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LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE at, 1
Spirit Augustine's Include from :
left to right Dr. James A. Boy- !
President of the College, Ralph I
Person, H. E. Brown, principal of ,
Wyatt T.Walker Slated
For Union Bapt Mar. 14
In connection with the Human
gelations program of Union Bap
tist Church, Dr. Grady Davis, the
pastor, announced this week that
Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, noted min
ister of New York City, will de
liver two sermons at the church
Sunday, March 14.
Dr. Walker will preach at f ho
morning worship hour at 11:00
o'clock, and again at 3 p.m. He is
vice president in charge of mar
keting and services for Education
al Heritage, Inc., publishers of Ng
gro Heritage Library, and forjjfM
executive assistant to Dr. Maftlft;
Luther K'ng, Jr., president of th*
Southern Christian Leadership
Dr. .Wj^r> r «S|>e«rmce is be ,
ing sponsored ny the' tfun^ff,«nT
the social action committee t>f
Union Baptist Churcfi.
Cates is chairman of the trustee
board, John Ed'*ards is chairman
of the social action committee, and
W. P. Edwards superintendent of
the Sunday School.
Also a minister and former pas
tor of Old Gillfield Baptist Church,
Petersburg, Va., Walker received
the bachelor ,of science degree
from Virginia Union University,
magna cum laude, and. the bache
for of divinity degree from Union's
Graduate School of Religion, sum
ma cum laude.
As executive assistant to Dr.
Sing he had the major responsi
bility of coordinating the activi
ties of SCLC in the deep South.
The achievement of SCLC in
Birmingham, the success of the
March on Washington and the
civil rights legislation had Dr.
King, Shuttlesworth and Aberna
thy as symbolic leaders and poli
cymakers. All agree, however,
there could have been no March
on Washington without the leg
work done by Wyatt Tee Walker.
"The Birmingham movement
considered by many to be the
most significant watershed to date
in the nonviolent revolution, was a
herculean undertaking organiza
tionally when one considers the
planning, recruitment, workshops,
staff meetings, bond and legal
consideration demanded in any
givpn day. Walker is still under
modical treatment for injuries,
particularly to his back, which ho
suffered at Birmingham."
He and his wife, the former
Tfcercsa Euvards of Washington,
D. C., are the parents of four
children. • i
YWCA PI ANS ART
TOURS MARCH 12
fhW Harriet Tubman Branch of
the YWCA has scheduled several
Art Appreciation Tours, which will
take place during the weeks of
MKr!h" 12 through April- ■ 24.
According to persons in charge
of tours, visits will be made to the
North Carolina Museum of Art at
Raleigh, Art Center
at Chapel $11). Duke University,
The Center and end
with a children, to- the
Children's Milium of Durham.
Any intAtafed persons are ask
ed to with the YWCA
at &12 East Umatead Street for
the John W. Ligon Jr.-Sr. High i
School in Raleigh, Mrs. Willie H.
High 1 , Acting Chairman English
Department 'at Salr\f Aur.jstine's,
and Latfie Baker," Jr., President
tifrn far valor to David J Murphy
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N. C. Mutual Employee Honored
By Co-Workers for Heroic Act
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To Speak at NCC
Simeon Booker, prize-winning.
Washington Bureau cHlef for John
son Publications, will deliver the
Forum address at North Carolina
College Monday, March 15, at an
assembly marking the observance
of Negro Newspaper Week.
The event, scheduled for the
college's B. N. Duke auditorium
at 10 a.m., is open 'to the public
free of charge.
Booker, whose Washington col
umns in Ebony, Jet the Johnson
publications are read by more
thirf ' a miUioir - person* —each
month, is a native of Youngstown,
Ohio, and a graduate ot Virginia
Union University. He was named
to a Nieman fellowship #t Harvard
University In .1950, the second
Negro to be so honored. •
As a reporter on the Cleveland
CALL-POST, he earned the News :
paper Guild's Front Page award
for his articles oh housing and
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of the Student Council. The pur
pose of the conference' is to de
velop an awareness of student
leadership end responsibility on
cfcm|tu§ add in the community.
