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    Double Funeral For Mother,
Death Strikes Hours Apart
In Twin CityOn Friday, 13tli
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A double funeral sei-vlce was
held here Sunday for a mother
and daughter who died just
hours apart on Friday, the 13th.
Mrs. Lillian King, resident of
908 Adler St., died at her home
following several weeks of ill
ness Friday. A few hours later,
her mother, Mrs. Anna Nash of
843 Free St., succumbed at a
local hospital. She, too, had suf
fered a lingering illness.
Jones Elected
New President
Af Fayetteville
Dr. Rudolph Jones, Teacher
and Dean of the institution since
1952, was named President of
the Fayetteville State Teachers
College when the Board of
Trustees met on July 11 to se
lect a successor to Dr. J. Ward
Seabrook. The action of the
Board saw history repeat itself,
for in July, 1933 Dr. Seabrook
was elevated from the deanship
to the presidency of the college
and has held the position since
that time.
The newly-elected successor
to Dr. Seabrook is a scholar who
comes with a splendid back
ground in education and in so
cial service. An honor graduate
of Shaw University in 1930, he
proceeded to Catholic Univer
sity of America for the M.A. and
the Ph.D. degrees. For the doc
torate hii areas were economics,
political science, and statistics,
and his dissertation title, “The
Relative Position of Small Busi
ness in American Economy since
1930.” On the basis of his scho^
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Funeral services for the two
were held Sunday at the St.
Andrews Methodist church. Rev.
H. William PhiUips, officiated.
Interment rites were conducted
at the Evergreen cemetery.
Both had resided in the city
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Honor Pastor
For 33 Years
The Oak Grove Freewill Bap
tist church of Durham honors
its pastor. Rev. W. F. Cox, in a
special Founder’s Day anniver
sary program at the church at
three o’clock Sunday afternoon.
Principal speaker tor the
tribute ceremony wil| be Rev.
R. L. Saunders of Clayton, pas
tor of the Mt. Nebo Freewill
Baptist church.
The unveiling of a portrait of
Rev. Cox will 1ae a highlight of
the 8peci(>l service. Testimonials
from various organizations of
the church will be made to him.
In addition, a special presenta
tion will be made to Rev. Cox’s
wife, Mrs. Margaret Cox.
Rev. Cox has pa^tored the
church for 33 years. Church of
ficials credit much of its growth
to his leadership.
Music for the services will be
rendered by the combined
choirs of Oak Grove and the
senior choir of Mt. Nebo church.
Oak Grove church is located
in Durham at the intersection
of Colfax and Simmons Streets.
NAACP Won’t Appear
Before School Hearings
short shrift
The Durham chapter of the
NAACP will hold its regular
monthly meeting Sunday after
noon at four o’clock at the Cove
nant Presbyterian church.
Dr. Caulbert A. Jones, his
tory professor at North Caro
lina College, will be the main
speaker. Monthly reports on
membership and finance will be
The church is located on the
comer of Massey avenue and
Lincoln Streets.
Mrs. Mitchell Succumbs
Mrs. Mary Mitchell, resident
of 730 Hopkins street of Dur
ham, died suddenly Tuesday,
July 17 at 1:45 p.m. She had
suffered a stroke. Mrs. Mitchell
was known to children of the
community as “Ma Mary.”
Fimeral arrangements were in
complete at press time.
NCC Alumni Meeting Saturday
The Durham chapter of the
North Carolina College alumni
association has scheduled a
a business meeting Saturday at
four o’clock p.m. Plans will be
discussed for the group's sum
mer picnic; according to How-
• ■’^'Fltti, chairman of. the. pro
gram committee.
Firemen Meet
The North Carolina Volun
teer Fire Association closed a
three day meeting here Friday.
All of the officers were re-elect
A parade, a horse show a
baseball game and the annual
ball offered light relief to the
business sessions of the meeting.
Next year’s meeting wilL be
held at Wake Forest.
Man Held In Stabbing
Willie T. Almond of 305 East
Eighth street was stabbed to
death in a room over Skip’s
Grill on Patterson avenue about
midnight Friday, police said.
Miss Ella Mae Davis, 22, of
East Eighth street, is being held
without bond in connection with
the stabbing.
Almond was pronounced dead
on arrival at Kate Bitings Rey
nolds Memorial hospital. Atten
ding physicians said he died
from stab wounds .'Under the
heart and the right arm.
Mission Meeting Sunday
The Durham City and County
missionary Union will hold its
monthly meeting Sunday after
noon at St. Joseph’s Baptist
church at three o’clock. The
church is located on Third St.
On Saturday morning at 11
o’clock a.m., July 21, in the
Hillside High School auditori
um, Dr. Joseph H.’ Taylor,
Chairman of the Department of
History and Director of Summer
School at North Carolina Col
lege will address seventeen gra-
duates at the Hillside High
School summer commencement
activities. * ” - —
Reverend E. T. Brown, pastor
of Mount Vernon Baptist
Church, will deliver the invoca
tion. Other participants on the
program will be Ann Jackson,
Valeretta Roberts, Patricia
Spaulding, Miriam Holmes, and
Reginald Parker.
