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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, June 20, 1981, Image 1

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Duke University Library Newspaper Department Durham NC 27706 A 1 Atlanta Children-Youths .Dead .. . 1 MJaaing. Wtr A Qtnn Ribbon' .28 Murderer(s) Still Not Found ."t -V.;; '"c : ' ' ' ' J. 1 VOLUME 59 - NUMBER 25 IV t Words Of Wisdoa . Tk chain of habit art feaenSy too small to be fdt ut3 they are. too strong to be broke. . Samad Johoso , ItbfaJglaloewttBwawuniiilaliaUksa that makes fools and beggars of half maakiod. Edward Yoasg DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 1981 TILEPHCX(910)J82-2913 I a Dr. Blue Resigns V-Chancellor Post Dr. James F. Blue would be improper for me i reportedly resigned his t0 malce any comment at position at North Carolina' ? this point," Dr. Blue said Central University thisj Wednesday. Ninety per week as Vice Chancellor ! cent of NCCU students for Student : Affairs, but1 receive some ' form of will retain the position of I financial aid.4' Student professor of physical Headers; upset ; over the education. : 4 resignation of the popular 1 Renorts are that Blue's I administrator, ': have met Hep resignation stemmed from a problem NCCU has had with its methods of book-: keeping and reporting of ' financial aid. "I think it this week with Chancellor1 Albert ' N. Whiting and 1 Board of Trustees Chair-, man William A. Clement. Both Dr. Whiting and Clement were unavailable for comment Wednesday due ,tp an all-day trustees 1 meeting at the school. ' If Blue's resignation stands, he will be the se- ' cond high administrative officer to vacate a post of NCCU this year. Dr. Dallas. Simmons, Vice Chancellor for Acadenjic Affairs, resigned this spr ing to take the post of president of St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville, . Virginia. amst i GasihiiB Tax ' ft 1 . "DR. BLUE . ' : ' r . , ; - : Si -"' i-nr I f if i i ; -.uw l I y5il Study Classification Changes cnanses u ine .uewey ueamai uassuicauon pysieoivwcr iae suc;ti ri --actk-t.wefnciencv' wortohop.tKMMOftd.rey4)y.taeNort3i.CoKaaatW LtofarSdettceTrPaTticJMn throughout the southeastern United States to the NCCU campus, -were; from left: Dr. Desretta McAllister of the School of. Library Science; Dr. John Coraaromi, chief of the Decimal Classification Division of the Library of CohgressJ Dean Annette Phinazee of the School of Library Science; and Mrs. Melba Adams, assistant chief of the Decimal Classification Division of the Library of Congress. Mrs. Adams is a 1950. graduate of the NCCU School of Library Science. Social, Political Turning Point Anticipated . v First NBIPP-NC Convention Gets Under Way will help solve some of the social 'and political pro blems of the black com munity," Mrs. Williams, commented. David Hinds, convenor for the convention com mittee, said that pre- r c By Donald Alderman The first annual con tention of the National " Black Independent Political Party-North 'this weekend in Rocky Inn A 1 K Fllirham RqVao .Mount and black com- uiuiuu "vo Jmunity leaders, elated j xt a j xr labour the historic event. On Hottest Day of Year isflv the convention could 'mark the turning point in Hhe black r community's jsocial and political direc- By Elson Armstrong, Jr. ftion. 1 . - Talk about jumping from the frying pan into the fire or I The NBIPP-NC . says going from the sublime to the ridiculous, mother nature ? the convention mirpose is took only twenty-four hours to eclipse Durham s hottest to seek ways of effective .; T story of the week with another record breaking scorcher Srnmmunitv orcanizina vnn June Ifi. 'i J :. -.'f t 1 J' . I I- TfeAl.:-.U TV..k.m A imrt UQfl Ofl ine mgn ai uic R.aicgiiLu"" rupwi. which broke a record for the date which had stood since Sand institution building rrhe group contends that blacks have lost control of Jmany of their institutions Jand the black community is not adequately organiz Jed to address the? many Tjproblems it faces. Elec toral politics, the group's jthird area of interestwill jibe discussed but efforts toward effecting it will be 'minor since a sufficient power base has not been established yet. The group expects capacity crowds in Ebenezer Baptist Church each day of the three-day event. . "We're a grass roots, people's party. Our method will be to assist ; communities in identify I! ing and solving their pro blems," ' said Mrs. K' Teverious Williams of the :i Durham Chapter, while ri explaining the group's in r tentions. "Blacks must z work together to address -I their problems," she said. She said the convention 'i