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Durham Man Fired As Principal
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Greensboro
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Fred Alexander
In what many declared was
one of the best sessions of the
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of
Free and Accepted Masons of
North Carolina ever held in
the history of the organization,
the 95th annual meeting held
at the Mt. Vern-on Baptist
Church here December 13-15,
came to a close, Wednesday
afternoon, following the elec
tion of officers.
With the exception of Grand
Secretary and Grand Senior
Warden, all officers were re
elected. In the office of Grand
Secretary Fred Alexander of
Charlotte was replaced by C.
M. Winchester, Greensboro
businessman. Elected to fill the
post of Grand Senior Warden,
made vacant on account of the
illness of Wilfred Bynum of
Kinston, was Milton Fitch of
Wilson.
The election was presided
over by Bishop H. B. Shaw of
the A.M.E. Zion Church. The
other sessions of the Grand
Lodge were presided over by
Worshipful Master Clark S.
Brown of Winston-Salem. The
t966 session will be held in
Wilson.
A First At Harvard
BOSTON History is being
made at Harvard University
with the election of colored
students as first and second
marshal.
Barry L. Williams of New
Rochelle, basketball captain,
was chospn marshal, and John
A. MeCluskey of Middletown,
Ohio, football quarterback, was
made second marshal in class
elections.
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A MERRY CHRISTMAS came
early to Rev. Grady D. Davis,
pastor of the Union Baptist
Church here, Sunday after
noon, December 12 at o'clock
when the membership of the
church presented him a Christ
mas gift box. The presentation
Path Cleared for Suit Against
Mass. Mayor, Police Official
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Mayor
Charles V. Ryan, Police Chief
John F. Lyons and members
of the Springfield Board of Po
lice Commissioners face trial
on a complaint filed by the
NAACP seeking a permanent
injunction restraining them
from interfering with peaceful
civil rights demonstrations.
Such a trial, involving city
officials, is believed by civil
rights lawyers to be unprece
dented in a northern state
court. The path was cleared
for the trial when, on Dec. 3,
Superior Court Judge Frede
rick S. Pillsbury denied a mo
tion of the city officials to
dismiss the entire complaint
on the grounds that it did not
state a cause of action. Police
brutality is among the charges
included in the complaint.
The case stems from the ar
rest last August of 100 persons
participating in civil rights
demonstrations in Springfield
under sponsorship of the Coun
cil of Organizations for Civil
Rights. In • counter-move,
NAACP attorneys Robert L.
Carter, Lewis M. Steel and
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VOLUME 42 No. 50 DURHAM, N. C. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1965 PRICE: 15c
Pres. Of State NAACP Urges
Support For 50-50 Campaign
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ALEXANDER
Diggs Escape Injury
LAGOS, Nigeria—U.S. Rep.
Charles C. Diggs, Jr., D.Mich.,
and his wife escaped injury
when a brick was thrown
through the wind shield of
their car, authorities said here.
The demonstrators apparent
ly thought the car belonged
to a Nigerian minister.
committee shown above from
left to right was composed of
Claude Walker, financial secre
tary, Mrs. Celestlne Sanders,
chairman of the finance com
mittee, Dr. Davis and Jake Sow
ell, treasurer.
W. R. Collins, retired princl
Barbara A. Morris of New
York City, and Henry Weiss
man of Springfield filed the
qomplaint seeking to enjoin
Mayor Ryan and police offi
cials.
This is the first time, Steel
said, to his knowledge, "that
the tactic of attempting to en
join polie interference with
civil rights demonstrations and
to enjoin prosecution of the
demonstrators has been at
tempted in a northern state
court. By merely getting to the
trial stage, we will be convert
ing some of benefits of le
gal victories won in the South
to a northern-type situation."
URGES AFL-CIO
TO ELECT NEGRO
TO EXEC. BODY
NEW YORK—The National
Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People has
called upon the American Fed
eration of Labor and Congress
of Industrial Organizations to
include In its "Executive Coun-
See AFL-CIO 5A
K. Alexander
Makes Appeal
Wil'n Address
WILMINGTON Kelly M.
Alexander, President of the
North Carolina Scate Confer
ence of the NAACP, speaking
at a Civil Rights Meeting spon
sored by the Wilmington
Branch NAACP on Sunday, De
cember 12, requested that Ne
groes and other citizens dis
play their concern as to the
bombing in Charlotte by sup
porting the 50-50 Membership
and Financial Campaign which
is now in progress in North
Carolina. Alexander said that
there is no better way to show
those who are responsible for
such vicious and . brutal acts
your feelings about the bomb
ing than to act now to increase
Memberships and Financial
support of the NAACP.
The 50-50 Campaign is a pro
ject launched by the State
NAACP to protest the dastard
ly bombings of Alexander's
pal of the Johnson Central
High School In Smlthfield, wa«
♦he guest speaker for the "Op
eration Christmas" program
sponsored by the finance com
mittee of the church.
