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    RALEIGH MAN MURDERED AT
DURHAM’S BILTMORE HOTEL
Seek Off
Woman In
Slaying
BY CHARLES R. JONES
The court order of Superior
Court Judges Braswell and Mal
lard, banning news evidence in
murder situations, really hit
home last week as this news
man has been stymied on al
most every front in trying to
gather Information relative to
the murder of a Raleigh father
of six children in a Durham
hotel room last Thursday.
Through almost constant in
terviews with the Durham and
Raleigh Police Departments, we
were able to gather the follow
ing facts:
Otis Harris Mial, who would
have been 32 years of age on
November 3 of this year, was
found shot to death in his
room at the Biltmore Hotel,
stated Durham Police Detective
Captain Edward G. Atkins,
Mial had been shot through
the temple.
The suspect, whom it has
been established is a colored
female from Raleigh, is alleg
ed to have escaped the hotel
and hailed a taxicab, which
reportedly brought her back to
Raleigh, almost Immediately
after the murder.
Captain Atkins admitted that
two of Durham’s Negro detec
tives were in this city Monday,
seeking a pilot ograph, which was
to be developed and forwarded
to his department this week.
We also contacted Raleigh’s
Detective Captain Robert e.
Goodwin, who assured us that
we had his cooperation, but
that the two judges’ order had
his hands tied at the present.
Police Chief Thomas Davis was
also sympathetic, saying, “We
(See MAN SLAIN. P. 2)
Sweepstakes
Cash Goes To
Two Ladies
Two ladies, one from Raleigh
and the other a Garner resi
dent, won The CAROLINIAN
Sweepstakes’ first and second
prizes, respectively, last week.
Mrs. Bennie Pulley, of 513 S.
Swain Street, was the winner of
SSO first prize with number
2825, which came from Superior
Sales and Service Company, E.
Martin Street.
Mrs. Sue Ann Williams, 315
Smith Drive, Garner, the
mother of seven children, a
housewife, won second prize
money amounting to S3O, with
number 621. She is married
to Melvin Williams, and said,
aside from spending some of
her winnings on her children,
she would purchase a new out
fit to wear to church. She is
a member of Wake Baptist
Church in Garner. Mrs. Wil
liams said, “1 am overjoyed av
being a winner of The Sweep
stakes. I have been trying to
win now for a long time. “Her
winning number came from
Capital Furniture and Appliance
Company, also on E. Martin St.
Mrs. Pulley, on the other
hand, was a three-time winner
last week.
First she won $5 in Winn-
Dlxie’s Let’s Go To The Races
and another $5 in A&P’sThree
(See SWEEPSTAKES, P. 2)
vV KA T U } \{
Temperatures for the next
five days, Thursday through
Monday, will average two to
■lx degrees below normal.
Normal high and low tem-
Kratures for the period will
77 and 54 degrees. Rather
cool weather will prevail
throughout the period. Pre
cipitation will total one-third
of an inch or more, occurring
at the beginning, toward the
•nd of the week and again at
th« and of the ported.
WEEP AT FIRE SCENE -CMcAgo: Women weep
u unseen firemen remove bodies of some of the seven
persons who perished in an apartmenthouse fire in this city s
southside early last Friday. At least four others were in
jured and the search continued for other possiole victims.
The blaze in the building, composed of one-room kitchen
ette apartments, was brought under control within an hour
after it started. (UPI PHOTO).
THE COROLINIAN
VOL. 25, N 0.45
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Carmichael,
Others Give
Reactions
ATLANTA - (NPI) - The
release of two top civil rights
leaders did its part In cooling
racial tempers last week. How
ever, there were somber warn
ings from civil rights leaders
that the slaying of the 1986
Civil Rights Bill could result
in a long, hot autumn and winter.
Stokely Car m i c h a e 1, freed
from jail on $1,999 bond after
being held on a riot charge,
threatened more civil rights
marches In Atlanta.
“Atlanta might as well get
used to (the demonstrations)”
said the SNCC chairman.
Carmichael said he prefer
red to be on the outside of
jail because there was work for
(See CARMICHAEL, P. 2)
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Poor Stage
March On
Washington
WASHINGTON, D. C. -
George A. Wiley, Director of
the Poverty/Rights Action Cen
ter, announced last week a na
tional mass march on Washing
ton by thousands of poor people.
On Tuesday, Sept. 27th, local
poverty organizations descend
ed on the Capitol to see their
Congressmen and displayed
disapproval with the current
lace of concern for effective
anti-poverty legislation.
