THE C A F O LIN A TIMES SATUkbaV t.ECE\*BC« '.'9. , i9t2- y DURHAM,, N.-.—PASi 2-A 1-; MESSAGE TO THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM LOUISIANA Raising the Economic Level of Both Races The launchinfT of a selective buying cam paign by the Negroes of Elizabeth City in an effort to secure better job upportunities ffir niembers of the race is iinclerstandable aticl to be expected. Any person who has visited Elizabeth ('ity within the ten years knows that it is abotil 50 years t 'hi!il when it comes to honest tinilTstaiiiini; between the races. Under such cfinditiims Xt'^froes have been the preatest snffcriTs al'Ui;!; with the white merchants and otlirr busiiie-.s itien who have been forced to dejiend for the most part on support from (be white popula tion when the low ec.fuuuuic lev I of the proes prfihibited them frnm rarryiii},; tlieir jiart of the consumer ponds load. If the Xeproes are si;rrcssft,il in t h e i i campaign to open up more jol)'; fur meniLers of their race the cominp ve irs are sure to result in their becotniii'jf Itijfffcr cnnsiiiners -,^nd taxpayers in the city and cniiiifv i'l wl’ich ^jliey live. If the merchants and other busi ness men of the city are smart and are not blinded by |)rejudice they wril stippnr-l the efforts of the three organizations sj)onsorinf' the campaign. One thing is crrtain no citi zens white or black will be able to i)ull their part of the load unless they can enjoy pain ful employment. The seven stores of Elizabeth City that have already hired Negroes should be back ed to the limit by members of both races as acttjally promoting the progress of the citi- 'zenry as a whole as well as that of the N’e- proes. Instead of being fearful or opposinp of the activities of the National As.sociation for the Advancement of Colored People, the Southern Christian Leader.ship Conference and other organizations that are fighting for Xcpro eipial rights the white leaders of Eliza beth (itv should throw' their arms around their officials and members and declare a holiday in their honor. The whole thing might be summed up in the f.'iinous statement of the late Booker T. W'ashinpton who once stated that "You can- niit keei> another person in a ditch unless vnu stay in there with him.” When white peo)de all over the south realize that when they make it possible for Negroes to raise their ecotfOjnilc level It raises the level rtf both races this section will at least come into its own as one of the most prosperous of the nation. God Visted the North-South Footali Classic The sports world tau"ht the so-called Christ ian world of the i^outh a lesson in interracial goodwill, brotherhood aiil American democ racy in the Xorth-South collepe all-star foot ball game played in Mi.-uni Inst .Situnlay. With only 37 seconds to play and tlu- North leading by a score of 11-7 it was VVilllie Richardson, a Negro frojn Misslssii pi. who saved the day for the' South by scoring on an ^-yard pass play. Richardsi n earliT in the game helped to tie the score 7-7 wben he grabbed a "^S-yard pass defli-cted into his hands and raced 20 yanls for tl;c South’s fir^t touchdown. Why did it have to be a Negro upon whose back the South rode to victory in the classic ? Above all why did fate decree that he should come from, of all states, Mississippi? Or w'as it the hand of God that floated across the stadium to write a message on the w’all of the South that its system of segregation has been "weighed in the balances and found wantink*’ ? These are questions over which you will need to ponder seriously as you r*ad the breath-taking fioi>|t^ -gya||j|^^rth-Sotjth Hod soi^e- ectif#^^fllaees to reveal hti w^n- and teach lessons of truth to mankind. His hand has been Keen in a banqut-t hall in, the midst of wine drinking and r‘\^lry. Re- M Room In The Inn and The 3bufh It was nearly 2,000 years ago that a peas ant couple, the wife being great w'ith child,’" knocked at the door of an inn in the little town of Bethlehem in search of .'^hclter or a place where she miifht l>c I(’Iiv(‘rcd. Tho inn keeper in response to their knock, opened the loor, quickly observed that the mnn and wo- nan seeking a lodging place were of the peas- int class then routinely stated that he hnd no oom and slammel the diif)r in their faces. c^v(r in tlve itabk'where the Savior vas born. I Since that memorable nipht nearly 2.000 ^•ears ago Christ has continued to knock at the doors of hearts of men oulv to be told bv a majority of them that there is no room ter Him. No room for Him because their fiearts are too filled w-ith pr^eil. prejudice, tiB'otry and malice. Thus, we find the world today in a chaotic condition. \'.