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- At the February meeting tjf the j
North Carolina Mutual Farum,
•David J. Mtfrphy, a janitor' lit the
Service Department of the home
office '.vas presented a citation on
behalf of all the employees by R.
W. Daltori. Manager of the filing
Oepartment and ForUm president.
The citation was conferred on
Murphy for the part he played
: n rescuing H. B. Combs, an em
ployee of the Carolina Leather
craft Shop, 114 Orange Street
from the burning structure on
Murphy, on seeing the building
ablaze with Combs trapped inside j
at the front door, broke a hole in
the glass portion of the door with
a bucket to release the trapped
man, and hurriedly turned in an
alarm at the next , corner.
Firemen said Murphy's qnick
thought and action saved Comb's
life as he was unable to open the
front door because the intense
heat from the fire had rendered
the front door knob and lock un
The citation read in part: "To
David J. Murphy, whose quick
thinking and prompt actions exe
cuted unselfishly, courageously,
without fanfare or regard for per
sonal. .safety, contributed to the
preservation of the life of a fol
low human being . . . who un
doubtedly would have perished in
the flames of his establishment
. . . We, your co-workers proudly
salute you for this invaluable con
tribution to humanity."
Murphy has been employed with
North Carolina Mutual for four
years. He,, his -.vifc Annie, and
their two children reside at 405 E.
tAUNCtt "ARCA-WTDB ~DRfVC
FOR RESTAURANT JOBS
OAKLAND, Calii. An area
wide campaign for equal job op
portunities at 108 Alameda coun
ty restaurants has been launched
by 6erkeJey and Oakland CORE.
Minority group members con
stitute less than 1% of the bar
tenders and'less than 2% of the
waitresses is these restaurants.
VOLUME 42—No. 9 DURHAM, N. C—SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1965 PRICE: IS C^U
IN MISSISSIPPI NAACP
Seeks To End Barring Of
Negroes From Juries
GREENVILLE, Miss. A suit,,
.which seeks to crack Mississippi's
iegal method of excluding Negroes
frohi Juries, was filed here this
week the NAACP Legal De
The action, lodged in U. S. Dis
trict Court, asks a three-judge
federal court to rule that the pres
ent method of securing jurors in
Mississippi courts is unconstitu
'it also asks for an interlocutory
and permanent injunction against
Humphreys County officials, from
'.vhich the case emanates.
..Under the present Mississippi
law, one must be a qualified elec
tor or resident freeholder for
more than one year in order to
serve on a jury.
This practice, Legal Defense
Fund attorneys say in their com
platnt, is unfair, arbitrary, and de
njes Negroes rights guaranteed
under the 14th amendment.
The attorneys base ttieir cast
On two main points:
• Mississippi Code Ann. 1762
"e'xcludes the bverwhelming ma
jority of Negro residents and citi
»ens of the county and the Statt
of Mississippi from jury service"
because few are voters or propertj
Thus, Mississippi juries are nol
selected from a cross-section of
Trfl the state's- citizens.
'9 Mississippi Code Ann. 1762
adopts voting requirements thai
are "vague, ambiguous, indefinite
ahd confer an arbitrary discretior
bn the voting registrar."
See JURY, page 5A
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Last Rites Held
At Saint Mark
, Funeral services were held tor
Grover Cleveland Cameron, 64
Tuesday, March 2 at 4 P.M. at St.
Mark AME Zion Church, with the
Rev. L. A. Miller, minister of the
Born in Durham June 19, 1900.
Cameron died Feb. 27. He was the
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ab
ner Cameron. He had been em
ployed for many years with the
Home Savings and Loan Associa
A longtime member of St. Mark-
Church, Cameron was a member
of the church's Senior Steward
Board, the Senior Usher Board,
and the Durham Interdenomina
tional Ushers Union. He was mar
ked to the former Mtss Susie
Richmond who survives. They re
sided at 1009 Willard Street.
Other survivors include three
brothers, Frank Cameron and Jun
ious Cameron, both of Durham,
and John A. Cameron of Brook
Pallbearers were members of
the Senior Ustyer Board of St.
