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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, September 10, 1977, Image 1

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, f 1 - r I Tfco Dbt!; V . ' . - l -i Our Freedom On VOLUME 65 NUMBER 36 l - ' v ; v . j . IWlpatli I, i i ,f, Si J! 4 C .w..n.r....i...i.i.nri '-'r"T"".,' FIGHT FOR JOBS - Rep. Parren .Mltchell, D-MdM chairman of Congressional Black Caucus talks to re porters outside the White House after a meeting with President Carter. Mitchell said he told Carter he would Claik kl ilu.Uk mil Ik. til. I llM MAM llUllt ' llllll Willi II lll VIUWI I pUNHI . IU IIJUI UIVIV Jobs for Black Americans, (UPI), v '( . JJEiiSfjhcrs-.policoiChiol " WHITAKERS fCCNS) w Citlng several city ordinances Police Chief, C. R. Wyatt, thwarted the plans of, the People's Coalition for Justice to . hold a' demonstration on August 27th by refusing to issue a permit " to five picketers. the Coalition alleges that the sheriff ex pressed a fear of violence, not from the picketers, but from the store owner-operator, Joe Judge, ,' who has been . re leased on bail in the shoot ing death of a local farm worker, Charlie Lee. f Ifjlhe. Coalition is a group formed to insure justice in the case where witnesses re port that Joe Judge 1 shot Charlie Lee "in cold blood! in an ' argument over seven dollars in change owed; the dead man. Witnesses also re port that the father of three was unarmed at the time!. -The local protest has ex posed a number of racist practices attributed to the town government; such as the Did Judge BURGAW-Wilmlngton 10 Attorney James Ferguson, II, has filed motions here to receive a copy of a proposed order . prepared for.. Judge . . George Fountain . following , , the May j, post conviction ; hearing by the. N. C. : Attot ney General's . office. 'The , Wilmington v 10 postonvic tion hearing was ; held in , purgaw. Ferguson's motion read: "it' is necessary that i petitioners (Wilmington r 10) have available a copy of the proposed order so that ? they may determine whether the judge acted independent ly or merely rubber stamped the submissions of opposing ; counsel "i Perguson also s ! motioned I for If Judge Foun y tain, swho was appointed tp ; ' the case as "special Judge by Chief Justice Susie Sharps , to remove himself from the deliberations on the motion. . Ferguson's motion;; 'for production of the order does . ' not attack , : ;the fact ; that ' Fountain considered , the Attorney-General's' .- order, " out criticized Fountain's, not ' considering an order from , . ," .-vDuXe University Library .. " - ; : 4. . Newspaper Separtr ent , furhan.M. C. 2 'ub , Press- . . . . ". Depends li! , "READ BY OVER OOOpUHHAMITES' I refusal to extend sewage lines to black v homeowners. , By focusing on these issues, pro testors "hope to demonstrate that Joe Judge's murder of a black man is typical of the treatment of blacks in the area. - :j Despite undisputed testi mony of the brutal murder of Charlie Lee, local residents have remained generally impassive to the call for a boycott of Joe Judge's store, located on Highway 301. Lo cal blacks can still be seen purchasing 'gas and other .commodities, from the store, despite the presence of other businesses which are equally accessible. Local black busi nessmen and other long time residents 2 Of the area expressed an attitude of resignation and disgust With those Who continue to trade with the white businessman. The Peoples Coalition for Justice plans to take Mayor Hursel B. Johnsonto court in Continued on Page 2 Geo. fountain Rubber Stamp for Edfiiisfen? attorneys for . the Wilming ton 10. Ferguson cited numerous rulings by federal and state courts which hold that if a judge relies upon a proposed order from lawyers on one side of a controversy ,; then fairness would require sub missions from both sides. Several times, Ferguson argued in the motion, he had attempted to get a copy of the Attorney General's order without success, i Handling the . case for Attorney General Edmisten is Richard League, an Assistant Attorney General. Respond ing to a request from Fergu son for the order,, League laid in a recent correspond ence, "You were not sent a copy of the order loriglnally sent in because as I under stood the matter, it was not a situation . where we would . be working jointly, or that', you would make suggestions :; with regard to it, and there fore, I simply did not see the need." Fountain's decision to deny. 1 new trial to the'Wil - I INSIDE THIS WEEK Dr. Melton To Head Shriners PAGE 9 Billy McCoys Dream Conies True PAGE 10 Kurses 4th Biennial Reunion PAGE 3 Opportunity To Tell Government What You Think The Carolina times' readers have the opportunity to tell state government what they believe is the biggest Eroblem facing North Caro na in a survey called "North Carolina Tomorrow," in this week's issue. 