-itli>ns eon- tinue to rise no a^ainsj natinns and kin,irdoms against kine^loms. In the southern states of otir own coimtrv todav Christ st.Tnds and knm-ks .it the Joors of the hearts of those who ,irovern onlv to have the door slammeil in Flis f:u-e nffer being told that there is no room for Him They have no room for Mini because Christ wants all mankind to Invf r»ne niiother and to accept all men as brothers withodt regard for race, creed or color. Thus, instead of ■>e|ce and understanding there are beatings •rrest.s and misunderstandings betw'een the aces, all because there is no room for the Jpirist in the southern states, the Christ who y«nands that we abandon our traditions and ■^|te*toms of segregation if He is to come in •r^ — I ll»Cs^aCtnt» Publkhed avery Saturday at Durham, N. C, by United Publishen, Inc. L. E. AUSTIN, Publisher Telephone; 682-1913 and 681-8512 as aecond cla«s matter at the Post Office D«rh«m, North Carolina, under the Act of March 8, 1879 MmIhI Office located at 43e E. Pettigrew Bt. . DVbcn. North Carolju So, during this Christmas season celebra tion of His birth in a manger nearly 2,000 years ago the church bells will toll in their segregated church towers, the choirs will sing anthems about Jesus in their segregated lofts, the members will listen in segregated pews and go home as spirtually hungry as they were before they went, all because there is no room in the southern states for Christ. AMERi member Belshazzar’s feast? Thus the sports world in Miami did in football what the Christian world has not been able to do in worshi|)])ing God, and that is find a common ground or level where race or the color of one’s skin is not an important factor. We have sail in these columns before that it is a serious reflection on the kind of Christ ianity we claitn to have in the South when men of different races can climb into a prize fight ring and maul each other senseless, bash lach other to the groimd on the football field or match w'its and brawn in other sports but cannot worship God together under the same roof of a so-called Christian church. Think over this, dear Christian minister of the white church, and see if yo\i can shake it from your conscience. So we think God did visit the North-South College all-star gamA m Miami but has nevet been ins de many of our white southern churches, the rock declared ga.tes Qt He nftve an institution with such a foum)fiiAn( could' withstand the hyjx>crisyv and the rac«* jiatred that exitta in the average white Christian church of the South, SPIRITUAL INSIGHT REV. HAROLD ROLAND We Need A Vision of Jesus Christ To Face the New Year's Problems Quarterly Meet Held at Bethel GREENSBORO — The First Quarlerly Confl^renee tor the year 1962-‘63 was held Decem ber 16. 17 at Bethel AME Chureh, with the President Elder, Dr G S Gant, in charge. During the business session on Monday night, December 17, all elubs and boards of the church made their reports. More than S135.00 wa.s collected. The Minister at Bethel, Dr P Bernard Walker, presented members of the Stewards Board and Trustee Boards, who had been previously elected to serve for the .year, to be .confirmed by the Conference. They are a? follows: Steward Board - C. R. Craig, F E Davis (Dr.), O K Dorsett, Mrs. Goldie Hargett, B W Hflrris, J C Harrison, J D Henry, Q H Holt, Charles Jones. Harvey Keck- Whit Manleiy, Vernnid Pope, M. G Reid, J L Slappy, Mack Stradford, R L Summers, P P Thompson, R. Johnson. F G Hafhilton, Branton • Peterson and Mrs Sarah Herbin. Trustee Boards - No. 1: C U DeBerry (Dr ), B L Mitchell, Comey Enzlow, E E Nance, M. R. Snipes. N E Hargett, Jr., Warren Dorsett, J S Bell, W T Wilkins, (Dr.), B W Harris. Mrs. Goldie Hargett, and Mrs Bessie Avery Lorenzo Anderson, Douglas Arledge, M V Cooke. C O Gill, W A. Kesler, H H Lone Stroud Thompson, Paul T Banks, Mrs Mae Sue Henry and Mrs. Katie Dorsett. All persons listed were com firmed by the confei-ence. When Jesil^ founded His church on of faith as'' exhibited by Peter and the worlcL'ond the ages that the ‘"Saw the Lord silting upon a throne, high and lifted