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The Miami times. [volume] (Miami, Fla.) 1923-current, February 21, 1953, Image 1

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The 23rd Annual Ses»on of the
Atlantic Coast Baptist Associa
tion opened in Home-s.ead, Fla.,
Thursday, at the New Mt. Zion
Baptist Church, Rev. H. W. Moss,
pastor. The Rev. L. A. Thtnmp
son, pastor of Temple Baptist
Church, Miami, is the moderatoi
of the association.
The theme during the meeting
will be “The Invincible Christ.”
The four-day meeting will open
with an introductory sermon uy
the Rev. I. C. Mickens. Enroll
ment of delegates, reading of
minutes, adoption of a program
and the enrollment of churches
conoluded the opening session.
In the evening, devotions were
conducted by Mrs. Lillian Fergu
son. A sermon by the Rev. Mr.
Sears and the moderator’s an
nual report wound up activities
for the day.
Friday was Missionary day.
Mrs. I. G. Bingham, president,
was in charge of the program. A
leadership training course was
condQcted by Mrs. Priscilla Wil
kerson and a song service led by
Mrs. M. Johnson. The sermon
was preached by the Rev. J. H.
The evening meeting was high
lighted by an educational rally
for Florida No. mal College, fol
Bishop John Andrew Gregg,
>nior Bishop of the AME
Church, and Presiding Prelate of
ie 11th Episcopal District
vhich comprises the entire state
f Florida, died Tuesday night in
irewster Hospital, Jacksonville
fter an illness of one- month. He
as 75 years of age.
One of the foremost men in
unerica, Bishop Gregg was at
ne time special envoy of the late
resident Franklin D. Roosevelt
nd traveled more than 10,000
tiles to various military instal
itions during World War 11.
He was a member of the Fed
ral Council cl' Churches of
hrist; president of the Bishop
Council of the AME Church; and
former president and chancel
>r of Edward Waters College of
Bishop Gregg was a former
resident of Wilt jrforce (O.) Un
/ersity, and was requested to
ike the presidency of Howard U.,
/ashington, at one time, but de
nned because he felt he could
irve his race better in the min-
Jtry. *
Funeral services will be held
nis morning (Saturday) at 11
.’clock at Mt. Zion AME church
n Jacksonville.
The popular recording artist,
Nat King Cole, opened at Ciro’s
at Miami Beach, Thursday night.
The King is sharing the billing
with Comedian Joel Grey in the
new show. Grey is in a return
engagement. Steve Gibson and
his Red Caps with Damita Jo are
also holdovers in the Case
lowed by an address by a rep
resentative of the college.
Saturday morning the Rev. J.
A. King preached a doctrinal ser
Sunday morning a model Sun
day School will be conducted by
District Superintendent C. E.
Gibson. At 11 o’clock the morning
sermon will be delivered by the
Rev. J. L. Johnson.
In the evening an installation
of officers will be held and the
concluding sermon by the mod
erator, the Rev. L. A. Thompson,
pastor of Temple Baptist church,
will be preached.
The executive board includes:
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Sunday, February 22, “King of ;
Clubs Day” marks the final for-
Rev. L. A. Thompson, Rev. I.
G. Mickens, Rev. Elijah Clark.
Rev. J. H. Johnson, Rev. J. A.
King, Rev. P. B. Herout, Rev. J.
L. Johnson, Rev. H. W. Moss.
Rev. Joseph Smith, Rev. Joseph
Clark, Rev. Thomas Taylor, Mrs.