.Mat'k. Burial, fas in Beechwood
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MINISTERS PLAN BAPTIST CON
GRESS —Four ministers are shown
naking plans for the Progressive,
National Baptist Congress of
jhri*tian Education to be held at
\At, Vjinon Baptist Church, June
Shown from left Wil
Minn. Solon Calls For Negroes
Participation In U. S. Process
WASHINGTON, D C.—Scnator
iVaJter Mondale said Saturday
hat "Congress must aijopt' legis
lation this session to permit Ne
iroes "full' partfcipaUoo i> 'the
\mcrican political process.
In an address to the Metropoli
an Washington Chapter of Ameri
cans for Democratic Action, the-
Vlinnesota Senator said "legisla
ion must be adopted that will re
•nove the last remnant of restric
ions on Negro voting rights in
loth federal and loral elections,
literacy tests can no longer be
permitted to deny Negroes their
ights, "Mondale said. "Voter reg
'stration cannot b-> left in hostile.
hands of persons whose very jobs'!
lepend on the continued frustra
ion of the Negroes right to vote.
\nd we can no longer justify the I
l oken registration of a few Ne-j '
troes through the tedious process' '
if case-by-case "trial by combat'! *
hrough the courts. | 1
"Who are '*e—we who enjoy j
all of our rights—to tell the Ne-j 1
gro to be patient or to set time
'ables for the exercise of his Con
stitutional rights The time for ,
oaticnce is past. The insistent I
Jemands for Freedom Now re- '
quire, action now—action by an ef- .
fective federal instrumentality.
"Other Constitutional and hu
man rights cannot effectively be
secured where the right to vote (
denied—where political power t
is absent," Mondale said. "For in t
the last analysis, it is the local 1
elected official—not the federal I
marshall or the federal judge— t
who daily dispenses justice or in- «
justice to the Negro. It is the lo- 1
cal Sheriff, the local Chief of Po- s
Ijpe, the local School Board mem- 1
bejrs, the local voting registrar
who set the pace in closing the i
glaring gap between the federal J
"right' and the lotal 'practice' t
under which the rigiit is denied." j
Mondale, who succeeded Vice.'
President Hubert Humphrey in 1
the United States Senate, said Con- >
gress must adopt legislation to: 'i
p Extend voting guarantees t6
all elections—local, state and fed- j
• Correct abuses in the ad- t
ministration of literacy tests, es :
See PROCESS; r?g« 5A .
liam Upshaw, pastor, Antioch Bap-,
tjst Church, Akron, Ohio, and 1
Dean of the Congress; Dr. Garland :
K. Offutt, pastor. West Chestnut I
Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky., >
President of the Congress; Dr. E.
T. Browne; pastor of the host
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SPEAKERS—Dr. Marion Forrest
er, Division of Commercial Policy,
Offlct of International Trade, U.
S. Department of State and Mrs.
Annie Lee Sandusky. Department
of Health, Education, and Welfare,
Washington, D. C., will be featur
ed as speakers during North Car
Omegas Washington Headquarters
Host For Fraternity's Conference
WASHINGTON -r- Leaders o'
Greek Letter organizations frorr
throughout the nation held a two
day conference at the nationa'
headquarters of the Omega Ps !
Phi Fraternity here recently, ir
an effort to coordinate the plan.*
and principles that were formu
lated at the Community Assembly,
sponsored by the National Urban
League, December 9-11.
The Greeks went into every ram
ification of the Anti-Poverty pro
gram "with" art eye as to htm it- -
can be propelled to roach the peo
ple fdr which it was designed.
They were not only interested in
Negroes, but built an image that
would enable each locale ear
marked for participation to con
centrate on every segment of its
population affected by the stigma
Of poverty. They were mindful of
th& fact that the program is gear
ed tb meet human needs wherever
they sre found. -- - - ■
church and chairman of the en
tertainment committee; and Dr.
Charles W. Green, pastor,
Baptist Church, Washington, 0.
C., and Director General of the
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, olina College's sixteenth artnuil
, Coed Weekend Friday, March , 12.
