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DUKE UMIVfcRSITY LIBRARY NEWSPAPER DEPARTMENT DURHAM. NC 27706 mm , . . v.. .. r-i ". : (USPS 091-330) Xhtis of IVIsdiD Every day has in it enough to keep any man occupied without the things beyond. "Baptist Observer VOLUME 57-NUMBER 13 20 PAGES DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA- SATURDAY. MARCH 31. 1979 TELEPHONE (919) 682-2913. PRICE: 20 CENTS rri WW "1 f(l IT P.J.E. To Host Southeast Confab at St. Joseph s Sovoral Notables Schodulod To Attend 2-Day Hooting Partners-in-Ecumenism (P.I.E.) is a project of the National Council of Church es. It will host its first Southeast Regional Con ference March 29-30, 1979 at St. Joseph A.M.E. Church in Durham, North Carolina. Speakers at this conference include Congressman Louis Stokes (D-Ohio), Mayor Maynard Jackson, Atlanta, Georgia, Rev. Dr. William Holmes Borders, pastor Wheat Street Baptist Church, Atlanta and H.M. Michaux, Jr., U.S. Attorney, Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Martin Luther King Sr., is also tentatively scheduled to speak. P.I.E. is a national I.IUWUUW. Ben Chavis to Spoqfi g! Duke for ling Service Wilmington Ten defended Rev. Benjamin Chavis, Jr. will be the speaker at the Duke Univer sity main Chapel Wednes day April 4 at a Dr. Martin Luther King . Memorial Service. The worship service is being sponsored by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to its black citizens will be part of his sermon. In bther matters re lated to the Wilmington Ten case, U.S. Magistrate Logan Howell recommend ed that Federal Judge Franklin T. Dupree not order anew trail for the Ul ITU Demand U.S. Sever Ties With S.Africa United in their demands that the U.S. sever its ties to the racist minority regimes in southern Africa, student and com munity activists throughout the country will participate in a week of coordinated anii-aparthied actions, April 4-11. : In the first of a series of activities throughout the spring, students on the campuses in the northeast, the southeast, the midwest, the northwest and Californ ia, . will demonstrate for divestiture of university assets from firms doing business in southern Africa. Last spring similar D MTO rn JACKSON In addition, PIE seeks to develop a partnership with the white church that will enable the religious institutions of America to organization . of grass root , be strong and postive for black churchmen and lay ces in helping America to order anew trial for the and the Duke Black Campus wUmington Ten. Howell's action; favolv tnousands Ministry. - announcement took three Qf students at schools Imprisoned since 1975 years. such as Harvard. Princeton. Dupree is expected to Columbia and several Uni hear the matter next versity of California cam- Monaay persons who are mobilizing the black church to form strong inter-denominatipnal partnerships. TRe object of these partnerships is to develop and articulate strategies that will revitalize the church-based movement that seeks social, economic and political redress for the unique plight of blacks in America. f , become a better place for all her people. In June 1980, PIE will host its first national convention in Washington, D.C. Here the delegates will develop positions on all major issues affecting blacks. These will be pre sented to the 1980 conven tions of both national and political parties. . on generally believed "trumped up charges", only recently has Rev. Chavis been allowed to speak in public, Chavis is a student at Duke University's Divinity School and an associate minister at Russell, Memorial Church. The Black Mass Choir of Duke will provide music for the affair which will be the first instance that a black prisoner has preached in the Chapel. Chavis' address, he says, will be "The Dream Contin ued". He says injustices of underfunding black colleges, and many other abuses of North Carolina 3:1 Vl n - - -fi- 'i 1 1 1 HAD Tho Black Doaf HILTON JOftDAN N. 7 puses. In related efforts com munity groups and students in New York, Boston, Chicago, Minnesota, Oregon and San Francisco will call for banks to discontinue making loans to South Africa. These activities are part of a growing national campaign HEW SEEKING NAMIBIA'S INDEPENDENCE - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young (L) and Nigeria's Amb. Leslie O. Harriman, this month's Security Council president, leave the U.S. Mission following talks aimed at rescuing a floundering U.N. plan for free elections and independence in Namibia. sponsored and cordinated by the Committee to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa (COBLSA). In the northeast, activities are organized at over thirty universities and banks in Amherst, Boston, New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia. Five colleges in the Amherest area will hold educational activities, culminating in a march and UPI rally in Amherst on April 7 at which Senator Paul Tsongas (D-Mass) will speak. Harvard, Brandeis, Tufts, Boston University have all Continued on page 3 Rejects UNC Plan v. Funds To Be Cut Off Case By Case Trado Fil WwM Building For ffiraoritfies WASHINGTON - The new trade agreement re portedly approved by the Carter Administration is not only a retreat from the President's stated commit ment to minority enter domestic, small and minor ity business enterprises. In consideration of greater international trade op portunities, the Administra tion reportedly has agreed to over-turn this prise development, it is provision to allow foreign an effort to the entire companies to compete for small business community, the