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Monroe NAACP Is Tiofd To €tect‘ffew President
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DEATH PENALTY IN APEX
Men Draw Life
Four white men coiivicted of
raping a Florida A and'M Uni
versity co-ed were given life sen
tences this week while in North
Carolina a district solicitor said
he will ask the death penalty for
a white man charged with raping
an 11 year old girl.
At Apex, a rural community 20
miles south of Durham, Ralph
Lee Betts, 36 year old former con
vict, was- formally charged Tues
day with raping a young girl of
Rt. 1, Fuquay-Varina.
The Tncident is alleged to have
Wake County deputies arrested
Betts after a chase a high speeds
On Tuesday in Wake Superior
Court, district solicitor Lester V.
Chalmers told Judge Walter J..
Bone he intends to "place the de
fendant on trial for his life."
No white man has paid the su
preme penalty in North Carolina
for raping a Negro.
The trial is scheduled to come
during the July 13 criminal term
of Wake County. Superior Court.
Meanwhile, in Tallasassee, Fla.,
Judge W. May Walker who passed
sentence on the four defendants
declared they were “fortunate" in
getting off so easily.
He described their crime as
"an offense of horrible and de
plorable circumstances and said
they were “lucky”' in having their
Charges in Apex against Betts
stems from Monday's incident in
which he allegedly went to the
home of the young girl n^ar Fu
quay-Varina and asked her to buy
(S*« RAPE, Pa«* S)
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Man Goes Berserk
Wielding • Machete
An l6-year-olcl who went on a rampage with a machete
early Saturday morning has l)ieeii charjied with five counts ir |
Diir-tiani County Superior Court.
, D. L. McUowell who apparently went berserk early Satur
day, att acked five persons, all in a block on Liberty Street,
injuring; some of them seriously.
He ripped an eye out of Elllsf
Tony Wilkerson, of 725 Libertj^
Street, one of his victims.
McDowell is also charged with
issault on Clayton McCrea, of 715
Liberty Street, Charlie Howard, of
1211/2 Liberty Street, Willie^
.ioward, of the same address, and
AMBASSADOR ANL FAMILY
— Tht John H. Morrows, of S15'
Coorg* St., Durham, newest fam
ily to b* iMmI to th« Amorican
diplomttic corps, look 4hrousph
on* of many mcstago* of^eon-
■ratulation sont Dr. Morrow on
bit. app«intm«nt an^ eonfimia-
tleN a*' U. S. Ambattador to
At' left >in U"!
ambastauor s w;'}, ;'.rt. '.owona
Morrow. Standing it John, Jr.,
the Morrow't youngest chiM,
president of his tenth grad*
class at Hillside. The other Mor
row, Jean, a June gradual* of the
Fordham Univertity tc^^ol
Social Work, wat in N*w J*rt«y
when this pietur* wa^'^alniy^
Move To Name Williams' Successor
Described In Line with Constitution
•NEW YORK — Spokesmen fof
the liberal wings of the two mat-
jor jg^itkj^l pieties, will b«.Jiea^4
ih "important addfesses af tne'^SOth
annual convention of the Nation
al Association foi^ the Advance
ment of Colored People which
opens here on July 13 and eon-
tinties through July 19.
NEW YORK — The Monroe,
W. r., WSiich Of tut" NattoHHl—30-tfays.
Association for the Advancement
of Colored People has been di
rected, in accordance with the
Association’s constitution, to call
a special meeting for the pur
pose of electing a successor to
Rol>ert F. Williams, suspe.nded
president of the branch.
In a letter dispatched Thurs
day to Mrs. E. A. Johnson, vice
president of the branch, NAACP
Executive Secretary Roy, Wil
kins outlined the procedure
which requires the executive
committee of the branch to
Selection of Camper As KittreH's
New President Meets With Favor
hold a special election within
Further the letter “advised
that by the action of the Board
(of directors) June 8, 1959, Wil
liams is ineligible to hold any
office in the NAACP or any of
its branches during the period
of his suspension and that, there
fore, he is ineligible to be a
(See MONROE, Page 8)
ia Republican and consistant sup
porter of civil rights legislation,
session on civil rights, Tuesday
MAHALIA AT WORK —Mahalia
Jtckton, famout gotpel singer,
set a blistering pace in a con
cert in Durham last Sunday be
fore more than 1400 pcrtent.
Th* famed sind*r it shewn at
top right in the midst of her de
livery of one of the gospel songs
heard during the concert. At top
left, she stops to cool off during
a break in the program and is
congratulated by fan. Tempera
ture and humidity insid* Norfti
Carolina College's gymnasium
was in the uppers M's At battom
it a portion *f th* crowd wbkii
attended th* concert.
