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A AAA.1# A 11%. A Si> VOLUME XVII NUMBER 28 " “ KOANOKK. VIUOINI --1 x i—. —. ----. ^ I meeting in tj/tn Annual Sessions With Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church The S7Jh :innn■> 1 LAc'Cl/in n 4 4 It a Hh •k4io4 C? 4 4 --- -«V »»*v K.J*. Uiv kJU IIUUT School and B.T.U. Conventions will be the guest of the Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church School August 20 through 23, 1957. The theme, “Laying Foundations for Christian Living” will be presented in the pre-convention services Tuesday, 8:00 o’clock when I)r. E. C. Smith, president of the Baptist State Convention; Mrs. C. R. Bagley, president of the Wom en’s Convention and Mr. C. H. Wilson, Sr., president of the State Sunday School Convention will be the speakers. The Paradise Chorus of Greater Mt. Zion and the Maple Street Baptist Church Choir will furnish the music. ^ev* F* Sampson, pastor of High Street Baptist Church, will have charge of the meditation and consecre tion period. Thursday, August 22nd, will be Youth Night and con testants in this area will try for the silver trophy in an oratorical contest. They will use the subject, “What My Church Expects of Me in Its Program of Tomorrow.” This promises to be one of the greatest meetings the convention has1 had. The public along with all pastors and church school workers'are invited. -oOo The Baptist Training Union will hold its Fifty-Seventh Session with the Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church, corner Madison Avenue and Fourth Street, N. E., Roanoke, Vir ginia, August 20, 21, 22, 23, 1957. The guest speakers will be Dr. M. C. Allen, president of Virginia Seminary; Dr. E. C. Smith, president Baptist State Convention;, and Dr. William Jones, teacher in Coates ville, Pa. A B.T.U. Clinic and worship will be conducted. The youth will appear in a panel discussion. The host committee is planning to make the session a great one. Room and board $4.00 a day. The Baptist Training Union and Youth Fellowship Groups are asked to represent in this body. Fee $3.50. Special donations to Virginia Seminary College and the Children’s Home at Petersburg, Va., may be sent at this time. G. W. Mitchell, of Martinsville, is president, and Mrs. Josephine S. Follis, of Roanoke, is secretary. Large Roanoke Delegation To Attend Jehovah Meet In Baltimore And 21-25 Theodore Journette, presid ing minister of Jehovah’s witnesses will head a group of 50 delegates for the. Roa noke East congregation of Jehovah’s witnesses who will attend a five - day convention to be held August 21 to 25 at Memorial Stadium in Balti more, Maryland. The convention is sponsor ed by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, of Brook lyn, N. Y., directing agency for Jehovah’s witnesses. It is the largest of ten assem blies in North America this summer. A total attendance of 200,000 is anticipated, with 40,000 expected to meet in Baltimore. “The purpose of the meet ing,” said Journette, “i3 to provide additional Bible in struction for the Witnesses and to enable them to apply Bible principles more fully to their every day lives and ac tivities. For this reason the program carries the theme of ‘Life - Giving Wisdom’.” There will be morning, after noon and evening sessions de voted to Bible talks, discus sions and practical demonstra lions, he explained. Journette further reported that several members of the board of directors of the Watchtower Society, including Nathan H. Knorr, president, and Fred W. Franz, vice presi dent, will speak in Baltimore. Highlight of the convention will be the public address by Knorr at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 25 on “Healing of the Nations Has Drawn Near". NEW ENTRANTS TO JUNIOR HIGH Mr. L. A. Sydnor, principal, announces that all seventh grade students who are en tering Booker T. Washing ton Junior High School for the first time are asked to be present at the school Fri day, August 30, at 10:00 a.m. JAMES CHAMBERS Mr. James Chambers has been employed as the new custodian of Central Church of the Brethren. He assum ed the position August 1st. James seems to be an out standing and very fine man. He is interested in the Lord's work, he is a member of the Hill Street Baptist and has been active in the Church School. James’ hobby is mu sic and he is president of the Cosmopolitan Enterprise, a booking agency specializing in arranging engagements for gospel singing groups. He is happy to join our staff at Central and we wel come him as one of our staff employees. We welcome him and appreciate his services to our congregation. Merlin E. Garber, pastor. Jury Frees A 17 Year Old Youth Who Killed Father Knightdale, N. C.