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Public Library Fayetteville gt The Carolina Times Is The Oldest, Widest Read Negro Newspaper In The Two Carolinas. CkCa <&mt& PRICE 10c PAY NO MORE VOLUME 33 — NUMBER 22 DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1J57 PRICE: TEN CENTS State NAACP Head Addresses Legislature • • • • • • • • • • • • • • * • • • • • • • •" • James Q. DuPont Shaw University Anti-NAACP Bills Will Not Stop Struggle For Equality Says Kelly M. Alexander RALEIGH Kelly M. Alexander, presi-dent of the N. C. State Confer-ence of Branches, NAACP, ap-peared before the Corporation Committee of the House of Representatives here last Tues-day, May 28. to state NAACP reasons for opposition to three bills the purpose of which is hamstring the work of the or-ganization in the state by pre-venting its operation. Stating that judicial and leg-islative attacks in the South, (such as proposed by bills No. 084 and No. 1133, now before the committee, and No. 1137) seem to be based on the opinion or assumption that the NAACP is responsible for the*contro-versy over racial segregation and discrimination, Alexander denied that the NAACP is the source of such friction. He said the organization is "but one small, although significant; ex-pression of the dissatiefaction that members of the human race, have felt through ages against being singled out and set apart because of the (continued on page 10) MRS. VIOLA TURNER Man Dies After Becoming III In Twin City Jail At the »Zn« Commencement Exercise of Shaw University, held Monde;, May 17, W. J. Kennedy, Jr., President of The North Carolina Mutnal Lite In- AARON DAYE North Carolina Mutual Elevates Two Officers To High Positions Although no official an-nouncement of it has yet been made, the Carolina Times learn-ed from a reliable source this week that two officials of the North Carolina Mutual Life In-surance Company, have recent-ly been elected to top positions to fill vacancies that will occur In the company's official staff come July 1, because of retire-ment. Scheduled to retire are E. R. Merries., vice president and treasurer, and D. C. Deans, Jr., vice president and agency di-rector. Merrlek has rounded out nearly a half century with the company, having started as an agent back in 1910. Deans has served a total of 37 years, hav-ing become connected with It on June IS, 1820. Merrlek will be succeeded by Mrs. Viola Turner, who prior to being elected to fill the post vacated by him, was assistant treasurer. Deans will be suc-ceeded by Aaron Daye, who has held the position of secretary since IBM. Nixon Says Ike' Will Press For Civil Rights Issue Roy Wllklns. NAACP exec* tive secretary, announced here today that Vice President Nixon told him in a recent letter: "The Administration will continue to press for the enactment of its civil rights program during this session of Congress." The letter from the Vice President was dated May 10. Mr. Nixon's message to the NAACP leader also asserted: "I can assure you of the Adminis-tration's continuing and pro-found Interest as well ss active vigilance in the days ahead of what I know we both want— equal opportunity and equal rights for all " The Vice President also re-iterated bis conviction "that ra-cial intolerance and violence in this country feed Red propa-gandists raw material." The letter was sent In re- (contlnued on page 10) Noted Nurse To Study Arabic At John Hopkins BEIRUT LEBANON Miss Mary Lee Mills, Is on her way back to the United States after a five-year assignment as Chief Nurse of the United States Operations Mission to Lebanon. She returns by way of Rome where she will attend the International Congress of Nur-ses. A native of Watha, North Carolina, Miss Mills has been awarded the Decoration of the Cedars for "valiant and gener-ous services as advisor the the Ministry of Health of Lebanon." This honor, she holds In addi-tion to a decoration received for five years of service prior to her last assignment, given through the U.S Public Health Service In Liberia, West Africa. Holding the rank of Lt. Col. in the United States Army, a painting of Miss Mills In uni-form, made by Betsy Graves Reyneau, hangs in a place of honor at the Harmon Founda-tion in the City of New York. Miss Mills, a graduate of New York University in Nursing Education, last year received additional honor from Tuskegee Institute, when U. S. Congress-woman Francis P. Bolton, one of the trustees of the school, conferred on her the honoring degree of Doctorate of Science. Lt Col. Mills is the first Pub lie Health officer to be decoraT ed by two foreign go vernmems- Llberia and Lebanon. Miss Mills left Lebanon last Saturday, May 26, for Rome, and after attending the nurses conference, she will fly via Amsterdam to New York. A 52-year-old Winston-Salem man, stricken in a City Jail cell, died at a local hospital Tuesday, May 21st at 9:40 a.m. The victim, James Naylor, of 746 Moravia Street, was arrest-ed Monday, May 20th and charged with larceny, after Worth and Jessie McLeod, named him as an accomplice in the theft of equipment and ma-terials valued at $2,000. The McLeods were bound to Superior Court in their trial Monday at i saj - Municipal Court. I\W V • IV According to Jail Sergeant, sBBBBslsk seriously opening to Kate Bitting Reynolds Me-morial Hospital, where he died in about one hour later, Forayth County coroner, Dr. V. M. Long, attributed