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THE CAROLINA TIMES SAT.. FEBRUARY 28, 1876
IN AND AROUND
By R. D. Arndrcng
ROCKY-MOUNT - Tension began toease here early last1
week between the members of the Ebeneza'Missionary Baptist
Church and a local building contractor who plans to construct
an apartment complex near the church.
The problem developed recently when the contractor, who
is white, brought a parcel of land that jutted between the
present site of the Ebeneza Church and some newly acquired
property land nearby.
The church, which is located on Raleigh Road in the
southwest quadrant of Rocky Mount, has a membership of
approximately 400 and is pastored by the Rev. Thomas
Picketing of the area began last Saturday morning following
a series of church meetings during the previous week. A
quickly called conference between the building contractor and
church officials Sunday afternoon brought the two parties to
the conference table for negotiations.
A thirty-day cooling-off period was announced during
which time some agreement is expected to be reached.
Mr. and Mrs. Miles Edwards of 734 Peter Street were
honored on their fiftieth wedding anniversary recently at their
daughter's home, Miss Carolyn Edwards, in Washington, D.C.
Miss Edwards' home in Washington was beautifully
arranged for the wedding anniversary with a motif of gold
flowers and ribbons. More than forty guests were present for
the occasion, including members of the family.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, natives of Rocky Mount, have eight
children. They are: Mrs. Geraldine Green of Wilson; Miles, Jr.,
of Philadelphia, Pa.; William, Blackwood, N. J.; Jerome,
Wareshow, S. C; Mrs.Connie Kirkland, Philadelphia; Ronald,
also of Philadelphia; Robert of Rocky Mount, and Carolyn of
There are fifteen grandchildren and four great
grandchildren in the family.
Miss Cynthia Clarey, a graduate of the phased out Booker
T. Washington Senior High School now residing in
Binghampton, N. Y., was recently awarded a Special Study
Scholarship from the National Opera Institute of Washington,
After completing high school here Miss Clarey did her
undergraduate work at Howard University and her advance
work at the JuHiard School of Music in New York City. She
appeared here as guest soprano Soloist with the North Carolina
Symphony about two years ago. -
This summer Miss Clarey will be soloist for the Greenwich
Choral Society in Greenwich, Conn. Also, she is scheduled to
perform in England during the early part of the summer.
While in school here Miss Clarey, a native of Smithfiled,
Va., resided with AA. Neville and the late Mrs. Annie Lee
Nevffle at 419 Atlantic Ave.
Club Camaraderie, a local women's organization, presented
a check last week to the Rocky Mount Boy's Club in support
of the club's work here .
The club was organizaed in January, 19S6 and has been
actively engaged in sponsoring unity and love through its
membership. The club also has as one of its objectives helping
needy families and individuals in the community and providing
entertainment for the members.
Officers of the club are Mrs. Eva McNeil.president; Mrs.
Fannie Petway, vice president; Mrs. Arvenia Slade, secretary;
Mrs. lizzie Byrd, asst. secretary; Mrs. Beatrice Bullock,
financial secretary; Mrs. Arstena Boddie, ass't financial
secretary and Mrs. Bernice Davis, treasurer.
Dennis Reed is executive director of the local boy's club
was not available to receive the check, however, chairman of
the board of directors, Woody Brown, did the honors on
behalf of the club.
The Rhomania Banuet, sponsored each year by the Beta
Zeta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is
connection with annual Debutante Ball, was held Sunday
afternoon at John Bulluck's Restaurant.
A banquet crowd qf more than three hundred was on hand
for the delightful event. Twenty-six prospective debutantes,
their escorts, parents and friends enjoyed the delightful meal
and a program which was presented by the debs.
The sorority, which has been sponsoring the colorful ball
here for the past twenty-eight years, has also been involved in
the observance of Black History Month. The chapter has
provided newspaper articles to the local daily paper and to two
local radio stations.
The crowing feature of the yearly ball and other events
leading to it, will be the ball and pageant itself which is
scheduled for the Community Center on Friday evening,
The debutantes are also scheduled to appear on the
'Together with Eve" television show which emenates from
WNCT-TV, channel 9, in Greenville, on Sunday, March 21.
The time has been set for 9:30.
Also in sorority news last week was the observance of the
Golden Anniversary of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. . . .
The local Chi Omega Chapter was founded on the campus
of Brick Junior College near Enfield in 192S. The chapter,
which had six charter members, was moved to Rocky Mount
when the junior college was phased out in 1933. There are
thirty-three active members today.
One of the founders of the national chapter at Howard
University, Miss Anna Easter Brown, was teaching at Brick
Junior College at the time Chi Omega was founded and was
instrumental in its organization.
