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Six Methodist Bishops To
Begin Meet Here Tuesday
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BISHOP ROBERT N. BROOKS
TWO CHARGED
WITH FIRST
DEGREE MURDR
Two men were charged with
first degree murder, Wednesday,
in warrants issued by Justice of
the Peace Francis J. Christie.
Thesnen are Frank Butler, 21, and
John Harris 26, of 561 NW 15th
st., and were accused of killing
Charles Willhubley, 23, of West
Palm Beach.
Homicide Detective Lt. Ches
ter Eldredge said that Willhubley,
who was identified through fin
gerprints apparently was knocked
to the pavement by Butler and
Harris during a fracas on NW 14th
at near 3rd ave, late Tuesday
Bight.
The Bishop’s Council of the
Methodist Church will hold its
vinter meeting at the Ebenezer
dethodist Church, Miami, March
4 0-12.
The entertaining bishop is
J. W. E. Bowen, resident bishop
)f the Atlantic Coast Area. The 1
following bishops are to be
present:
Bishop Robert N. Brooks, New
Drleans area; Bishop Edgar A.
c.ove, Baltimore area; and Bishop
Matthew W. Clair Jr., St. Louis
area.
Retired bishops who wii! at
tend are:
Bishop R. E. Jones, Gulfside,
Miss.; Bishop A. P. Shaw, Balti
more, Md. and Bishop E. W.
Kelly, Detroit, Mich.
The business session will open
Tuesday morning, March 10 at
9 o’clock. The field men and gen
eral officers throughout the Cen
tral Jurisdiction are expected to
be in attendance. The public is
cordially invited to attend thtse
services, especially the evening
service.
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BISHOP EDGAR A. LOVE
WINNERS IN MT. ZION BAPTIST BABY CONTEST
Jaaala Allen
Three of the prise winners in the recent Baby Contest at Mt. Zion
Baptist Church —(fee story on page 3).
ONE SUSPECT
SHOT, ANOTHER
ESCAPES AFTER
HOLDUP TRY
Two men attempted to holdup
and rob George Cheotis, white,
bartender at the Bth Street Bar,
450 NW Bth st., shortly after he
closed the bar late Monday night
• but were frustrated in their plans
as Cheotis shot it out with them.
Officers John Westmorelar.d
and Charles Thomas of the police
force, arrested Johnny Lee Mar
shal), 19, of 1835 NW First court,
only two blocks away from the
scene. Marshall was shot in the
right hip and in the bottom of his
left foot.
Eye witnesses at the scene said
the two men approached Cheotis
-vith guns drawn, as he closed the
door and stepped outside. Cheotis
drew his gun and advanced on
ne two. The men and Cheotis
each lined at least five Shots at
close range. Cheotis was not in
jured. The second suspect got
away.
ELDERLY WOMAN
GUILTY OF
MANSLAUGHTER
Theresa Roberson, an elderly
woman, who was charged with the
l fatal stabbing of Mary Lee Tur
ner, was found guilty of man
slaughter Tuesday by a Circuit
* Court jury in Judge Marshall C.
Wiseheart’s court. Judge Wise
heart said he will pass sentence
after an investigation by proba
tion officials. At the same time
he will rule on a motion for a
new trial.
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VOL. XXIX, NO. 25
SIX DROWN AS TRUCK RAMS “XOTOMOBILE
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF
DELTAS Miss Patricia Rob
erts is the newly appointed ex
ecutive director of the grand
chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
sorority, Miss Dorothy Height,
jational president, announced her
Dunbar Nursery Benefit Sunday
By Charles C. North
The fund raising committee
sponsoring the Dunbar Day Nur
sery Benefit Cocktail Sip and Tea
has announced that their plans
for today’s outing at Pharr Out
is complete and a number of the
nursery’s supporters, Including
some of the better known stars
MIAMI, FLORIDA, SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1953
appointment as the first Delta ex
ecutive director. A native of Illi
nois Miss Roberts is a graduate
of ilow-ird university. She will
organize a national headona*tprs
for the sorority in Washington,
D.C.—ANP.
performing in Miami and Miami
Beach will be present.
Pharr Out where the benefit will
be held is the country home of
Kelsey L. Pharr, retired Miami
business man and eommurlity
leader. The address is 4720 NW
81st avsnue In Brown Sub.
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FORT LAUDERDALE—Trag
edj struck on State Road 7 earlv
Thursday morning when a heav
dy-loaded Jrailer truck smashed
PRES. GRAY TO ATTEND
INTEGRATED CHURCH
GROUP MEETING
In his official capacity os
chairman of the executive com
mittee of the Congregational-
Chnstian Churches of North
America, President Gray of Tal
ladega College will attend the
Southeastern Regional Meeting of
the Congregational - Christian
C»>nr C hes, February 24-26.
The meeting, to be held in
Avon Park, indicates a signifi
cant advance in human relations.
Pictured above, second from
right is Clyde Killens. manager
of the Greater Miami Elks’ Club,
presenting a check for $503 to
Chief M. G. Hurunon of the Dade
County Sheriff’s Department for
the wife and family of the late
•into the rear of a sedan just
across the Palm Beach county
line.
Three men and three women,
all riding in the sedan on their
way to work as farm laborers
drowned as the truck knocked the
car into a deep canal beside the
road.
The accident occured at 6r6T
when the sedan slowed to turn
off the highway into the farm
where the victims worked.
Willie C. Lumpkin. 24. of Jack
sonville, driver of the truck, told
Florida Highway patrolmen that
his brakes didn’t hold. He was
held on a charge of following a
motor vehicle too closely,
j All the bodies were recovered
and Peaee Justice W. E. Wilcox
Patrolman Edward E. Fritz, Jr.,
who was killed while attempting
to arrest three men accused of
robbing the Benner Box Co. The
money was raised at a recent
benefit sponsored by the Elks,
under the direction of Klllens,
PRICE: TEN CENTS
of Delray Beach began an inves
tigation.
The victims who lived at quar
ters in Pompano Beach were re
porting for work at tne time of
the accident.
The dead were identified as
John Allen of Pompano, appar
ently the driver of the sedan;
Paul Gay of Pompano, owner of
the car; John Prince of Gholson.
Miss.; Lonnie Wiggs. Janie Bell
Stephen and Hattie McDonald, all
of Pompano.
A seventh passenger in the ear.
Percy Hawkins, swam to safety.
He was not seriously hurt.
Neither the truck driver nor
his brother, George Lumpkin, who
was riding in the truck, was in
jured.
at the club. Also shown in the
picture, left to right are Charles
C. North of the Miami Daily
News staff, Sheriff Thomas J.
Kelly and Dr. I, P. Davis.
—photo by Johnson of Miami

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