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VOLUME 37—No. No. DURHAM, N. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1961
PRICE: IS CENTS
Return Pertan* Gu«rant«*d
Target of Drive
On Jim Crow
We’re Ready To Walk Until...”
^ ^ Youthful Vkfjm
* ^ ' Is Reported
PICKETS AT DURHXM MOVIE
THEATERS—Th«i« toanM wir«
l*k«n lihit wMk M ftudants trmn
Durham stagad piekat Hn«(
around two downtowir movia tha-
ator*, prolMting (avragatlon in
Crating facilitias. At left, jgroup
of ritraa plickat* ii photographed
walking in front of "Negro" Iwr
H. R. Alexander
NEW GRAND DAUGHTER —
Mr». Nettie B. Smith, former
Vice Daughter Ruler, has biaen
appokitad Grand Daughter Rul
er of the Daughter* of IBPOE
of W. Mrs. Smith's appointment
fills vacancy created by tJ^e
death of Mrs. Nettie Carter Jack-
aon. The new grand daugh.'«r Is
a native of Washington,'* CT. C.
and has held variooi posts in
the Elks women's auklllarf.
GREENSBORO — Harv«y B
Alexahdet', a iomer pri^essor'jpl
thfe-post of'businem managtr t>>re
Aiexanchr was appointed by A.
and T. President Dr. Samuel D,
Proclor to succeed E. Ray Hoi^gin,
former businesB manager, ' who
died in a hospital here Monday
Appointed along with Alexander
was- Vanct Gray, to a post as
special assistant to the president
Both appointments were con
firmed by the board of trustees in
an emergency session at the col
Alexander received his B. S. in
industrial management from th'e
University df IlHonis and the M. S.
in accounting from Duqtwsne Uni
versity. He taugh at Southern Uni
versity before coming to A and
T, where he taught for th^e past
In 1957, he became business
manager of Shaw University, and
returned last year as an assistant
to the president.
Gray was trained at West Vir
ginia State College and the Uni
versity of Chicago. He, too taught
See APPOINTED, page 4-A
New Hop to Elect Successor to
Rev. Roland at Week-end Meet
fronttng‘delegates to the quarterly
meeting of the New Hope Baptist
Association will be th6 election
of a new president.
The' Association conducts its two
day meeting this week-end at the
New Hope Baptist Church, of Cha
tham County. The first session
opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, and the
final session will start at 12:15
p. m. Sunday.
Election of a ttew president viras
made necessary by the resignation
of the Rev. Harold Roland, former
pastor of Mt. Gilead Baptist
Rev. James Stewart, moderator
of the Association, said the Rev.
Roland’s letter 'of rps.ignation will
be presented t^-, the group for
formal action during the meet
He explained that Me had receiv
ed the letter some time ago, but
added that this week-end's meet
ing would furnish the organiza
tion its first opportunity to tak^e
action on it. •
Rev. Rotated resigned t^ie pas
torate at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church
in late December to accept a simi
lar position at Mt. 2ioh Baptist,
of Orangeburg, S. C.
His departure to South Carolina
removes him from thfe territory
covered by the New Hope Baptist
Besides the election of a new
president, the organization will
feal with other business matters,
conduct a panel discussion on Bap
tist affairs and hear sermons by
two of its ministers.
At Saturday morning’s session,
Lee Horton and the Rev. L. S
Thompson, pastor of First Calvary
Baptist, will lead, a discussion on
the subject, "What should be the
member’s attitude regarding the
The doctrinal sermon will be
given on Saturday afternoon by
the Rev. T. D. Davis, pastor of
Felder Grove Baptist.
On Sunday morning at the re
gular 11 O'clock worship, the
R\jv. C. R. Mitchell, pastor of Shi
loh Baptist, will be heard in the
major sermon of the conference,
' A ' business session - will follow
the Sunday morning worship.
The Rev. T. W. Biglaw, p&stor of
New, Hope Baptist will Be fao^t. to
to SPEAK IN DURHAM—Her
bert Hill, Labor Secretary, Na
tional Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People,
Mil be the principal spMker at
a mass meeting aponeontd by the
Ykuth Cdvneils and College
Chapter* of the NAACP on Sun
day/ February S, at 3:30 p.m.,
St. Marie AME Zion Church, in
The goals of Hie NAACP
Youth Council and College Chap
ters for the year 1961 are Equal
Opportunities in Emptoymient
and total Integration of the
Movies. Hill who hat worked ex
tensively in the field of job op
portunities will key-note the
Youth obiectivies for the year
Kennedy Asked To
Aid Tenn. Victims
ATLANTA, Ga,—Tuaeday the
National Baptist Convention U.
