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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, August 06, 1977, Image 1

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,l?uke University Library ' NewSper DGp3ttr-.ent , ' . - I Jutham, ' K.' C. 57706 -, . '. - this issue co:itai:i$ v Torcf c of Vlcdca - ; -'"-7 . v """' r J .'' ":. .v . A character is like an acrostic read it for ward, backward, or across, it still pells the same thing. ?. Emerson COUPONS WORTH.l........:...$1.19 , Deduct Cost of Paper.-.......:,..... ' .20 YOU'VE EARNED $0.99 USE THEM WM0 COtlG. IIS ANDREWS VOTES FOR COUTIIIUATIOIl , ' .i , VOLUME 55 NUMBER 31 - "READ BY OVER 30)00 DURHAMITES" ; ; DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA SATURDAY. AUGUST 6, 1977 , TELEPHONE 19)687 nuv.Jr, I A I MISS PHYLLIS TABRON, PRESS I6H0RES AWARDS mm While most of the media was concentrating on the looting and arson during NYC's blackout, the black, real estate firm of Webb & Brooker, Inc. was honoring a group of Bronx youngsters who volunteered to help and protect the senior citizens in the Twin Parks Northwest First Housing Site where no vandalism occurred. Webb '& Brooker gave away one $50 U. S. Savings Bond, nine $25 bonds and citations to seven other youths for their; exemplary behavior, Press ignored awards.' ' MtlMlU JUKSiUnilllirailllllHIIUIHIHIUM Fib Afeowif Jr. Dirtioii Lor llim k ATLANTA, GA. (CCNS) - A movie, to be presented in a television series much like Alex Haley's "Roots", about Dr. Martin Luther King's role in the civil rights movement, has drawn soathing attacks by members of the Southern Christian Leadership Con ference (SCLC) Executive Board of Directors. Their attacks were made after reading the' script and view ing small segments known as fm "clips". Although the film is fictional, Rev. Hosea Williams and Dr. C, T. Vivian contend it distorts the civil rights movement of the 1950'sand60s. . 1 The writer and producer of the film, Abbey Mann, writter of the Kojak series, plans to air the film "Mar tin Luther King" on NBC television, but both Rev. Williams and Dr. Vivian, SCLC Board members, said the film maligns the civil rights movement so criti cally that pressure should be brought to keep it from being shown by NBC affiliates! Commenting on the historical inaccuracies present U.S. Closure Office Is Posi AN Congressional pressure has forced the Carter Administration to postpone closure - of the Rhodesian Information Office (RIO) in Washington. Although the 0. S, delegation endorsed a United Nations Security Council vote in May which in effect called for closure of all Rhodesian outposts, no action has been taken in the United States. Ken Towsey, director of the' office says "We are continu ing to fulfill our information function and have1 heard nothing whatsoever from the U. S. administration." : In June, .the Senate adopted by voice vote a re solution which declared "the sense of Congress that any foreign country should be allowed to maintain an infor mation office W the United States." In addition, 44 mem- bers of the House, including Chairman Ed Derwinski of the International Relations ' in the film, Hosea Williams re marked that if shown it would "destroy pretty near all of that which we have gained for the past twenty, years, not only in America, but throughout the world."' Vivian contends that his major criticism is the divisive ness among black leaders that the film stresses "as though black leadership is always divided, belittling each other,, and only concerned about;' themselves." The one time' staff member of SCLC and close confidant of Dr. King recalled a scene in the film where King is "belittiing Malcolm X saying Vou; are: a dangerous man because you are violent and you call for it.' But all of us who knew them, knew that was not the case, that they highly re spected each other. In fact, they realized that they had America in a scissors action and that one complemented each other." . Another scene, Vivian said, showed Whitney Young, deceased former President of the Urban League, "belittling Martin King saying why are you so concerned about poor of fllWesian Committee, wrote Secretary of State Cyrus Vance calling closure of the office "an un necessary step " In his reply, Vance defended "our planned implementation of the UN resolution " and officials say the office will be shut down. In that case, says Towsey, "it i8, my hope and expectation that another agency will bridge the information gap." In a mailing to supporters, Towsey