1 The survey questionnaire which The Carolina Times is running as a public service, is being conducted by the State Goals and Policy Board to in- "volve as many citizens .as possibIeul state aovemment y J t desipn-makmg.'Vi'4;-t. . Gov. Jim Hunt, chairman of the Goals and and Policy Board, in announcing the sur vey, said1 he wants ? North Carolinians to be1 "partners with us in Raleigh in deciding ,what directions our state should take in the future." ' a Completed survey forms should be mailed to the Continued on Page 2 COLUMBIA, S. C. (CC NS) - "Labor must become a movement again . . . (for) working people of our country need a labor move ment that addresses community as well as job pro blems," challenged Jack O'Dell, associated editor of Freedomways Magazine and International Affairs Director of PUSH. O'Dell, a long-time civil rights and labor or ganizer in the South, opened a day and a half workshop Wilmington 10 brought much ; criticism 01 tne state s judi cial system, internationally, as unjust and racist. It was . after he had announced his decision to deny a new trial to the Wilmington 10 that he . accepted the proposed order from League. The Wilmington 10 were convicted in 1972 for con spiracy to arson, arson, and conspiracy to assault firemen and police who were attempt ing to extinguish a fire in a white-owned grocery in the town's black section. Governor James Hunt has been requested by Ferguson to pardon the Wilmington 10, an act which would make further court proceedings unnecessary. Spurred by a release by the National Wilmington 10 Defense Com mittee chairman,: Ms. Imanl Kazana, last week, Hunt . Press Aide Gary Pearce de clared that ' Hunt ' was n ot close to pardoning the Wilmington 0. : . '; Ms. Kazana's release de clared that pardons for' the Wilmington 10 were "close athand". - ;' ; - -.. DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA 1 I BOTH WANT MOTOR CITY MAYORS JOB - Coleman A. Young, (L) elected the city's first black mayor at the height of its deterioration, is campaigning for a second four-year term as the man who turned it all around. Young's main opposition In the September 13 runoff is expected to come from another black, City Councilman Ernest C. Browne (R). Hjs fow-key style and conservative public image contrasts sharply with that of the incumbent. (UPI). Howard lee's Mlontli RALEIGH (CCNS) - Howard N. Leei the first black to head a state depart- V ment, said, last week that v departmental ' rerganizar' tionhis concera ration otif ; hirina blacks t ifi X' bolicv "akmg -leadershipposifions.g a ucsire atioft departm s into perspective. when analyz ing hiring during-the:;kperipd that Lee has been , at the' department's helm, V!-' ,S From January !, to June 30, 1977, a total of 209 em ployees were hired in the ' Department of Natural Re sources ;, and Community. v Development (NRCD). Twenty of that number, or on 'The Southern Fight for Labor's Rights' held here September 3 and 4. Over seventy people from nine Southern States came to gether to map out a strategy that will confront thelargely unorganized and low-paid status of Southern labor and to begin to change the strangle-hold of large cor porations on the Southern workers and communities. The seventy represented labor and community organizations soundly criticized the role of J. P. Stevens in the south,, particularly in the two Carolinas. North Carolinians ; from Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Laurinburg, Roanoke Rapids, Charlotte and Kannapolis joined with other organizers from the more than thirty ; trade unions and communi. ties groups present to share experiences and develop ini tiatives for their efforts in their state. the workshop was spon sored; by the ; Southern; Or ganizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice, in tip?: lair. Tinn pip?. i M'.Mt ,vm.v.i kvi.vm uidL& wuniaii lias uccii iiircu . em snouia oe put vvt,v whv.b.. "iu . ucpanmcni. v wii. uorena .4:., j n, , . tlaiti ' IMo.l'a'-itrAl Whit... J i :i . tl. f r t -J 1 .jL.Jii'jMMMuiiu.iii iv m iKffer'tlirir inni -r rl4 , fr rr-rr-ininrll-tn-T-rr -11 t ir -w - DISAPPOINTMENT - - It was a sweltering 94 degrees on Saturday afternoon and the of the crime, sun's