seems to be promising as .:'4a large group of very inositive people" is ex-' ' I pected to attend, several i making ' addresses. "1 r. think we will be able to come out of. the coriven 1945. Pedestrians walking along Durham's Fayetteville Street knew that the thermometer was heading for unreasonable levels when they were wiping prespiratioh from their brows as early as 8:30 a.m. As hot as the 98 reading was at RDU it was evep hot ter in other parts of town. A time sign showed that it was 100 on the Durham ChaperHiil Boulevard at 1 p.m.; on Parrish Street, if. was 107' at 1:30 p.m., and persons unknown opened a fire hydrant which was quite tempting as the cool water gushed forth along the sizzling pavement. This reporter even found that it was hotter than that. At 4 p.m., a check of my trusty back yard thermometer revealed that it was 113 in the shade!!! Thinking that the heat was causing yours truly to see mirages, I check ed it again at 4:30 p.m., and it still registered 113! Well, whether it was lOO" or 113, it was hot enough In Durham and Raleigh to cause customers to place record-breaking demands on tHeir electric companies. The heat lingered into the night. Over 3,000 sweating fans made it to Durham Athletic Park to take in a Bulls double-header and the, temperature never fell below 90'. Steve Lamar, the Bulls.' radio broadcaster looked as if he had just emerged frofiNgsteam bath. His wife, used to the climate of the Bay Area of California, shook her head, in disbelief when she was told that Durham was gripped by his type of heat through most of July and August last year. - " , The morning low of 80 on June 17 made it Durham s hottest night since July, 1969. ' ' Other cities which suffered from the heat included Fayetteville with 101. as did Rocky Mount, Atlantic BeachK, Florence, S.C., 105? and Washington, D.C98V ' The weather service said that Durham's five-day siege of 100 heat should end by the weekend as a cool front headed for North Carolina. While he waitea tor tne convention response has been "very inspiring"; that speakers have con-, firmed their appoint ments, and the public, in general, has been very responsive. He said the: NBIPP-NC held an organizing convention in January that was not highly t publicized but at tendance was very en couraging. He said the black community is "just ready to organize." He said the party' will not field any candidates in political elections "for quite some time, but the party will support and en dorse certain candidates." Hinds said the party will be involved in getting the Voter Rights Act extended as well as mapping voter registration and education strategies. Hinds said that there is a "great potential" for the convention to yield a plat form that will significantly benefit the whole black community, making the community more organiz ed, united and consistent in its effort to deal with many pressing issues and concerns. The convention meets June 19-21. ByTrelIieL.Jeffers .State Rep. Kenneth B. Spaulding said Wednes day, June 17, "After listening to the views of the citizens of Durham,, and after reviewing in depth the information made available to the North Carolina General Assembly, I will vote against the proposed , gasoline tax increase." : A gasoline tax increase has been proposed by Gov, James Hunt as a , means of increasing tHe I N.C. highway funds. ' Rep. ; Spaulding said that the proposed gasoline tax increase has been bill-! ed as a question of "good 1 roads", but he believes that it is a question of "good government' ' . "The central issue is whether the taxpayers of this state are going to be ' forced into paying ah in-1 crease in taxes for the direct and immediate benefit of a state depart ment which has carried on practices of waste and in efficiency", said Spaulding. He cited "bidrigging and inadequate produc tivity" as evidence of "the loss of millions and millions of tax dollars", and said that if he approv ed the highway tax bill, he would .. v . be setting a dangerous precedent of rewarding : .acknowledged and tAJSlate. sovernment. 'NcVthrv-iCluiai'hias.