up . . Isaiah 6:1. May we move into this New Year guided by a rare, match- leaa vision of the Eternal God. This New Year, of necessity, is a vast unkown, unfolding pattern. Thus to move into and face its unfolding, ^onysterious pattern, we need a vision of God, the Eternal Sovereign on i hit throne. And if we commit j ourselves to live by such d vision we shall have the as surance . presence ai prBeift^i faith fh GdWk .sustained such a vision p we mC Into this New Year. In keeping God in yot view for the New Year we What are you trying to say preacher? I am saying you through faith ought to bring God the sovereign power of this universe into focus and keep him there. And then you can move throuRh this yenr with trustful confidence. We all need a vision of God In these times if we would live and carry on in the best pos sible manner from day to day. With God in view we can move on to face the great unknown facts and events of this New Year. Led by a heart warming and encourag ing vision of Almighty God we can walk this way know ing that God will be as he has promised to be pur shepherd, guide and lead«. And then we can face Ml that may come our way with confidence. wa^ of Year alone. I am huii^n with all of llts finfiteness 6{ weakness, blindness and he^lessness but thank God I have the as surance that I am not alone. As- you—ga oa your way you can say: I AM NOT ALONE. No, I am not alone for I walk in the company and presence of the Eternal God of Heaven. I know there are crosses but (hank God, I don’t have to bear them alone. I may have to face hospitilization and but I want to have to face these things alone. I may face loss and bereave ment but I am not alone. Tnials and troubles may bs my lot but I don’t have to face and endure them alone. I am led by a vision of God as I face this unknown future of the New Year. And, finally, in being led by virion of the Almightly God during this New Year 1 know that God and man make an unbeatable combination. The Godeuppprted and J:hore(i man e»n stand. made (more 1mm in all of life’s critical battles. Do you have dreams, hopes, aspirations and plans for the New Year? Then surrender to God and be led on by a vision ol — the Saversiga God ol heaven and you will succeed. Thus including God in your business you will be assured of a most happy, successful and satisfying New Year. Happy New Year, and may God’s richest blessings attend you throughout this year. Food Survey Is Made In Chowan (Items this week from Chowan' Wake and Johnston Counties.) COMMUNITY SURVEY Home Demonstration Club members in Chowan County are conducting a survey to deter mine the food production, con servation and consumption situ ation In the county. Mrs Onnie Charlton, home economics agent, says the club members are making a map of ^their community and pin point- ng eacltitfanijlv home. The clti^ Letter to the Editor The Political Realignineiit In The South Back in the days when the Minnesota dele gations to the Democratic National Conven tion were leading the battle for strong civil rights planks, they had a good answer to those who ■ feared this .might ‘‘alienate the South and drive the Pixlccrats into the arms of the RepuMicatis.' "So what?" W'as their answer. “The Dixie- crats are nothing but a hindrance and an em barrassment to us, and we'd be better off without them. Let the Republicans have them and see how much good it will do them.” Now the Republicans do have them, or at least (piite a few of them. The one-party sys tem in the South is cracking, and we expect tn see it disappear in a relatively short time Who gains? The Republicans are obviously happy about the new sittiation, so we must assume they gain. The Democrats are looking forward to the realignment in terms of the prospect that they will soon be rid of some of the jMiwerful re.ictionary forces that have so long been an embarrassment to them in Con gress and in the national conventions. Neverless, the new line-ups will widen the area of choice for the American voters, and thus make future elections more meaningful We happen to believe that when the choice is clear, the American voters will be on the side of liberalism. When the liberals gain, the whole country gains. —The Minneapolis Spokesman HALF THE TIME, to they tell me, I am reasonable, but wh«t I do »bout the other half is you^ speculation. By ARTHUR J. STANLEY, Sr. So, we as