S. A., Inc., meeting in regional
sessions at Mt, Zion Baptist
Church. Atlanta, Georgia, wired
Secretary Abraham Ribicoff of
the Deparfiment of Health, Edu
cation and Welfare, and Ag.ri-
culturaj Secretary Orville Free-
ntan, calling upon Ihem to ask
President John F. Kennedy to
declare Fayette County, Tennes
see a depressed area in need of
intmediatb emergency federal
The request was the result of
See ASKS, 4-A
NCq ALUMNI PLAN
SUPffORT FOR ATHLETICS
The Durham chapter of the
North Carolina . College Alumni
Association .will meet Wednesr
day, February 1, I p. m. at the
W. D. Hill .Recreation CIsnter.
A s|>eclal tettlon witli em
phasis on etrenglvtening the
school'* athletic program is da-
All members of the associa
tion tr* urg^ to attend the
office on Morgan street side of -
the Carolhia Theater. In Hie
oenlcr panel, picket's back dis-
Stay Out, Says
"We are prepared te walk until
the theatres admit anyone to' aq^
are jtome of the same studehb Who
i^alked picket lines during the
lunch counter demenstratiens.
They walked six months then.
They are ready to walk six moiilhs
This was the comment of o«te
of th« leaders of a aTudent dem
onstration against segregation a '%
two n^vto theaters in Durham.
He is Jolin Eklwards, Duiiiam
Business College student, alid
leader of the Durham Yoilth NA
ACP, the organization sptiAtorihg;
the protest. ,.
Edwards made this comm^ .ip'.
response to the qilestion'i^ lo >
how long the demonstrations wdtitd
He wag backed up in this opin
ion by .Claude Daniels, Billie
Thorpe, Bruce Baines and Dave
Opton, who shared the leader
ship in the movement with Ed
wards. Opton is a Duke Univer
"Our immediate goal Is Inte
gration of seating at I4te thoa-
tres, the ieadlers said.
"We have no idea as to how
long it will take, but we are pre
pared to stay out here until they
The leaders said they would
continue to picket in the event the
theater managers close thte “Ne-'.
"We are not picketing to go
to the balconies. We are picket*
ing to use any entrance which
4erve* the public," they said.
The student leaders said the the
aters were selected because the
seating policies practiced there rep
resent another instance of tegre-
"Segregation prevents a large
group of Americans fr«m en|oy-
ing the rights and priviletfM ttiat
every U. S. citiien should en
joy. Until i|i is eliininatad. We
will never have a democratic
form of government."
Eklwards, serving as a spokfes-
See PREPARED, page 4-A
play* message which . is typical
of those carried during the
demonstration. At. right, girl
walks line in front of box office
at I'lie Center theater.—Photos
To the People"
Ready for Sun.
Plans were compieted for the
"Annual Report to the People” by
the Durham Committiee on Negro
Affairs, a spokesman for the .com
mittee said this week.
D. E. Moore, chairman of the
CONA’s Education committee, said
reports from five of the organi
zation’s most vital sub-committees
had been finished and were ready
for presentation Sunday.
The reports will review activi
ties of the past year and offer
goals for the coinin? year to be
accepted by tire meeting.
The annual report is a part of
CONA’s yearly program. The
prime civic and political organi
zation among Durham Negroes,
the report affords CONA a meth-
ed of reporting on its activities
for the past year anC receiving
acceptance from the public of its
Making reports at the meeting
will be the Legal redress Civic,
Education, Political and Economic
iohn H- Wheeler, chairman of
the Cbmmittee, will preside ov^r
the meeting. A half hour concert
by the Hilside high school band
will preceed the meeting.
’The Rev. R. L. Speaks, presi
dent of the Ministerial Alliance,
will give the invocation. Music
will l)e furnish'ed by the Young
People’s Choir of Mt. Vernon Bap
Remarks will be made by R. N.
Harris, member of the tward of
educaUon; Dr. W. H. FuUer, presi
dent of the Durham NAACP; and
J. S. Steyvart, n*?mber of the City
A 13 year oi/d
schoolboy was reportof is
factory” condition at LiMilB bae-
pital late this week titer mdUt-
ing a ballet wound Saturdajr.
Jacob Dash, resilent of Ik*
Ruth Street area m th* aae-
tion of the county fortrly
known as "Fence Row” Mka shot
once in the right side by a .3S
Deputy Sheriff Buck Wataon,
who made the investicatien, sakl
that Charles Johnson, 15, a schaol-
mate of the wounded boy, admitt
ed firing the pistol.
Watson said Johnaon told hioi
the shooting was Kddental.
Disposition in the ease is pend
ing completion of invectigation by
According to Watswi. the shoot
ing took place at the Johnson
home early Saturday evening, at
approximately 7;4S p. m.
Watson said Jcrimson told him
he was showing Dash a .38 calibre,
owl head revolver when the gun
discharged, lodgiag one of the
bullets in Dash's ri^ht side.