Naylor's death to natural causes, and said that Naylor was an alcoholic and had been hospitalized re-cently. Finals Speaker Never Be Satisfied With Best Work Graduates Told KENNEDY GETS LL.D. DEGREE sun.rice Co., was awarded the I of Trustees and Treasurer of the Doctorate of Laws Degree. The I School. Center is Mr. Kennedy, above photo taken during the 1st the right. President W. R. occasion shows at left, Asa T. I Strassner. Spaulding, member of the Board! Rev. Martin Luther King isSiSpjNaffled Spshgarn Medalist of court and was taken (^ ^^F W Reginald Parker, a mem-ber of the 1957 Hillside High School graduating class, is one of 17 students selected from va-rious sections of the country to receive certificates of sitmltsdasj to Harvard University, Cam-bridge, Mass,, and Regional BeheUrships from the Associat-ed Harvard Clubs. Parker, 17 years of age, who plans to study medicine, is a member of the White Rock Bap-tist Church, and lives with his parents In Durham. Final Meet 01 Durham NCC Alumni, June 3 The Durlfam Chapter of the NCC Alumni Association will hold its final meeting of the academic year on Wednesday night, June 5, at the W. D. Hill Recreation Center on Fayette-ville Street at 8:00 p.m.. accor-ding to an announcement re-ceived from President William A Marsh, Jr. All Committee Chairmen will be presented for discussion. An important item on the agenda for the Wednesday moat-ing is a report on the Alumni Picnic, tentatively slated for June 22. Howard Fitts, Chair-man of the Program Committee, will present the picnic slate for discussion. NEW YORK Martin Luther King, Jr., the young clergyman who headed the dramatic and successful Montgomery, Ala., bus protest movement of 1955-56, has been chosen as the 42nd Spingarn Medalist. Roy WlUclns, execu-tive secretary of the National Association for the Advance-ment of Colored People, an-nouced here today. The medal, awarded annually to a Negro American for dis-tinguished achievement, will be presented to the Rev. Dr. King at th-* Association's 48th annual convention in Detroit, June 25- 30. The presentation is scheduled for the night of June 28. At 28, Dr. King la the young- ■st person and the first active clergyman to be awarded the medal. Described as "dedicated and selfless," he Is cited for his creative contributions to the Fight tor Freedom and his outstanding leadership role in the successful Montgomery bus protest movement." Dr. King, the citation asserts, has "become a foremost ex-ponent of the Ghandian philoso-phy of non-violent passive resis-tance. He has not only preached the doctrine of, 'Love your ene-mies'; he has also demonstrated the efficacy of this Christian faith." The Spingarn Medal was in-stituted in 1014 by the late J E Spingarn, then chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors. It Atkins High School Finals To End Tuesday With Over 200 Graduating ' H1NSTON-SALEM The senior class of Atkins High School will begin com-mencement sctlvities Friday, Is a gold medal award "for the highest or noblest achievement by an American Negro during the preceding year or years." The oldest award in this field, it is also regarded as the most coveted. Since Mr. Spingarn's death in 1939 the medal has been con-tinued under terms of his will which set up a trust fund "to perpetuate the lifelong Interest of my brother, Arthur B. Spin-garn, or my wife, Amy E. Spin-gam, and of myself In the achievements of the American Negro." Arthur B. Spingarn suc-ceeded his brother as president of the Association in 1939, a po-iltion he has since held continu-ously. Among previous Spingarn Medalists have been Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, Marian Anderson, Judge William H. Hastie. A. Philip Randolph, Thurgood Mar-shall, Carl Murphy, Dr. Chan-ning H. Tobias, Roland Hayes, Jackie Robinson, the late Wal-ter White and the late Dr. Louts T. Wright. May 3Ut, at 8 pm, with the annual Class Night. A play, call-ed "The Enchanted Mirror", adapted from the one-act play of the same name, by Mary S. Kelly, will be presented, featur Ing Zcola Baldwin as Aunt Sue, who recalls her days at school through the mirror. Others to take part in the play will be: Ida Patterson a» "Memory"; Howard Shaw ai "Ghost of Yesterday"; Laura Mauney, Jane; Gwendolyn Newton, poet; Constance Howie, statistician; Talmadgc Fair, the voice; Lynda Hill, glftortan; Ralph Harris, prophet; Richard Davis, testator, Ruth Moses, so lolst; Hazel Pratt, dancer and Barbara Rice, pianist. Theatlas Kelly, valedictorian, George Hill, Class president and Katherine Feemster, salutato-riiin, will also take part in ('la. Night exercises. Commencement exercises will be Tuesday, June 4th, at 10:30 a.m., In the school gymnasium. Dr. Vernon John, director of the Maryland Baptist Center and School of Baltimore, Md., will speak to the graduating class of two-hundred Graham Speaker At Unveiling Of Shepard Statue The program for the cere-mony unveiling the statue of the late Dr. James E. Shepard, founder and firat president of North Carolina College, was an nounced here today. Dr. Frank P. Graham, United Natlona Mediator, will be the principal speaker at exercises in Duke Auditorium at 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon. The public is invited to hear Dr. Graham 'and to witness the unveiling in the xmr% terwards at the i'taiur Cast by (he noted sculptor, William Zoracb, the