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THF TRTRTTTUF X 11JL/ X 1Y1UI J 1^ Tv | VOLUME XVII—NUMBER 29 J SINGLE COPY 10 CENTQ HMH SKI ■ mmmm . iU MRS. ROSA WOODARD, HER SON-IN-LAW AND DAUGHTER. MR. AND MRS. JOHN HUGHES AND CHILDREN Mrs. Rosa Woodard Dies After 31 Years At Virginia Seminary _ t i i i Poi.tiV.t .1 u^t^^.i i i ■ ■ ' — ■ ■—■ - , . , — — . . —■ . — — .... .. ,„ .. o. iwoa y v/uv^o u uuuaiu died August 1, 1957. She was born in Lynchburg, Va., and the daughter of Louis* and Margaret Jones. Mrs. Wood ard was educated in the pub lic schools of Lynchburg and finished Va. Seminary during the administration of the late Gregory Ha^es. She was a faithful and ac tive member of Court Street by Rev. Hoffman. Mrs. Woodard served as a teacher, matron and percep tress at Va. Seminary and College for 31 years under Dr. Woods, Dr. Johns, Dr. Powell and Dr. Allen. She made her home with her daughter Mrs. Virginia Wood ard Hughes. Rosa Parks And Family Leave Montgomery, Ala. Mrs. Rosa Parks, who sot. i — off the spark which put Mont gomery, Ala., in the spotlight and resulted in the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, has left her home town for good. She and her husband Raymond A. Parks and her mother moved to Detroit, Mich., where they hope to find a quiter and more secure life. Mrs. Parks, whose work as a talented seamstress, had fallen off considerably; says that she cannot really say that the “reaction from what happened in the boycott made us leave. We really had been thinking about it for a long time and 1 guess some things do have a way of helping you decide.” The Parks will live at 449 East Euclid, Detroit, Mich. Engagement Mrs. Willie Lee Edwards, of 416 Wells Ave., N. E., Roanoke, announces the en gagement of Miss Ella Mae Wahls to Sgt., Special Police, Wesley Randolph Goad, who is stationed at Mainz, Ger many. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Goad of Union Hall. The wedding is set for September. Following a brief honeymoon, the couple will fly to Germany, where they will reside for approximately two years. INTERRACIAL ALL-STAR BASEBALL AT SALEM STADIUM AUGUST 31 Baseball fans are in for a sensational ball game at Salem Municipal Stadium Sat urday night, August 31. The Maryland All-Siars of Balti more, Md., will tangle with the Virginia Mountain All Star League (white), in one of the season’s most sensa tional games. The Maryland All-Stars will feature the one- 1 arm king of baseball. His one-arm home run batting in a recent game at the Salem j Stadium is still the talk of ihe town. The game will start prompt ly at 8:00 p.m. Don’t miss this game of the season. Everybody will be there. .m -*^j REV. P. T. TRAVIS of Gary. W. Va., was snapped by The Tribune photographer just as he was leaving Maple Street Baptist Church following the close of his successful leader ship as moderator of the Valley Baptist Association. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bash am, of Patterson Ave., Rocky Mount, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary cm Au gust 11. The affair was a gala one. Their four daugh ters, one son, twelve grand children and eight great grandchildren, relatives and friends attended the affair. Mr. Basham is 72 years old and Mrs. Basham 71. Their children are: Mr. Timothy W. Basham, of Ja maica, Long Island, N. Y.; Mrs. Mary B. Adams, of Beckley, W. Va.; Mrs. Erna B. Cox, of New York City; Mrs. Edna B. Woolridge, Nat ural Bridge, Va.; Mrs. Thelma B. Deering, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. Basham has been the blacksmith of Rocky Mount for 35 years. NAT COLE TV SHOW BANNED IN ALABAMA Birmingham—Nat “King” Cole is finding once again that even being a “home town boy” does not limit the degree of discrimination a Negro can suffer in the South. The “Nat King Cole Show,” distributed ! nationally by NBC-TV, will be seen no more here. TV station WABT cancelled the TV show because of pressure from bigots. Cole’s experiences in his own home state were drama tized last year when he was attacked by members of a KNOXVILLE HAILS OPENING OF HOGAN MOTOR COURT Knoxville, Tenn. — The ultra-modern Dogan Motor Court, one of the finest in ihe South and constructed at a cost of more than $100,000, is