Eight graduates from Hillside
and nine from Merrick-Moore
schools will be presented diplo
mas by principals H. M. Holmes
and L. S. GiUiard. This exercise
will culminate a six week sum
mer achool MMlon.
The NAACP will not appear
at hearings on proposed legisla
tion to permit the state to main
tain segregation in the public
This was the word this week
from Kelly M. Alexander, presi
dent of the State NAACP.
' The State legislature will
convene in special session, be
ginning Monday, to consider
proposals submitted by the
Pearsall Advisory Committee on
education. It is ext>ected to hear
testimony on the proposed legis
lation from interested groups
and individuals early^ Ip .the
week. '/j
Already, it has beenTevealed
that a ministers association from
Chapel Hill and i^presentatives
of the State Parent Teachers
Association have requested time
to be heard before the legisla
Governor Hodges made public
distaffs of the Pearsall commit
tee proposals last week. Key
features of the plan are a bUl
to allow the state to pay tuition
costs to private schools and to
permit local school units to
close the schools in "intolera
ble” situations.
“We certainly don’t see any
practical advantage to be gained
from presenting our views be
fore the Governor or state legis
lature which has unanimously
passed resolutions condemning
the Court's order to desegregate
schools,” Alexander said this
“The program presented by
the Governor does not constitute
good &ith Implementation of
the governing constitutional
principles as enunciated in the
Supreme Court decision of May
17 and 31.” he continued.
“The action of the Governor
and the advisory conunittee cer
tainly tends to increase rather
than decrease possibility of liti
gation. They are certainly not
assisting in creating a climate
for acceptance and compliance.
“It Is questionable in our
minds as to legal validity of the
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Full Participation Said Wrthtield
In Scheduled State Convention
According to a vote taken
here Saturday afternoon at a
joint meeting of all Negro labor
union officials, there will be no
participation of Negroes in the
annual convmtion of the North
Carolina Federation of L«bor to
be held here next month.
The meeting, held at the labor
temple located at the comer of
Proctor and McMannen Streets,
brought together a majority of
the leaders of Negro labor in
Durham. A majority of those
present expressed the opinion
that the time of taxation with
out representation, so far as Ne
gro labor members are concern
ed, is over. From the beginning,
Negro members have been pay
ing the same dues as whites,
but have consistently been de
nied the full rights of member
ship, it was stated.
The same question arose at
the annual session Ih Asheville
last year with Negro members
reportedly being given the us
ual run-around about fvil mem
bership participation. Thia
year’s session is scheduled to be
held at the Washington Duke
Hotel here where on several oc
casions Negroes have attended
banquets of various groups,
both as members and non-mem
The joint meeting here Satur
day was presided over by Guy
Mazyck, president of the group
Members were called on to give
their views in the matter and
with the exception of three, all
expressed themselves as being
in favor of not participating in
the Federation of I,abor annual
meeting if they are to be hu
miliated with a segregated
During the week, many local
Negro leaders in other fields
expressed themselves as back
ing the move of the labor lead
ers to the fullest extent and
much praise was heaped upon
the labor group for taking such
a forthright stand.
Parent GetsApplication For
Son To Enter White School
A father of nine has asked
for and received applications for
his son to enroll It^an al) white
elernentary school here this fall.
Above is the church scene at I held for Mrs. Lillian Kina and I
St. Andrews Methodist church her mother, Mrs. Anna Nosh,
(u double funeral services were |
last Sunday. See story, this
page, columns 1 and 2
Minister To Leave Church
In Durhom After 20 Years
Rev. S. P. Perry, for 20 years
pastor of St. Mark AME Zion
church in Durham, will deliver
his final message at the church
Sunday, July 28. He is leaving
to assume the pastorate of the
Hood Temple church in Rich
mond, Va.
Rev. Perry will be repificed
at St. Mark by Rev. R. L. Speak,
of Philadelphia.
The change in pastorate at St.
Mark was made by bishop R. L.
Jones who presides over the
fourth episcopal district, of
which St. Ihfark is a part.
Rev. Perry’s long tenure at
St. Mark is probably unsur
passed in the denomination in
recent years. A.M.EuZion minis
ters are usually rotated after
four years.
Located at the intersection of
Pine and Pickett streets in Dur-
TIMES Adds New Features
With this week’s issue, the
Carolina Times adds two fea
tures to its editorial department.
A news commentary, “Facing
the Issues” and a sketch of the
life of Mohandas K. Gandhi will
be carried on the editorial page.
Both appear in this issue.