relentless rays burned deep into the fiber of NCCU Eagles players and On this evidence, Chris fans at O' Kelly Stadium. Disappointment registers on faces the Virginia Union Pin topher Moore was tried by an triers took charge late in the game and defeated Centril In the season opener. More all white jury October 27th pictures and stories, Page. 10. (Photo by Kelvin Bell). through October 30th, 1975 -f - "i ; . t f ' ; ?...' . " SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, ten per cent were black. But that number included both temporary ' and permanent employees. , Permanent employment since January saw blacks get a small increase of 14 percent. ( Total permanent employment got 90 per cent of the tem porary and permanent posi tions. " . While Secretary Lee says he thinks black employment, "has been substantially high," the ratio of blacks to whites employed during the period in permanent and temporary positions sill remains lower than the ratio of blacks to (SOC) the National Alliance : Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) and .. Labor Today. The plenary sessions were chaired by Mrs. Anne Braden bf Louis ville, Ky., co-chairperson of SOC, who called attention to the absence of her counter part, a Rev. Ben Chavis, im prisoned in North Carolina. Describing the U. S. as the "intellectual and moral equivalent of fascism," O'Dell nonetheless emphasiz ed that the "possibilities for . moving the South today are greater because of the , ; civil 'rights victories ... the black community removing the cancer of public se- gregation." Linking the civil rights and labor struggles, ' O'Dell paraphrased the Bibli , cal prophet' Amos, calling for a labor movement that is a "sweeping stream that re freshes and regenerates this republic." The workshop addressed . organizing on the shop floor and organizing in the community. Resolutions out ninii'ininil t.iiniiriv iiimiiiiwhw V1 SmJ i i & ' jliirino rthA. eiv tnntit nrinH . Ul.l. t... v. 19H Hiring Record whites in the population of North Carolina. ' Lee notes that his em phasis; has .been , on hiring blacks to top leadership : positions who can hire other blacks under them. Since April, ms. Maria bpauonna a Warner, Lee's deputy is black. " So far as salary range is concerned, Isix, of the eleven blacks have a salary of more than $ 1 0,000. Included in that number are two salaried between $16,000 and . $25,000, Lee and his deputy. While expressing .the need "to move aggresively ahead to bring blacks, as well of the workshop called for community-labor unity on solving both plant and community problems, an all out struggle against devisive tactics of pitting black and white workers against one another and the use of red-baiting tactics against or ganizers and unions them selves and building a strong rank and file to strengthen unions. The participants approved twenty specific, action-oriented proposals to implement this direction, and ensure the involvement of the total southern movement to build labor issues. Major concern and support was given to the struggle to organize J. P. Stevens workers and develop the boycott against that corporation. Resolutions also included calls for support of the Texas Farmworkers Union, an end to right-to- , work laws, an all-out mobili zation for the September 17 ' national demonstrations for the freedom of Rev. Ben 4 , ' tURKR!!, .V. C. 277C5 . ' The grand essen tills to happiness' arc some' thing to do, something to lore, and scs; thing to hop for. . Joseph Addison TELEPHONE (919) Doy Collapses As Jodgo Pronounces Son! onco FAYETTEVILLE (CC NS) Convicted for second degree murder of Ricky Miller and sentenced to 30 40 years in the prisons of North Carolina, with a mini mum release of thirty years, Terry Wayne McDougal, 17 year old high school student collapsed as Judge Giles Clark pronounced the sen tence in the military town. So hysterical was Terry's public defender, Mrs. Mary Ann Talley, after the verdict and sentence, that she had to be taken out of the court room before proceedings could continue. A sparse courtroom of sympathizers stood In shock and his mother wailed emotional pleas that an injustice had been done. Robert Beatty, Execu tive Director of the Cumber land County Citizen's Asso ciation said efforts are under Revieived as other minorities, such as , Indians" into state govern ment. Lee said, "I want to make sure that I emphasize that I am going to be ex ceedingly fair. Recognizing that if I don't set the example, other departments wijl not. But 1 certainly want