now open to the public. Colorful dedication ceremon ies two weeks ago attracted hundreds of well-wishers, civil leaders and businessmen of this East Tennessee city. The imposing motor court, located on 208 East Vine Ave., and named for Mr. and Mrs. Nathan (the late Mr. Dogan was a well - known hotel man and property holder here) is easily reached by persons traveling U. S. Highway 25, running north and south, and on U.S. Highway 11, running east and west. It also is near noth the Southern and L & N railroad stations. Knoxvillians are especially proud that this court is man aged as well as owned by na tives of the city, the A. D. Gaithers. White Citizens Council as he sang at the Birmingham Mu nicipal Auditorium before an all-white audience. Despite the problems in his home state, Cole is realizing one of the most important successes of his career with recent Trendex report indi cated that the Cole show came within two points of the $64,000 Question, its compe tition on the CBS television network. Dr. Penn Elected President National Dental Association Dr. Harry T. Penn, local dentist was elected president of the National Dental As sociation when it met in Hot Springs, Arkansas, recently. The organization is com posed of dentists of all the states, and it> actively enga ged in the study of the most modern techniques in dentis try. Dr. Penn has done some outstanding work in that field. Another Roanoker, who was singularly honored was Dr. E. D. Downing, dentist, who was elected President of the Past Presidents Council. This group is composed of the living past presidents of the National body.. PIANO SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST WINNER Pearl M. Owens, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Richard M. Owens of Peoples’ Baptist Church, Boston, Mass., was the first prize winner of the Piano Scholarship Contest given at the Convention of the National United Ushers Association of America, Inc., in Brooklyn, N. Y., on July 25. Her participation in the National Contest resulted from being the New England Contest winner in June. She played the first movement of Beethoven’s “Pathetique Son ata.” Miss Owens is a June grad uate of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School for Girls. She plans to enter State 1 eachers College at Boston in September. Her father and mother are formerly of Vir ginia. JOHN JONES—The Man With An Odd Walking Cane »y Florence FieId*-Wood , Almost anytime of day, Roanokers will see, as they go about their daily chores, a little w’ery sort of fellow, with hat askew, walking a bout the streets of this city always carrying an odd HOLINESS CHURCH TO HOLD ANNUAL MEET IN ROANOKE 1 he General Assembly of The True Church of God 11th annual meeting with the Mt. Sinai True Church of God in Roanoke, August 22-25. Bishop E. B. Phanelson is the minister. This promises to be a record - brei ' mg meeting. The True t <*h of God Apostolic was funded by Bishop Phanelson in 1945. 1 oday the church is operating in several cities and towns in Virginia and South Caro lina. They also have members in Washington, U. C. Bishop Phanelson is highly esteemed not only in her church, but among all who know her. Under her leader ship they have just completed a Sunday School addition to the Roanoke Church which she pastors. She is an active member of the Roanoke inter denominational ministers con ference. She is also one of the Sunday morning chap lains at Burrell Memorial Hospital. Bishop Phanelson is the mother of four daughters and six sons. One of her uaugn ters, Mrs. Ethel Smith, is pas tor of a Holiness Lnurcn in Warwick, Va. Mrs. Verua Braxton is also a Hornless minister. One of Bisnop 1 hanelson s son s, Reuuon Phanelson, is principal of me high school in Fluwanna County. Another holds an important position in Wash ington, L). C. Bishop Phanelson owns her home in the very select sec tion of Melrose Ave., N. W., in Roanoke. She drives a Hodge sedan car. looking cane. That man’s name is John Jones. He landed in Roanoke some 56 years ago, drank some of the water here nad hasn’t been able to leave Roanoke since. ! Mr. Jones, gentleman a bout town, philosopher and (Continued to page four) LYNCHBURG YMCA BOYS RETURNING FROM THEIR HAPPY CAMP OUTING