members of or ganized labor and citizens of Durham, stop and consider how we will celebrate this day, and why God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Love is the most powerful dynamic in life. It leads to the reconstruction of one’s inner life and at the same time* is the most powerful motive for helpful service. Love is not .satisfied and certainly is not cnmnletp until it has expres^d it.self not merely in words and thoughts but in action and deeds.. It is through love that we are led to serve each other. Lnve in the family lends to a concern for and service on the behnll of tne othei^ members of the family. Love is the explanation of all deeds of genuine kind ness and sympathetic consldera tion. If the spirit of love, do minates our lives we will go about doing good. Why does love influence so vitally the outer life? Is it not because of its great influence on the inner life of the in dividual? In First Corinthians Paul suggests some of the characteristics of love or some of its fruits in the life of a Christian. Here are some Ingredients of love: Patience — "Love suffereth long” Kindness — ‘‘And is kind”. Generosity — "Love envieth not". Kumillty — ‘‘Love vaunteth not ttlelf, la not puffed up.’ Courtesy —> “Doth not be have itself unseemly.” Unselfishness — “Seeketh not her own.” Good Temper — “Is not easily provoked.” Guilelessness — “Thinketh no evil.” Sincerity — “Rejoiceth in the truth.” What a change would be made in our lives, both inside and outside, if they were do minated by such a “love.” ren, I recommend a book. Language for the Preschool Deaf Child, by Grace Lass- man, published by Grune and Stratton, New York City. This book costs $5.95. READERS: For my free pamphlet on public speaking, send two stamps and a self- addressed, long business en velope to Dr M H Boul- ware, Box 310-A. Florida A. and M. University, Talla hassee, Fla g injpjrmatlon. OUSING DOLLARS Housing in North Carolina has improved in recent years and Mirs Mary Graham, associate home economics agent in Wake County,- says thii has 'been' due ■ partly to the interest of Home Demonstration Club members. Club members in Wake County have been studying the value of the housing dollar and how homes may be improved through better financial plans. WISER MEAL PLANNING Do you know how to get more food from your dollar? With in creasing food cost, Home De monstration Club members in Johnston County have been studying ways of getting more food for their money. Mrs Lucy O Toole, home economics agent, says the club members have been using the basic food group chart for wise nteal planning and marketing. Yes. We All Talk I* When it comes to learning a 1an(?iini?e, we think of two wavs. The usual one. in the rase of a person’s mother ton 0iie. is thronch hearing it sonken continuously and by imliffi-'^tion. However, there is another way of learning a language, and a more scienti fic method, is through a de tailed study of each sound in the language, the grammar and syntax. Because deaf people can’t hear, or their hearing acuity Is reduced, thev do not leam to speak, or they experience mueh difficulty in learning to speak. Parents who have hard of hearing children, or deaf children, should enroll them in a preschool class for the de.-rf. There are. however, hundreds of cities and towns that do not have sueh classes or centers for the instruction of the deaf child. fof parent* bi these child Questions and Answers for Yets Hera ara Buthorititive an swers by the Vete’-ans Admin istration to questions from former servicemen and their families: Q—Who is entitled fo Ve- tenns AdminrstTatlon guard- ianshin service? A—The VA provides guard- ianship service for minor children of deceased veterans, for incompetent veterans, and for certain other veterans, de pendents who are not capable of manging their own affairs. Durina fiscal year 1962, more than 510.000 persons received this enardianship service. Their combined estates amounted to more than #7S7 million. Q—Are World War II t«- terans able to aoply for In surance from the Veterana Administratien? A—No. Bills introduced to permit World War II veterana to apply for NSLI insurance for a period of one year did not nass the 87th Congress. Q—-Is li true fhat a married girl ean qualify under the War Orphana Education pro- Salvation Army Supplies 550 Needy Families On Monday, December 24, packages