New Tan Town
Election of Dr. Arthur Camper
as president of Kittrell College is
believed to have met with general
favor of high ranking A. M. E.
Announcement of Camper's elec
tion was made last week. He suc
ceeds Dr. R. W. Wisner as presi
dent of the 74 year-old A. M. E.
supported Junior College.
A well liked Virginia minister
and teacher. Camper was made
chairman of a three-man interim
committee which operated the ins
titution after Dr. Wisner’s resign
ation this spring.
The new president of Kittrell
held the pastorate of Bethel A. M.
E. Church of Hampton, Va. before
assuming the school position.
Dr, Camper has mixed a suc
cessful career of teaching and the
ministry for a number of years.
In addition to Hampton, Va.,
church, he was formerly pastor of
Ebonrzer A.M.E. in Roanoke.
For several years. Dr. Camper
was well known as a teacher and
guidance counesolr in Virginia. In
addition, he has held principal-
ships of Hollis high, at Hollis,
ami Carver high of Salem, Va,
His wife is the former
Annie Mae Cooper, and they have
four children: Margaret, Cecil,
Kenton and Gary.
' Dr. Camper’s predecessor, Dr.
>Visner, will replace him as pas
tor of Bethel A.M.E. in Hampton
In addition to the election of
Dr. Camper, Kittrell trustees also
picked Dr. Frederick Tolbert as
vice-president of the school and
dean of students.
Tolbert, formerly dean of Short
er College in Arkansas, holds de
grees from Allen University, the
Pacific School o( Religion of Cali
fornia, and Yale University,
The school announced also that
(S** CAMPER, Page 8)
High Point Men
Get Top Posts In
NX. Dental Body
FAYETqifV^LE, — Two High
Point dentftf were last week in
stalled as president and president
elect of the Old North State Med
ical Society at the closing session
of the organization’s 40th annual
The two meeting were held here
in Tuesday and Wednesday, June
16-17, on the campus of Fayette
ville State Teachers College.
Dr. J., J. Wilson, elected last
June wds installed as president of
the organization and Dr. J. C. Mor
gan, was elected president at the
recent meet. The latter will assume
the presidency next year. Both are
practicing in High Point.
Other officers installed includ
ed: Dr. J. M. Hubbard, Jr., Dur
ham, newl# elected. secretary-
treasurer, aptf hr. J. H. Horton,
Edenton, assistant secretary- trea
Dr. Hubbard succeeds Dr. M. L.
Watts, Raleigh, who has served
NEW YORK — Vice President ‘^e post for more than twenty
Nixon said he strongly feels that Watts was named sec-
civil rights “is primarily a moral retary-treasurer emeritus. Dr. G. L.
rather than a leg^l question.” I Butler, Fayetteville was elevated
In an article in the new isfsue of Executive Committee and
Look Magazine, the Vice Presi-] Dr. R. L. Foy, Kinston, was elected
deat contended that it is “unreal-1 vice president of the National Den-
istic to assume that passing a law ^ tal Association, in charge of the
or handing down a court decision North Carolina program.
Miss; will solve this problem." I The group voted to meet June
“Where human relations are! at A&T College in Greensboro.
i^ri.rned,” Ni^on declared,.,“a I Earlier in Wednesday morning
law isn’t worth the paper it isj the visiting 'dentist heard the an-
written on; unless it has the moral nual' messilse delivered' by the re^
support of the majority of the peo- tirhig prsid4nt. Dn L. Hi. Cftple
pie.” - ' of Lexinston.
Two newly elected Negro city
councH members said here this
week that they were being accepted
with ease on the city boards to
which they havy been fleeted.
■ Wfrs.. J. y;.'aiHyfbal, ffrst Neif^'
to be ^elccted to' public office in
recent yeafi in Kinston, and Fred
J. Capel, newly .elected to the
Southern Pines City Council
stopped in Durham this week en-
route from an institute for Fledl-
ing public official.
They attended a school for North
Carolina mayors and city council-
Ir O. ‘Fttnderhurg cashier -of- 4hfr ti)* Uaiv«rsity of North
51 year-old Mechanics and Farmers' Carolina on Sunday, Monday and
afternoon, July 14. The following Bank, recently became the first j Tuesday. .
morning, a Minnesota Democrat, Negro in the U. S. to complete | The school was sponsored by the
and staunch advocate of equal the coures of study in Commercial Institute of (Jovemment of Chapel
rijhts, Senator Hubert Humphrey, Banking offered by the graduate] Hill.
will address a session on political i school of Banking at Rutgers Uni- "It's been t* fine that it's al
and legislative action. versity. I moit embtrattfnf," Mrs. Hannibal
Except for the closing mass' Completion of the banking, said of her r*«*pti*n by th* Klns-
meeting on Sunday afternoon,! course is tantamount to earning the! ton City Council.
