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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, April 02, 1977, Page 9, Image 9

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Jose-!) F. D?co!is I Spoc!ior s Joseph F. Brooks, Emer gency Land ' Fund President and Director of the National s Association of Landowners was keynote speaker for the third annual spring meeting of the Student Committee on Land Lost of Blacks; held-at A&T? State University,. Greensboro v, on March 26th. , "Black land ownership " in the South has declined pre- dpitously since 1910. Over. 330,000 acres are now being lost each year. If this massive outflow of land is not halted, not a single acre of black-own. , ed land will be left in thirteen years," Brooks said: '. , He stressed the fact that "Black people are not only forced to sell their land to rid . themselves of debt, they are also losing their land to un scrupulous realtors and fast talking lawyers. Tax sales, -partition sales, and hasty fore closures are separating fami lies from their homesteads - legal' maneuvers making a mockery of contract law and justice." ; . .'"Aggravating this pro blem," he asserted, "is the in activity of the Department of Agriculture agencies, most notably the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA). These agencies, mandated by Con gress to protect the family farm, have failed time and time again to provide black farmers and landowners the finance i capital and other supportive services to which they are en-' HtM" It is the purpose of the; National Association of Land: owners to give assistance to needy fanners in all areas., SCOLLOB, INC. is working in North Carolina to give educational assistance to fanners. Miss Debra A. Buie, rising senior in Political Science and Urban Studies at UNC at Greensboro was elected SCOL LOB, Inc.'s new president; Miss Evelyn M. Gwynn, rising senior and Student Government Assot ciation secretary, A&T State University. Greensboro was elected secretary. MsMildred B, Payton is executive director, fi ;? ! ,'; Mead Start Rocruifs The Handicapped Operation Breakthrough, Inc., Head Start Program is re cruiting handicapped children for the next program year to be mainstreamed into, the classroom. Main streaming is expected to give all the children a valu able experience in learning to understand and respect diff erence among people. Con- Sessional directive defines indicapped as mentally re tarded, hard ot neanng, aear, speech impaired, visually handicapped, seriously emo tionally disturbed, crippled, or other health-impaired children requiring Special Education and related services. Children are being enrolled to use the full range of Head Start Education, health, nutri tion, and other program services under a congressional mandate providing 10 per cent of Head Start enrollment nationwide for the handi capped. This program has a resource classroom for children with special needs, maintained with two Special Education Teachers on the ,i pre-school level. Also, the program em- ploys a full-time Speech Patho - logfst and a part-time Mental " Health Consultant. V 1 For further information or to enroll a child for the next program year, please call Vvette ; Baucum, Handicap Coordinator, at 688-8111, ext. 31 or 34, or come by Operation Breakthrough, Inc. 811 West Main Street, Durham. Th Members Of ItaM Ck:?cl Ch:rch Invite You To . ' Vcrdip With U$ fedi.' ...Sunday School 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship 11:00 A M. t:rco Cbpsl 1710 Sherman Avenue (Off S. AZALEA GARDENERS ENJOY-' - . "SHOW AND TELL" The members of the Azalea Garden Club met at the home of Mrs. Sallie Hanis on Rosewood Avenue for their March meet- ing. The president; ; Mrs. Roxie Barnes, presided over the business session j which - included " some committee reports. -; Mr. and Mrs. James Schooler conducted a.,"Show and Tell" about fifty or more plants that they' brought from their new flower house. The show was interesting, enjoyable and informa tive.. ". . : Mrs. Hanis served a delicious repast.' The meeting closed ' with the Mizpah. - , ; The April meeting will be with Mrs. Lola Hbrton on Con-" cord Street. , . p 1 . ' i . . . Salongo VJeeh featured On Reel Prospective SALONGO week, the climax of the Durham Recrea tion Department's Cultural En richment Program is to be featured on this weeks "Reel Perspectives" on WTVD-TV. The segment will be aired on April 3 at 12:30 p m. The theme means "We come to gether to make . something beautiful out of love". The week symbolizes the attitudes shared by program participants and the effects of having these twelve arts paraprofessionals exhibit then skills and instruct their crafts. Vic Wade, an NCCU Theatre major, who coordina tes the Cultural Enrichment Program states "The time and patience' these people have put in was the key ingredient in Twelve To Bo Honored Upon Retirement twelve North Carolina Central University faculty and staff, members who will retire from the university at or be fore the end of the year will be honored at a reception Sunday, April 24 at 6 p.m. in the W.G. Pearson Cafeteria. Two of the retiring faculty members have been associated with the university since the administration of its founder and first president, Dr. James E. Shepard.They are James R. Butts, assistant professor of chemistry, and Dr.! Helen G. Edmonds, distinguished pro fessor of history. Butts joined the faculty in 1945,' DrEdmonds in 1941. Dr. Shepard was president