life slxe bronze statue Is located in the circle fronting-the college's Ad-ministration Building. Dr. Alfonso Elder, President of NCC, will extend greetingi to the group. Dr. C. D. Carnes. Grand Mas-ter, Prince Hall Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina, will make dedi-catory remarks at the statue The Masons in cooperation with the James E. Shepard Me-morial Foundation provided funds for the statue. Dr. Carnes will present Mrs. Carolyn Smith Green. Dr. Shep-ard's grand daughter, who will formally unveil the statue. James T Taylor. Executive Secretary of the Shepard Foun dation. will present (he Statue to NCC R M Gantt. local at torney and Chairman of the col- (eonlinued on page 10) RALEIGH The Ninety-second graduation lass of Shaw University was presented a "Pattern for Suc-cess" in the main speech de-livered at Commencement exer- Ises on Monday May 27, by James du Pont deNemours and Company of Wilmington, Dela-ware. The speaker charged the group to try to fill a need in services In which some signifi-cant contribution can be made, to have lob know hpw, listen to older heads, meet competition, beat competition and If you lose—don't blame it on the free Interprise system. He urged them to strive to Improve end lessly and never to be satisfied with their own best work as there Is always something to be learned. status In the community. In conclusion he said, "try to the boat of your ability to treat people right, if you are the nor or manager of a business, give lt your personal attention, take calculated risk in every-thing you do; and help keep America free for Americana." The speaker was introduced by Dr. William R. Strassner, president of Shaw University. The opening prayer was given by the Reverend Paul H. John-son, minister, Martin Street Baptist Church and the closing prayer by the Reverend A. Jackson Rysns of Charlotte. Music was furnished by the University choir. Evangellne Forbes, soprano of Raleigh was the featured soloist. The honorary degree of Doc-tor of Divinity was conferred upon the Reverend Armster Jackson Ryas, minister, Ebene- (continued on page 10) LET THE PEOPLE SPEAK GastoaU's three-Urns eeaacll-maa NatksnUI Barker Is shows hats fcstef swsra In wtta ether members ef Ike city's rails* aedy. Ceaacllsaaa Barksr wks Ward t I defeated kia s»p——t slmosl 7 U 1 In petal ol service, kc Is Ike senior member ol Iks coun-cil sad ass keen appointed by Mayer Fsigasss, sUndlai to Mr. Barker'! rigkt, Is several Important committees. . Ward 4, the predominantly Nsfrs Ward, voted the larfeat □ umber of peravttb oa lIssMssi day last WSSk. The People's Voice Editors Note—For Ihe benefit of those who participated In the public opinion poll last week, we hsve sn article on the cause of Juvenile delinquency by Dr. F. A. Richardson, from Iks Twin City Sentinel of May tt. According to the Richardson report, a group of scientists working at Harvard University have discovered ten factors that cause Juvenile delinquency. Space docs not permit us to list the ten (actors in their entirety, but according to Hlchardson's article, all ten points were In-dictments of the home. Of course, In this column last veek. not only were we de»l-ng with Juvenile delinquency, bul, adult dellnquence also. With the scientific report point-ing to the home, that must be Ihe starting point. Thanks to you who partici-pated In the poll last yeek. This week, our subject Is: Do You Think We Ars Pursuing Th« Right Course Towsrd Fulfilling The Supreme Court's Decision Handed Down May IT, KM.. Desegregation of Public Schools! And—Do You Think Somethlni Should Be Done More Urgently Toward Complying With The Decision? Amos A. Ingram of 1008 N. Highland Avenue, barber, had this to say; "I feel that wa ars taking the right course. As we all know, with a problem of this type. It takes time; a lot of hard work, plus pstlance." Emily Payne, 4119 Carver Road, housewife; "I think we might be pursuing the right course; but, I think we are let-ting too much time lapse snd time Is a precious thing. I real-ize that segregation Is an old embedded custom for Negroes and whites in the South. Dese-gregation Is something with which both races will Iwve to adjust. But as time has already proven, a society is always re-sentful and will not act with a new change of Ideals until for-ced." Leo J. Thomas. 213 North Highland Avenue, (textile wor- ' ker); "As far ss 1 am concerned, we are pursuing the right course. I feel that moving too fast on any project and especial-ly one of this nature, la dange-rous. Every phase of it should be carefully studied and weigh-ed so that when we attempt to take action, there will not be any draw backs." Mrs MUton Cason, Jr., 21-B Columbia Terrace, housewife; "The Supreme Court's decision was handed down May 17, '34, outlawing segregation in Slate and Federal supported schools. It Is now May 25, 'S7, which is three years and eight days since it has become law. During this period of time, most officials of the State, county and city, have used every legal means to get around the Supreme law, In-stead of trying to make some ef-fort to obey it. I feel something should be done more urgently."
|Title||The Carolina Times [Durham, N.C.: June 1, 1957]|
|Standard Title||The Carolina Times (Durham, N.C.)|
|Date||June 1, 1957|
Durham County (N.C.)
Durham County (N.C.)--Newspapers.
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