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    Adam Powell's Secretary Guilty Of Tox Evasion
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Teachers Reject Anti-NAACP
Oath In S. C.: Court Test Looms
An impressive cvrmumy during which the Durham
Houaewives’ League accdrdea a tpgcial honor to Mrs^Mary
Tttfey took jMce on tfte ietic* emtoide the Hardaide
Church in Mill Grove community on Mother’s Day.
Tilley was'selected by the Leame as the Ideal Mother on
the oasis of an essay toritt«n I
eight', grader at Whitted Junior
sponsored each year by the League.
In the above picture, Miss Sarah Dotson, president of
the League (extreme left) is shovm pinning corsage on Mrs.
Tilley while her daughter and Mrs. Genester Jaclaon, treas
urer of the Housewives’ League Toofc on. The flowers were
donated by Amey’s Florists and Mrs. Tilley received a basket
of groceries from the League.
y her daughter, Charline,
High. The essay contest is
Durham Legionnaires To Honor
War Dead In Memorial Rites;
Alexander To Give Main Speech
At Elloree, 21 Reftise To Ink
Contracts In Which Clause Inserted
Roy Wilkin*, NAACP execu
tive secretary, last week pled
ged the full support of the Asso
ciation to 21 teachers in Elloree,
S. C., who have refused to sign
a new anti-NAACP membership
The 1956 General Assembly
of South Carolina enacted legis
lation barring NAACP members
from state, county and munici
pal employment.
The oath was Inserted in
teacher employment applica-
The Weaver-McLiean post 175
of the American I>gion will
hold its annual memorial day
services Simday at the White
Rock Baptist church.
*2^chariach (Zack) Alexan
der, 111, of Charlotte, comman
der of Division VI, department
of North Carolina, will be the
principal speaker.
Features of the service will
be graveside riten at the Beech-
wood cemetery at five o’clock,
during which graves will be
decorated by membert of the
legion and the women’i auxili
ary, the firing of a rifle salute
and the blowing of taps.
Special mustc for the church
■ervice at three o'clock will be
furnished by the Mt. Olive Male
Officials of tne Durham Le
gion who will take part in the
program are W. H. Cole, com
mander of the Weaver-McLean
post, Zollie B. J6sey,.post chap
lain, and J. Fred Pratt, poat
bugler. >
Following the church service,
a parade compoBed of legion
naires, members of the ladlea
-auxiliary, and the I^illaide high
school tend will form at Pear-
sontown school, two, and pro
ceed to the cemetery for the
graveside rites.
Cole Issued a special Invita
tion tor all gold star mothert,
and widows of World War vic
tims to attend the services.
Special music lor tbe meeting
will be furnished by the St.
John’s male chorus and the
Walltown Community male cho
In addition to the address by
Dr. Browne, reports from va
rious committee chairmen are
expected to be made at the
meeting. Attorney Floyd B. Me
Kissick, first vice president of
the organization, and chairman
of its membership drive, will
report on memberships. Thomas
Bailey, treasurer, will also
make a report.
Attorney William A. Marsh,
second vice president, will ser
ve as master of I'eremonies
Rev. L. M. Gooch is pastor of
the church.
To Address
NAACP Meeting
The regular monthly meeting
of the Durham NAACP chapter
will be held Sunday afternoon
at four o’clock at the St. John^UrlnciEal of an all-Negro school
n 1. u mu- J there expected his contract to
Baptist Church on Third Street.
President of the Durham
chapter Rev. William Fuller an
nounced that the meeting will
have as its main speaker Dr:
Rose Butler Browne, professor
of Education at North Carolina
College. She is scheduled to be
introduced by Dr. C. E. Boul-
tions for next year. Eighteen of
the 21 Elloree teachers resigned.
The oUier three refused to re
sign, and were given until May
31 to sign the oath or resign.
In his message, Wilkins said
the new South Carolina law
“should be tested in (the)
courts as soon as possible on
grounds that it is (a) flagrant
violation of basic American
civil liberties.”
‘Such tactic.5 to stamp out
freedom of association and opin
ion,” the NAACP official de
clared, “can lead only toward
(a) police state in which any
individual who expresses dis
agreement with customs of (a)
local conununity Is penalized.’’
•> The*tBlegrairi, senA-to the Rev'
James M. Hinton of Columbia
S. C., president of the South
Carolina State NAACP, express
ed Willcins’ “admiration” for the
teachers for thpir “courage’’ in
a “difficult situation.”
Previously, a staff writer for
a New York newspaper reported
from Orangebur;;, S. C., that the
Seaboard Nurse
Loses Permit
be terminatea this month under
the same state law.
The Rev. E. E. Richburg,
principal of the Danzler School
in Orangeburg, told Murray
Kempton of the JVeto York Post:
“I hope they fire me then. I’d
like to meet them hi court.”