Johnson, according to d€">uty
Watson, put the gun away, called
an ambulance and went to Lincoln
hospital, where he was question
ed by the sheriffs officers.
Juvenile authorities said they
had not received the case Wednes
day but expected to get it soon.
Killed By N. Y.
Benjamin Gravee, former Dur
ham resident) was kUled in
New York on Sonday wtieti ke
****- bar ITMR,
duled to be HeM PrMay Jan. 27
at tlie M'. CaKrerr Halim as
Church on Glenn ttraal. The
Rev. F. Yelvenon waa to offici
RelafJvos ^ the dead hmh re-
porte«l that autharities are pm-
zied as to wha^ caused. Graves
to be in the path of tfle train.
No explanation of '.he incidawt.
was avettibte H
Among Ms survivors is (
RMther, Mrs. Catherino Sra«-
oF Sowfti Briggs avewtie, of D«>f^
Scarborough and Ha^g•^t is
I ctiar£l» of arrangements.
TYPICAL SCENE — This picket
parades in front of Center thea
ter box office. Note cashier's
booth in baclivreiind. Scene was
typical at twa Durham theatrtae
Students Brave Sub-Freezing
Weather to Protest Segregation
★ ★ ★
A state-wide meeting of youth
NAACP presidents to discuss
movements designed to elimin
ate segragation in movie thea
ter seating and discrimination
is being pienned for Saturday.
'The meeting will be held in
A spokesman for the Durham
Youth NAACP said elimination
of discromination in elniploy-
ment will be discussed for jobs
on all levels, including local,
state and federal government
asencies as wiM as in private en-
Movie Desegregation, Equal Jobs
Drive Among Local NAACP Goals
Desegregation of the movies,
equal job opportunities and an in
crease in membership were listed
as the principal goals to be pur
sued by the Durham branch of the
NAACP this year.
These objectives were spelled
out in a meeting of the organiaa-
tion held last Sunday ^t the White
Bock Baptist Church at which neW
officers for the year wefe install
The drive against segregation in
movie theatres and job opportu
nities w*ere listed as the social
iu:tjon goals of the organization
for the year.
Attorney Floyd B. McKissick, a
second vice president and advisor
GOALS, page 4-A
A picket ef two Durham movie
theaters in protest against segre
gated seating facilities headed
quietly into the *end of its first
week here. j,
The protest was launched last
Friday by a group of students,
largely from Hillside high and
Durham Businesf College. Thfey
were joined by a few Duke stu
Since Friday, the group hes
maintained a constant picket In
front of the box offices at Hte
Carolina and Center Hieaters.
There have been no incidents
since the deinenstratjons be«an.
Durhamites i^pear to accept the
protests in stride.
The picket lines are operated in
half hour shifts, with three stu
dents to each line. Lines are staged
in front of both the “white” and
"Negro” box offices.
Pickets carry signs bearing such
mesages as “Movies are fine, ■ but
segregation mus\ go.”
Pick^. has continued in ttio
face of sub-freecing temperatur
es which Have bewiged ttie Dtir^
ham area slhnce early Saturday.
On Saturday afternoon, student
leaders were forced to shift female
pickets from ttfe Carolina* theater
See tItAVC, page 4-A
Gives $500 to
N. C. College
The Permanent Mission of Gui
nea to the United States this week
contributed five hundred dollars
to the Golden Anniversary Schol
arship Fund of North Car«tli>.i Col
lege “in conformity with,.lhe ex
pressed wishes of President Sekou
In a letter to ^legt officials,
R. hlenkar, secf^ary for tlie
Charge d'Affaires of the Guinee
Mission, said President Tour#
'*bas kept a vivid recollaction of
his visit to Nor?ti Carolina Col
lege at DuHiam."
NCCT Presidcmt Alfonso Elder
called the Guinea Mission’s gift
tfailing the African leadei;’s
appearance here, he worte:
“The visit of President Toure
See TOURS, page 4-A
Of Jail Terni
T.\LLAHASSEE, Ffc. — Father
Th'eodere Gibson, lilawi NAACP
branch' president, waa gruted a
6(>day stay of eKecvtioB of his
six-month jail MateflB* for cod-
tempt this week. Tl^ wiU alio*
tiine for the Uaitec Staites ^
preme Court to review hk caa^
FaMier C Ibsen's «awkMa* fel-
lowed itis relwsaf ta pmmI rnm^
es ol NAACP melBkarm to •
state legisleHv* coMaaiMM.
Robert L. CttUSL NAACT gi»-
eral counsel; ite is aivnwotiog
Father Gibson mtt Atty. G.
E. Graves, of MJaadf Mid • «n*
for review ot wiMI
be filed in Ikj^ HtiilBpwt vHiya
ed iqr the
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