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Welcome To Our New School Teachers!
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VOLUME XVII—NUMBER 29 J
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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
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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.
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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

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