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Hampton Host
To College
Business Meet
The Americaa Auociation of
College Business Officers will
bold its 18th annual meeting at
Hampton Institute on May 2-4,
according to Harold K. Logan
of Tuskegee Institute, president
of the association.
The main speaker on Friday,
May 3, will be Dr. Raymond F.
Howes of the American Council
on Education, who' will discuss
“Higher Education and the
Federal Government.” The af
ternoon session will welcome
Dr. E. O. Aldridge, Director,
Program Development Division,
Office of Records Management,
National Archives and Records
Service, who will speak on “Re
cords Management.”
The after-recess address will
be delivered by James Cephas
of Va. State and R. W. Davis of
Tuskegee on “Student Accounts
The evening-session will be
devoted to a major speech by
Dr. Alonzo G. Moron, HI presi
dent, whose topic is “The Busi
ness Manager—1980.”
The Saturday sessions will
have Donald S. Willard, advi
sory officer. Teachers Insur
ance and Annuity Association,
who will discuss “Major Medi
cal Hospitalization Insurance
for College Staffs” and James
W. Bryant, assistant business
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N. C C. Offets
North Carolina College is of
fering a limited nimiber of
scholarships to state high school
principals Interested in partici
pating in the fourth annual
Principals Workshop, Jime 28-
August S.
Additional aid is available
through the State Department
of Public Instruction, according
to Dr. J. C. Finney, NCC work
shop director.
Interested principals should
contact Dr. Finney of G. H.
Ferguson, Director of the Di-
visira of Negro Education, State
Department of Public Instruc
tion, Raleigh. The workshop is
sponsored jointly, by NCC, the
State Department of Public In
struction, and the Southern
Education Foundation.
NCC will accept some princi
pals an a non-scholarship basis,
Dr. Finney said.
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Winston Salem Woman Slain
In Fight With Boy Friend
Mayor E. J. Evans Seeks Fourth
Term As Mayor, City Of Durham
In announcing last weA bif
candidacy lor a fourth term
Mayor oi T>ufii«ih, Mayor" ETT.
B^rans said:
“The next few days will be
extremely important to the peo
ple who live in Durham. I feci
that my six years of experience
in the position of Mayor makes
me well equipped to continue
the progress of our community.
There are several projects
already underway as a result of
our last successful bond issue
that will mebn a great deal to
the citizens of our community
and since 1 played a role in
planning these expenditures, I
believe I can help with the
spending of these funds^
Durham needs a great many,
things and we are just now be
ginning to roll forward. I hope
I will be returned to office and
permitted the opportunity to see
that the forward march Is con
Highly respected and well
thought of. Mayor Evans Is one
Civic leader.
Nannie Bell Martin, 40, of 2L
Bast Third Street, was shot and
killed here last Monday, April
22nd, about 3:40 p.m. She was
pronounced dead on arrival at
Kate Sittings Reynolds 'Memo
rial Hospital.
^ Lawyer Floyd Smith, of 714
Norfolk Street, confessed to
shooting Mrs. Martin at his
home. Smith, an interior deco
rator’s helper, went to City Jail,
carrying a 12 guage shot-gun
about 4 p.m., and turned him
self over to police—telling them
he had shot the woman at his
home. He further stated that
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Parents Invited
To Youth Forum
Sunday, April 28
Wilkins Ciiarges State
Restricts Negro Voting
in Letter To Sen. Ervin
Mt. Vernon Pa^or To
IPreach At Ushers 33rd
Annual Mid-Year Meet
The 33rd Annual Mfd-Year
Session of the Interdenomina
tional Ushers Association of
North Carolina will convene
here at the Roxboro Elementary
School on Hillsboro Street Sun
day, April 28, at 12:00 o’clock
Defendants In Insurance
Swindle Cose Sentenced
Five persons involved in an
inmirance fraud case were sen
tenced by Judge Walter E.
Crlssman, Wednesday, April 17,
in Superior Court.
Leo R. Lunsford, 31, of Ban
ner Avenue, the only white de
fendant in the case, pleaded
guilty to fourteen counts of con
spiracy and filing false death
claims to collect Insurance
against him, and was sentenced
to serve from fifteen months to
three years in prison. He is a
former agent of Home Benefi
cial Life Insurance Company.
