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THREE MMTTED TO DUKE U
Will Enroll inf
Special Session
Three Negroes are slated to
attend Duke University this,
summer. They are school teach
ers who will be enrolled in ■
special session financed by a
government educational foun
dation.
The three are Mrs. Lucy S.
Herring, supervisor of elemen
tary schools of Asheville; Mrs.
Lucille Burton, teacher at Ste
phens-Lee high in Asheville;
and Robert B. McDowell, teach
er at Langston high of Danville,
Va.
They were awarded scholar-
MRS. HERRING
slMps to attend a nine week in
stitute for teachers of Science
and Mathematics at Duke.
Duke President Dr. Hollis
Eklens told reporters early this
week that admission of the
three would not represent s
change in administration policy
Dr. Eden did not elaborate on
Duke’s admission policy, ft is
generally known -that the Me
thodist school does not admit
Negroes.
Dr. Edens did explain to re
porters that the University had
entered into a contract with the
National Science Foundation to
sponsor Institutes for Teachers
of Science ^and Mathematics
He pointed out that since the
foundation is a federal agency,
the administrative policies are
controlled by the government.
“This is not new,” Duke’s
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Race Players
Force Issue Of
Park Seating
The first three Negro players
to don the uniform of the Dur
ham Bulls baseball team are
pictured here. Left to right are
pitcher Ted Richardson, Wen
dell Antoine and VI(yollffe Mor
ton. Richardson | was to have
been the starting pitcher for
the Bulls in their season's open
er with Greensboro Wednesday
The issue of -segregated seat
ing at the Durham Athletic
Park may be coming to a head,
soon.
Presence of three Negro play-
ep in the Durham Bulls base-
night Both Morton and Antoine ^
were tabbed for starting berths. “P
Antoine U a catcher and Mor- .
ton an inflelder-outfielder. ’> f
- the Carolina League (class B),
VOLUME 33 — NUMBER 16 . DURHAM, N, C., SATURDAY, APRIL 20th, 1957
PRICE: TEN CENTS
Durham Pupils Forced To Travel
25 Miles To Segregated School
Bragtown Kids
Jim Crow At PatM
An estimated 20 Negroes
were turned away from Dur
ham Athletic Park Wednes
day night when they tried to
purdiase ticltets to the grand
stand sections to witneu the
Durham Bulls’ home opening
game.
Ticket agents reportedly told
them they could get seats in a
special section of the grand
stand, reserved for Negroes,
and wouid have to enter by a
side gate.
Curtis Perry, Bulls business
manager, upheld the ticket
agents when the groof went
to him and told them that the
segregated policy was set by a
Baseball Committee.
National celebrities through
out the conn^ have^ Joined in
the appeal for funds during the
current fond campaign for the
United Negro College Fund.
Pictured are (top row, left to
right) Edward O. l^blnson,
Garry Moore, Leontyne Price,
Ed Sullivan, (bottom row, same, of Shaw University. H. M. Hoi-
order) Milton Cross, William
Warfield, John Henry Faulk
and Duke Ellington.
The UNCF drive in Durham
got underway last Monday at a
kick-off meeting addressed by
Dr. W. B. Strassner, president
mes Is chairman of the Durham
area drive which will continue
through June 17. Some 31 col
leges throughout the country
participate in the united lund
appeal.
Charleston To Receive
Omeaas Of Sixth District
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Nearly SOO-Omegas and their
guests from the two-Carolinas
are expected here on the week
end of April 26-28 for the an
nual Sixth District Meeting of
the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
marshall, in charge of arrange
ments for the local Mu Alpha
Chapter, hosts for the meet,
told resnorters this week that
advance registrations assured a
record turnout.
A highlight of the meeting is
Harleston Fleming, District the annual Talent Hunt to be
State Beauticians To Convene In
Four-Day Winston-Salem Confab
WmSTON-SALBM
Approximately 400 beauticians
from over the state are expected
here next week-end for tha
State Beauticians Convention,
which will run through four
days fiext week.
The convention will open on
Sufaday with registration an4
continue through Tuesday, May|
1.
Business sessions of the conn
vention are scheduled for tha
Patterson Avenue Branch of the)
YWCA, and at least one publK
meeting has been planned so
tax for the Shiloh Baptist
Church.
A number of activities have
appeared so far on the conven
tion agenda to occupy delegates.
Sntertainments planned for th«
visiting beauticians are a Hair
and dress rtjle show, dancM
and banquets.
Rev. Kelly O. P. Goodwin,
pastor of Shiloh Baptist, will
address the convention ai one
of its early public sessions on
opening day, Sunday, April 28,
at Sn^Jn.
Another public meeting on
Monday night will hear Evander
M. Mitchell, district manager of
tbe North Carolina Mutual Life
Insurance Company, ‘ at the
YWCA. On the following even
ing, Attoniey Ann Kennedy
will deliver a speech before the
convention.
Election of officers will be
held at the climax of tbe ses
sions on Wednesday, May 1.