I. G. Bingham.
Tempora Mutanur Et No* Mutamur In Kills
um of the 1953 series. For 23
consecutive years the King of
Clubs, a civic organization, has
endeavored to help broaden the
spiritual, civic and cultural hori
zon of our community through
the medium of these forums. Tha*
this end might be accomplished,
the club iias studiously sought
men of broad training, experience
and culture in varied fields, to
discuss with us issues of great
In keeping with the club’s pro
nounced policy of seeking out and
bringing capable men as speaker?
to these forums, the club has
been most fortunate in securing
Dr. George D. Kelsev, associate
orofessm- of Christian Ethics
Drew* University, Madison. New
Jersey, as the soeaker on the 7th
and final forum of this series. Dr
Ke'sey has chosen for the sub
ject of his disburse. "Justice
the Unfinished Task of the West"
Dr. Kelsev. an eminent member
pf ♦be clergy, a brilliant scholar,
and a teacher of known ability,
has won a secure place among
outstanding churchmen and edu
cators. He was a high honor grad
uate of Morehouse College In At
lanta in 1934, received his B. D.
degree from Andover Newtor
■“heolnpical r ''hool in 1937 with
the highest honors. He received
his Ph D. degree from Yale uni
versity in 1946. He was ordain
ed to the Christian ministry in
s he Providence Baptist Church,
Atlanta in 1938.
Dr. Kelsey served as Professor
of Religion and Philosophy ir
Morehouse College from 1938 to
1945. During his student days he
held fellowships from the Gen
eral Education Board, the Julius
Rosenwald Fund, and the Charles
Foster Kent Fellowship in Re
ligion in higher education. In
1946, he was appointed director
of the Morehouse School of Re
ligion. He also tai»" u * at Gammon
Theological Seminary in Atlanta
which is under the Methodist
In 1948 Dr. Kelsey joined the
staff of the Federal Council of
Churches and was later appointed
Associate director in Field Ad
ministration of the National
Council of Churches.
Dr. Kelsey is a member of the
Fellowship of Southern Church
men, the National Council on Re
ligion in Higher Education, and
is a trustee of Newton Theologi
cal Seminary. He is author, with
others, of “The Christian Way in
Race Relations,” and has con-
Dozier Hicks, widely known
former Liberty City Jitney op
and owner of Harlem Cab Ser
vice, a former deputy sheriff of
Dade County, died suddenly at
5:15 p.m., Tuesday in the Jack
son Memorial hospital, after hav
ing been there less than twr
hours, according to hospita
authorities. His death resulted
r rom a heart attack. His sudder
passing was a shock to his fmi 1
and friends. Hicks lived at 66f
'W 13th st.
According to friends who \ver>
t K e la<-t to see him alivr
Hicks complained of feeling sick
about 3:30 Tuesday afternoon. H
was rushed to the hospital so
treatment but died shortly afte
his arrival.
A long time resident of Miami
Hicks was a native of Cochran
Ga. He owned and operaed thi
Harlem Taxi Cab Service, whicl
has its main stand at the cor
ner of NW 2nd ave. and 10th si
,J e was also a deputy sheriff un
der former Sheriff Henderson
and served in that position unti
the present sheriff, Kelly, took
office last month. He was a mem
ber of the Greater Miami Elks
Vo. 1113.
Hicks is survived by a wife
and several other relatives. Fun
eral services, under the directior
of Richardson Funeral Home,
will be held Monday, February
23 at 2 p.m. in the Richards* r
Funeral Home Chapel, with the
Rev. Edward T. Graham, pastot
of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, of
tributed ar'icles to various re
ligious and academic journals.
This broad background of aca
demic preparation, experiences
and accomplishments highly rec
ommend Dr. Kelsey to be emi
nently qualified to bring to his
audience a thought-provoking
discourse of much depth, brendlh
and substance.
This program will be held in
the beautiful and spacious audi
torium of Mt. Zion Baptist
church, 301 9th st.. at 3:45
A supporting program of beau
tiful' music will be rendered by
the enviable Booker T. Washing
ton High School Choral Ensemble
under the direction of the capable
direettess, Mrs. Leila Roberts.
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First Lt. Hubert A. Newton, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Austin J. Newton,
1738 NW 67th st., has been awar
ed the Bronze Star Medal for
meritorious achievement in mili
tary operations against the Com
munist in Korea.
Assigned as chief duty aircraft
controller with one site of the
502nd Tactical Control Qroup, he
guided Sabrejets into dogfights
that brought distinction to six
Red jets. Hi was citad for "ex
traordinary controlling skill and
devotion to duty.”

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