Dr. Asa H. Gordon, political
science and history teacher, is
the author of the new column,
“Facing the Issue.” A prolific
writer and a long-time student
of southern history, he is at pre
sent a member of the faculty of
Livfaigstone College at ' Salis
bury.* ■
The second feature appearing
under the title, “An American’s
Impressions of the Life of Ghan-
di,” will sketch the life of the
late Indian spiritualist and lea
der. It is prepared by Miss Mary
Mills, for several years head
nurse of American missions in
the Near East. The sketch will
appear in serials, the first of
which begins in this week's is
Dr. Gordon has held several
teaching positions in political
science, history and phUotophy
in southern schools. He Is the
author of two books, “Sketches
of Negro Life and History in
South Carolina” and “The Geor-
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ham, St. Mark is the largest
pr^Otoiinantly Negro church in
Durham and the largest of its
denomination in the Central
North Carolina Conference.
Rev. Perry came to St. Mark
In 1936, after leaving a pastor
ate at Charlotte. Under his lea
dership, the church has outstrip
ped most of its sisters churches
in the state.
In 1936, when he assumed the
pastorate at St. Mark, the
church had approximately 700
members and was indebted
about $9,000. To(^ay, St. Mark
nas the finest plant of any of
Its kind in the city and has ad
ded approximately 1,000 mem
The present church structure,
started in the Fall of 1954, has
cost approximately $203,000,
with still a little work left to be
completed. In addition to its
auditorium, the church boasts
an educational department of 17
classrooms and a basement ca
pable of seating 700. The buil
ding has been occupied since
the Fall of 1955.
Rev. Perry is a native of Tus-
kegee, Alabama. He received
his formal training at Lomax-
Hannon and Talladega Institute
He held his first pastorate in
Alabama. ^
” ‘Among'the-cities- he'has -held
pastorates in are Tuscaloosa,
Selma, Enfield, Birmingham,
Ala., Raleigh and Charlotte,
North Carolina.
He-^s married to Mrs. Isselene
Perry, and they have four
children, two boys and two
The Richmond church to
which he is going is in the dis
trict presided over by bishop
H. T. Medford.
l^st Rites Held
In Durham For
Miss F.D. Miller
Last rites for Miss Felicia D.
Miller, 56, assistant secretary of
the Bankers Fire Insurance
Company were held at St. Titus
Protestant Episcopal Church
tiere Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
Miss Miller was a resident of
1610 Fayetteville Street where
she was residing at the time of
her death here Sunday at 1:00
P.M. She had been in declining
health for several months, but
continued at her post of duty
on a part-time schedule with the
Bankers Fire Insurance Com
pany until a few days prior to
her death. The officiating minis
ters were the Revs. F. J. Hunter,
rector, and O. J. Stanley, former
Miss Miller was born in Golds
boro. the daughter of the late
A'bert and Catherine Miller.
She attended the public schools
in that city and Barber Scotia
College at Concord. She bccame
e’mploy^ with’ fhVBariKert Flife'
Insurance Company in 1920. At
the annual meeting of the di-
ectors of the company in 1943
she was elevated to the position
of assistant secretary'.
She was a member of St. Ti
tus and the lota Phi Lambda
Honorary pallbearers were
directors of the company. N. C.
Mutual Life Ins. Co.. Mutual
Savings and Loan Aasociation
and Southern Fidelity Mutual
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operator here ?nd father a#
Prejton Weaver, a shoe shop'
eiglit school age children, said
the aupy,c^*ion i' bei'® n \
his own- and is in no way con-
nectod with the action of any
Disclosure of the far.'
Vreaver has sought applications
(-il hi > i: “-p
school came this week from the
Chapel Hill school board.
The Board agreed in its meet
ing last Thursday to send Wea
ver immediately application
blank and a copy of rules adop-
'ed by the board regarding pro
cedure for changing schools. It
>lso sent an explanatory ftat*-
mcnt adopted later by the boerd
regarding policy in changing of
Weaver had requested appli
cation from the school board
and Superintendent C. W. Da
vis. He asked for “the necessary
prerequisites for registration,
and attendance” at Chapel Hill
elementary school to be saa: to
him “as soon as it is consio'.ent
with good business judgemcii*."
His le.tter was read c.t
Thursday’* meeting of the
Weaver is proprietor of Wea
ver’s Shoe Shop on Franklin
street. He lives at the comer of
Craig and Nunn streets.
Weaver declined to state rea
sons for requesting a change In
schools for his son. He said be
preferred to wait imtil the ap
plication is receiv^ by the
Eight of his nine children will
be enrolled in the public schools
this year. His oldest, Preston,
Jr., finished Lincoln high anil is
now in the armed forces.
Weldon Youth
Is Oneof 54
Crash Victims
Airman third class lliomas
Adams, 17 year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Gus Adams Sr.. of SIS
Popular. avenue -was om
of the 45 victims who died Fri
day in the crash of a Military
Air Transport plane at Fort
Dix, N. J.
Adams, who Joined the Air
Force last November shortly af
ter his 17th birthday, died whan
the four engine C-llS ploiigkM4
into the earth in a driviag rate
minutes after its take-off
McGuire Air Force baae. It was
bound for Brutonwood,
I Youns Adams was oa hie wmf
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