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    NIXON'S MINORITY BANK PROGRAM EXCEEDS GOAL
WASHINGTON, D. C. -
Secretary of Commerce Mau
rice H. Stans announced today
th*t President Nixon's minori
ty-owned banks by SIOO mil
lion in a 12-month period be
ginning Oct. 2, 1970, has well
exceeded its goal.
Reports from the 35 mil
nority-owned banks now op
One Section This Week
In order for our staff to enjoy Thanksgiving with their
families, this edition will ccrry only 12 pages. We will
return to our 2-section paper next week.
HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY
VOLUME 50 No. 48
Black Political Party Formed In Raleigh
Frank Balance,
Howard Fuller
Head New Party
By JOHN MYERS
RALEIGH - At the Black
Art Gallery on Hillsboro St.
a press conference was held
Monday 22 at which Frank
Balance, an attorney in War
renton, and Howard Fuller an
nounced the formation of a
black political party for the
state of North Carolina.
Fuller and Balance stated
that the party will advocate a
candidate in the 1972 elec
tions. The candidate will be in
depent due to the parties
feelings that the existing poli
tical parties are run in the in
terest of white people and by
white people with no black
candidates for the forseeable
future. The Black People's
Union Party will exist totally
independent of the Democra
tic and Republican parties and I
of the candidates presently
representing the respective
(See PARTY page 9)
Miss Margaret Ha
Miss Bus. & Professional Chain
Makes Pledge
To NCCU on
Behalf WTVD
Thomas S. Murphy, presi
dent of Capital Cities Broad
casting Corporation of New-
York, this week confirmed hii
organization's pledge of $lO,
000 to North Carolina Cen
tral University's Endowment
Fund Drive.
Murphy said, "Capital
Cities, on behalf of WTVD,
our Durham affiliate, will com
mit SIO,OOO to North Carolina
Central Univeristy."
The broadcasting company
head said Capital Cities wished
(See PLEDGE page 9)
Sickle Cell Anemia
Sponsored By Du
By JOHN MYERS
Sickle cell disease is per
haps one of the most common
hereditary diseases in the popu
lation. It affects mainly blacks,
although occasionally other
races may be afflicted. About
one black in 10 carries the
trait for the disease nd about
one in 200 has it.
The disease itself is charac
terized by two main problems:
1) the patients are anemic, us
ually having less than half the
normal red blood cell count.
'This anemia drains their
strength and alters the func
tion of their heart and kidneys.
2) The patients are usually
subject to frequent occurences
of painful crisis. The pain is
erating show, that deposits in
creased by a total of $155.5
million in the year ending
September 30, 1970 to a new
total of $552 million. This
compares to total deposits of
$396.5 million the previous
year. More than SIOO million
of the increase is directly iden
tifiable with the efforts of the
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Miss Margaret Hammie, Miss DB&PC 1972, is pictured here with
F. V. Allison of Mutual Savings and Loan Association.
Miss Margaret A. Hammie of
E-2 Mutual Drive and spon
sored by Mutual Savings &
Loan Association was crowned
Miss Durham Business & Pro
fessional Chain for 1972. She
won out over a field of 10
young ladies vying for the Miss
Durham Business and Profes
sional Chain Title. The crown
ing ceremonies took place Fri
day, November 19 at 8:00 p.
m. in the Hillside High School
Auditorium, where hundreds
of spectators of all ages and
walks of life witnessed the
events.
Miss Hammie was presented
with many gifts, including
memberships in the National
Business League and the Dur
ham Business and Professional
Chain, a check in the amount
of SIOO.OO, one hundred fifty
dollars toward expenses to the
1972 National Business League
due to the cellular death of
small parts of the bone or
other organs. In addition, the
liver, kidneys, skin, and other
organs may be affected. The
effects are so serious that, in
the past when good medical
care was not available, most
patients with sickle cell disease
died in childhood or early
adulthood.
What may be done for sickle
cell patients? To date, the per
fect medicine for treatment of
the disease has not been found
although some drugs (urea, car
banate) appear to be promis
ing. Much work is needed in
educating the community
about the disease and about its
prevention and treatment. Cen
government's program.
The Secretary said that an
increase of $97.3 million was
reported by the 26 black
owned banks, representing a 38
percent gain, with the nine
Spanish-speaking owned banks
reporting an increase of $58.2
million, a gain of 41 percent.
In a letter to President
dt* Carwla Cwo
Convention to be held in Dal
las, Texas in September or any
trip of her choice during that
time. Also, among other things,
Miss Hammie will represent the
Chain at vatious civic and
social activities in Durham dur
ing the year 1972.