—Following a deliberation of approximate- ' ly 10 minutes, an all-Negro jury freed a 17 year old youth who killed his father with a shotgun. The boy, James Ed ward Young, 17, shot and kill ed his father James Clifton Young as he attempted to en ter the Knightsdale home with a threat to “kill every body in there.” The jury was told by Mrs. Frieda Young, the mother, and wife of the victim, that Young began his regular drinking spree on Friday of the fatal weekend, and drank continually until he came in threatening to “wipe out his entire family.” It was then that the eldest son shot his liunei wim me snuLgun. ine youth said, following the statement, that he had “stood all that I could.” Several officers and other witnesses testified that the dead man was habitually a drunkard who frequently abused his family and did not support them. Young was described by his wife as a man who beat her frequently and on the night of his death he had given her two “black” eyes and had torn her gown to , shreds. Officers who testified at the inquest said when they I arrived Mrs. Young was in a terrific state, sitting atop a dresser screaming. The youth’s good standing in the community was attest ed to by the witnesses. Young was the father of nine children, the oldest 17, and the youngest, 18 months. A student in the junior class at Shepard High School, Zebulon, James Edward indi cated his plans to return this fall. - M*iT'j~7wnirMt riinnnxMrmiMi (CONTESTANT’S REPORT MRS. ELSIE F. CANTY (Points) MRS. YVONNE R. MERRITT 2 000 MISS MARY ELLEN LOGAN 1,500 MRS. ANN SPRAGINS 600 Watch this report next week. Virginia Teachers Asso. Back From Summer Study Tour In Europe Virginia leacners Associa tion sponsored a Study Tour of Europe this summer. Rev. W. L. Johns, pastor of Aakmulge and Shiloh Baptist Churches, and principal of Academy Hill High School, Fincastle, was one of the members of the tour. Other Virginia teachers who enjoy ed the tour were Slantuy C. Davis, Richmond; Mrs. Grace l Hushell, Portsmouth; Mrs. Hauzie J. Walker, Farmville; Mrs. Blanche H. Cannady, Powhatan. Also, Misses E. R. Williams, Richmond and Laura Mae Hembry, Covington; Mrs. Marie M. Tucker, Sandy Hook; Mrs. Hazel C. Jack son, Farmville; James W. B. Burke, Petersburg; Miss Car rie P. Lawson, Danville; Miss Shirley Mae Stamps, Danville; Mrs. Nannie J. Butler, Farm ville; Mrs. Irene J. Martin, Newport News; Mrs. Alleyne Blayton, Williamsburg; Miss Ernestine Cumber, Wliliams burg; Miss Geraldine Bryant, New York, N. Y.; Mrs. Isa bel Foster, Philadelphia; and T. Rupert Perot t. Tour Con ductor. This is the second tour of Europe sponsored by the V.T.A. The members left j New York via airplane on June 27. Travel was also by train, bus, gondola and boat. The European journey ended on July 28th. Rev. Johns agrees that the tour was worth more than the $995, basic cost. The thrilling experiences of soar ing 28,000 feet at 300 miles and hour, the majesty of Westminister Abbey, the in sistense upon scholarship of Oxford, the poetry of the Shakespeare countryside, the openess of The North Sea from Harwich, the colorful ness of the natives in Volen dam, the romanticism of the canals of Amsterdam, the never ending importance of a passport, the seriousness of the pile driver at the site of the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels, the courtesy of the tuxedo clothed waiter in Liege, the appeal to the soul of Sunday morning worship in ih° Cathedral of Koln, the harshness on the ear of the German spoken word in Kob lenz, the relaxation of a Sun day afternoon steamer ride down The Rhein, the free dom accorded the American colored soldier in Weisbarden and Mainz—such freedom the U. S. does not yet know, the sheer loveliness of mountain and valley from Basal to Dr. Joseph Jackson, President Of [National Baptist Convention TePs [Mississippi Negroes Stand Fast Racial Integration I,. - . . wmvhouii, — ii reuei lion against the laws of the nation continues, Washing ton will send troops to Mis sissippi,” said Dr. Joseph H. Jackson of Chicago, President of the National Baptist Con vention, recently in an ad dress to the Mississippi Bap tist Convention. Hen continuel, “The ballot cannot be in the hands of one group. We must either deny *he democracy of freedom or give every body the right to vote.” More than 5,000 crowded !he Lynch Street Masonic Temple to hear one of the world’s foremost religious leaders of the day call upon his constituency and others to stand firm on integration and