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w e l l the died Memorial de- years for of born and Ella life where he Danville In Mt. Her he op Sta five of hi: engagec Oct. 14 Minnie o Church of Dan Carlton W. Jones at Mans Vegro Among For F iVe Rookie Po/icemen P fou WiV/fam Terry k First In Decades Estes Mrs. Lil Clark, grandchildren. be held at 3:00 be in The funeral and the home Jones, Danville's first Negro police officer in many decades was among a new group of five appointed appointed yesterday by Chief E. [. McCain. ' · . ' He is William W. Terry, a Texas native, who joins Kenneth Wayne Crawford of 599 Arlington Arlington Rd.; William Braxtbn Crawford Crawford of 417-A Keen St.; Donald Lee Goss of 123 Summit Rd.; and Labon Ernest Wellman of 841 Paxton St. as rookie officers. (The Crawfords are not related.) Except for. the statement of an integration leader (see separ-r ate story), little public comment was heard downtown this morning morning on Terry's appointment. However, it had been known some time prior to the release late last night on the appointments appointments that Terry had qualified and would be. named.. In announcing the appointment appointment of Terry, Chief McCain pointed out that the city has for some time been considering Negro Negro applicants for posts on the police force and with the judgment judgment of applications based on set standards and not race. The chief said he felt he was hirmg gro". 'a policeman, not a Ne- H e n r y were from Wilkerson with burial Cemetery. attack and driving his had been for several Rockingham Reidsville He had Edna since of Eastside wife, died brother, of Reids- The hiring of Terry makes him the first of his race to serve as a police officer in many years but not the first ever. D u r i n g reconstruction days, there were a number of Negro police officers. Previously an employee of the Kroger Co. here, Terry has attended Wilburforce University in Ohio. His appointment, along with that of the others, was based on their showings on written examinations, character investigations, oral interviews and physical examinations. To be eligible to take the examination, an applicant must meet certain physical and educational educational requirements and have a clean police record (except for minor traffic offenses). Applicants passing the written written examination are chosen for vacancies on the force on the basis of their scores, provided character investigations, oral interviews and a physical examination examination do ' not disqualifiy them. ,. roaming the and Halloween answering tonight however, they weeks Annual Of Goes Otha for the Piedmont last named annual Jeanette Rt. 1, of Brown Lillie step-son, Airs. Reidsville Myers of service. The to the Danville Federal meeting House International Rites for 60, of conducted from Liberty Burial will family at Memorial had been when prominent com- The five new policemen, all of whom will begin work.later this month, took the written examination Sept. 17 along with 34 other applicants, including several Negroes. One other Negro Negro passed the examination but made a minimum p a s s i n score. The appointment also was cleared with members of City Council before the announcement. announcement. While in Houston last week to attend a convention of the International Association of Po-. lice Chiefs, McCain also checked checked on Terry's background and was told he comes from a family family of good reputation. His father, father, now in semi - retirement, operated a resjtaurant while one brother is a restaurant proprietor proprietor and another is a doctor in the Navy. The new policeman policeman attended Willerforce University University in Ohio, is an Air Force veteran and is married. Chief McCain said the new policemen will receive several weeks of instruction in police techniques, law, court procedures, procedures, fire fighting and fire arms. As soon as possible, all will be enrolled in the Central Police Training School at Richmond, Richmond, he added. The A. two-year the Mrs. the Credit president, Miles of DuPont re-elected Walton, named secretary. The of was Roanoke, Virginia Highfill Veterans Office Loot The Green Main

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  1. The Bee,
  2. 17 Oct 1963, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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