Words of Wisdom There are people who, if they ever reach heaven, will commence at once looking for their own »et. — Josh Billing M We cannot well do without our sini; they are the highway of our virtue. —Henry David Thoreou VOLUME 49 No. 35 I ■ ■ K:t u H N. C. Teaching Specialist Joins Staff of Education Laboratory Mrs. Jacqueline Westcott, a specialist in teaching techni ques with the North Carolina State Commission on Higher Education Facilities, Raleigh, has joined the staff of the Re gional Education Laboratory for the Carolinas and Virginia (RELCV). RELCV President Everett H. Hopkins said Mrs. Westcott will be a program associate in the laboratory's junior and community college division. Her primary responsibility will be to assist college teachers in individualizing their classroom instruction. A&T Graduate to Direct UNC-G Special Student Services Project GREENSBORO - An A&T State University graduate his been hired as director of a Special Services Project de signed to provide assistance to disadvantaged students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Chancellor Jame* S. Ferguson announced today. He is Ernest Griffin, who since Nov. 24, 1969 has been project director of Operation Mainstream, a Labor Depart' ment program offered through the Guilford County Economic Opportunity Council. Before heading of Opera tion Mainstream, Griffin was a (Sea PROJECT SA) ■ j J i DtHtHAMITV NHHILY DtCO RATID IN VIITNAM Lt. Colonel Harvey D. Williams, (right), won eight (8) decora tions during a recently com pleted 12 months tour of duty in the Republic of Vietnam while serving as Battalion Commander of a Field Artillery Battalion and Deputy M of » Corp* sized Field Force. Colonel Williams was the recipient of the highly coveted Legion of Merit for exception* MRS. WISTCOTT The laboratory's junior and community college division is working with a three-state con sortium of 17 two-year colleges to improve instruction. A native of North Carolina, Mrs. Westcott was graduated with honors from Fayetteville Slate University in 1951. She has done graduate study at Johns Hopkins University and received her M.A. degree in curriculum media from North Carolina Central University in 1969. Mrs. Westcott has had 14 (See SPECLALIST SA) ■ : :0: \ MUFFIN , ally meritorius service while , serving In consecutive positions , of great responsibility. In ad . dition, he was awarded the . Gallantry Cross with Silver r Star by the Government of the ! Republic of Vietnam for hero i ism during combat, the Bronze > Star for exceptionally merito t rious achievement in fire sup port coordination during the , battle of Dak Seang, and 5 Air I Medals for exceptionally meri . torious schievement during Che Cfl£tbC*»« "11/on7 it Damn About Whe Federal Law "... Gresham, NCCU Law School Receives Award Only 9 Schools Have Achieved Similar Honors The Law Students Division of the American Bar Associa tion its Annual Convention August 10-14, 1970 St. Louis, Missouri awarded a plague to the School of Law, North Carolina Central University in recognition of Outstanding Membership Achievement. The American Bar Association awards plagues to those law schools whose membership in the Law Student Division is 70% or more of its school enrollment. Of the 145 Ameri can Bar Associations approved law schools in the United States, only nine law schools have achieved this honor. The plague was awarded to the School of Law of North Carolina Central University at the Annual Banquet, Tuesday evening, August 11, 1970. John Jacob Astor IV built four of the largest hotels in New York before he died is 1912. 100 Black Raleigh Women Form Investment Corp. RALEIGH A group of more than 100 black business men and women in the Raleigh community have pooled their talents and money to form Investron's Incorporated. The organization is an outgrowth of The Raleigh Business and Professional League now headed by Dr. King V. Cheek, Jr. President of Shaw Univer sity. Cheek said that the corpo ration grew out of a strong desire by concerned Black en trepreneurs who were in terested in boosting the eco nomy of Raleigh's Black citi zens, and making opportuni ties available for Blacks in- i aerial flight. He is shown re i ceiving congratulations from Brigadier General C. M. Hall. Colonel Williams is married ' to the former Miss Mary E. i Glenn of Rougemont and is ■ the son of Mrs. Addie M. Wil ! liams, 1603 Fayetteville St., ■ Durham, and the late Matthew . D. Williams. He is a gradmMe i of Hillside High School ('46) r and West Virginia State Col - lege ('SO). ! DURHAM, N. C., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1970 * llw I J « III? if> w i ft \ £ MH[ IB S; H ■ I $ STATI AND CITY OFFICIALS AT CHURCH CONFAB—When] the quadrennial sessions of the General Convention on Christ ian Education and) Christian Youth Assembly of the AMEZ Church met at Livingstone College recently, an array of state and city officials were terested in the business world. Investron's Inc. intends to make loans available to strug gling young black businessmen and women and invest in other ventures which will strongly improve the economy of the Black community of Raleigh. The first meeting of the Initial Board of Directors of Investron's Inc. took place on August 12, 1970. Board mem bers are: Purdie Anders; Dr. King V. Cheek, Jr.; Harold E. High; Dr. N. M. McMillan; Durham County Register of Deeds Bars Mixe Reports brought to the of fice of the Carolina Times here Tuesday afternoon that A. J. Gresham, Register of Deeds of Durham County, hu again refused to issue license to a couple because of race prov ed valid here later in the day when the office of the regis ter was