lucrative federal pro curement expenditures. In his testimony, Burrell re jected the notion that this agreement would pro mote greater competition in the business community. He added: "This agreement will not increase competition in the business community. It will virtually sanction mono polistic practices by big business. No cosmetic dressing can hide that fact. Nothing in recent years can rival -this trade pact in in equality, injustice and dan cer to the viability of the small and minority business community. Small Bus iness already has to compete with the likes for Fortune 500 corpora tions who have a-distinct competitive advantage. With this trade pact, we must now tackle foreign cor- That was the view express ed Tuesday by National Business League President Dr. Berkley G. Burrell in testimony before the House Small Business Committee's Subcommittee on General Oversity on General Oversight and Minority Enterprise. In his storngest words yet, since terms of the Admini stration's trade agreement were reported, Burrell blasted the agreement as being, "not simply bad ru-klirv Knt had business as well". WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Corporation is ' "No matter how one Thomas' Ehrlich, president asking $337.5 million looks at ' this agreement, of the Legal Services for fiscal year 1980 This once cannot help but have Corporation, went before a . amount would enable the h. o umnnrarv Cnat Annrnnriatinns Sub- Corporation to complete its oHvontaoP for hia business committee last week to ask minimum access funding ...0 -o -- that congress provide me funds that will assure that all the nation's poor have at least some acceSs to the legal system. Seeks Funds to Provide Legal Assistance For Poor is being sought at the ex pense of the small and minority business comm unity", he said. At issue is the recently reported multi-lateral trade agreement which would virtually elim inate preferential considera tion for small and minority business firms in the award of nearly $90 billion in . federal procurement con-. tracts. Current procurement re gulations, which have been supported by four pre vious American presidents, require certain agencies to set-aside portions of their procurement business for The Legal Services Cor poration is a private, non profit organization created by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for legal assistance to the poor in civil matters It funds some 335 legal ser vices programs ; operating out of approximately 900 offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Micronesia. plan. Under this plan, all areas of the country would have legal services programs that are staffed at the equivalent of two attorneys per 10,000 poor people. When the Corporation began operation in 1975, only six per cent of the country's poor had access to this level of service. By the end of 1979, approxi mately 90 per cent of the country will have reached this level. Ehrlich told the Subcommittee on State Justice, Commerce, and the Judiciary that the $67.5 million increase over the porations which are business community con virtually exempt from the tinues to provide, the major plethora of federal regula- ity of all non-farm employ tions and interventionists ment in the country. Its activities of the federal ability to create jobs government that often through contracting oppor strangle the smaller con- tunities will be severely cern. limited by this pact. "As a result, the oppor- Moreover, the capacity tunity for international of the minority private trade is clearly more feasi- sector to produce much bile for large corporations needed employment among than for small and minority black youth in its commun- business firms. There may ity will be similarly restrict- be some short-term bene- ed." And government's fits to corporate America responsibility to promote a in this trade pact. But the free, competitive economy deleterious effect on the will once again be for- American economy is certain feited. We cannot allow this agreement to stand." Burrell emphasized that this is not simply a minority enterprise issue, but one which strikes at the very heart of small business de velopment in this country. He urged the Administra tion to reconsider its report ed position in this matter, and failing that, called on the Congress to disapprove the trade pact. The U.S. Congress has long recognized the enormous competitive advantage enjoyed by big business in the American economy. It has specific ally sanctioned the set-aside provisions for small business in federal procurement. Just last year, the Congress sought to strengthen the access of minority firms to federal procurement through passage of the Omnibus Minority Enter prise Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-507). The report ed trade agreement would virtually destroy many of the provisions of that Act. f:- Healm7Educatiorir -and Welfare Secretary Joseph Ciiifano announced Wed nesday ' his Department's decision to reject the Uni versity of North Carolina's court ordered desegregatior plan. A day Iter Coleen O'Connor HEW public affairs director said HEW could decide to cut off funds to the UNC system on a case by case basis. Reaction to the funds cut-off was expect ed by state officials, who had already retained a Washington law firm to represent the state. Meanwhile reaction of some of the state's black leaders has been varied, but solidly against inferior funding of black campuses, the core of the issue. UNC officials and the state legislature could have avbided the eutofff HEW officials said, if black schools were funded $121 million dollars, to repair and remodel build ings and develop new course offerings. HEW had pre viously submitted plans to integrate white and black campuses, which has been opposed by many of the state's black leaders. Former State Senator Clarence Lightner, Chair man of the N.C. Black De mocratic Caucus responded to claims by several state officials that there's not enough money to meet the HEW request to add more money to the coffers of the black campuses. "If we can find enough money to build veterinary schools and new legislative buildings, and put doctoral programs on campuses that :A alrtif a- Half itiMtit and generally spend money where they want to. spend it, then we can find enough money to upgrade these five campuses" Lightner said. "I just think that the priorities should be reset." The Southern Christian ' Leadership Conference Field Secretary Gooden Frinks announced this week a suit to be filed later in the week against Governor James Hunt the state legislature and the UNC Board of Governors in the U.S. District Court in Raleigh. "We are going to file suit to make them appro priate that money and I believe that this will halt the move by the UNC system, the governor and Continued on page 1 1 Claims "Carter Deceives Snail Business Community" current year's appropriation of $270 million will enable the Corporation to reach its goal. Ehrlich stressed that much of the corporations expansion of services has been to rural areas. When the Corporation took over the federally funded pro gram, almost all services were delivered in urban areas. Most areas in the West, Midwest, and South had no services at all. He also noted the Co opration's effort to help local legal services programs obtain additional funding from other sources and to enlist the services of pri vate attorneys in providing free legal services for the poor. to be long-range. The small WASHINGTON, D.C.- are subsidized bv their The National Association of respective governments and China Ambassador to UN To Speak at N.C. Central China's ambassador to the United Nations will present a keynote speech aT conference on the rela tions of the three great powers at 9 ajn., Thursday, April 5, at North Carolina Central University. Lai Ya-Li, ambassa dor at the permanent mission of the People's Re public of China to the United Nations, will speak at the conference's inaugural session at the Farrison-Newton Communi , cations Building, according to Dr. G.W. Choudhury, director of NCCU's Center for International Studies. The conference is entitled "The Great Powers Relations: Washington Moscow-Peking" and is the fifth annual conference on international relations spon sored by the Center for International Studied Studies at George Washing- Other speakers for the ton University Dr Thomas conference will include Ro- Robinson of the National bert Barnett of the Asia War College Dr. Dimitri Society, Dr. Sin-Ming Chiu J. Simes of the Center of Temple University, Dr. f?r Strategic and Interna- Victor Fediay of the Instl- tlonal Studies at George- tute of American Relations, i?wn U"' d Dr: Dr. Vladimir Petrov of Ross TerrU1 of Harvar(l the Institute of Sino-Soviet University. Minority Certified Public Accounting Firms' Exe cutive Director, Lydia A. Hill, expressed dismay at the latest ploy of the Carter ' Administration! supporting an international agreement which has the direct effect of dismantling every regulation promoting minority business develop ment. This action directly conflicts with Carter's policy of only a year ago requesting that Federal agencies triple their procure ment activities with minor ity small business entrepren eurs. Now, under the aus pices of the International Government Procurement Code negotiated by the Multilaterial Trade Negotia tions (MTN) in Geneva, the US. is accepting a concept "to discourage discrimina tion against foreign suppliers when government purchase articles for their own use". To enact such an agreement requires waiver of the Small Busi ness Set-Aside program. Is not then the UJS.'d&ciimin ating against its own sup pliers when it asks UJS. firms to compete in markets where foreign suppliers from Japan, Sweden, etc. whose prices are always lower than UJS.-produced goods? The MTN Agreement, transmitted to Congress in early January, must be voted up or down by Con gress. Once the MTN body finalizes the document, no item in the procurement code is negotiableor change able. Items which the MTN are still negotiating in-, elude: excepted Federal purchases (not to include services), doDar value of procurement threshhold, and agencies to be includ ed under the agreement. The Senate Government At fairs and House Ways and Continued on page 18 Sims Found Innocent of Resisting Arrest BY PAT BRYANT Bobby Sims, was ac quitted of charges this week that he resisted an arrest by Durham Public Safety Officers on Febru ary 1. Judge Mitlon Reed also found Sims guilty of not having a North Carolina driver's license, although Sims who claimed his permanent residence is Augusta, Georgia, had a valid Georgia license at the time. Sims' case has been supported by several Durham organizations which cited his arrest and assault by police an an example of police' ha rassment and brutality to blacks. As a result of Sims' trial and several others recently, the county's - courts have been accused of pro tecting police srong doings. Public Safety Officer (PSO) Dewayne Jordan testified that he had waited near Sims home to question him about suspicions of another law enforcment officer Dectective AX. Pirham, that Sims may have Continued on page 3 '