1 throu;.'i Sunday, March* 14. "The
Responsibility of College Women
:in Building Good International
Relations as a Basis for World
I Peace," will be the theme.
| Representatives of the National,
! Urban League and the Olfice of
Economic Opportunity served as
?onsultants and gave information
HS to how the Greeks could aid in.
mplementing the program in their
respective communities, ft Mas de
cided that area persons, who pro
secute the work of their respective
organizations, would be called up
on, by their national bodies, to
give all cooperation possihle. It
was also agreed that each organi
sation -wmiW hold -regional meet
ings, -where key-people-froa»-«v«ry
walk of life would be called In
and briefed as to how the projfram
works and Its plannpd dtivfl on
poverty and Ita kindred ills.-; -*
The following. person# repre
sented their resp««rt»vr -WgWiia'
tians: Lt. Col. Lucious E. Yaiing
and Clifton H. PeftOn, fleta
Sigma; Mrs. Marion H. BlyiU, Phi
Delta Kappa;' Drs. Kit-
Set OMEGAS, 3A> :
tit. Vernon to
The Progressive National Baftist
Congress of Christian Education
will be held at Mt. Vernon Bap
tist Church, Monday, June 125.
. -Some 1,200 persons from 38
ate expected at the Third
Annual Congress of which Dr. Gar
land K. Offutt, pastor of West
Chestnut Baptist Church, feouis
vflle, Ky., is president. Pastor of
the host church and chairman of
the entertaining committee is Dr.
E. T. 'Bro wne.
In addition to instruction in
Christian Education, the Congress
will hold American Heritage
Night, Thursday, June 24, with Dr.
Benjamin Mays, president of More
house Cdllege, as speaker at 8:00
At 10 p.m. the same niaht a
special freedom program will be
held with Dr. Gardner Taylor of
New York City delivering Ihe maj
Friday, June 25, Baptist Youth
Night will be held under the di
rection of Miss Violet Perry of
Mt. Vernon, and the Rev. E. L.
McCall of Louisville, Ky., national
youth leader. The program is
scheduled to begin at 7:30 P.M.
Among other officers of the
Congress are Dr. William C. Up-
I shaw, pastor of Antioch Baptist
Church, Akron, Ohio, dean, and
Dr. Charles W. Green, pastor of
Pilgrim Baptist Church, Washing
ton, D. C., director general.
H. Golden Sees
South Aided by
RICHMOND, Va.—A burcfcK is
being lifted from the shoulders of
white citizens as Negroes gain
equality, Harry Golden, author
and publisher of the Carolina Is
raelite, tofti 3,000 persons it"l£«
opening of the 1965 Richmond
Public Forum series here.
The speaker, author of "Only
In America" and other hooks,
said that benefits of a successful
Negro struggle for first class citi
zenship will be felt all over the
He noted that the white man
In the South will benefit parti
cular! saying: "For the first time
; (tils century, he'll be able to
go about his business. He will find
outside hjs door thfc greatest-con
sumer society left in the coun
try. The Negr* . . . will
thing -he doesn't need."
The South, Golden said, "will
!}jcon\e the greatest victor in the
struggle and will be liberated."
He stated that Negroes are "the
first revolutionaries who said; "We
dtfjft want to change a thing. We
want in on if."
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for Mayor In Cat.
FRESNO, Calif. Mrs. Mattie
Burton Meyers, a native of DOr-
Ijath, became the first Nergo wom
in. history to run for the , oUjcc
of mayor when she filed ,l>tpers
of candidacy here recently.
The wife of a physician, Dr.
Earl R. Meyers, and administrative
manager of a medical center ope
rated by her husband, she is thp
first woman to seek the mayor's
post in 24 years. She will be cam
paigning against four other candi
dates until the April 13 municipal
"My candidacy for the raayorW
office," she said, "is based on the
belief that good government comes
from a sharing of opportunities
and responsibilities by all
In order to have a -progressive
government, there must he a posi
tive and dynamic leadership, and
this is what I can provide the city
of Fresno." . . . • „
■ Mrs. Meyeis r .vho is a past presi
dent oL i»u: FOdsop Brfcncli &&ACI\
hag served on the Study Commit
tee- on Patterns of Education
(SCOPE) as an appointee qi the
city school trustees, , and is a tretn-
J>sr of the Fresno Biracjal Com
nrtttee on Human Relations.
'Others' in the race are Council
man James Mandella, Attorney
taoyd Hyde, former Assemblyman
•and Sopervisor Bert PeLottb, and
operator Ctoarlej N. CUa,