’The other four defendants all
pleaded nolo contendere, and
were sentenced as follows: Wil
liam B. Ctonons, 63, a Rock
HiU, S. C. MorUclan; two to
four years, suspended for five
years on payment of $5,000 fine
and costs; Clyde Jefferson,
33, of Deiry Street, 12 months
susp(^nded to 5 years on pay
ment of $300 and costs and Ella
Mae Mason, 27, of 816 East
Sixth Street, 12 months, suq>en-
ded to D years on payment of
$100 and cost.
A nol pros with leave was
taken in the cases against Lucy
D. Clemons, 92, Ramey B. Cle
mons, 23, Sam Caldwell, Jr., 22,
and Hugh D. Collins, 46, all of
Rock Hill, S. C.
Clemons paid $2,9o6 of his
$5,000 fine the day of trial and
Has imtil the January, 1958
term of Forsyth Superior Court
to pay the remainder. ’The otbar
defendants were given until the
June term of Superior Court to
pay their finea.
Supreme Court
Gets S. C. Negro
Teacher Case
A South Carolina statue re
quiring Negro teachers to make
a statement under oath as Uf
memebrship in the NAACP was
challenged today in a Jurisdic
tional Statement filed with ttie
U. S. Supreme Court by attor
neys for the NAACP Legal De-
Itense and Educational Fund,
The statue, passed in March
1956 by the South Carolina
General Assembly, makes it im-
lawful for any state agency to
emi^oy members of the Na
tional Assodation for the Ad
vancement of Colored People
and carries a fine oi $100 for
state officials disobeying the
The statue also provides for
the immediate dismissal of any
Negro teacher who refuses to
sulmilt “a written statement un
der oath setting forth whether
or not he is a member of the Na
tional Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People.”
'nw brief filed bare today in
in behalf of 17 Negro teachers
who were cnnpelled to resign
their jobs in the ZUoree Train
ing School, Orangeburg Comty,
(continuad on pace 8)
noon, it was announced here
this week by William Nichols,
supervisor of the district. The
Person County Usliers Union,
together with other churches in
the district is acting as host for
the annual meeting which is
scheduled to bring more than
1,000 officers, delegates and
visitors to the city.
Opening the session will be
one-half hour of devotions led
by Mr. Nichols and T. J. Broad
nax, Chaplain. The annual ser
mon will be preached at 3:30
P.M. by the Rev. E. T. Browne,
pastor of the Mt. Vernon Bap
tist Church of Durham. Rev.
Browne is well-khown in reli
gious and civic circles in North
Carolina. In addition to pastor-
ing the large Mt. Vernon Bap
tist Church he is also a member
of the Recreation Committee of
Music for the occasion will be
furnished by the Jones Chapel
Church Choir with Mrs. Annie
Bowman, organist. The Choir is
well-known in the Roxboro area
and a rare musical treat is
promised all music lovers who
attend the session.
The welcome address will be
delivered by Professor Samuel
S{>encer, principal of the school.
Response will be by C. A. Lang
ston, vice president of the State
The meeting will presided
Parents of Durham will be
placed on the spot Sunday by
their children when they serve
as consultants for the ''Youth
Wants to Know Forum” Sunday
afternoon at the W. D. Hill Re-
Pictured above is Mrs. Non- creation Center,
nle Bell Martin, wh« came to The forum begins at 3:30.
her death at the hands of her Organized a few months ago,
lover. Lawyer Floyd Smith, in the forum is a monthly feature
lito U ganca alwt.c«n oK the Yout|» AcUvitiea Com-
as the aHMai^mitta^of the AJgooautn Club
Each month, teen-agers of the
community get an opportunity
to quiz visiting consultants on
various issues affecting them.
Sunday, the youngsters will
have the opportunity to “grill”
their parents without fear of re
prisal. Questions to be submit
ted to^ the parents wijl come
from question boxes arid
not bear the signature of the
The Forum program is direct
ed by Mrs. B.A.J. Whitted who
is chairman of the Junior Acti
vities Committee of the Algon
quin Club.
Last Rites Held
For Mrs. Lelia
E. Cowan, 81
Funeral services for Mrs. Le
lia E. Cowan, 81-year-old re
tired school teacher, was held
at the St. James AME Church,
Thursday at 3 P.M. The pastor,
The Rev. C. C. Scott, was the
officiating minister.
Mrs. Cowan, who died at her
home earlier this week, was
graduated in 1806 from Scotia
Seminary in Concord. She did
her first teaching in private
schools and later in the city’s
public schools.
A member of the St. Jamqs
AME Church, Mrs. Cowan and
her husband, The Rev. John D.