were distributed to some 550 needy families by the Salvation Army at the Central Civic Center. The packages were packed by members of the American Legion Women’s Au xiliary. In addition the Salvation Army distributed Christmas baskets to some 390 families, approximately 140 of the famil ies receiving baskets were "adopted” by various local church and civic groups who agreed to provide finances for the baskets. The remaining baskets were financed by Salva tion Army funds. Major W. A. Perry, com mander stated that Salvation Army kettle stations downtovtm will be open from 11 a. m until 2 p m. daily through New Years Eve. These stations are being manned by members of local civic clubs. Ex-Tarheel Dfa-ects I W. Va. Health U|ii« CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Dr Mildred Mitchell Bateman, a Negro physician who studied in North Carolina, has Ijeen ap pointed director of the West Virginia Department of Mental Health. Dr Bateman has been serv ing since last July 24, as acting director. . She was nmed on a tempory basis to the $20,000 a year job after the death of Dr. Charles A Zeller, The' Woman doctor is a gradu ate of Barber Scotia College, Concord, N C , Johnson C. Smith Uhi'/ersity, Charlotte; and the Women’s Medical College of Penn.^ylvania in Philadelphia. She received her medical degree in 1946. Honor Roll Studf^nts Listed At Gumberry CTTMBFRRY — Students earnlne places on tti^ seoofiil six weeVs honor roll In ijinlor and senior hitth at Oiim'berrV consolidatert were lisf»»d by school officials tiiis week. Thev as follow.s: .Tiennellnio .Tnhnsnn. ,P)v(?*1ine •Tnh^'^nn G'^l'^ie Andersnn, Sh'r- lf>V ponnp. T.innl** Brooks. OdPS- sa Deb'ow. Thelma H'>Tris, Lerov Hnrdv, Theodore John son, Benlr'min Ransom Martha =’«’eatt, I,!nda WaMen. Thomas Weaver, Wavne Willinms. Inez Prnr-ov. r'oldwell Yvrni- no Cross. T?iith Dr”'is, Pr'tHeii Garner, Thomas Hiffh. Defois T/»shlev. .Tacoueline Manley, Tiiiev Mo'^dv. riarenee Pnn«om, Ronald Hiee. Frederick Webb. And Ja^et Allen. Verniec Relfield. Elaine Bell, Lind6 Boll. Jefn B''!!. B«ttve .Tenn Boon^. Cvnlhia Edmondson Annie Garner. Atlas Garneri ■^'oodrow Harding. Jr . Cafol .Tean Kelly. Audrey Williar^s, Helen Ingram, .Tames I(ini!. Annette O-'VPns. Marie Psrk»^, Pnsa Peebles, Mazell ’ Perriell, Elizabeth Robinson, Jaeoueline^, Scott, Fvelvh Sweatt. Ellen Pifi man. Lillian Avent, Mildred Boone. Also, George Bracv, Jr', ■Tames Buffalo, Frances De- Loatch. James peloatch, Mary Hughes, PhvPigf Manlev, LoU P?rker. Gnil, Dorptiiy inspm. Jnhi Williarh tfa^ee and Larry Pau I inrbara McCoji Modern Xmas Tableaux Shown LEICESTER, England -r- A crib was unveiled outside the Methodist Church here Monday with Joseph, Mary and Jesus depicted as colored people. And the traditional three wise men were; An American getting out of a fur lined car to repre* sent wealth. A Russian, arriving by rocket, to present the benefits of science. A Nigerian, to represent tradi tion. The crib was designed by Frederick Reeves, a nephew; pJ the Rev Ambrose ReevA, fonii er bishop of Johannesburg who was forced to leave Soi^ Africa because of his sta^ ajrainst anartheid (segregfttiojJ), The Rev Arthur Kirkl^, nress officer for the LeiceSt]^ Free Church Coimcil, co^m^- eid:' “Thio crib will shaoe people out of thf>ir cosy ideas about Christmas.” gram If oHietwise elifible? A—Yes. Marriage ‘ li not a barrier. Iducational rights are open to all children oi a de- e«M«d war ,or peacetim* t«- Deltas Give Xmas Rph'ef in Albany NEW YORK — Delta Sigma Theta, a National Sorority of Negro college women, devoted its energy this Christmas to wards the relief of Negro famil ies In Albany, Georgia, whose means of income have been cut off due to their efforts to obtain the right to vote. Over l,}00 citizens of Albany have beeri arrested for such of fenses as sitting in the front of a bus, entering a restaurant, and seeking to attend a church serv ice. The head of the Delta chap ter in Albany, Marion King, was knocked to the ground and kick ed by an officer when she brought food to teenagers who were incarcerated for marching, peacefully, on the City Hall. She was six months pregnant at the time and lost her baby. teran whose death resulted from service connected causes. They generally mtut be be tween the Bfet ol It and n but there are occasional -tit

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