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No Offense Intended
The Carolinian herewith publishes a
letter written to it by Atty. Samuel S.
Mitchell addressed to its publisher, Paul
Jervay, referring to last week’s (Feb. 26,
1966) Editorial Feature.
The letter is published as any other
letter to its editor or publisher thereby
assuring Mr. Mitchell or anyone a for
um in its column where there is dis
agreement with this newspaper’s point
of view.
No libel or slander is present as none
was intended to any person or organiza
25 February 1966
Mr. Paul Jervay
518 East Martin Street
Raleigh, North Carolina
ruary 26, 1966, Issue
Dear Mr. Jervay:
I have read your front page “EDI
TORIAL FEATURE”, which bears the
sub-title “NAACP Prexy Bypassed,” I
have answered the telephone many times
today on this article and have been stop
ped in the streets no less than one-half
dozen times by persons inquiring as to
the meaning of your article and as to
my conduct as an attorney.
This letter is written to give you no
tice that I consider this article as slan
derous to me, in particular, and as slan
derous to all other attorneys involved.
It is not my intention to allow this abuse
to go unredressed. It is my purpose, by
this letter, to give you the statutory right
of mitigating the circumstances by the
What Price Glory?
There is an old saying that goes, “It
does not matter whether you win or lose,
but how well you played the game”. It
is true Winston-Salem won the CIAA
championship Saturday night, but we
wonder how much it cost in the action of
its coach, C. E. Gaines, who made a
scene after winning the semi-final game
Friday night.
We do not intend to take anything
away from Coach Gaines and certainly
his boys displayed the kind of sports
manship and spirit that a winner should
possess. Mr. Gaines’ action brought a
severe rebuke from the Commissioner
and even resulted in a fine of SIOO.OO.
Another feature was the fact that the
fine was imposed on Gaines and not the
We have watched this sports event,
since it was played in Turners Arena,
twenty-one years ago and seen it grow
from a final night crowd of 1,100 to 8,-
218. It is our firm belief that it has
grown up and is ready to be accepted in
sports circles as one of the top per
formances in eastern basketball.
Wt- can understand how a coach can
become upset over a decision and could
be right, but the rules of good sports
manship go beyond one’s emotions. If
sports do not teach one to forgive mis-
Did You Know . . ,
Did you know that over 800 Negro
teachers lost their jobs in 'he South to
date because of the civil rights move
ment; and that only a small percentage
was placed elsewhere ir- their profession?
They had to seek other fields of endeav
or to earn a livelihood.
Did you know that it is believed, thru
use, honey and vinegar as a mixture, are
considered relaxing and, in a measure,
relieve tension including hardening of
Did you know that one of the main
reasons Georgia has so many Negroes
in tb ; House of Representatives is that
then is little or no censoring of who
works for whom? Portraits of all candi
dates, white and Negro, are to be found
prominently displayed on front-yard
lawns of Negroes in many areas of At
lanta. Communication is open between
candidates and Negroes interested in
better government and s more whole
some climate for all to live and flourish.
Did you know that there is little or
no difference between paying a tenant’s
difference in rental after a landlord has
been advised to renovate or rebuild than
should a homeowner be made to rebuild
or renovate his home in the name of a
better, and more beautiful city? The
homeowner possibbly should be subsi
dized under Urban Renewal along with
the tenant. Displaced people may be
(homeowners and tenants alike) bigger
assets to an economy should their in
come increase and their abode beautified
where they presently live.
Did you know that passing your copy
of The CAROLINIAN along to a friend
or relative here or away from Raleigh
would be considered a favor by those of
us who publish and print this newspaper
for your reading pleasure . . . and that
many relatives would consider their
hometown weekly as a letter from home?
Try it. won’t you!
Did you know that there are at least
printing of a retraction as simularly
featured (2 columns, page 1, Editorial
feature) as conspicuously displayed as
your libelous Article of February 26,
1966. I have particular reference to the
following portions of your article:
(1) “ . . . Mrs. Veasey said the suit
was discussed, plans made to file same
and Attorney Mitchell was to be advis
ed when to file the suit. Nonetheless, she
says the suit was filed by Atty. Mitchell
without her knowledge or authority, at
the time.”