Cowan, in 1854, celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary.
In addition to the husband,
survivors include one daughter,
Miss Gladys M. Cowan, Ashe
ville; four sons, Waldo of At
lantic City, N. J.; Horace B.
of St. Louis, Mo.; John D. Jr.;
of New Yprk City and Vernon
D. of Asheville; and two grand
over by L. E. Austin^ president
of the Association, assisted by
the vice president.
Dinner will be served all offi
cers, delegates and visitors to
the meeting in the spacious din
ning room of the school at 12:30
P.M. Following dinner the con
vention will get under way.
Preceding the meeting Sun-
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C. W. DUGGINS, Superin
tendent of tfie Oxford City
Schools has announced that
Cleo Carolyn Blbby, above, has
been declared winner of the
Oxford City Schools Spelling
Carolyn, an honor student at
the Angier B. Duke School, will
compete In the state finals in
Winston Salem. This event is
scheduled to be televised,
Saturday afternoon, May 11.
Carolyn is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William Bibby of
WinstonSalem'Host To YMCA Older
Boys 27th Annual Conference
The 27th Anrtual N. C. YMCA
Older Boys Conference will
loonveqa JolntJjr at ^ AUOna
BigJi ^hoo! and the' PBttermm
Ave. YMCA, Winston-Salem,
April 26-28, it has been announ
ced by E. L. Halford, YMCA
executive director.
Approximately 300 delegates
representing YMCA's and pub
lic schools throughout the state
_wlll be officially welcomed at
the opehrhg ’session' oh Friday,
April 26, 8:00 P.M. by the
Honorable M.-^C. Kurfees, May
or of the city. Dr, A. Craig Phil
lips, superintendent of schools,
the Rev. J. S. Blaine, president
of the Ministerial Alliance, Al-
■fred Leake, Hl-Y Club presl-
Citing comparative figures of
Negro registration in North
Carolina and those of, citizens
of British Guiana, Roy Wilkins
NAACP executive secretary, as
serts in a letter to Senator Sam
J. Ervin, D.,N.C.) that “It is
fair to dcduce that a policy is in
operation in North Carolina de
signed deliberately to restrict
the registration of Negro citi
zens to vote.’’
When Mr. Wilkins appeared
belor the Senate Suticommittee
on Constitutional Rights on Feb.
19, Senator Ervin stated that
there was no restriction against
Negroes registering and voting
in North Carolina. He expressed
the opinion that the relatively
low registration was due to
apathy or to occasional hostility
of registrars in a few localities.
According to a story publish
ed in The New York Tlmea, 75
per cent of adult citizens in
British Guiana arc registered to
vote, Mr. Wilkins told the Sena
tor in a letter dispatched today.
On the other hand, he pointed
out, only 26 per cent of stigible
North Carolina Negroes are re
British Guiana Is not ordi
narily classified by Americans
as on a par with a sovereign
state in the United States, cer
tainly not a state like North
Carolina,’’ the NAACP leader
said. “Yet the percentage of
registered voters would seem to
bo much higher than that of the
Negro citizens of North Caro
lina, and very much higher than
this same registration in oUier
southern states.’’
“We believe," the letter con
tinual, "that federal action to
protect U\e right to register and
vote is clearly indicated and
dent and Letha Gwyn, president
of the YWAC Council. The key
note address will’ be delivered
irf WMtaa-Satom Twh^lrtoulir b« pa*aed. We Wwer
CoUege^He wlU be Introducedcondition re-
by L. D. McClennon. ex^uUve
of the YWCA Council. The key-
|and will discuss the Conference
Theme: “The Role of Youth In
Improving Human Relation
ships for An Integrated So
Sl5CCln1~7lTUBlc for the opgninie
session will be furnished by the
Winstgn-Salem Teachers Col
lege Choir with James E. Derr,
Featured activities (^ring the
three-day meet wtll^ Include the
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Federal CourtiVoids School'’’'*^
Bias Law Of Louisana
vealed la of such proportions,
and of such long standing, that
the Attorney General of the
United States should be given
the authority to Institute civil
action as provided by the pend-
■la measure.”
Named For Dr.
Winston-Salem Chapter Of Moles To Play Hostess To
Seventh Annual National Convention May 17,18,19
The Winston-Salem Chaptar
of the Moles, will play hoataas
to the Moles’ Seventh National
Convention Bfay 17-19. A alza-
able delegation la expeetad
from the varioua chapters which
are located along the Atlantic
Seaboard, from New York to
Savannah, Georgia.