until 1947. , Other members of the in structional faculty who will re tire are Mrs. Alice N. Farrison, instructor of English, a member of the faculty since 1948; Dr. Charles E. King, pro fessor of"sociology, a member of the faculty since 1951'; and Mrs. Winnie P. Robinson, in structor of history and social science, a member of the faculty sihee 1967. Mrs. Alma F. Biggers, who retired in December as director of student life for women, is to be honored as a member of the university's student affairs division. She has been with the university since 1962. Members of the, univer sity's physical plant staff who will retire are John Alford of . housekeeping, an employee since 1962; Mrs. Nellie- W. Alston, housekeeping, an employee since 1969; William Carter, heating plant, an em ployee since 1964; Mrs. Juanita A. Jones, housekeeping, an em ployee since 1967 ; Mrs. Lillie McCall, housekeeping, an em ployee since 1970; and Mrs. Annie McCoy, housekeeping, an employee since 1968. The i reception which will 1 also honor five employees who have 'Completed 25 years of service, has been planned by the university's Retiring Per sonnel and Special Recogni tion Committee. Members of the committee are Dr. 11a J. Blue, Mrs. Sadie Hughley, Mrs. Courtney Fergu son, Robert L. McAdams Miss Aletha Rease, Alex Rivera, Miss Linda Smith and Mrs. Marion D. Spauld ing. , The 25 year honorees are Floyd H. Brown, physical edu cation; Dr. King, sociology; Mrs. Willa W. Lewis, physical education; Philip Marable, security; and Mrs. Thelma F. Smith, chancellor's office.' Cbrtb Alston Ave.) Durham. N. C. V. " 1 rendering artistic exposure to these neighborhoods." Their personal "" Concern for the betterment of these young minds and their seemingly end less creative ability have been indispensible mechanisms in bringing about, constructive change and intellectual stimula tion." During the week of April 4 thru 8 at each recreation cen ter, program participants will perform before their friends and neighbors at a community gathering to be catered by Shabazz Caterers on W..Chapel HilJ St. The community artistic presentations are to be no more than an hour long. All presentations are sche duled for 5 p.m. and the sche dule looks like this: Monday, April 4 - Bir,ch wood, Damar Ct., Bluefield, Liberty St.; Tuesday, April 5 - W. D. Hill. Walltown. West Durham; Wednesday, April 6 -Hoover Rd., Kenwood, Few Gardens; Thursday, April 7 - E. D. Mickle, Weaver St., East Dur ham; Friday, April 8 - T. A. GradV. Oxford Manor, the public is cordially invited to stop in at either of these locations. For more in formation about - SALONGO, or the Cultural Enrichment Program contact the Cultural Enrichment Coordinator at the DUrham Recreation Depart ment at 688-8021. , N.C.A.E. i Continued FrontPage 5J day. Previously adopted re solutions will be. reviewed and possibly modified. In addi tion, items of new business can be introduced during the con vention. Former Miss American Marilyn Van Derbur will speak to the delegates Friday even ing on motivation. Winners of Terry Sanford Awards' for' excellence in teaching and of the state Human . Relations Award will be presented" Fri day evening. Eleven hews media will be recognized for excellence in coverage and reporting of school news Friday evening. They will receive the coveted DIFFERENT APPROACH - Assistant Attorney General Drew Days III, President Carter's top. civil rights enforcer said the Ford Administration created public anxiety and insecurity by "harping" on hard ships caused by court ordered busing. Days, the first black to head the Civil Rights Division, said the Carter Administration will not ignore problems created by court busing orders and other desegregation problems. (UPI). The lazy main's savBinjgs plami At CCB we'll transfer money from your checking to your savings account, automatically. , . You just tell us how much, and the day of the month you want it deposited. : . Open an Automatic Savings account at CCB. And be lazy. CCBrhe more vou do with us, the more well do for you, ' Mvmbar FOIC .J , n ' ; .0 1 US - g i Q DR.'ASHANTI "; DoDODaanna . PART 6 . ', i Walking always in. the sha dow of death, a black man finds that when he compters that fear he has r conqured r MIRIAM YVETTE THOMAS SALISBURY - Miriam Yvette Thomas, a 20 year old junior English major at Living stone College, Salisbury, re corded an historical first re., cently when she was judged first runner up in The Miss ' Salisbury-Rowan Beauty, Pageant, the sole black en trant, Miriam's sponsor was Livingstone College. A 1974 graduate of Lanier High School, Montgomery, Ala., she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willy Thomas of 3$07 Suwan Drive, Montgomery. At Livingstone, Miriam is a majorette and director of the student government associa tion's public relations. A dean's list student, she was chosen "Miss Sophomore, 1975-76" by her classmates. A Scorpio, Miriam is a statuesque 5'7", who weighs 120 pounds and measures 34-24-36. Her hobbies are singing, creative writing, baton twirling and reading. School Bell Awards. The late Dr. J,.., Minor; Gwyn, a professor of educa tion at UNC-Chapel Hill will be named to the Educational Hall of Fame. At the close of business on Saturday, officers for 1977 78 will be installed. Mrs. Linda I. Rader, an elementary school teacher from Gastonia, will be come NCAE president for a one year term. THE CAROLINA TIMES can be in your mailbox every weekend for a year at $8.84. Call Today! 