(2) “ . THE CAROLINIAN, like
Mrs. Veasey, sees a new day for Raleigh
when its civic and political organizations
begin to function with freedom and with
out self-styled leaders who use organiza
tions for their advancement and then let
them decay. Through the years, Raleigh
has had to continually re-activate its
Citizens Association and NAACP.”
I am suggesting that you take this let
ter seriously, that you investigate for the
truth of matters of which you have writ
ten and that you hand the copy of this
letter to your attorneys with instructions
that they contact me. Under no circum
stances should you attempt to conact me
unless you do so through an attorney.
This letter is mailed to you pursuant to
North Carolina General Statute 99-1 and
this informs you that the matter quoted
from your article above is false in its en
We have sent this letter by certified
mail in order to insure its receipt.
Very truly yours.
takes, profit by defeat and even suffer
punishment at times, then athletic events
are losing their virtue.
Certainly Coach Gaines had a right
to tell the official that he did not see
the call like he saw it and we can even
understand how he would be upset, but
there was nothing so bad that Mr. Gain
es’ right thinking could have not have
amended. His abuse to the official was
certainly uncalled for. It is well that all
coaches should realize that not only their
boys are watching them and expecting
the highest type of leadership, in com
bat, but there are the contestants they
are facing and an audience that came to
see a game played with decor and per
sonal stamina: not abusive language and
bad deportment.
It so happened that Commissioner W.
Trent Johns passed when the affair was
happening and Referee Carter had the
peace of mind to come between Coach
Gaines and his partner, Jones, ust the
coach reached for Jones’ glasses. Coach
Gaines’ team had won and even though
there were some calls that he did not a
gree with this was no time for this utter
display of bad sportsmanship. We would
like for Mr. Gaines and other coaches to
know that we are reaching for higher
goals and we cannot reach them with
disrespect for officials.
sixty (60) national conventions in Amer
ica each year whose Negro sponsors have
spent millions of dollars in travel, etc.,
attending these well organized profes
sional, social, religious, fraternal and
trade groups meetings in some of the
largest facilities and cities in the U.S.?
Did you know that Hammock’s Beach
isn’t designed to entertain professional
(teachers) people exclusively? The gen
eral public is expected to take advan
tage of this fast-growing recreation and
social beach mecca.
Did you know that Alexander Barnes
is one of the most traveled Tarheels, cov
ering over 100.000 miles a year via air,
rail and highway? He is scheduled to
leave Raleigh-Durham Airport Tues
day. March 15. returning Monday, Mar.
21. This trip is in behalf of the AME
Zion Church and takes Mr. Barnes to
the British West Indies and Georgetown,
British Guiana.
Did you know that the Winston-Sa
lem Rams have copped the CIAA crown
six times during the 26-year history of
the tourney?
Did you know that William M. Bell
has been the motivating spirit in getting
Negro teams into NCAA competition?
Did you know that he chairman of the
NCAA Midwest and South Central Col
lege Division Basketball Tournaments
and all participants must be certified by
ms committee? Did you knew that he
was elected to the Summitt County (Ak
ron) Ohio Hall of Fame and was named
one of the two winners from North Car
olina for the Junior Chamber of Com
merce National Physical Fitness Award?
Did you know that the 1966 CIAA
Tournament was perhaps the first one
that Harry (Big Jeff) Jefferson has ev
er missed ? Did you know that he has
been the real image of college athletics
for a number of years and has net only
produced winning teams wherever he has
coached, but has figured greatly in the
development of the CIAA?
