industry”
with a broad educational pro
gram that has contributed much
to the increased knowledge and
acceptance of insurance gener
Dudley DojveU, Executive
Vice President of the New York
Life Insurance Company is the
Wednesday luncheon speaker.
Like Mr.'Johnson, he is a Top
Producer in his own right, hav
ing worked his way to the top
as an insurance agent, general
broker and trade association
official. With his wealth of ex
perience as a field man and
former executive of several trade
organizations he is a most inter
esting speaker.
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Mrs. Fannie F. McLean is shown above receiving a 40-
year service pin from W. J. Kennedy, Jr., president of the
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company. Mrs. Mc
Lean at present is employed as secretary to A. T. Spaulding,
Teachers Association To
Hold Leadership Confab
At Shaw University
RALEIGH I sistant Executive Secretary of
The first annual Leader- the National Education Associa-
ship Conference for leaders “on Department of Classroom
of local units of the North Teachers, will serve as general
Carolina Teachers Associa
tion will convene at Shaw
University, Raleigh, N. C.,
August 27 and 28.
Principal speakers for the
conference will be Dr. Char
les F. Carroll, N. C. State Super
intendent of Public Instruction,
who will address the group at
its luncheon Saturday, August
28. Miss Margaret Stevenson, As-
Oxford Orphanage And
Students Given Aid At
Usiiers Annual Session
consultant, and. C. L. Blake,
president of tlie North Carolina
Teachers Association.
Local leaders of all NCTA
units have been invited to at
tend all sessions of the confer
ence, wliich is being sponsored
jointly by the National Educa
tion and North Carolina Teach
ers Associationsg
The conference director, W. I.
Morris—^NEA-NCTA Field Re
presentative is urging all del-
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The 30th annual sessjpn of the
Interdenominational Ushers As
sociation came to a close at the
Winston-Salem Teachers College
here Sunday afternooga around
1:30, following the annual ser
mon which was preached by Dr.
M. C. Allen, president of Virginia
Theological Seminary and Col
In addition to the sermon
other highlights of the eon-
vention were the awarding of
10 schoUrships of $60 each
to students and a donation of
$1200 to the Oxford Colored
Orphange at Oxford.
On Sativday, August 28 at
eight o’clock the annual orator
ical ontest was held in the audi
torium of the college with eight
young women participating and
two young men. Winners of the
contest were: Miss Juanita Mur
chison, Raleigh, N. C.; Miss
Geraldine L. High, Raleigh, N.
,C.; Robert Brown, High Point,
N. C.
During the convention- the
approval of a financial cam
paign for the Ministers and
Ushers Home to end In Dur
ham, Sunday after Thanksgiv
ing, November 28, was voted
and plans are already begin
ning to move forward toward
that end. Following the
Thanksgiving campaign a spe
cial committee appointed to
purchase a site for the home
will make Its report.
All officers were reelected and
several vacancies created on ac
count of persons moving from
the state was filled. Among them
was a position on the program
committee which was filled with
the electioif of Fred Currie of
Burlington to the post, formerly
held by A, C. Artis of Durham.
Chapel Hill will be the seat
of the annual mid-year session
for 1955 while the annual
session will be held In Khi-
Brici( Ass'n
Holds Me^t
Plans are now completed
for the Annual Reunion of the
Brick Alumni Association
which will be held at Brick
School August 28-29.
Ah Executive Board meeting
wUl be held at 8 P. M. Friday,
Angnst 27. Brickites will have
an opportunity to greet each
other on the campus Satofday
morning, and a. social is plaiv-
ned for all alumni Saturday
The Rev. J. H. Clinton of Ra
leigh will deliver the message
Sunday afternoon during the
dinner hoiu' and representatives
from the AMA New York office
will speak to the eroup.
W. H. Cole Is
New Principal
At Pearsontown
William H. Cole, Jr. has been
assigned to the old Pearson
town School as principal ac
cording to an announcement
made recently by Superinten
dent Charles H. Chewning.
Mr. Cole succeeds J. W.
Davidson who has taken the
principalship at the New Pear
sontown School.
A graduate of Hampton In
stitute, Hampton Virginia, Mr
Cole has taught 7th and 8th
grades at Pearsontown School
since 1948. He received his mas
ters of Education degree at
North Carolina College this sum
Mr. Cole formerly tanght
Commercial sabjeets, was
Band Director, and basketball
coach at Hillside High School,
studied music at the Jnlllard
School of Mosle in New York
before be (inning t* teach at
PeanontowB School.
Young Girb
Seek Recovery
For False Arrest
Suits totaliM $30,000 ware
filed against Chiel of Police
Sam Bagwell of Apex last
Friday, August 21 by C. J.
Gates and M. E. JohtuKm, at
torneys for Misses Mannie
Lee Smith, 16 and her sister
Lucille Smith, 13.
Chief Bagwell was tried
freed in the Apex Record
er’s Court on June 2 on a
charge of Assault on a fe
male and kidnapping after
he had arrested the girls at
a party early Sunday morn
ing, April 25. He was freed
of the charges in what
many referred to as the
greatest miescarriage • of
justice in the annab of
Wake County Court his
FiLng of the suits for the
young girls is the outgrowth
of the assault and kidnap-
)ing charges. j
Backing the suits is a civic
group of Apex Negro citi
zens who have become in
censed at Bagwell’s police
brutality, even involving
that of the slaying of two
Negroes in he Apex prison
on May 10, 1952 and the
brutal beating of another.
The young girls are seek
ing justice in the Wake Coun
ty Superior Court of Raleigh
and the trial will probably be
held during the September
Bond required for Bag
well’s release is $8,060—
$4,000 in each case.
Iotas Hold
25th Meeting
Iota Phi Lambda, national
sorority of business and profes
sional woffeen concluded its
25th Anniversary convention
here last week at the Hotel
During the convention the
sorority held workshops and
public meetings inspired and de
signed to further mterest In
modem business practices.
The public meeting, held at
International House, on the cam
pus of Chicago University heard
inspiring address by Mrs.
Ann Arnold Hedgeman, Assist
ant to the Mayor of New York
One of the most beneficial
services of the sorority is its cur
rent survey—“Gateway to Job
Opportunities” — which brings
the qualifications of job-seekers
to the attention of employers on
the local and national level. This
work is supplemented by the
sorority’s scholarship fund which
last year amounted to nearly
$5,000 and was distributed
through its national and regional
The national award went to
Miss Jotmella Richmond, spon
sored by Omicron Chapter, New
York. Miss Riciunond plans to
further her business education
at City College, New York. Reg
ional scholarship winners
announced at the c o n v e n-
tion were: Adrian Ward, spon
sored by Alpha Nu Chapter,
Yoimgstown, Ohio; Siiaron
Hodge, sponsored by Beta XI
Chapter, Mobile, Alabama; Mar
gie L. Hall, sponsored by Alpha
Cliapter, Chicago; Imogene Wat
son, sponsored by Psi Chapter,
Dallas Texas; and Muriel Sofli,
from the Far West Region.
The convention unanimously
adopted the following resolu
tions that were presented by a
special committee of which Alice
P. Allen, Alpha Eta Chapter,
Birmingham, Ala., was chair
1. To mobilize the entire
membership for the con
tinuing survey of Job Op
portunities for women.
2. To go on record as en
dorsing and commending
the Supreme Court’s de
cision on May 17, 1SS4.
which abolished segrega
tion in public school edu
cation, and to implement
the decision by establish
ing group projects on ttte
community level and sup
porting legal agencies that
are flgfatlng for complete
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