688-6587 ' -, : ' . " aaoOOOCrl ClactiHhd n o D D D D D 0 : uiiySiiD ; By Dr. Fahcem C. Ashanti Department of Psychology North Carolina Central University much more.. He observes that--, white people have prefened to1 see blacks as easily frightened. They laughed as they fanta-. sied blacks, bug eyed,' runn ing through cemeteries, turn-" ' ing white.tenified of ghosts. Superstition is a lack of iknowledge which in turn leads to ignorance. When an indivi dual is ignorant he is weak and is vulnerable and prey to sym- ; bolism. emotionalism and other negative phenomena he does not understand. THE SYNDROME VOODOO Voodoo! Word of dark vowels and heavily rolling con sonants! To Americans, the word usually denotes black magic and uncouth supersti tion, such as sticking pins into : dolls, casting spells, lighting ;, black candles in cemeteries. calling up the dead and being familiar with spirits, zombies and monsters. ; The word is written in inany different ways: vaudou, STORE HOURS t Moi. tbn Sat. S 'til 10 p.M. Sudor a & y a.M. til y p.M ' W s as r i - xr 1 I ... V. nmmt QUART STOKEIY CUT OR FRENCH STYLE mim BEAMS itr CREAM STYLE OR WHOLE KERNEL GOLDEN CORN 7 nce c n (O L for Your Choice! MS. CHOICE CIEF BLADE eracrc mim. DONE 111 ID. vaudoux, vodoo, for instance, but it comes from Dahomey in 'genius, protective spirit.' It is applied especially to the beliefs , always easy to distinguish them and practices found in Haiti, because superstitions of voo whose inhabitants are, for the doo provide a forcing ground mbsi pait; descendants v of; lTdr the religion, which to turn staves of West African origin, supports and develops their and by extension to similiar f meaning. From the start. practices in other Caribbean islands, Brazil and in the Southern states of America. According to the Haitian scholars Jean Price-Mars, voo doo is a religion because the initiated believe in the exis tence of spiritual beings who live partly in the universe, partly in close contact with men, whose activities they control. These invisible beings form an olympus of Gods, the highest of whom bears the title "Papa" or Great Master and claims special veneration. Voodoo is a religion because the cult developed for its gods demands a hierarchical body of priests, a community of be lievers temples, altars, cere monies and finally an oral traditon . . . that has preserved the essential part of the cult. Voodoo is a very primitive religion, founded partly on the belief in all-p&werful spirits -gods, demons, disembodied souls partly on the belief in sorcery and magic. Once must assume that these beliefs were more or less pure in their country of origin and that in this country they have been modified by centuries of, con- tact WM the Christian religion. Ml SM Jk .''SAVE" WITH SAT., APRIL 2, 1377 doo make a whole, and it is not children are brought up to' be good by being made afraid of the supernatural, and this fear leaves an indelible imprint on the minds even of highly edu cated blacks. They are taught not to get their heads wet, es pecially with dew,: because water is both a solvent and a magnet for spirits, and a man's spirit lives in his head. Aniv there is always the tontbn rnacoute, the travel ing magician with a satchel oyer his shoulder in which he .has magical . and medicinal plants, dried bits of wildcat, black candles, and other para phernalia. Mothers threaten children that if they are not good, the tonton will take them away. The tonton rnacoute . or voodoo priest also called upon to treat sick children, for example, the treatment given to a child suffering from a fever. The child , is pale, fretful, wasted, and sometimes goes into con vulsions; his mother is anxious, suspecting foul play, and her anxiety makes the child worse. The medicine man has only to kill one bird, and he does it with two stones. He discovers who the witch is - usually a SHOP and PRICES GOOD THRU QUANTITY RIGHTS RESERVED PICK OUR FRESH IB o) 0) "2 o) c(c QUART CIIEF-COY-An-OEE CHEESE SAUSAGE YOUR CHOICE! 13-oz. Pkg. "SAVE $1.00" on PATruClUUDAllY nn ' THCAr.0Li:.ATJ.7.:J- relative or V neighbor ho i jealous and resestful of the mother and works a magic to protect the child and tend the magic back to its creator Hit h afen frtM the Ch2d' with castor o2, because intes tinal : worms' ear produce convulsions in 1 younger children- The -'child get better, the mother is relieved, the witch confesses, and the ' poisonous atmosphere - is - dissipated. . Musk drums and danc ing often accompany voodoo ceremonies , when ' the - mem bers dance themselves into a state or possession and are ridden by the gods (loas). The importance of the genuine African porymetric foundation of this music is evident from a comparison with the forms of ecstasy that occur in American black churches. The' partici pants are no longer ridden by several gods but only by one - Christ. Moreover, one priest or director is sufficient, while for voodoo several nuungaiu ic .nece ssary. In the black churches a collective state a possession occurs, while in Africa several gods never manifest themselves at one time and the possession never leads to "wild dances," but usually to a quiet "sinking into oneself." Thus in its type of possession, voodoo stands midway between Africa and the black churches. To be continued . BIG STAR SAVE ! SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1977 PB5?EW0::i BEFH CHEESE . j i

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