Following a worship service last Sunday afternoon at the
St. James Baptist Church, members of the chapter visited the
grave site of Miss Brown here. During the week, the sorority
had sponsored a dance for members of all Greek Letter
organizations here and held a "closed" banquet Saturday
evening at the Downtwon Holiday Inn.
Members of Chi Omega Chapter are also helping on the
local level to implement the national programwhich has severaT
components including scholarship and travel grants: Negro
Heritage; Social Action; Job Corps; ; Leadership Schools;
Federal Information and Projects; Career Guidance and
Miss Helen Hines, a member of the Rocky Mount City
School staff, is president of the local chapter. Other officers
are Mrs. Mary Edge, Miss Willie Settle, Mrs. Maria Battle, and
Mrs. Rosa Brodie.
More than 300 teachers, principals, aides and parents met at
the North Edgecombe High School at Leggett Saturday
afternoon in an effort to develop a tutorial program under
ESEA Title I in Edgecombe County.
The day-long conference got underway with a business
session which was followed by reports which described the
State of ESEA Tide I projects and activities in schools in the
William Brake, chairman of the Edgecombe Board of
Education, extended the welcome to those attending the
meeting. He also introduced the members of Board. Special
guests, in attendance were introduced by Lee Hall,
superintendent of Schools in Edgecombe County.
Appearing on the program were Dr. Frank Weaver, assistant 1
superintendent, Durham Gty Schools; Congressman L. H.
Fountain (D-NC) and a native of the Leggett area; Dudley
Flood, assistant State Superintendent and Harold Webb,
Deputy Assistant State Superintendent.
Mrs. Rosa Purvis director of the Title I ESEA program in
the county, planned and directed the program, which,
according to Supt. Hall, was the first ever conducted in the
Willie Muse. Winner: Shawn
Jeter. Mrs. Statue H. Russ
placed the silver crown
embellished with bright red
Valentine-hearts. Mrs. Elaine
Pratt bestowed the gifts of
IS NAMED TO
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Chester Harris, social chairman,
Miss Sharon Pratt, program
chairm, Miss Ava Darlene Best.
Have a Heart for Missions".
was a huge success. The Youth
ORANGEBURG, S. C. -Dr.
M. Maceo Nance Jr.,
president of South Carolina
State College in Orangeburg,
recently joined other
nationally respected names in
higher education and the
business community as a
member of the board of
directors of College Placement
Funded in part by the
federal governmen and
supported by close to 150 of
the top businesses and
industries in the country, CPS
serves 106 colleges and
universities, providing the
means for minority college
students to fulfill their career
' It helps to open up career
opportunities to minority
students that they have not
traditionally had," Nance
The CPS program focuses
on minority college students
who need comprehensive
career counseling and
placement programs to equip
them to enter the mainstream
of competitive employment
opportunities in business,
industry and government
agencies and to help them
make beneficial choices among
programs of graduate
- w a a w a w t
programs at participating
institutions, including the
Career Development Center at
S. C. Slate College, it directed
counselors, faculty members
ana career counseling and
appreciation upon the
Missionary Department reached ParticipanU. Other youth leaders placement officers. Assistance
out and touched, surprisingly WCIC Annie m. is provided at no coat to those
enough, a mass audience came. Dunim "Pvisor; directors; institutions.
out to support the Youtii Mrt Hattie P-tin, Mrs. Annie Nance's term of service on
Project The NCCU Pentecostal Daniels, George B. the 12-person board expires in
choir was at its singing best, Rus-Abner Mason, Jr., Tyrone January, 1979.
therefore the children's program Ceron.
reached monumental heights. 4
Miu Sholia Uo orn nMmla1 W
over ..the program. The
invocation was conducted by
Shelton Jones of NCCU. Miss
Cathy Parrish projected a warm,
friendly welecome to the guest
choir and its many friends. The
speaker was Sister Paulette
Everette, a young minister of the
gospel. Currently, the personable
Sister Everette is president of
the Pentecostal Fellowship on
NCCU campus. Sister Paulette
Everette is a senior pursuing her
undergraduate studies in Health
Education at Central. The pretty
Miss is a native of Asheboro. She
is described as a ''born again and
true rninister of the Word of
The petite minister chose as a
text: Acts 1:8 Subject; ' Gazing
but not Grazing."
A mini-coronation was
presented by the youth leaders.
The contestants were: Shawn
Jeter, Willie Muse and Frank
Pratt, Jr. They were escorted to
the periphery of the rostrum by
Jill Taylor, Lynecia Cooper and
Lynn Hill. Here, reports were
made as follows: 1st runner-up,
Frank Pratt, Jr., 2nd runner-up,
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