July 19, all sessions of the con- ; Master’s degree. | The people on the Council and
The graduate program is spon-: oth^r city officials have all been
First To Finish
Harris Starts Second
School Board Term
A pioneer in the citjr’s civic
life, Harris was the furst Negro
.-lected to the City Coancil. He
««gi the CooatH ta IKS
^d served two terms.
At his r^gnatio*. he wat de
scribed by membei^ ^ the city
council as one oi the city’s best
and ablest servants. command
ed the respect and admiration of
the entire body shortly after go
ing to work on the Council.
After a few months out of pub
lic, officcj he was the unanitMus
choice of the Council for the citj’s
first Negro member of the boahl
He was appointed to the board
for the first time in 18B5. His sec
ond tertn appointment, made last
week, will expire in 1963.
Harris told ' the TIMES tMs
. . , , week that he would furnish a
Negro member of the board of statement next week on his re-
vention will be held in the New
(See BANKER, Page 8)
(Se* RICRPTION, Pag* 8)
C'R More Moral
Than Legal Issue,
HEAD FUNERAL DIRECTORS
— Officers of th* North Carolina
Funaral Diractort and Morticians
Attociatlon of North Carolina,
*l*ct*d at th* organ ization't an
nual m**tlng h*ld in Franklin-
t*n last w**k, ara, (i^ft to right,
Jam*t Pilgrim, of Handarton-
ville, vice-president; Perry J.
Brown, of Greensboro, secretary-
treasurer; Grover C. Burthay, of
Durham, assistant secretary-trea-
surer; Mrs. W. F. Hennessee, of
Asheville, recording tcretary; O.
H. Edwards, of Wilton, member-
thip tcretary; Thomat H. Co-
field, of InfMd, member of th*
board of dirvctort; R. C. Allan,
of Ash*vlll*, chaplain; and W. D.
Gafford, »f Dunn, s*rg*nt-at
-arms. Abiant from pictur* it
n*wly *l*ct*d pr*sid*nt L. E.
Garrit, *f Pay«tt*vill*.
Morticians Elect Garris, Honor Reidsville Woman,
Choose Durham As Convention Site for Next Year
BRICKS, N. C. — The Funeral Fayetteville, to the presidency at • director of education and re-
Directors and Mbrticians Associa-^ the conclusion of the convention, search, Bo|idol Laboratories, Madi-
tion of North Carolina, Inc,, con-1 Garris was elevated from the vice son, Arkwi^as. Mr, Latimar *dis-
vened here June 16-18 in the 32nd' presidency and James Pilgrim, i cus9«d the lat^t technological ad-
Annual Convention of the 124- ^ Hendersonville, moved from the! vances in ^e field of mortuary
member organization. board of directors to the vice pres-1 science. Other speakers represent-
■hie Eastern Tarheelia mortic-1 ident’s seat. Other officers named i ed the State Board of Elmbalm-
ians were general hoste lo the! included Perry J. Brgwn, Greens-jCrs, the Burial Association Corn-
SUte body, with Thomas Cofield, boro, treasurer; Mrs. Willie Hen-; mission and the Social Security
education, said this week he was
looking forward to a new term
on the body.
In private life, the schod boud
member is vice-president and sec-
Harris was appointed for a sec-, retary of Bankers Fir« Insurance
ond consecutive term by the City Company.
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nearby Enfield member, serving
as chairman and in charge of en
tertainment. Mrs. Cofield was
principal hostess to the Ladies
Auxiliary of the Morticians.
Retiring presdent A. R. Kelsey,
Salisbury, presided over the sessr
ions; his two year term ending
with the election of L. E. Garris,
nessee, Asheville, recording sec
retary; O. H. Edwards, Wilson,
chairman of membership; W. C.
Allen, Asheville, chaplain; W. D.
DafTord, Dunn, sergeant-at-arms;
and Thomas H. Cofield, Enfield.
Latimar H«ard . ..
Principal speaker for. the con-:
vention was Charles J. 'Latimar,
and Insuihpce Commission.
Mr*.^ Robinson Gu*tt
Mrs. J. 1,.. Snioe, Shelby, retir
ing president of the Ladies Auxil
iary to the Morticians, conducted
the alTain (rf the distaff side of
the convMition, aided by Mr^.
X- Hj Cofield,' Enfield, chief hos-
(Se* MORTICIANS, Pag* 8)
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