Miss Hammie is the
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas
S. Hammie of Oxford, where
she attended the public
schools. She is a graduate of
Durham College with a major
in Secretarial Science. She is
employed at Mutual Savings &
Loan Association as a teller.
Her hobbies are singing, danc
ing, listening to jazz and her
ambition is to become a legal
secretary.
First runner-up was Miss
Gwendolyn A. Hudson, the
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Marvin
Hudson of 1003 Gillette Ave-
CSce CHAIN page 8)
ters for the diagnosis of the
disease is being set up so that
those with the disease and
those with the potential of
passing the disease to their off
spring may be alerted to its
dangers. It is in the areas of
education, identification and
treatment that the present ef
forts are being directed.
Dr. Wendell Rosse, Assist
ant Professor of Medicine at
Duke University Medical Cent
er has been doing research in
sickle cell disease since 1967.
According to Dr. Roose, two
carriers are needed to produce
the disease in a child. Out of
the cases of two people being
married, each being a carrier,
(See SICKLE CELL page 9)
Nixon, I. Owen Funderburg,
president of the National
Bankers Association, said that
its membership has gone on
record in expressing its appre
ciation to him and the others
involved in the i rogram.
"These efforts are beginning
to reflect themselves through
increased deposits," he said.
DURHAM, N. C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1971
Vice Chairmen Are Appointed To
North Carolina Muskie Committee
Mrs. Stanley Brennan and Rev.
Philip Robt. Cousin are Named
Mrs. Stanley (Louise) Bren
nan of Charlotte and the Rev.
Philip Robert Cousin of Dur
ham were last week named
vice-chairman of the North
Carolina Committee for
Muskie.
The appointments were an
nounced simultaneously in
Washington by Berl Bernhard,
staff director for Sen. Edmund
S. Muskie (D-Me), and in Ra
leigh by the state committee's
co-chairman, Go*. Robert W.
Scott and former Comrnerc®
Secretary and North Caiolina
Gov. Luther H. Hodges, Sr.
Theodore Freeland, Well-known
Recreation Personality Passes
Theodore H. Freeland, a
former special youth super
visor for the W. D. Hill Re
creation Center died last week
at his home. Services for Free
land, 52, of 309 Pilot St., were
conducted Saturday at West
Durham Baptist Church by
Rev. E. T. Thompson.
Freeland had been a re
creation supervisor for the
Durham City Recreation De
partment since March, 1954.
He was named- a special youth
supervisor in January, 1966.
He was a member of West
Durham Baptist Church. He
attended Durham City schools
and the University of North
USS Durham Completes Deployment
Arrives in Home
Port After 8
Monfh Cruise
USS Durham arrived in her
homeport of San Diego, Cali
fornia, following an eight
month deployment with the
U. S. Seventy Fleet in the
Western Pacific.
Durham is named for the
city and county of Durham.
The 20,700-ton, 20 knot
amphibious cargo ship is de
signed to carry material and
equipment in a waterborne at
tack on defended or rnide
fended enemy soil.
After deploying from Long
Beach, Calif., March 30, 1971,
Durham steamed to Danang,
Republic of Vietnam, loaded
Marine Corps personnel and
their equdpfnent, and then re
turned at high speed to Long
Beach. After unloading the
Marines, the ship sailed again
I to Danang on a second trans
| (See DURHAM page) 9
"and thereby providing re
sources which can be chan
neled into effective economic
development of minority com
munities."
President Nixon in a letter
to the NBA president said he
was deeply heartened by the
achievement. "Together with
the private sector, and state
Mrs. Brennan, who was ap
pointed in 1969 to serve out
an unexpired term in the state
House of Representatives, is
currently Mecklenburg County
Democratic chairman.
She also was executive di
rector of that county's Demo
cratic party and past presi
dent of the county Democra
tic Women's Club. In addition,
she was a member of the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Charter
Commission which . created a
city/county merger agreement
and Ninth District director of
the Democratic Women of
(See MUSKIE page 9)
Carolina in Greensboro.
Survivors include his mother
Mrs. Lorena Freeland; his wi
dow, Mrs. Julia Freeland; a
daughter, Miss Wendy Free
land; two sons, Theodore Jr.
and Larry Freeland; three sis
ters, Mrs. Elizabeth Tate and
Mrs. Mable Harris, both of Dur
ham; and Mrs. Alice Merritt of
Carboro.
Humphrey Plans
N.C. Appearance
RALEIGH - Sen.
Hubert H. Humphrey, D-Minn..
will address a testimonial
dinner for Wilbur Hobby, state
AFL-CIO President, early next
year, it was announced
yesterday. .