questioned about the matter by telephone. When it was again called to Gresham's attention that the federal law gave U. S. citizen* the right to marry Irrespective of race, creed or color, the re gister's reply was "I don't give a damn about the federal law" and slammed the receiver in the face of the newspaper re presentative. The first such case of the Durham County Court or Gre sham's office came to light several months ago when the local office refused to issue marriage license to a couple for similar reasons, and they were forced to go to Virginia to ob tain same where they were thereafter happily married. North Carolina's largest school district, Charlotte- Mecklenburg, has been grant ed until Sept. 0 to institute a desegregation plan requiring the busing of about 20,000 of its 83,000 students. on hand to welcome the 1,200 delegates. Shown here are left to right: Louis J. Harrison, President of the Salisbury-Ro wan Chamber of Commerce; Ozell K. Beatty, Councilman and Livingstone College Profes sor; Lieutenant Governor H. Patrick Taylor. Jr., Wadesboro; Attorney Samuel S. Mitchell; John V. Parham; Oscar S. Smith, Jr.; Cleon F. Thomp son; William H. Ward and Dr. John W. Winters. It was at this meeting that acting officers were elected and the books were opened to welcome addi tional shareholders. Some 100 additional share holders were welcomed, pur chasing at least one share of stock and some shareholders as many as two and three. (See INVESTMENT SA) mX E - 4EH ■Pr • #imi H NIW BASIL BUS Jamas S. Avery (right) of Scotch Pkdns, i New Jersey receives congratu- 1 lation son being elected Grand Basileus of the Omega Psi Phi Fraterenity from the outgoing head of the fraternity, Ellis, F. Corbett of Greensboro. Mr. Avery, a public relations man- The Rev. Harlee H. Little, Di-' rector of Development and Convention Coorditator; Salis bury Mayor Paul Leake Bern hardt, and Dr F. George Ship man, Livingstone College Presi dent. The two groups held 1 a week-long meeting on the Salis bury campus. LAST RITES HELD IN N. Y. MON. FOR L. SOUTHERLAND Funeral services for Lafay ette Southerland. 59, formerly of Durham were hi.ld Monday at 1 p.m. at the White Funnral Home in Brooklyn, N. Y, Southerland attended public schools in Durham, and was a member of White Rock Bap tist Churlh. Survivors include his widow, the former Connie Truitt Rob inson; his mother, Mrs. Eva Southerland of Durham; two brothers, Horace and William Southerland! Jr.; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys S. Kregg, Miss Alma Ruth Southerland and Miss Virginia Southerland; and a stepson. ager for Humble Oil and Re fining Company will preside over the 45,000 brotherhood during the 1970-71 year. Mr. Corbett who served two terms as Grand Basileus is Director of Development for North Car olina A&T University. ATTENTION ALL SUBSCRIBERS , Effective August 1, 1970: New Rate s For The Carolina Times United States and Canada 1 Year J6.00 United States and Canada 2 Yean $ll.OO Foreign Countries 1 Year $7.50 Single Copy 20 Centa Housing Aulh. Charged With Discrimination The Durham Housing Authority has to prepare a de fense for charges that is prac tices racial discrimination and that it approves of racial dis crimination in the past. The charges come from within the Authority's ranks, from Commissioners Artis Plummer and E. V»\ Midgette. Both are Black men. The Board of Commis sioners will take up the charges at the next regular meeting. Midgette and Plummer, who serve on a board with three other Commissioners (all white), issued a statement at last week's meeting. The state ment specifically concerned a new proposal to re-structure the Authority's operations. (See HOUSING SA) Fisher Memorial Host to Annual i Convocation of Western N, C. The first annual convoca tion of the Western North Carolina Convocational Dis trict of the United Holy Church of America will con vene at Fisher Memorial United Holy Church, 420 East Piedmont Avenue, Sunday, September 6-13. Bishop A. W. Lawson is the host pastor. The new district, which in cludes the Western Central and Sanford Districts was pro claimed December 10, 1969 by Bishop W. M. Strobhar, General President of the United Holy Church, accord ing to the law passed in 1967 by the general church. The following executive of ficers will be installed by Bishop Strobhar on Monday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. Bishop A. W. Lawson, Preri dent; Bishop N. M. Midgette, Vice President and Dr. James 4 AMEZ Boards To Hold Meets In 1971 and 72 LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Bi ■hop F. S. Anderson, secretary, Board of Bishops, A.M.E. Zion Church, announced here this week that four national meetings of the denomination had been set for 1971 and 1972. The Board of Bishops and the Ministers' & Laymen's As sociation will meet in Tampa, Florida, Janutiry 1971. The quadrennial session of the Wo man's Home & Foreign Mia sionary Society will convene in Buffalo, N. Y... The Connec tional Council 1971 meeting will procede the meeting of the women, by three days, in the New York Oty. The Gbneral Conference is slated for Mobile, Ala., May 1972. This will be the flrrt time that the law -making body has met in the deep south for wuite sometime. According to Rev. M. H. Strickland, pa»- iSee BOARDS !•*» 3A) PRICE: 20 C'eata K|' • *■ , ? -** ">> • . ~ w - Mioocm I I * ft | PLUMMER Teamer, Assistant to the Presi dent. Other Bishops, general officers of the United Holy Church, along with outstand ing civic representatives, will participate in the installation service. I S4SHOP LAWSON % OR. TEAMS It W I ■ 1 BISHOP MIOMTTV

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