Mi«s Ma^ Mills, Army nurse assigned to the United
States Musion in Lebdnon, is {left) being greeted^ at Ra^
leigh-Durham, Airport by Mrs. Lucille Z. Williams, superin:
tendent of Nursing at Lincoln Hospital where Nurse Mills
received her basic ttaining. Miss Mills had just arrived from
Tuskegee where on Monday she had been awarded the hon
orary Doctor of Science degree. Also in picture is Miss
Mills’ mother. Miss Mills’ trip to the United States was paid
for by Congressman Francis P. Bolton of Ohio, a member of
the Board of Trustees at Tuskegee. She is enroute to Beirut
where she will be chief nurse for the Point Four program.
AMEs End Session
Reid Has 2nd District;
5 New Bishops Named
Indications that reprisals have
been exacted from Negroes who
protested a registear’s refusal to
register them were seen this
week in li^t of recent develop
ments here.
On May 12, Mrs. Maggie Gar
ris and Alexander Faison were
denied registration by Mrs. W.
L. Taylor. They sought the ad
vice of Attorney James R. Wal
ker of Weldon who accompanied
them later during the same day
t return trip to the W. L.
or store where the registra
tion office had been set up only
to be denied registration a
second time.
Attorney Walker subsequent
ly called for dianissal of the re
gistrar and asaerted that the
examinations she had used were
■improper and unfair.”
On the same night. Walker
was arrested on charges of tres
passing in the Taylor store and
was fined and given a suspend
ed sentence last week in a trial
at Northampton County Recor
der’s Court.
On the following night, Fai
son told the TIMES he was
threatened with prosecution for
a check he had written in Dec.
This week, Mrs Garris said
she received a letter from the
County Health Department ad
vising her to turn in her perniit
to practice as a midwife on the
first of June.
Faison is an air force vete
ran and freshman at North
Carolina -College. Mrs. Garris,
a long-time lesident of Sea
board, has prac^ced as a mid
wife in the county for the past
20 3t®ars. _
According to Mrs. Garris, she
received a letter last week
from Dr. Raleigh Parker, health
superintendent of Northampton
County, which slated that be
cause she had attended two
cases which hadn’t been proper
ly cleared through the clinic
she would have to turn in her
permit on the first of June.
Mrs. Garris said she .called
Dr. Carroll Robi:ison of Jack
son before going on the cases
and he advised her to proceed
and call him if she had any
Northampton County health
officials denied that the suspen
sion of Mrs. Garris’ license had
anything to do with her involve
ment in the registration dispute.
They also maintained that the
two cases referred to in the
letter were not the ones on
which she had consulted Dr.
Mrs. Garris said she had never
received any warning or repri
mand before from health offi
cials. She also said she had
maintained an "A" rating each
year since 1936, with the ex
ception of one year when she
was given a "B" rating for fail-
ure to attend a meeting.
She also explained that ibe
had passed the annual iiupee-
tion of her mstrumenta and
medical examinaticm and had
attended the monthly meetinCi
as required.
Baptbt Ninistef,
Educator Are
NCC Speakers
Dr. William Holmes Borders,
pastor of Atlanta’s Wheat Street
Baptist Church, and Dr. Karl
W. Bigelow, Professor of Educa
tion in the Department of Edu
cational Administration of Tea
chers CoUege, Columbia Uni
versity, will be the finals speak
ers at North Carolina College's
45th Commencement program.
Dk. Borders’ Baccalaureate ser
mon will be given in the Men’s
Gymnasium at 4:00 p.m. Sun
day, June 3. Bigelow's address
to some 400 candidates for gra
duate, undergraduate and pro
fessional degrees will be given
at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June
5 in the Gymnasium.
The Baccalaureate speaker is
a native of Mdcon, Georgia. He
received the A.B. degree at
Morehouse College, the B.D. at
Garrett Theological Seminary,
and the M.A. degree at North
western University. He has done
additional study at Union Theo
logical Seminary aad'.Colttabia
In addition. Dr. b0n)aas. has
conducted a , iUL-cesdi,
program in Atia ita for some iJ
years. An aggrejsive advocat • of
full civil rights tor American
minorities. D.. Borders has
opened his church to controver
sial speakers and he has been
outspoken in his criticisms of
social injustice.
The ffiialT i^aKSr, Dr. BI0F-
low, received the Bachelor’s de
gree from Clark College, Wor-
CMter, Mass., in 1920 and tue
Ph.D from Harvard in 1929. He
graduated from Clark College
Magna Cum Laude. He holds the
honorary degree L.H.D. from
Clark College and LL.D. from
Parsons College. He has been
instructed in economics and so
ciology at Cornell, Harvard,
Radcliffe and the University of
In 1936 Dr. Bigelow joined
the staff of Teachers College as
professor of education. He was
given leave to joiii the Council
of Teachers of Education of the
American Council on Education
as director until September,
For the next four years, the
presiding Bishop of the second
Episcopal district of the African
Methodist Episcopal church will
be the Rt. Reverend Frank
Madison Reid of Colvmbia, S. C.
