North Carolina Newspapers

    Fayetteville St
N. C Park Bars Negroes But Admits All Foreigners
12 Noon - May 17
VOLUMlf 33 — NUMBER 18
ExpKt 5,000 To Hear Jotkie Robinson At NAACP State Meeting
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Prayer Pilgrimage Site Named
Charred Remains Of
Police and firemen of this
City were baffled to determine
the cause of a pre-dawn explo
sion and fire that caused the
of a young physician in
Doctor’s Body
Shelby Police
‘^barred body of Dr. 6.
W. Singleton, 34j. was burned
beyond recognition in the fire
that was discovered about 1:30
A.M. in his office on the second
floor of a two-story building
located just three blocks from
Shelby’s square.
According to associates, Dr.
r Singleton, who had crActice^
here since 1947, iiad planned a
trip to Nashville, Tennessee to
visit his wife and children. Mrs.
Singleton is attending school at
Tennessee State Teachers Col
lege at Nashville. The physi
cian’s car was parked in front
of the building loaded with lug
gage, children’s toys and cloth
Although Dr. Singleton had
taken sides in a recent contro-
(continued on page 8)
Communist Fodder
Club Quits Umstead State Park
A group of thirty-eight stu
dents belonging to the Univer
sity of North Carolina Univer
sity Cosmopolitan Club refused
to hold a picnic at the William
B. Umstead Park last Sunday
when one of the guest members
of the club,Ti€roy Frasier, a
sophomore from Duriiam, was
requested to leave the segregat
ed park. The disclosure was
made by Sipra Rose, the club
The group had gone to the
park to hold its spring picnic,
but when Frazier was denied
admission on the basis of his
color and told by an attendant
that he would have to go to a
Negro park not far away, the
group decided that such a dis
play of maniac prejudice was
too much for them to stomach.
They left, therefore, holding
their picnic at Hogan’s lake.
According to an on-the-scene
witness, Fred Crawford, Frasier
offered to leave so that the club
could have its picnic. And other
members stated that he tried to
borrow a car so as to leave. But
his efforts were vetoed when
his fellow students decided ttiat
if Frasier could not enter the
William B. Umstead Park, they
would not.
p>mmenting on the incident
editorially, The Daily Tar Heel
stated last Tuesday; “It is in
deed unfortunate that an inter
national delegation must be
submitted to and embarrassed
by southern racial prejudice.
Such was the case as the Uni
versity Cosmopolitan Club at
tempted to picnic at Umstead
State Park over the week-end.”
The editorial disclosed that
23 of the 38 students were from
locales out of the continental
United States and stated that
the attendant explained to the
international gathering that
state law required barring Ne
groes from equal usage of state
This, the comment states fur
ther is “assuredly an odious im
pression of the America we
love.” so far as foreign students
are concerned.
Tliird Annual Rally Of Fighting
Fund Set For Sunday, May 19
Local and state NAACP offi
cials are making preparations
to entertain an estimated crowd
of 5000 NAACP workers and
admirers of the world-famed
Jackie Robinson, former Brook
lyn Dodgers baseball star, when
he speaks here at the 3rd an
nual Fighting Fund for Free
dom (4-F) rally to be held in
the Memorial Auditorium, Sun
day afternoon, May 10th, at 3:30
Mothers Drive For $10,000
Jackie Robinson is the 19S7
(hairman ot the NAACP .na
tional .Frtedom Fund campai^
will crown as the 'Wj
Mother of 1887” one of the
score or more mothers who are
out to "win the coveted honor by
raising the highest amount of
money over $300 through the
cooperation of the citizens of
their communities.
It ia expected that Mrs. Bo^
binson will accompany her hus
band here and add further gla
mour to the occasion.
During previous NAACP 4-F
rallies, Roy Wilkins, NAACP
executive secretary, spoke in
1055 shortly alter the death of
tht! immortal Walter White.
Thurgood Marshall, chief legal
counsellor for NAACP, was the
19o6 speaker to 3000 people.
Rocky Mount Choir Sings
For the third time the noted
St. James Baptist Church Gos
pel Choir of Rocky Mount has
accepted the principal musical
assignment on the Freedom ral
ly program. Director of the
choir is William T. Grimes,
minister of music at the St.
James Baptist Church, which is
pastorcd by the Rev. W. L. Ma
son. Mesdames Alice D. Bailey
and Ruth E. McLaurin are or
ganist and assistant organist,
State NAACP president Kelly
M. Alexander of Charlotte,
field secretary Charles A. Mc
Lean, of Winston-Salem, Con
ference treasurer N. L. Gregg
Greensboro, and public rela
tions man J. B. Harren of Rocky
Mount, have worked with local
NAACP leaders in the promo-
(continued on page 8)
William R. Hudgins of New
York said here last week (April
23) that too many Negro col
leges are turning out preachers,
tgachen, social workers and
‘Sbi*in arts loafers” and
Lincoln Memorial
To Be Scene Of
50,000 Gathering
Now that the NAACP has
been informed that the Lincoln
Memorial in Washington will
be available for the Prayer Pil
grimage set for May- 17,. an ob
jective sought by the. Pilgrimage
promoters has been achieved.