keep fighting for voting rights. He said, “We can make certain concessions to people who don’t believe as we do, but there is a point in democ racy from which we cannot retreat if we are going tc have a democracy.” Dr. Jackson spoke on fam iliar ground—a type of home coming—since only a few years ago he came to Jack son to pursue a college educa tion. ne was born in Coahoma County and has gone far from his humble beginning. His educational achievement in cludes an A.B. degree from Jackson College, a B.D. de gree from Colgate Divinity School, Rochester, N. Y., an M.A. degree from Creighton | University, Omaha, Neb., and a D.D. degree from Jackson College. The Rev. Jackson is an author, world traveler and jone of the world’s most ef i fective a n d distinguished preachers and lecturers. I His book, The Eternal Flame, a widely distributed volume, gives his impressions ol Russia as seen during a preaching mission throughout i the Soviet Union in 1955. Simultaneously being presi dent of the largest Negro or ganization in America, the I National Baptist Convention, U. S. A., Inc., Dr. Jackson pastors one of America’s largest congregations, the Olivet Baptist Church of Chi cago. Under the dynamic leader ship of Dr. Jackson the church has come to new heights in membership, giv ing and building. Within the last four years more than 5,000 members have been added tor a total ol* more Hum 12,000. In January 1957 Hie church undertook a $100,000 expansion program and by June 50, 1957, $57,000 had been deposited with en thusiastic assurance of reach ing the entire goal before the year’s end. New recognition has been given NBC under I)r. Jack son’s forward leadership. lie sits as a member of the Executive Committee of the Baptist World Alliance and as a member of the Central Com mittee of the World Council ol C hurches which recently met in New Haven, Conn. As a dedicated leader Dr. Jackson has spoken through out America on Civil Rights, nuclear weapons testing and uency and other moral and social issues. He closed Iris address to Mississippi Baptist by saying, We cannot remain a democ racy with one half of the peo ple living in contempt of court and the other half liv ing for the court.” “Don’t get bitter,” he warned, “don’t try to solve e\ ery problem with your own hands, but use both persis tence and patience.” V. T. A. Zurich, the unmatched inspi ration of monuments and buildings weathered by a thousand years of sun and rain, the disappointment of being able to speak only one ' tongue w h e n Inhabitants \ konvv yours, their own, and • sometimes other languages, . the feeling of sameness that must have inspired the late \\ ended Wilkie to write “One \\ orld , . . . all these and more are memories for a life time. V. Marlm Smith Resigns GEC To Accept Position At Hampton | Hampton, Va. (Aug. 2) — 1V. Marlin Smith will resign his position this month with the General Electric Company in Pittsfield, Mass., to be come director of the division of technology at Hampton In stitute. For the past 16 years he has held various positions with General Electric in the power transformer and dis tribution transfomer depart ments. His experience with the company includes techni cal writing and working in wage rates and suggestion awards sections of the per sonnel division. Associate professor Smith has had seven years of teach ing experience and was edu cational adviser in the Michi gan CCC camps for two years. While taking advanced gradu ate studies at the University of Chicago, he was appointed tutorial assistant in general science. Smith is a native of Vir ginia, 111., and graduated from the University of Illinois. His master’s degree in physics is from the same institution. He has also studied at Northern Arizona State Teachers Col engineering work at the Uni lege and has done advanced versity of Massachusetts. In 1952 Smith received a GE managerial award. He is a member of the Pittsfield GE Engineers’ Association and has been active in his home community in civil de fense and in Boy Scout work. He is a member of the First Baptist Church, recently serv ing as vice chairman of its j board of deacons. Covington—A young air man’s body, later identified as Joseph Henry Miller, age unknown, of Madison, West Virginia, was found along Rt. 50 near Covington on Thurs day night. It appears, accord ing to police, that Miller was murdered and his body later dumped along the highway. A passing motorist spotted the body, lying just off the road about four miles west of Covington. Miller was sta tioned in the Air Force at Sampson A.F.R., N. Y. Po lice are investgating the case.