announced, "an appeal for financial assistance can be expected." , , . Towsey maintains that the office serves a purely in formational role.;. It is, how ever, an official agency of the illegal Rhodesian regime and receives its funds indirectly from Salisbury. : - , v earner .jms year, a .former American mercenary m wioaesia charged that the WO recruits ' for the Rho-' desian armed forces, a charge Towsey denies. tooned LYks Bladi IIC. Pageant to be Held Winston-Salem's Rey nolds Auditorium will be the site of the Miss . Black America of North Carolina Pageant at 8 p.m. Friday, August 12. Twenty -six talented beauties from across the state will vie for the title and the right to compete in the national Miss Black America Pageant. The winner from North Carolina will be flown to Hollywood, Cali fornia for the national com petition to be held in Septem ber. NBC plans to broad cast the entire program. Preliminary competition will begin Thursday, night. A. panel of judges '-will score contestants in four cate gories: poise, swimsuit, even ing gown and talent compe tition. Ten semifinaiists will be selected Friday night, and the next Miss Black America of North Carolina will come from among them. Highlighting the pageant will be a special guest appear ance from the reigning Miss Black America of North Carolina, Miss Phyllis Tabron people, you are eating aren't you, you look fat enough to me." The statement attribut ed to Young, Vivian said, made Young seem hypocri tical in his desire to serve blacks and popr. Both Vivian and Hosea Williams, King's former field general, described the film as depicting Martin King as being manipulated by Stan United Ho The Western North Caro lina District of the United Holy Church of America will hold its Eighth Annual Con vocation August 7-14 at Fisher Memorial United Holy Church in Durham, located at 420 Piedmont St. The convocation will fea ture workshops, lectures, seminars and evangelistic ser vices. The program format is designed to address the full needs of Christians and give special assistant to pastors, missionaries, and other church workers. Work shops, lectures, and seminars will be intellectually stimu lating as well as informative. "At the same time we are expecting a tremendous outpouring and movement of the holy spirit through out this session," said Bishop Lawson. The evening services are intended to be atime :::::::::w::ara LATE BREAKING NEWS A. J. Howard Clement, HI, was notified late Wednes day evening that he would be sworn in Thursday morning at 10 a.m., at the State Capi tol in Raleigh by Governor Jim Hunt to fill the legisla tive seat left vacant by H, M. "Mickey" Michaux. , ! Michaux was appointed U. S.'' Attorney and was $ sworn 1 in in Greensboro on ' July 18. "'' -sc : Michaux was Durham County Representative to the North ' .Caroline .House of Representatives and Clement will complete his term. ' f .' " ' . : . fv Church Annual Convocation America of of Spring Hope. Miss fabrpn, ?n ,ne matter with opponents arguing the regulations would in who will crown the new Crease bureaucratic problems and infringe on personal freedoms, queen, says competition i)f$ Proponents argued, however, that middle American taxpayers this kind fosters personal ' should not have to pay for cocktail ice and candy bars bought development. "There are many intangi ble rewards," Miss Tabron explains. Vf "The competition is only part of the total experience. Everyone develops lasting friendships with other con testants, while building poise and self-confidence." Over $1,000 in scholar ships and prizes , will be awarded. Proceeds from the pageant will go to the United Negro College Fund. ' s Tickets are on sale at Reznick's Model Pharmacy, North Carolina , Mutual In surance Company Gilmore's Funeral HOme and The Real Thing, all located in Winston Salem. For more information, call (919) 724-5566,or 723- '. 0984. Written requests for tickets should be mailed to;, the pageant office. The'". address is: 509 E. Third ' Street, P.. O. Box 457, i Winston-Salem, N . C. 27102. Leviston, a white fundraiser, ' from New York, who worked with SCLC. Williams said of Dr. King's posture through out the film, "this movie disdains Dr. King and cer tainly portrays him as being shallow and being light and as . being led around by someone else and only acting on the Continued On Page 1 2 to Hold Of celebration, joy, invitation to Christian discipleship and renewal. The United Holy Church of America, Inc., founded in 1886, is one of the historical, classical deno minations that grew out of "holiness-pentacostal move ment" around the turn of the century; and the Western N. Carolina Convocation proudly lives in the light of this Continued On Page 10 r Were " "uuuiuiu!