RevBwiiil Martin
He added that the “ease
which the Dixiecrats bottled up
civil rights legislation adds
great urgency to the Pilgri
Regarding southern participa
tion in th« Pilgrimage, Rev.
King announced
The alMTe phete ia that ot tlw
1*M Qradaatlac elaa* of tke
DeShaMr Baaatf CaUege, fal'
Uwtag wrdaw ImM at Wktta
■Mk iMtM Ouvch her* laat
Swdajr. eonmeBficnaiit
af tkc laMttr,
mm4 alfielala ar« aaated tai (roat.
frm t« right; B«t.
D. S. Mmm, iVMkar; Mrs. K. B.
Anderson, clerk; Mta D. Marie
AUiaon, Inatraetor; Mrs. iahn-
sla Pippin, Dean; Mrs. g. BIdMtp
Prasler, Inetreetec; Mra. i. D»-
ghaaar Jaakaoa, pwrti—t; Mn.
VcMa White, argaBiat awl Mrs.
Ralty Smith, assistant instrnc
reers in buaine^
neglect as a threat to the cron-
tinued prospi^rity and growth of
Negro busings enterprises.
The thanking executive con
tended further that the colleges
he had in mind are "masque
rading” high school tiookkeep-
"sprinkled witlvsome liberal arts
studies”, as legitimate courses
leading to a degree in business
“Mind you,” he stressed, “not
a mumbling word is being said
about accounting and budget
control as tools of management;
not the slightest gaze is being
bent toward the jungle of fi
nance and investments; nor is
there even a whisper at>out the
vast area of marketing, or the
science of sound personnel
He prefaced his remarks
about the first annual “Sales
Institute" with two observa
tions: first, that opportunities
for Negroes in tiie business lile
of America are opening wiui
surprising rapidity; second, that
the ijreat banks and insurance
companies owned by Negroes
need a ready reservoir of educa
ted young people basically
trained for business careers if
the institutions themselves are
to continue to prosper.
^ Mr. Hudgins is president of
the Car\er Federal Savings and
Loan Association and a former
president of the American Sav
ings and 'Loan League. He ad
dressed close to 100 persons at
tending the dinner winding up
the Institute’s six-week lecture
series on the “Golden Age of
The Institute is sponsored
jointly by the Distributive Edu
cation Advisory Committee and
the Richmond Public Sciiools,
and was attended b^ nearly 70
enroilees. 'Die guest speaker
was introduced by B. T. Hra'.J
Shaw, president of Virginia Mu
tual Benefit Life tnsurunee
Company, and John J. Ni"k’i-»»
president o' the Consolid;it'.!d
Bank and Trust Company, w,i6
On another point the spettker
noted the growth of competition
for and within the so-call'd Ne
gro marki-t. He warned f'P'
ciopnmic barriers too are com
ing dovT in the Negro’s pres
sure for e'jualltv^. The rr suit, he
pr;-dlct‘’.i, will b" 1o a
burden upon the Negro btisi iess
man to operate more efficiently
and to adope up-to-date business
methods, as a matter of survi
Finally, Mr. Hudgins cited the
boldness of NegrMs in Alabama
and Florida in the bus strikes,
(continued on page 8)
0 3peai
St. Josepli's AME
Mrs. Robert L. Vann, Presi-
dent-Treasurer of the
burn Courier will be Women’s
Day speaker at the St. Joseph’s
AME Church, Sunday, May, 19,
at both morning and evening
Mrs. Vann, at the evening
service, will direct her remarks
to members of Women Organi
zations who are especially in
vited to be present, according
to Mrs, B.A.J. Whitted, chair
man of the program committee.
Freedom of which he ia co-
chairman along with Roy Wil
kins of the NAACP and A.
Philip Randolph of tho Hrother-
hood of Sleeping Car Porters.
These aims, as stated by Rev.
King, are "to demonstrate unity
of Negroes^ in the ?
freedom and Justice, to provide
a means for people in the north
to act in common on a grenl
issue witii the southern free
dom fighters, to protest tlie crip-
pling of the NAACP in the
soutli who stand for equality
and freedom and to press for
civil rights legislation before
Congress which stands a chance
for tiie first time sinee Reeoti
struction days of Ijeing enact
uliw inuu«llz.ition ji.' Uking
place In Atlanta, Bivmiiig'. tni,
Tallahassee, Baton Rou,*-> unj
Now ag o'.'i r
In other sections of the coun
try seven he.-idquarters have
a west coast organizer of the
Pilgrimage as stating that 3,000
persons arc coming to Washing
ton on May 17 all the way from
California. Over 90,000 persons
from all section) ot the country
are expected to converge on
Washltigton for tho Pilgrimage
in chart(‘red buses, trains and
planes, car pools and individu
R«v, King hairi lit; • -
(continued on paU' :
'ri»e top photo shows a irroap
of officers of the Interdenomi
national Ushers Association of
North Carolina, assemhted In
front of the Kozboro Klmen-
tary School last Snnday where
the Slrd Annual Mid-year ses
sion of the association was held,
lha bottom pictnre shows the
lonea Chapel Choir, foatnring
Mra. -Annie Bowman, pia^at, as
they rendered a selection tor the

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