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VOL. 25, NO. 15
loth Are
Wake County Sheriff Robert
J. Pleasants said here Tues
day, the appointment of Wake
County’s first Negro deputy
sheriffs was based on "their
individual qualifications, their
respective honorable reputa
tions, their past records of
activities as citizens of their
communities, and my firm be
lief in their capacity and po
J. Russell Nipper, clerk of
Wake County Superior Court,
adminstered the oaths of of
fice in the Sneriff’s office Tues
day to Parrish L. Womble, 27,
of Holly Springs, and James
A. Brown, 39, of Fuquay-Va
rina. *'*
Both are graduates of the
Fuquay Springs Consolidated
High School.
The sheriff also said, "I
am convinced that these two
deputy sheriffs can and will
perform the duties of their
office in such a manner that
will merit the support and ap
Victim Os
Assault In
Jesse Alfonza Banks, 42, of
128 N. Fisher St., apparently
didn’t know when he was well
off during a drinking session
in Raleigh’s Lincoln Park sec
tion late Monday night.
According to Patrolmen R.
F. Johnson and R, F. Perry,
at 11;02 p. m. Monday, Mr.
Banks was drinking at 106 1/2
N. Carver Street, when Miss
Judy Mae Smith, 22, of 106
N. Carver, "came in to buy
herself a drink.”
Miss Smith reportedly told
the cops that Banks slapped her
and knocked her "down on the
floor and attempted to stab
me with a butcher knife.”
Dr. Goodwin
154th Year
Orator Sun.
Dr. Kelly O. P, Goodwin,
pastor of Mount Zion Baptist
Church, Winston-Salem, will
deliver the 154th anniversary
(See REV. GOODWIN. P. 2)
From Raleigh s Official Police Files.
In-Laws Feud;
Goes Down
Mrs, Juanita Williams, 26,
of 225 S. East Street, report
ed to Officers R. E„ Keeter
and G, W. Williams at 3:30
P. m. Monday, that her brother
in-law, 20-year-old Johnny
Williams, same address, came
into the apartment and start
ed to quarrel with her,
Mrs. Williams said young
Williams assaulted her by
knocking her down twice with
his hajids and fists.
Although the report listed
visible Injuries as “none, 1 ” the
woman signed a warrant, charg
ing her brother-in-law with as
sault and battery.
North Carolina s Leading Weekly
FIRST NIGRO I)F FOR COUNTY aKF SWORN IN - Clerk of Wake County Superior
Court J. Russell Nipper, right, administers the oath of office to Wake County’s first Negro deputy
.sheriffs as Sheriff Robert J. Pleasants looks on from left. The two are Parrish L, Womble,
second from left, and James A. Brown. Both are graduates of Fuquay Consolidated High School.
(See story).
Historian John Hope franklin Mam
Speaker for Carnage School
One of America’s foremost
authorities on Negro history,
Dr. John Hope Franklin, will
be the featured speaker Sun
day, March 6, when the Fred
J. Carnage Junior High School
is dedicated.
Carnage School was complet
ed iast Spring and students en
tered it for the first time in
September, 1965,
At present, Dr. Franklin is.
professor of American History
at the University of Chicago.
' i £sSpk
Says Mate Put
Bump On Head
Mrs. Dorothy Gaither, 35, of
211 S. Swain Street, told "the
law' at 3:20 p. rri. Saturday,
she was sitting in her house
"talking with friends''- when
her husband, Sam Gaither, also
35, came in and started an
argument with tier.
She declared he then started
hitting her about the body with
his hands and fists.
Mrs. Gaither, who suffered
a "bump on the head," sign
ed a warrant, and Mr. Gaither
was arrested on an assault and
battery rap and jailed unde
a SIOO bond.
(*«« CRIME BEAT. P. 3)
The recipient of a B. A.
degree from Fisk University,
Nashville, Tenn., Dr. Franklin
holds the M. A. and Ph. D.
degrees from Harvard Univer
sity, Cambridge, Mass.
All s Quiet On Campus Os
Fayetteville State College
dent body of Fayetteville State
College attended classes as us
ual with a notable change In
their disposition,
Friday found them with a
smiling eagerness toward their
school that had been lacking
for several months.