-?. demanded ' fiscal ; respon sibility' and good govern ment, and has never rewarded inefficiency, waste, or corruption", said the legislator. The Fiscal Research Division of the North Carolina General Assembly estimates that for 1981-82, the Depart ment of Transportation will receive $552.1 million, and for 1982-83, it will receive $552.3 million in state and federal funds, according to Rep. Spaulding. "The Department of Transportation will be operating with a biennial budget of $1.1 million without a tax increase. It should be required to live within its present budget," Spaulding said. He said the Department of Transportation should maximize efficiency and productivity and should clean up all the unfinished problem of bidrigging. "I feel that Rep. Paul Pulley's transportation ef ficiency plan is an - ex cellent and constructive step toward rectifying serious problems presently within the Department of Transportation," said Rep. Spaulding. He said that he feels that the people of his district, Durham County, 1 are completely right and correct in demanding fiscal responsibility with their tax dollars, he will therefore vote against the proposed gasoline tax in-" crease. Miss Battle Presented Texaco Scholarship Joseph J. Kdly, Texaco Public Affairs Coordinator presents to Hillside High School honor graduate, Miss Kimberly Jo Battle, an Achievement Scholarship Cer tificate, at an Award Luncheon held at a local restaurant last Wednesday. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Battle of 1636 Marion Avenue, Durham. The award can be applied toward the cost of four years of undergraduate work at any recognized U.S. college or university selected by the recipient. Miss Battle win enter, Princeton University this fall. She plans a pre4aw major. For Good Fathers, Past and present (1981) Father, though our blood may not run in similar streams, you showered your wisdom upon my sun-baked soul. You understood when others hurled a callous word against my sorrow. You urged forgiveness and compassion for those whose smitten hearts turned their hatred upon others. When despair clouded my midnight moons and sparkling days, you were a pillar on which to prop my broken spirit. When childhood sickness came, you sat beside the bed with merry laughter that smashed the pain. When I shrank from adolescent tasks, I learned from you that self-esteem requires my best. When deceit smoldered my teenage paths, you taught that promises are sacred oaths, that honesty begins with deep commitment, that lies are treachery against one's self. Today and everyday, I remember you, Father: the knowledge of my heritage; the stories you told of pur ancestors who secretly raged against their chains. I remember your conviction that freedom would come to all mankind; that the character of men would rise above the stigma of caste and colon Yes, I remember you, Father: your midnight rides to the doctor's office for a child choked on the plight of our Southern birth I remember your sincerity and sympathy, your demand for dignity and destiny, your love for humanity and honor. Thus, on this Father's Day when falseness hangs its drooping branches on your memory, I see your earnest smile as you quietly proclaim: "Nothing else for me, . remember what I am or truly was or what I strove to be." No Tax Increase For County Residents tion with some type of; cooler air to arrive, a Durham resident said, "If you vplari and guidelines .that think it's brutal now, just wait until July and August!!!! By Donald Alderman Durham County's pro- perty tax remains at 87 per $100 valuatiorrtor the coming fiscal " year. The Durham County Board of Commissioners approved . Monday night . a $78,555,500 spending package which allows po tax rate increaselfor this year. A County agenciesvand i private organizations made requests that would have required a 20Vb in crease in the tax rate had all requests been filled, the Commissioners noted. Property taxes will raise an estimated 1.6 million more this yearihan last. Last year, $20.8 million was collected on property valued at $2.7 billion. This year, $22.4 million is ex pected to be gathered on property valued at $2.7 billion, according' to the two budgets. Inclusive in the $78.5 million budget are $2,750,000 in federal revenue-sharing funds, and $31.4 million in state and federal inter governmental revenue funds. The commissioners, as usual, trimmed budget re-i quests here and there, but' all in all, request changes were said to be minor. A partial county budget breakdown follows: Durham City Schools were allotted almost $4.5 million; Durham County Schools were granted about $8.7 million; Durham Technical In stitute received almost $1 million. Several private agencies (Continued On Page 3) Bulletin Rev. W.W. Easley, pastor of St. Joseph's AME Church, escaped serious injury when his car was hit Wednesday after noon as he was returning to Durham from the. funeral of Rev. C.E. Johnson in Sanford. He was treated and released from a Sanford hospital antil later Wednes day from Duke Hospital. He is reported "doing fine aj-home - just sore". His -car appears to be a total loss.

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