Both the House and Senate
have delayed action this ses
sion and together with increas
ingly stringent administration
of the existing programs by
Sargent Shriver, the efforts in
local communities are being
curtailed.
The Poverty/Rights Action
Center coordinated a morning
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RALEIGH, N.. C. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 1. 1966
ILLUSTRATES HB PROPOSAL - Charlotte:The Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Is pictured In North Carolina’s
largest city last Wednesday night as he proposes “striped
power*' be added to the language to place increasing cries
of “black power” and “white power” in perspective. Dr.
King told an integrated audience of some 5,000 persons
“Like it or not, America is bound together in an amalgam
of black and white, which must progress as a nation.” (UPI
PHOTO).
"Hard Days Ahead/’
King Advises 5,360
CHARLOTTE - Spurred by
Martin Luther King’s warning
that there are “hard days a
head” in the civil rights move
ment the United Presbyterian
Commission on Religion and
Race has initiated a large-scale
retooling of its operations.
The Commission voted pre
liminary approval of a plan to
place further emphasis on spec
ialized work La the South, the
lawgm If# Contempt
Ruling Against Wallace
MONTGOMERY, Ala. A
motion for contempt of court
was filed against Alabama Gov
ernor George C. Wallace last
week by the NAACP Legal De
fense and Educational Fund,
Inc. (LDF).
The U.S. District Court was
asked to require Gov. Wallace
“to exercise his control and
supervision over the public
schools of the state of Ala
bama in such a manner as to
promote and encourage the eli
mination of racial discrim
ination..."
The same Court enjoined Gov.
Wallace in July of 1964 from
“obstructing by any means"
school officials seeking to in
tegrate schools.
LDF attorneys now assert
that Gov. Wallace has made
official statements threatening
to use the State Police against
local Alabama school boards
which attempt to integrate fac
ulty and students.
The suit charges the Gover
nor with playing an instrumental
role in getting the Alabama Leg
islature to enact a bill (H. 446)
for the sole purpose of nulli
fying school desegregation.
LDF attorneys point out that
Slaps Woman,
Damages A Car,
Thoa 'Makes It’
Miss Patricia Ann Banks, 21,
of 1511 Poole Road, told two
cops at 3:08 p. m. Saturday,
she and Jesse Alfonza Banks,
43, of 128 N. Fisher Street,
had an argument and he “hit
me three times in the face with
his hand."
The young woman said she
then ran and got into a 1963
Chevrolet, which she had bor
rowed from George McKinley
Bryant, of 1507 E. Edenton St.
Banks, she declared, threw a
chair at the car, breaking off
it’s radio antennae and doing
$5 in damage to it.
(See SLAPS WOMAN, P. 2)
metropolitan sections of the
North and West. The change al
so calls for addition of a staff,
person to concentrate on work
with the Spanish-speaking min
ority.
The Commission meeting
which ended last Thursday was
held here in observance of the
100th anniversary of Presby
terian work In this part of the
(See HARD DAYS’, P 2)
the new law Is In direct op
position to “Title VI of the Ci
vil Rights Act of 1964 and re
gulations promulgated thereun
der by the U.S. Department of
Health, Education and Wel
fare.”
The Court was asked speci
fictally to have the Governor:
♦cease enforcement of H. 446
In the future and undo “acts
performed pursuant to the stat
ute.”
♦“cease his Interference with
desegregation attempts by local
public school officials.”
♦“should be required to ac
complish and effectuate total
desegregation of all public
schools In the State of Ala
bama...lncluding the withdrawal
of state funds from school dis
tricts which have not taken,.,
affirmative steps to effectively
desegregate their schools.”
The suit was filed by local
Attorney Fred D. Gray. As
sociated with Mr. Grav are
LDF Director-Counsel Jack
Greenbere. Mel vvn Zarr, Nor
man Amaker, Charles Jones,
Stephen Ralston, and Henry
Aronson, all of New York City.
From Official Folicc 1 Files
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Half-Sister Is
Held In Chase
Miss Catherine Hedgepeth,
28, of 307 S. Bloodworth St.,
reported to Officers D. L. Di
ckerson and J. A. Mohiser at
3:19 p.m. Monday, that her half
sister, Miss Leora Elizabeth
Watson, 24, of 547 E. Hargett
Street, chased her from her own
house to 218 E. Martin St.,
all the while brandishing a but
cher knife.
The two officers arrested
Miss Watson on a warrant sig
ned by her half sister, charg
ing assault with a deadly wea
pon.
She was lodged in Wake
County Jail, under’ a bond of
SSO.