my department to reilect the 'aflftAtiWiaVAife state wiQ have a chance, ani that includes black, both female and male " The statewide average of 22 per cent blacks hired during the period of January June 30 is far higher than the fourteen per cent in Lee's department. But his fourteen per cent of blacks hired in (Continued on Page 2 Chavis and the Wilmington 10. Workshop leaders and re surce people included C. L Danzeyteelworkers Local 2210 Of Birmingham; Willie Middleton, United Electrical Workers Union Local 1202 of Ladson, S. C; Kay Tillow, vice president of District 1199-P, National Union of Hospital and . Health Care Employees of Pittsburgh; and Rev. C. T. Vivian, direc tor of Seminary-Without-Walls, Shaw University, Raleigh. MffttStt-- Posf-Convicfion Hoahy Slated For Mississippi: A post conviction hear ing has been ordered by the Supreme Court of Mississi ppi for the 10th of October in the case of Christopher Alvin Moore, a young black man who was sentenced tot death on December 12, 1975 in a questionable conviction for the murder, burglary and rape of Ms. Irene Hoffman, a white female. State evidence in the case was scant: a witness testified to seeing a black male riding a bike resembling Moore's in the vicinity of the woman's home on the morning of the murder; two public hairs of purported Nezroid charac teristics were taken from the pubic area of the victim; one fingerprint, said to be from Moore's left middle finger, was found among many other fingerprints at the scene WIC2: 23 CI.'iT? way to raise bail if a bail for Terry is granted by Clark. Gark denied a request for bail at the sentencing saying that bail would not be grant ed at that time. ' The two week long trial had drawn the attention of many of the town's people despite the sparcely populat ed courtroom; The Fayette fllc Times editorial staff had warned the town's people not to allow the trial to become a racial issue or to put the community into an emo tional dilemma. The circumstantial evi dence that convinced the jury of ten whites and two blacks, all over fifty years of age, amounted to the following: On the morning of January 6th, Terry and Bobby Miller, the deceased brother were playing basketball in gym class at Terry Sanford High in Fayetteville. There was a rebound, in which the two made body contact, Terry was bit in the mouth with an elbow and later in the locker room the two fought. Terry is black and Bobby Miller is white. ' Terry's jaw began to swell around noon and he went to a school nurse for an excuse to go home because of a toothache. Unable to get busfare home, according to Ms. Caroline Nixon, a teacher at the high school, Terry wai readmitted to we school, rte ? and spent some- thne'Tn the looter room wnerene was told by a student that Bobby Miller's older brother was looking for him to settle the earlier fight. f One black student testi fieid that he had given Terry a knife before the fight started. Another testified that Terry was met by Ricky Miller, the deceased, in the locker room, asked if he was the student that had a fight earlier with Bobby? Answer ing yes, Terry stepped back and Miller asked if he wanted to fight. Terry again answered yes. Ricky swung the first punch. The fight continued in the locker room and into the hallway at which time Terry pulled Ricky Miller's sweater over his head and landed some hard uppercuts. But then Ricky slumped and cried out, "nigger you're dead, you know you're dead for doing this to me". r M No one present at the fight scene who testified said that they had witnessed the stabbing. A SBI chemist testi fied that a knife presented by Continued On Page 14 in Bay, St. Louis, Mississippi, and convicted on October 30th. The case has gamed the support of the Southern Christian Leadership Cbr ference. Christopher Moore's father was a dose confi dant of Dr Martin Luther King, lu ,-iain civil . rights . leader.; . ; , -v . - jr ; Supporters of Christo pher Moore have established The Christopher A. Moore Qearinghouse, . with head quarters in Grambling, Louisiana; to "provide a cen- - tral point for the direction of tafomational, financial, and , program activities connect: 1 with this case" The ad!:::s is P. O..Drawer 254; Crtr.S hng, Louisiana 71245: Itczi (318)247-6335. . The aearinghou pro ports f that "the ststa cf MississhTpL under Its c.vj laws, failed to prove his f "1 'Beyond ; every ttzzz- " 3 doubt, to 1 morsl csrti! -, and to the exclusion, cf c . other reasntls t ,,1-r: thesis. "(CCN2)

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