The turnabout started last
Wednesday night when half of
the student body of 1,200 gath
ered outside the administrative
building and presented a
lengthy list of grievances to the
.300 AKA
To Raleigh
Three-hundred delegates and
visiting members of the Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority will be
expected in Raleigh Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday, March
18, 19, and 20, to attend the
Thirteenth Annual Regional
Conference of the Mid-Atlantic
Region to be held at the Sir
Walter Motor Hotel.
The theme of the conference
is "Project AKA- Advance
ment Through. Knowledge and
Action." Hostess chapters for
the regional are Alpha Theta
Omega, Beta Rho, of Shaw U
niverslty, and Gamma XI of St.
Augustine's College, Raleigh,
Dr. Dorothy Roulding Fere
bee, medical director Howard
University Health Service,
Washington, D. C. will speak at.
the banquet on Saturday March
19, at 7:30 p. m. in the Virginia
Dare BalP oonu Dr., Ferebee
is a member of many civic
and scientific organizations.
She has traveled extensively
in Europe, Africa, the Carrl
bean and South America as
Consultant to the U, S, Depart
ment of State.
She is the recipient of the
First Hadassah Myrtle Wreath
He has held fellowships from
the Edward Austin and Julius
Rosenwald Funds.
A former professor at St.
Augustine's College here, Dr.
Franklin has also held profes
sorships at North Carolina Col
lege at Durham, Fisk Univer
sity and Howard University
(See DR. FRANKLIN, P. 2)
college heads, along with a
statement that classes would be
boycotted until some agreement
had been reached.
The complaint specifically
dealt with the student body’s
wish to have a hand in the ad
ministration of their college.
Listed for immediate action
were desires for less stress on
the coeds' social life, a more
efficient medical care program,
(•*« fbc inuim. *». **
tured above is Soror Millie Dunn Veassv, left, Associate
Regional Director of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,.presenting a plaque
to Mrs, Marjorie B, Debnarn as Omicron Zeta Chapter’s 1965
"Woman of the Year” during Us Finer womanhood Ob
servance at the First Baptist Church Tssi "nivay morning.
Equal Jobs
Talks Here
Samuel C. Jackson, a mem
ber of the U. S, Equal Em
ployment Opportunity Commis
sion, addressed the Capital As
sociated Industries Seminar or.
Monday, Feb. 28, at 9:30 a. m.
in Raleigh. The seminar was
held at the College Inn Motel.
Commissioner Jackson, a
former Topeka, Kansas at
torney, is one of the legal arch
itects of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964, especially, the sec
tion whlci created the Equal
Employment Opportunity Com
mission to administer Title VII
of the Act.
The Commission was acti
vated on July 2, 1965. Its mem
bers are concerned with four
(See EQUAL JOBS. P. 2)
A. Barnes
DURHAM - In a continued
effort to come face to face with
the Ku Klux Klan, the Civil
Liberties Department, Improv
ed Benevolent & Protective Or
der of Elks of the World, work
ing through the N. C. State As
sociation, took the matter di
rectly to the home of Grand
Dragon J. Robert Jones, Fri
day night when Alexander
Barnes, state director, visited
him, in Granite Quarry.
The visit was a follow-up
to a letter sent to Jones, by
Barnes about two weeks ago,
in which he invited him to take
part in a panel, which would
be one of the features of the
annual program of the Civil
Liberties Department, in Ra
leigh, Sunday, May 1, at 8 p.
(Sec ELK LEADER, P. 2)
RCA Plans
The Raleigh Citizens Asso
ciated, re-activated last Thurs
day at a meeting to choose
new officers, will hold its in
stallation and recognition ser
vices Sunday, March 13, at 5
p. m. at the Davie Street U
nited Presbyterian Church
where the Rev. Frank Hutchison
is minister.
A highlight of the recogni
tion service will be to recog
nize and honor the outgoing
officers of the Association.
New Officers are: President,
the Rev. Charles W. Ward;
vice-president, Clarence E.
(Baby) Lig'ntner; corresponding
secretary, Ernest L. Raiford;
and recording secretary, Mrs.
Frank Hutchison.
(»o* rca astes. s». **

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