Mrs. Willie Smith of Greens
boro currently serves as presi
dent of the organisation.
Host to the convention will be
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arrangements for the l6cal Mff
Alpha Chapter, hosts for the
meet, told reporters this week
that advance registrations as
sured a record turnout.
A highlight of the meeting is
the annual Talent Hunt to lie
held on Saturday evening.
Twenty-young musicians o£
high school age, who have won
out in local chapter elimina
tions held throughout the area
will compete for District prizes
opportunity for consideration
for full scholarships offered by
the District and an invitation to
appear at the National Talent
Demonstrations to be held at
St. liouis. Mo., come December.
The climax of the weekend
sessions is expected at the an
nual breakfast for Omega and
their lady guests early Sunday
morning. The main adless is to
be delivered by Rev. Edgar A
Love, Baltimore, Md., Bishop of
the Methodist Church and ono
of the lotmders of the fraternity.
He and Mrs. Xx>ve are honored
guests for the occasion.
Besides tbe routine business
sessions scheduled for all day
on Satiurday, several social af
fairs have beei; arranged.
J. Alston Atkins, Winston.*
Salem is District representa
tive and will preside at tbe
business sessions.
Sent To ScIkn)!
A school transportation, prob
lem bearing the same earmarlcs
of one Involving a situation in
Old Fort was reveled here this
week when the Carolina Times
learned tiuit an undertermined
number (some estimates place
it at ISO) of Negro school child
ren in the Bragtown (northern)
vicinity of the Durham county
are being forced to travel as
much as 25 miles per day to at
tend a Negro school.
The Little River tiigh school
normally serves the school
population of the vicinity. How
ever, an increase in the area's
school population during the
past few years has made it
necessary to transfer students
who would normally attend
Little River high to Pearson-
town schools one and two, lo
cated in the southern end of the
county, and Merrick-Moore
school in the northeastern part,
of the county.
The school serving whites in
the vicinity, Bragtown high, is
located only a few hundred
yards from most of the Negro
students forced to transfer.
Some of the parents inter-
vlevtted by the TIMES seem
somewhat resentful of the fact
that their children are forced
to undergo the hardship of
traversing up to 25 miles per
day solely to maintain segrega
tion in the school system.
A few feel that attempts
should be nude to enter the
children in the nearby Brag
town high school, now exclu
sively serving white school
children of the area.
They claim that they are l>e-
ing discriminated against be
cause of race. They also let it be
known in clear terms that they
itad little or no hope that any
thing would be done to releive
the situation.
However, the TIBIES was told
by a county school official that
funds have already l>een appro
priated and archit^’s plans
completed for a new school for
Negroes in the area. One of the
factors which has delayed erec
tion thus far on the school, it
was revealed, was the difficulty
the County Board of Education
had in obtaining a site. It was
learned that a definite locatioix
Fence Row lias been settled
upon and negotiations are now
underway for its purchase.
According to county school
authorities, money was provid
ed for the erection of both white
and Negro elem«itary schools
in the Bragtown area, with
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DR. BROWNE
ANDRESS TAYLOR
arrived In Durham early this
week from Florida spring train
ing sporting three players of
color for the first time in the
history of the club. All three are
expected to play major rcAes in
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3 Students Get
Study Granb
Three students and one mathe
matics professor at North Caro
lina College have won study
grants totalling some $11,300
for the summer and next year.
The students are Andress
Taylor, Fountain (NO and Wel
don Willoughby, Morehead City,
both seniors and recipients of
three year Southern Fellowship
Fund awards for a basic $4,500
grants; and Lloyd Marvin Mit^
cheii. Walnut Cove senior, win
ner of a summer study grant to
the University of Oslo in Nor
way.
Dr. Marjorie Lee Browne,
professor and chairman of the
department of mathematics, re
ceived a special $800 grant to
attend an eight week Summer
Institute on Mathematics in So
cial Science at Stanford Univer
sity, California, June 24-August
17. She previously studied in
England as a Ford Faculty Fel
low.
Under terms of the grants
awarded Taylor and Willough
by, each will receive $1,000 for
the first nine months of graduate
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Rev. Thomas Kilgore of New I for May 17, Is seen here reoelv-
York, leader of the nation wide ing good wishes from New York
march on Washington scheduled) Mayor Robert Wagner, Jr.
Seek 50,000 For
Nkirch On Capital
.a«#
NEW YORK
Baptist (Shura^lfiii beiin ;
national dlreotw of the Prayerl
Pilgrimage for rreedom to take! and state imtt* 5T„
place May 17 in Washington, {tion to rill.v to th*”
D. C
This was announced today by
the three co-leaders of the Pil
grimage: The Rev. Martin Lu
ther King, president of the
Montgomery Improvement As
sociation, A. Philip Randolph,
President of the Brotherhood of
Sleeping Car Porters and Roy
Wilkins, secretary of the Na
tional Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People.
