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Rocky Mount Telegram from Rocky Mount, North Carolina • 6

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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6 Rocky Mont, M.C. TXrm Ftt. 1M1 who deserve recognition," Cote sakL "I don't knot of any other i i No longer did they have doubt; Williams- Linkhaw, regardless of his piety and loyalty, did indeed disturb the peaeeA', to be sung. Subtle suggestions from his fellow churchmen were not heeded. It was his duty to sing loud to praise the Lord, he said.

Singing In Church Gets Journalism Hall Of Fame To Be Established At UNC Maybe the trouble was that the others weren't signing en- Linklaw Into Trouble jWjd guilty, linkhaw wan CHAPEL HILL (AP) -William Linklaw was a strict xnA lnal rrusfnHor nt Ho Methodist Church in Lum- nalism. Dr. Richard Cote, dean of the School of Journalism and chairman of the Hall of Fame selection committee, said the hall is long overdue. The hall's first members) to be named at an April 11 banquet, will have their photographs and histories displayed permanently at the University's School of Jour CHAPEL HILL -Nominations are being accepted for a North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame to be established at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. that he was arrested and convicted of disturbing his fellow worshippers.

Witnesses in the case, including the Rev. Neill Ray, testified that Linkhaw's voice rang above everybody else's and was heard after all. the oilKr singerJiad ceased. state that has produced as i many distinguished Journalists as North Carolina. i To be eligible br the N.C.

Journalism Hall Fame, a nominee must nave shewn exceptional achievement In newspapers, magazfeies, radio or television, advertising, public relations, journalism education, or related Gelds. "This is going to be very selective," Cole said. "Only those persons with career-long distinguished accomplishments will be chosen." Nominees do not have to be natives of North Carolina or graduates! of the UNC-CH School of Journalism, but must be strongly identified with the state. The number of posthumous awards will be limited to one each year. READ and USE THE TELEGRAM WANT AOS Sherrod Attending Seminar thusiastically enough.

Maybe they ought to follow bis lead. Linkhaw's singing made part of the congregation laugh and the other part mad. i So mad did some of them get that they took him to court for disturbing the congregation. The judge for the case in Lumberton in 1872 was Daniel 1. Russell, later to become governor of North Carolina.

Recognizing the uniqueness of the case before him, Russell asked for a demonstration of linkhaw's hymn-singing. Linklaw Was happy to oblige, and cut loose. The judge, jury, attorneys and spectators were convulsed with laughter. fined one penny. Outraged, he appealed to the North Carolina Supreme Court, which heard the case during the fall term of 1873.

I The dignified Supreme Court soon recognized that Linkhaw's singing caused a disturbance of considerable proportion. On the other hand, even the prosecution conceded that it was not the man's intention or purpose to bring misery to the 'congregation. The Supreme Court, with rare insight, ruled, "It would seem that the defendant (Linkhaw) is a proper subject forN the discipline of his church, but not for the discipline of the courts." Denon, a man ui exemplary deportment. He was a happy man, and be liked to sing his praises to the Lord, Singing in church was one of his greatest pleasures. But that was what got him into trouble.

His singing was definitely not one of the greater pleasurers of the remainder of the congregation. The problem was that William Linkhaw sang loudly, but he did not sing well. He sang so loudly and so poorly, ip fact. In The Light Of History Larry Sherrod of Wayne Trull W. Thomas and' Franklin Streets, Rocky Mount, is one of a tire dealers from 16 states attending a dealer, management seminar, spon--sored by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Akron, 'Sessions were conducted by Goodyear executives and by educators from Farleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, N.J., and Washington University, St.

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