-, l v. - tNC-4) voted last Wednesday allowing food stamp recipients f their food coupons. An :impnrlmpnt trt pliminatp !f food -farm bill failed 185-227. vy iuuu siainp recipienis. Congressman Steven Symms (R-Idaho) introduced the amendment noting that Secretary of Agriculture, Robert , Bergland has called junk foods "garbage" and said Bergland has Avowed that his department "will warn the public about them". INIIilllllllllllinillllllllllllllllllllllllllltlliiiiiH """" MMiiiHlllllllHIIIIIMIIIIHI White Man Accused Of i Murder WHITAKERS (CCNS) -Several organizations have taken on the case of oe Judge,, a white man accused of murdering Charlie c Lee, a black man. Some of the organizations pushing for a conviction of Judge '.have taken on the entire . political-economic system j which .sDokesoersonst sav' is . responsible; roffuV' rriiifder. A peoples' court is to be held oii AUgusf 22, in Whita kers. Tlie North Carolina courts have not set a trial date. ' Charlie Lee was alledged ly shot by Judge, a storekee per in Whitakers, on April. 19 after witnesses say the two had words about $7 Lee said Judge had short changed him. Judge's release on $200 bond aroused the black residents of Whitakers, and the People's Coalition for Justice, announced a boy' cott of Judge's store oh Highway 301 Notth. Spokespersons for the People's Coalition for Justice, African Liberation Support Committee 'and Workers Viewpoint Organization said at a July 26 rally they did not expect justice in the courts. ! . At the rally, Nelson Johnson, of Greensboro, and a spokesperson for Workers Viewpoint, related Charlie Smith's death to the death of a two year old black child in Durham who was killed when a shot fired Continued on Page 9 BIMBE'S CLOSING MOMENTS AT HILLSIDE PARK cuugressman iKe Anarews (I to continue the practice of to purchase "junk food" with enrh ntirrhau in th rimnihiK The vote followed heated debate nj mm LUCKY WINNER OF ZAFA SHRINE TEMPLE RAFFLE - Mrs. Catherine iwic Kinney (center)receives keys to her 1977 Thunderbird won in this years Annual Benefit Raffle of the Zafa Shrine Temple, No. 176, held on July 29, from saac E. McGraw, II, (right), Raffle Program Chairman, and Charles B. Noell (left), Illustrious Potentate for the Zafa Shrine Temple. Mrs. McKlnney lives on, East Lawson Street in Durham. far UfcAgi'OM 10 Ceose CHARLOTTE (CCNS) -James Ferguson, chief coun sel for the Wilmington 10, said last week that attorneys are considering a number of options for the 10 defen dants in their quest for jus tice. Among the options, one being considered is tell ing Governor James Hunt that if he'll grant pardons of innocence to the Wilming ton 10, the attorneys will Food Stamps Symms said in debate: Ml point that food stamp recipients are buying cocktail ice, as now happens with food stamps, the middle-class American taxpayer, the hard-working guy who is employed in s factory, on a farm, on a newspapers wherever it might be, for wages, and who is not on the receiving end of the Government transfer of payments of our society, deserves some recognition. And I think we should help guarantee these people who are receiving the benefits that they get a nutritious, healthy diet from the stamps which they are going to use to buy their food." Congressman Bob Michel, (R-ILL) voiced his support for the amendment saying: "If we exclude junk foods, we will be eliminating one of the red flags causing hostility toward the food stamp program. In my opinion, there is nothing that upsets the average taxpayer more than to see food stamps being used to purchase frivolous nonnutritional items." C drop appeals in the case. Jack Cozart, Hunt's legal advisor on a request tor pardoning the Wilmington 10, was out of town and could not be reached for comment. Ferguson's comment came in reponse to a state ment made by E. B. Turner, a top official of the N. C Democratic Party. Turner said Hunt would most think that when we t to the likely respond to a petition for pardoning the Wilming ton 10 if legal appeals were dropped. "I would make a recom mendation at this point. I think that the attorneys for the WOrnington 10 ought to seek a conference with the Governor and say to him, Mr. Governor, now you have' said that because of the Ett Continued On Page 5 1

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