Several affalra are slated
for the viaitora. A formal dance
Is scheduled for Friday night.
May 17, and a closed affair for
tiatiirday evening. May 18. The
meeting will cloae with a break
fast Sunday mominf, May 19, at
which tlm« a check win be pra-
santed to some worthy local
Tha national officers are:
president, Mamie . Chiles of
Richmond, Va.; viee-president,
Mabel Dillard of Madison; sec
retary, Louise Capel, Washing
ton, D. C.; treasurer, Bursenla
Hill of Richmond, Va.; Chap
lain, Ernestine Bowser, Norfolk,
Va.; Parliamentarian, Rosalind
Dixon, Washington, D. C.; audi
tor, Beasie Coles, Roanoka, Va.;
publicity, Sarah Aaha, Norfolk,
Va.; delegate at-large, Arlene
SpUlcr. Norfolk, Va.
Pictured above la a group of
the Winston-Salem Moles who
will shoulder the principal re
sponsibility of entertaining the
visitors. From left to right they
are: Mesdames Laura Fox, Ida
Williams, Annie Rivera, Nellie
Bausman, Mabel DUlard, and
Marie Brown. Back row, same
order, they are: Mesdames Car
rie Robinson, Lillian Lewis,
Marian Wllaon, MoUie Poag,
Martha Atkins, Julia
Willie Perkins, and Lethia Hall.
Not shown are Mesdames Mary
41airston, Elva James and Lou-
iae Wilson.
Continued attendance of Ne
gro students at Louisiana State
University and other publicly
financed Institutions of higher
learning ip the state has been
assured by a federal court de
cision invalidating two recently
enacted Louisiana laws designed
to bar Negro students.
One of the two laws, t>oth
passed last year, requires each
student to present a “certificate
of eligibility and good moral
character" signed by his high
school principal and superin
tendent. The other provides for
the discharge of any teacher,
principal or superintendent for
‘advocating or In any manner
performing any act toward,
bringing about Integration of
the races within the public
school system or any public in
stitution of higher learning of
the State of Louisiana.’’
In a decision handed down on
April 10, United States Dl«trict
Judges Herbert Chrlstenberry
and Skelly Wright declared the
laws to be unconstitutional be
cause their “obvious Intent...was
to discriminate against Ne|ro
citizens and thus to circumvent
the equal protection clause of
the I4th Amendment."
Immediately Involved in the
litigation weM Louisiana State
University, Southeastern Louisi
ana, Southwestern Louisiana
and McNeese colleges. The Ne
gro students in whose behalf the
suit was filed are Miss Arnease
Ludley, Jack Bailey and Miss
Alma Lark. They were repre
sented by NAACP attorneys A.
P. Tureaud of New Orleans and
Robert L. Carter of New York.
The litigation, Judges Chrls
tenberry and Wright declare in
their joint dedaion, “concerns
The Halifax County Training
School of Weldon, North Caro
lina recently took on a new
name, “The Ralph J. Bunche
High School.” This school was
named in honor of Dr. Bunche
because of his prominence as a
leader and his outstanding
Dr. Bunche, a Nobel Peace
Prize Winner for his achieve
ment in negotiating an armis
tice between Israel and the
Arab States, is a native of De
troit, Michigan. He is a member
of Phi Beta Kappa, and holds a
Ph.'D. Degree from Harvard
University, where he was later
appointed professor of Govern
ment. As an educator, he has
also served on the faculty at
Howard University, Washing
ton, D. C.
As a statesman. Dr. Bunche
served on the staff of the State
Department, Mediator for the
UN In Palestine, and is at pre
sent Director of the United Na
tions Trusteeship Division.
The history of the school
named in honor of Dr. Bunche
dates back to the latter part of
the 19th century. It has had the
name of Halifax County Train
ing School for over a quarter of
a century.
Through the years the school
has grown from the original
graded school in a six-room
building to a four year senior
high school boasting six brick
structures and a student body of
well over 1,000.
another attempt by the Louisi
ana Legislature to preserve, by
law, segregation in the educa
tional institutions of the state.
This attempt, while more subtle
than its predecessor, neverthe
less as well as simple-minded
modes of discriminatton.”
Previously, on March 1, ttie
federal court had declared un
constitutional a pupil assign
ment law designed to maintain
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