(Photo by Porefoy)
34 NOMINATED
TO "WHO'S WHO"
AT N. C. COLLEGE
Thirty-four North Carolina
College students have been
nominated by the college for
inclusion in the 1966 edition- of
"Who's Who Among Students
in American Universities and
Colleges," Dr. Joseph A. Pitt
man, dean of the undergradu
ate school, announced this
week.
Selected on the basis of their
scholastic averages, leadership
qualities, and other criteria,
the nominees are the following:
Clifton Woods, m, Charlotte;
Linda Faye Wilson, Burlington;
Richard Cagle, Pinehurst; Car
olyn Collins, Winston-Salem;
Charles E. Daye, Durham; Mary
A. Martin, Leaksville; Norma
J. Sutton, Kinston.
Rebecca E. Peace, Hender
son; Fred Wright, Jr., Shelby;
Rosa Williamson, Charlotte;
Viola High, Raleigh; Yvonne
Allison, Durham; Robbie Grier,
Gastonia; Jacqueline Williams,
Fayetteville; Joyce L. Perry,
Raleigh; Margaret Hayes, Bur
gaw; Helen Reynolds, Wilson;
Madge Leach Asheboro; Lu
cille Taylor, Hollis; Judith Mit
chell, Durham; Christine Faul
con, Littleton; Garrett Weaver,
See WHO'S WHO 8A
WINCHESTER
home and other Civil Rights
leaders in Charlotte, by secur
ing 50,000 members and rais
ing $50,000 to continue the
fight against prejudice and ra
cism.
Alexander informed the Wil
mington audience that vigor
ous efforts should be made by
Negro Responsible leadership
to combat discrimination in the
body politics of North Carolina
See MASONS 8A
NEA Conference in Raleigh to
Discuss Problems of Teachers
RALEIGH Major problems
in teacher education, including
the reason good teachers get
away or go away, will come
under scrutiny December 17-18,
in Raleigh, at the conference
sponsored by one of the Na
tional Education Association's
major Commissions.
"Remaking the World of the
Career Teacher" is the theme
of the meeting to be held by
the NEA's National Commis
sion on Teacher Education and
Professional Standards (NC
TEPS). Second in a series of
eight regional conferences, the
Raleigh meeting will open at
the Sir Walter Hotel on Friday,
December 37, with Hollis A.
Moore, Jr., vice-president for
academic affairs, George Pea
body College for Teachers,
Nashville, Tenn., as principal
speaker.
These regional meetings are
scheduled during the next two
months in major cities to bring
Ass'n of Deans
And Registrars
Set for Miami
CHARLOTTE —The Executive
Committee of the National As
sociation of College Deans and
Registrars have set March 13-
16, 1966 for their 40th annual
meeting according to Registrar
E. M. Thorpe, president of the
Association. The meeting will
be held at the DuPont Plaza
Hotel in Miami, Florida.
The Executive Commitee of
the Association met on the
campus of Johnson C. Smith
University last weekend to
plan the program. The theme
for the meeting will be "High
er Education and the Great So
ciety." The program will in
clude outstanding speakers,
workshops, and a question-box
session.
Mayor Robert King High of
Miami will welcome the dele
gates. Dean Thomas D. Jarrett
of Atlanta University will re
spond to the welcome address
es.
During the three-day session,
the delegates will take time
out for a boat cruise through
See DEANS 5A
Eligibility For
Membership In
NCTA Related
RALEIGH—The question of
"Who is eligible for member
ship in the North Carolina
Teachers Association," was an
swered December 4, when the
board of directors met at the
headquarters in Raleigh and
adopted the following stand
ards: Active membership,
teachers (public, private and
higher education institutions),
principals, supervisors, helping
teachers (4-year college gradu
ates), teacher aids, substitute
teachers (4 year college gradu
ates,) kindergarten and nursery
school teachers (4 year college
graduates). All must be prop
erly certified. Also agriculture
and home extension agents, re
tired teachers, educational sec
retaries, food service personnel
See ELIGIBILITY 8A
in some of the top brains in
nation for "no-holds-barred"
discussions on the need for
bold changes in the pattern
and concept of career develop
ment of teachers.
Teahers and administrators
at the Raleigh meeting will
come from seven states—Ala
bama, Florida, Georgia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Ten
nessee, Virginia and Puerto
Rico.
Discussing the ground rules
for the conferences, Don Da
vies, executive secretary of the
Commission, says certain par
ticipants have been asked to
prepare papers containing
"proposals or ideas for solu
tion to some of the most vex
ing and persistent probelms"
in teacher education. These pa
pers will be discussed at the
beginning of each meeting by
a three-member panel and the
ideas generated will serve for
discussions that follow.
N. C. KLAN No. 2
MAN SAID TO
BE A SUICIDE
GRANITE QUARRY Au
thorities attempted to deter
mine here Monday whether a
high-ranking officer of the Ku
Klux Klan died accidentally on
Saturday or took his own life.
Grand Klaliff Grady B. Mars,
41, was found fatally injured
at his home Saturday by his
wife, who told officers she
heard a shot. Mars, second in
command to Tar Heel Grand
Dragon J. Robert Jones, was
shot with a .38 pistol.