PRICE 15 CENTS
To Appear
As Woman's
Day Orator
Attorney Frankie Muse Free
man, a member of the United
States Commission on Civil
Rights, will be guest speaker
for the morning services at the
Martin Street Baptist Church
for the annual Woman's Day
observance Sunday, October 9.
A native of Danville, Va,
and a graduate ot Hampton In
stitute and Howard University
School of Daw, Mrs. Freeman
has held the position of As
sociate General Counsel, St.
Louis Housing and Land Clear
ance Authorities in St, Louis,
Missouri, since May, 1956.
As a member of the bar in
Washington, D.C., and the State
of Missouri, Attorney F reeman
has been a knitted to practice
law hi the Supreme Court of
the United States, and has en
gag d in the practice of law in
sir" and federal courts since
(P ,V. FREEMAN, P. 2>
attorney freeman
Deadwyier
Widow Asks
$5 Million
LOS ANGELES-- The
NAACP Legal Defense and Ed
ucational Fund, Inc. (LDF)filed
a $3,000,000.00 damage suit
this week against the City of
Los Angeles in behalf of Bar
bara Jean Deadwyier.
Mrs. Deadwyler’s husband.
Leonard, vas shot and killed
by police officer J.M. Bova
on May 7, lilbO as he drove
his pregnant wife to the hospi
tal under the expectation that a
child was about to be born.
The suit asks damages for the
wrongful death of Leonard
Deadwyier and for emotional
distress suffered by Mrs. Dead
wyier.
Los Angeles police pursued
the speeding car. which flew a
(See WIDOW ASKS, P. 2)
Says Girlfriend
Used Wine Jar
Johnny Crawford, of 2 09High
Tower Street, told “the law"
at 1:49 p.m. Sunday, that he
and his girlfriend, Miss Er
nestine Ford, had a quarrel
and “she hit me on my head
with a wine bottle,”
When the cops arrived at
Wake Memorial Hospital,
Crawford “had his head sewed
up” and said he would sign
an assault with a deadly wea
pon warrant against his girl
friend at a later date.
Crawford, who, according to
police reports, was slugged,
sported an inch long cut over
the right eye,
(See CRIME BEAT, P. 3)
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EDITORIAL FEATURE
Guest Editorial
Bv Gordon B. Hancock
The Negro-white relations in this
country in particular, and the world in
general, are currently in a bad way; and
matters have not been helped by the»
contagion of rioting here and there about
the country. Let us face up to the ugly
fact that race relations are in a sad state
of disrepair. Only studied and sagacious
leadership can save the Negro race from
great tribulations which are everywhere
impending. Forty years ago on every
hand we could hear boastings of Ne
groes to the effect that we were making
tremendous progress, what with our
multiplying professionals and up-com
ing businesses, our fast expanding edu
cational opportunities, our sweeping
wave of church buildings, our moving
out into better living quarters, acquired
through fleeing whites to the suburbs,
things took on a vivid appearance for the
better. Whites eager to encourage Ne
groes or to flatter them, as the case
would be, were voluble in their praise
of the Negro, and on every side pro
claimed that Negroes had made, and
were making the most wonderful prog
ress of any race known to history. Ne
gro applause was deafening! So I came
upon the scene disputing the widely ac
cepted theories of spectacular Negro
progress, contending that the Negro had
not had a half chance and the vaunted
progress was imposible with a people
with half chance. I further contended
that if it takes a whole chance to build
a white citizen it would take a whole
chance to build a Negro citizen, no more
no less. If a Negro could do such won
ders on half chance while the white man
was getting a full chance, the dominant
white man would be disposed to give
the Negro a half chance and giving him
self a whole chance. Instead of over
lauding the Negro’s progress I began to
talk of the ifficultics that beset the Ne
gro. I faced the ugly fact that a long
view of the color question convinced me
that the Negro was in for great tribula
tion unless his social and economic life
were undergirded with economic oppor
tunities that were nowhere in sight. Os
course, I was called the “Gloomy Dean”
and my attempt to create a job-con
sciousness among Negroes through the
columns of the Negro press was laughed
to scorn. Hancock was a plain fool! As
saying the role of special prophet, he
w'as stoned!
Today Negroes are rioting for jobs,
which are getting scarcer and scarcer.
ST. MARYS, Pa., Press: “When we
attended school many years ago we
were taught the Republic of United
States was a government of the people,
by the people and for the people. Today
we are getting further and further away
from the original meaning . . . Once we
lose our small government, we might
just as well kiss most of our liberties
good-bye and resign oursevles to the
same conditions the people in Russia
live under. We are getting closer each
day with all the agencies the govern
ment is* now controlling, such as wel
fare, social security, medicare, etc. And
you are paying for it, because it is taken
from your paycheck before you even see
it, let alone get your hands on it.”
