Ralph Mann in Mamaroneck in 1949
THE NEW YORK AGE. SATURDAY. MARCH H, IW his internship at Harlem Hospital wants to make a quick dollar he can contact the Renaissance basketball management as they are In need of men, with his ability and sir . . . Isaae "Rabbit" Walthenr has enrolled at Benjamin Franklin's night school In pursuit of a diploma with intentions of entering an 'institution of higher learning la the near future . . . Buck Freeman, coach of the Scrantoa University hoop squsd lining up local cage re for coming season , . . the guy Is a go - getter making personal contact with lads and inviting them down his way all expenses paid to get a firsthand glimpse at their ability . . . if the lada on the beat are wise they'll string along with the fellow and his scholarships, it 1 doesnt happen toe often. New Party Nominates Negro in Mamaroneck MAMARONECK James Ople Hagans, prominent real estate broker, has been nominated for the post of Village Trustee, which will be filled in the Spring election, March IB. , Hagans was designated by the newly - formed third party, the Citi - xen's Independent Party. This is the first time in the history of all Westchester County that a Negro has been nominated for an impor tant office. Republican Holda Post Two offices are to be filled in the Spring election, the mayoralty and the trusteeship. The CitUen's In - the trusteeship, now - .held by a Republican, Ralph Mann, who was nominated by his party for reelection. A Republican stronghold, Mamaroneck, has a population of 14,500. The Negro population is 900. The Citlsen's Independent Party Includes both Democrat and Republicans, white and Negro, but Its dependent Party is contesting only Lmembers feel they need someone closer to their problems to repre sent them on the Board of Trustees. Hagans himself is a Republican. Acting chairman of the new party is John Campbell, caterer. Frank Griffin is secretary, Rev. John Garland, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Mamaroneck, la treasurer, and Lawrence Foster, vice - president of the local NAAGP, is chairman of the district committees. Hagans is a native of North Carolina, attended school in Rocky Mount and Franklington, and was the first Negro locomotive engineer to work for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. He moved to Lenox, Mass., in 1925, and to Mamaroneck in 1927. In 1948 he opened his present real estate office. For four year Hagans served a chairman of the Executive Board of the Mamaroneck NAAGP. He Is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Avenue A.M.E. Church, a ruler of Lodge is of the Lee of the and Chamber WITH Steele, S3, and Margo Wallace, Park West, and charged pair, were accused unidentified man in the basement St Thursday p.m. and him containing Dot the pair court Friday.