Mrs. Mars said she was in
the kitchen when she heard
the shot. She turned quickly,
she said, in time to see her
husband fall through the bed
room doorway, a bullet in his
temple. He died enroute to a
hospital in nearby Salisbury.
Mars recently invoked the
fifth amendment in refusing
to answer questions before the
House Un-American Activities
Committee which is Investigat
ing the klan.
Testimony during the com
mittees hearings revealed that
Mars was one of five paid em
ployees of the klan in North
Carolina and made $l5O a week
See KLAN 8A
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JOIN NURSE CORPS Theie |
four seniors in the A&T Col- j
lege School of Nursing were
last week commissioned as se
cond lieutenants in the U. S. j
Army Nurse Corps. In the
group from left to right are: j
Elizabeth J. Waddell, Sanford; j
Barbara J. Hyatt, Badin; Ber- |
nice L. Mitchell, Greensboro,
and Rosa Ward, Bethel, take |
Artis Fired As Principal Of
County School For 'Padding'
YANCEYVILLE Following
a "routine check" by State De
partment officials here last
week, charges of falsification
of pupils attendance records
were made against Earl T.
Artis, principal of Stoney
Creek Elementary School, a
unit of ttye Caswell County
School System. Artis was re
lieved of hfs duties as princi
pal at, the close of the school
on Dec. 7 and Mrs. Agnes
8.-owning, a teacher in the
school was appointed acting
principal.
A voluminous report was
submitted by the auditors on
PRINCIPALS who participated
in the Eighth Annual English
Language Arts Institute held
at Saint Augustine's College re
cently. Reading, from left to
right are Dr. Leslie L. Guster,
DR„ ADOLPHUS ANDERSON
Executive Assistant To Elks
Grand Exalted Ruler Dies
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. Dr.
Adolphus W. Anderson, Sr.,
Executive Assistant to the
Grand Exalted Ruler of the
Improved Benevolent Protect
ive Order of Elks of the World
was buried at the Arlington
Memorial Cemetery on Wed
nesday, December 15.
Dr. Anderson died at his
home, 226 N. sth Street, Phil
adelphia, on Tuesday, Decem
ber 7. He had been ill since
shortly after Elks Grand Lodge
Convention here.
Funeral services were held
at Tindley Temple Methodist
the oath administered by Lt.
Col. Harold L. Laniw, profes
sor of military science, in
charge of the Army ROTC De
tachment at the college, as
Mrs. Naomi W. Wynn, dean of
the School of Nursing, looks on
from richt.
Under the arrangement, the
girls begin immediately earn-
I
the situation at the school, in
cluding signed affidavits by
each of the teachers to the
effects that all "padding" of
the records were ordered by
Artis. Evidence to the effect
that the principal instructed I
the teachers to keep the at- j
tendance high and absentees ,
low was reported to have been j
given by Mrs. Agnes Browning, j
who stated that "we all knew i
what he meant." One teacher
stated that she was given a list 1
of names at the opening of 
school by Artis who instructed j
her to enroll these names and 1 1
keep them on her rolls until I
assistant director of Commis
sion on English; Dr. Edmond
Dandridsie, North Carolina
State University, Raleigh; Mrs.
Joycelyn Goss, associate pro
fessor of English, Virginia
Church, Broad and Fitzwater
Streets, at 8:30 P. M., Tuesday,
December 14. The Eulogy was
delivered by one of Dr. Ander
son's lifelong friends, Rev. W.
Winsomore Mason. The body
was viewed at Tindley Temple
from 6 to 8:30 P.M., Tuesday.
A native of Salem, N. J., Dr.
Anderson was educated in the
elementary and secondary
schools of that city, and was
graduated from the Temple
University College of Chiro
pody.
He served in the 351 st Field
Artillery, AEF, during World
ing pay at the rat* of a Mcond
lieutenant, or approximately
$341,000 per month, and will
continue upon reporting for
active duty when they gradu-
Me in May. The Army Nur»«
Corps also assumes, and hai
since the beginning of their
junior year, costs for tuition,
books and all fees.
instructed by him to remove
them.
Artis was in his eleventh
year as the head of the school
and was its first and only pdin
cipal since it was opened dur
ing the 1954-55 school term. At
| the time eleven teachers were
L brought in from seven one and
fwoteacher schools of the
county, along with two teach
ers from a four-teacher school.
The school then began opera
tion as a 14-teaeher school, In
"hiding grades 1-8. When Ar
tis was dismissed the school
had 14 teachers.
Stat* College at Norfolk, and
Robert B. Whit*, Jr., North
Carolina Stato University at
Raleigh.
—St. Augustine'* Photo
War I, and held numerous of
fices in local, state and nation
al VFW and American Legion
organizations.
Dr. Anderson was one of >
the founders of Quaker City
Elks Lodge No. 720. He served
as Quaker City's Exalted Ruler,
and at the time of his death
was a life member. He also
served the Elks as Past Chief
Antler of P. E. R. Council No.
7, Eastern District, Pa.; was
president of the Pennsylvania
State Association, and TO an
Honorary Past Grand FT sited
Ruler.
    

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