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RE-ENACT DUET SUNG 26 YEARS AGO—Rev. Cleophua Robin
son and his mother, Lillie, 80 yean old, re-enact the duet they
sang 26 years ago when Rev. Robinson first started singing the
gospel at The Old True Light Baptist Church in Mississippi.
and local government," he otid,
"we have made an encouraging
start in this field, and I am cer
tain that together we shall con
tinue to make that kind of con
crete, forward progress in en
hancing greater economic op
portunities for every segment
of our society."
Secretary Stans said that in
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UNVEILS PROGRAM PLANS— John Jenkins,
seated center, recently appointed Director,
Office of Minority Business Enterprise, U.S.
Department of Commerce, unveiled) some of
his program plans to fifty minority business
development Specialists at special dinner
meeting on the eve of the 71st Annual Na
tional Business League Convention in Rich
mond, Virginia.
Seated, left to right, Otto McClaren, Direc
State Of Emergency
Wilmington, Ayden
By JAMES VAUGHAN
Officials of Wilmington and
Ayden declared an end to the
state of emergencies recently
following continued sporatic
troubles in the two racially
torn cities. Wilmington ended
its state of emergency first
last weekend after a week of
addition to the confirmed
deposits other commitments to
deposit more than S6O million
had been received. He said that
the success of the program,
"not only strengthens the
minority banking structure
but even more important, pro
vides these banks with the
funds necessary to make as
GOOD READING IN THIS ISSUE
YOUR MIND By William Thorpe
LOVE ME, LOVE MY WIFE By George R Ram
RAMBLING With Mrs. Virginia Alston
WRITERS FORUM By George B. Rv
DURHAM SOCIAL NOTES By Mrs. SymiMr Day*
PREGNANCY PLANNING & HEALTH By G. Riggsbee
CHEYENNE SCOUT CORNER By E. L. Keanwy
tor of Congressional Relations, Office of Eco
nomic Opportunity; H. Naylor Fitzhugh,
Chairman, Advisory Committee, Howard U.
Small Business Center, VP, Pepsi-Cola Co.;
Mr. Jenkins; Edwin Allison, Pepsi Repre
sentative, Richmond; and 1 David Rice Associ
ate Director, NBL.
Standing: Dr. Wilford L. White, Director
Howard U. SB Center; Preston Lambert,
and Wiley Partee.
relative calm while Ayden
faced a weekend of threats of
renewed violence in the form
of a threatened "take over"
from local whites, and the ar
rest of several dozen blacks
for violations of the curfew
prohibiting mass assembly.
Conflict in the town of
Last Rites Held at White Rock
Church for Mrs. Pearl Grigsby
Mrs. N. Pearl Grigsby, an
active community leader, died
at a local hospital last week.
Mrs. Grigsby, widow of the
late Y. J. Grigsby and former
operator of Ace Plumbing
Company, of 309 Pekoe St.,
was given funeral services Fri
day at White Rock Baptist
Church by pastor, the Rev.
Lorenzo A. Lynch and was
buried in the Beechwood
Cemetery.
Mrs. Grigsby was noted for
her services with the White
Rock Baptist Church where
she was a member of the senior
choir. She abo served as assist
ant teacher of Susie V. Nor
fleet Bible Class and a zone
captain. She held member
ship In the following organi
zations: Education Forum;
Hampton Alumni Association;
Human Relations Sub-Com •
mittee of the Women In Ac
tion for the Prevention of Vio
many as 20,000 addtioaai
minority loam.
"These loans and the eco
nomic development they en
gender," the Secretary said,
"will be an effective, demon
strable force in the expansion
of the business and private
sectors of the minority com
munities.
PRICE: 20 CENTB
Ayden intensified during the
weekend over a planned Fri
day night visit from President
Ralph D. Abernathy of the
Southern Christian Leadership
Conference. Whites, led by an
prganization, the Rights of
White People, reacted to news
(See EMERGENCY page 8}
lence and its Causes; Scout
ing Program and National Re
tired Teachers Association.
Much of State
Feels Cold
There wa« light snow in at
least four North Carolina
counties early yesterday as a
cold front brought blustery
winds and low temperatures
across most of the state.
Snow was reported in Ashe.
Avery. Watauga and Wilkes
counties early yesterday
morning, with accumulations of
up to an inch In most places, it
melted during the day.
There was some ice on roads
early in the day, but no serious
traffic accidents were reported
as a result of it.
Temperatures were to the
tens in mountain areas Sunday
night and early Monday
morning At Grandfather.
Mountain the low was atoa
degrees.
Daytime highs were generally
in the 40s across the state
yesterday, but in seme
mountain sreas they were to
the 20s.
    

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