Bishop Reid was assigned to
the second district in the re
assignment of the church's bis
hops at the 35th Quadrennial of
the denomination which closed
here Tuesday.
The second district includes
Woman Receives Verdict Calmly;
Could Get Forty Year Jail Term
Despite all the pleading by
the defense that the govern
ment was trying to jail Rep.
Adam Clayton Powell’s secre
tary, Mrs. Hattie Freeman Dod
son Just so it could “brainwash
her” and get enough evidence to
prosecute Powell on kickback
charges, the smiling Mrs. Dod
son was convicted on nhie
counts of evading $5,000 in in
come taxes and of illegally re
ceiving |2,000 in tax refunds.
A Federal Court jury convict
ed the business secretary of
Powell and Abyssinian Baptist
Church, which Powell pastors.
She burst into tears when the
jury received the case but was
calm as the verdict was announ
ced two hours later.
She will be sentenced on June
4th. The maximum penalty on
each count is five years’ Im
prisonment and a $10,000 fine.
Highlight of the trial was the
testimony that Mrs. Dodson
kicked back her Congressional
salary to Powell. Powell took
the stand to deny it. Then the
defense counsel charged that
Powell was the real target in
the case.
The jury, however, believed
that Mrs. Dodson wilfully evad
ed taxes by filing two returns—
one jointly with her husband
and the second under her mai
den name and in listing false
dependants, some nonexistent.
the'states of Maryland, Virginia,
North Carolina and the district
of Columbia.
Bishop Reid was moved from
his post as pro.«idlng prelate
over the 7th district. In addition
to presiding over the seventh,
the bishop wad also serving the
unexpired term in the second
district of the late Bishop L. L.
Xhe reassignment of the
church’s bishops was just one of
the higlhlights of the closing
session of the conference.
Five new bishops were elected
by the conference, including a
native African. The Rt. Rev.
Francis Gow of Capetown Afri
ca was elected on the first bal
lot Saturday to the highest po
sition' in the A.M.E. church. A
hot c6ntest developed for the
other four vacancies, and it was
not until late Monday that the
other four positions were filled.
The four other new A.M.E.
bishops are S. R. Higgins of
Columbia, S. C.; E. L. Hiclcman,
Louisville, Ky.; O. Sherman,
Little Rock, Ark.; and W. F.
Ball, Miami.
The conferencti, also acted to
reassign all of its bishops, in ac
cordance with the eight year
plan, formulated at Kansas City
in 1948. However, the length of
the term was cut from eight to
four years
' Re-assignment of the bishops
saw G. W. Barber move to the
first district; E- C. Hatcher,
(Continued bn Page Eight)
Red Carpet
Out For Firm's
Top Salesmen
The North Carolina Mutual
Life insurance company will
roll out the red carpet this
week-end for ?/J of its officials
and salesmen who were win
ners in the company’s recently
concluded salej production cam
They will be quests of the
home office in Durham for the
week-end, during which they
will be treated to a round of
honors, culminating in the
fim’s fourth George Wayne Cox
Sales Convention.
The convention is named for
the firm’s vice-oresident-agency
director who, along with the
company’s agency staff, will act
as official hosts to the visiting
In addition to the company’s
top brass, representatives of the
National Insurance Association
will be on hand to take a part
in the convention.
One of the highlights of the
convention will be a banquet
Thursday evening at which C.
L. Townes of Richmond, Va.,
chairman bf the Board of Di
rectors of the National Insur
ance Association, will be guest
The banquet will also honor
Cox, regarded as “dean” of
agency officers in the NIA. He
will be recipietit of a presenta
tion at the barquet.
Among the company’s top offi
cials to participate in the sales
convention are W. J. Kennedy,
Jr., president of the Mutual;
D. C. Deans, vice-president and
associate agency director; W. A.
Clement, associate agency di
rector and certified life under-
writer; Maceo A. Sloan, also i
certified life underwriter aad
assistant agency director, and
L. B. Frasier, .'vpcncy secretary
'The 29 award winners who
are being honored by the com
G. W. COX, SR.
pany this week-«nd are:
Combination district manager,
A. J. Clement, Jr., Newark, N.
combination ^taff managers,
Lorenzo Rowland. Philadel|diia;
H. H. Carter, Washington, D. C.;
Robert Lightfoot. Washington,
D. C.; J. D. Walker. Richmond.
Va.; D. T. Jackson, Richmond,
Va.; R. If. Denuy, Savannah.
Ga.; J. T. Cary, Greenville, S. C.
Also ordinary staff manafac,
L. Z. Craft. Newaik, N. J.; com
bination agents Eugene Turner,
Philadelphia; B. r. Betha*. Co
lumbia. S. C.; D. L. Tampia.
I^chmond. Va.. Mrs. Susan Ma
ker, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. OUie
Bosey, Pittsburg, I^.; A. L.
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