Over 50,000 persons from all
over the country are expected
to converge on the nation's capi
tal for the Pilgrimage. Its aims
are to seek an end to the reocnt
reign of terror by segregation
ists in the deep South and to
press for enactment of civil
rights legislation now pending
in Congress.
Born in Woodruff, Southi
Carolina, The Rev. Kilgoro at
tended school there and later in
Brevard and Asheville, North
Carolina. He attended More
house College, Howard Univer
sity and Union Theological
Seminary.
His pastorates Included the
New Bethel Baptist Church,
Asheville, N. C.; Rising Star
Baptist Church, Wlnston-Sal**m,
Winston-Salem, Wilmington, Burlington Students
Place High In Annual Trade Contest At A&T College
GREENSBORO
The Atkins High School of
Winston-Salem, the Willlston
High School of Wilmington and
Jordan Sellars High School of
Burlington tied for top honors
in the State Trade Contests held
here at A&T College last Fri
day, April 5. Representetives
from each school took three-
first places in competitions in
16-trade areas.
The local Dudley High School
close behind with two-first
places.
The top individual prize, a
cash award of $50 given by
Brick and Tile Service, Inc.,
here in Greensboro, went to
Charles Mills, a student in the
Academy Heights High School
at Pinehurst.
■the event, sponsored by
North (Carolina Trade and In
dustrial Teachers Organization,
in cooperation with the State
Department of Vocattonal Edu
cation at A&T College, drew a
few more than 200-competitors.
Winners in the various com
petitions, in order of placement,
included: Auto-Body (metal)—
John Robinson, Burlington
Richmond Davis, Raleigh and
Collie Jones, Greensboro. Auto
Mechanics (team)—Price Mc
Carthy and Robert Shields,
Winston-Salem; Ronnie Jessup
and Troy Kiser, Greensboro;
and Bemis Beney and William
Vaught, WUmington. Brick Ma
sonry I — Odis Johnson, Rbck-
ingham; Jethro Brown, Pine-
burst and Randolph Bullock,
Warrenton.
Brick Masonry II — Charles
Mills, Pinehurst; James Stew
art, and James Dockery, South
ern Pines., Carpentry — (team)
Christopher Brown and James
Whitfield, Goldsboro; Jsmes
Lee and Ben J. Smith, Smith-
field and William Misengelmer
and Willis Love, Concord.
Commercial Cooking — Mil
dred Davis, Wilmington; Anita
L. Tate. C^rlotte and Jevon
the Prayer Pilgrimage for firte-
dliili'lli WMhlKgtbn on Hay T7,
the third anniversary of the his
toric U.S. Supreme Court de
cision banning racial segrega
tion in public education.
The NAACP executive is ser
ving as co-chairman of the
movement together with A.
Philip Randolph, president of
the Brotherhood of Sleeping
Car Porters and a vice-president
of the AFL-CiO, and tiie Ilev.
Dr. Martin Lutlii r King, presi
dent of the Southern Leadrrship
Conference and lead?r oi.
successful Montgomery, Ala'
bama, bus protest muv>.mcii{
The Prayer Pilgrii'i.i^e r
officially launched at a mc.‘ct -
ing of '77 leaders of tmi.-,
bor, civic and frat rnal n ^ .
zations in Washini;*on >
5. The leaders unanimously ap
proved a call to the nalur to
gather in Washington in obser
vance of the third anniversary
of the Supreme Court decision,
in support of pending civil
rights legislation. In protest
against terror and violence In
the South, and in commemora
tion of Abraham Lincoln.
The Prayer Pilgrimage, the
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Enoch, Burlington. .
Drawing—John -Caesar, Dur
ham and Bennie Shivers, Bur
lington, tie for first place and
Claud Barnes, Goldsboro. Dry
Cleaning—Walter Enoch, Bur
lington; Alexander Rogers, Wil
mington and Leroy Parson,
Wilmington. Floral Design,
Doris Hill, Wilmington and
Stevie Wilder, Winston-Salem.
Meat-Cutting—Carl Jarrett,
Winston-Salem and Paul Bur
nett, Burlington. Nurses Aide—
Darlene Lewis, Greenstx>ro.
Painting—Gerald Dozier, Wln-
ston-Salem. Radio—Jackie Bur-
rett, Winston-Salem; Jamea
Wheeler, Wilmington and Carl
Miller, Burlington. Shoe Repair'
ing—Richard Mobley, GreenS'
boro. Tailoring—Leon Oavii,
Wilinlngton; James White. Dur
ham and Phillip Richardson,
Charlotte.
Eugene Dula, above, an
nounced this week his entry
Into the race for board ef al
dermen In Lenoir. This will be
Data’s second try tor the office.
He was unsuccessful la a bid
two years ago. Father of eight,
he is a native of Caldwell Cooa-
ty. lie received his formal train
ing at High Point Normal In
dustrial College. It eleeted,
Dula promises “to do everything
In my power to render faithfal
services to tbe eltisens ef
Lteoir.”
    

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