* * * *
SHELBY, Mont., Promoter: “It’s to
the United States’ interest to work for
a paved highway link to strategically
located Alaska, a state with vast untap
ped economic resources. A paved hig 1
way also will tend to unite us even more
closely with . . . Canada. Canada also
will benefit from a paved highway that
Fannie Barrier Williams was the first
woman appointed to the Chicago Li
brary Board and the only Negro on the
policy-making body, and the first Ne
gro elected to membership in the Chi
cago Woman’s Club.
** * *
Antonio Candido Goncalves Crespo,
Negro poet and journalist, was bom in
Rio de Janeiro. Brazil in 1864. His best
known work, Contos Para as Nossos Fil
hos, a collection of tales, was adopted
in Portugal as a school textbook.
* * * *
In 1783. Reboul, a French inventor,
originated the modern type round din -
ing table that could be extended in oval
shape to accommodate as many as 26
guests. When seated at the “round” ta
ble, no one felt he was sitting at the foot
of the table.
Automation and race prejudice are com
bining to throw the Negro out of a job
and on relief. On every side we hear the
sordid story that the Negro is being
driven to the wall. Our schools and col
leges are geared to preparing some Ne
groes for the upper echelons of econom
ic life, but the masses are being left un
cared for with their only hope in an anti-
Poverty Pogram. This means that in the
long run it will amount to a Negro relief
program. Although there are millions of
Negroes who will embrace the program
without protest and think they are get
ting a bargain, by getting relief, the poor
whites are getting the remaining jobs.
We need a Negro leadership to clearly
see and clearly express the danger that
lies in seeing Negroes take relief instead
of contending for the jobs that remain. If
in the anti-Poverty Program the Negro
settles for a hand-out instead of prepa
ration for a job, the anti-Poverty Pro
gram will be a curse instead of a cure
for our current and impending ills. We
have made the ghetto Negro our great
talking point and excuse for some dan
gerous rioting. Today when we talk
about helping the ghetto Negro, we in
variably think in terms of Government
help which in the last analysis means a
government hand-out. Ghetto Negroes
need training to hold down some jobs
rather than a free hand-out. Unless our
leadership comes out strong for work
opportunities instead of hand-outs, the
anti-Poverty Program will be a curse
instead of a cure. No worse thing could
happen to the ghetto Negro and to other
Negroes in economic straits than a will
ingness to take a hand-out instead of an
opportunity to work for an honest liv
ing. The Negro who is expecting some
thing for nothing is already lost. Our
schools and press and pulpit must be
st" ' the impecunious Negro to the dan
gv.r of trying to get up without working
up and to get out of our current predica
ment without working out. We hear
much about Black Power and White
Power—let our leadership lay before the
struggling ’ Negroes the possibilities of
WORK POWER. If we ever enter the
Promised Land of full citizenship we
must work our way in. Hand-outs will
not do it. NEGRO LEADERSHIP IS
BEING WEIGHED IN THE BALAN
CES. Woe is unto us if it is found want
ing! Let’s stop rioting and go to think
ing! We need a program,
will help develop the rich resources of
her western provinces.”
* * * *
WYNNE, Ark., Progress: “It takes 2
persons to pass a fraudulent check, the
one who gives it and the one who re
ceives it . . . Law enforcement officials
are continually amazed at the gullibility
of people who are otherwise extremely
shrewd. They will take a large check
from a total stranger, forget to ask for
any identification, make no note of the
person’s appearance and are as innocent
as a babe when the officials begin ask
ing for information to help catch the
culprit.”
** * *
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn.,
Journal: “We have not reached the point
of Dickens’ England, when no one dar
ed walk the streets of London without
bodyguards and torchbearers. But the
streets of our cities are unsafe for many
today. Just as England broke the grin
of 18th century criminals, so the United
States today must find away to reverse
the crime statistics and restore safety
and peace in the. streets.”
Dr. Rebecca Cole, a physician, was
the first Negro woman to graduate from
the Woman’s Medical College in Phila
delphia, Pa. She died in 1922.
** * *
Marcus Garvey, famous Black Na
tionalist of the 20’s, and organizer of the
Universal Negro Improvement Associa
tion, was bom in 1887.
* * * *
In 1778, more than 700 Negroes serv
ed under General George Washington.
** * *
Dr. Charles Johnson, late president
of Fisk University, was internationally
famous as a sociologist. His books in
clude, “The Negro in Chicago", “The
Negro in American Civilization”, “Negro
Housing”, “Economic Status of the Ne
gro”, and many others
    

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