Last Ritos Hold For C. E. Newman,
Publisbor of Minneapolis Spokesman
SAT.. FEBRUARY 21. 1976.
THE CAROLINA TIMES - 15
MINNEAPOLIS - Funeral
services were held here last
Tuesday at St. Peters AME
Church for Cecil E. Newman,
editor and publisher of the
Minneapolis Spokesman and
St. Paul Recor Newman, 72,
died Saturday following a heart
attack. He had lived here since
1922, working mostly with
newspapers and magazines. He
founded the Spokesman hi
1934 and developed it into the
largest black newspaper in the
Publisher Newman was a
former member of the board of
the National Urban, and was a
past-president of the
Minneapolis Press Club.
Currently, he was a member of
the board of the Midwest
Federal Savings and Loan
Association, and was a
longtime member of the
National Newspaper Publishers
Association, among the many
groups to which he belonged.
The newspaperman was
born in Kansas City, Mo., July
25, 1903, but left that city as a
young man and made his way
here where he was a dining car
waiter, Pullman porter, and a
bellman before getting into
The eulogy was delivered by
the Reverend E. Alexander
Hawkins, pastor of St. Peters
who officiated at the rites.
Remarks were made by Curtis
C. Olivers, advertising director
of the Spokesman and
Newman is survived by hit
widow, Laura J., a son, Oscar
H.; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy
Evans, Mrs. Margaret Chandler,
and Mrs, Virginia Rollins; a
step-daughter, Mrs. Norma J.
Williams, and a step-son,
Wallace 0. Jackson. Burial was
in Lakewood cemetery.
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Dyslexia, the mysterious
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PUSH O BUCK PRESS JOIi FORCES Continucd F
of the FBI which is a microcosm of the racism that abounds in white America U. S. A. Kelley's
plea of innocent of all racial discrimination, which petitioners can prove, led Rev. Jackson to
inform him that the federal courts now demand that government agencies with few blacks in
the higher grades prove that the accused departmentsdoes not discriminateXhe FBI has no
affirmative action program and to all appearances believes that it stands above the fair
employment statutes. The opinion of PUSH and the Black Press is that only a federal court
order will open opportunities for the nation's racial minorities in the FBI.
Because of the regulations making 55 years of age with 20 years of service the requirement
for full retirement in the Bureau, some 2,000 of the present agents will have to retire by
January 1 , 1978. Kelley refuses to accept recent federal district court's directives to local police
departments to hire racial minorities one to one or three to two ratio over the next five years so
as to reduce racial discrimination in local law enforcement agencies. The FBI refused to
cooperate with PUSH in the ascertainment of the exact number of black agents, under the old
conundrum that to identify the agents would subject them to harassment and possibly acts of
terrorism. It never occured to Kelley that PUSH wanted only the number and not the names,
addresses, pictures and phone numbers of the agents.
The FBI has 59 offices throughout the nation. The NNPA's 144 newspapers are published in
92 cities. This is a challenging opportunity for the Black Church and the Black Press to jointly
demonstrate that they are the nation's most powerful hlack organizations dealing with local
revelance. The NNPA welcomes this opportunity to join- PUSH, the initiator of this effort, to
end racism in law enforcement Moreover, PUSH has joined NNPA by adopting the official
policy of stock acquisitions in America's corporate enterprise, and both NNPA and PUSH
continue their drive for black economic parity in the fourth house of government - corporate
America. The organized Black Press will soon be involved in further undertakings with PUSH
and we are pleased to announce that NNPA newspapers will publish articles weekly or
bi-weekly from Fev. Jesse Jackson and PUSH'S public affairs department
Professor Herbert O. Reid of the Howard University Law School has associated himself with
efforts to bring action against the FBI in the Federal District Court of Washington, D. C, and
students at the Howard University School of Communications will be involved in arranging
press conferences and press releases and future confrontations between PUSH, the Black Press
arid the federal establishments in the nation s capital. (NNPA)
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Registration for spring classes
in the Durham County
Community Education Program
will run from now until March 2.
Class starting dates are staggered
but most classes are scheduled to
begin the week of March 8. All
classes will be over by June 10.
Registration will be handled
by mail. Registration forms are
being mailed this week to those
residents who've already
indicated an interest in the
program. In addition, a
registration form and complete
listing of courses, times and fees
appeared in THE DURHAM
MORNING HERALD on
February 17. Registration
applications may also be
obtained at the community
education centers at Githens,
Neal and Carrington Junior High
Schools or from Mrs. Barbara
Foster, Community Education
Director, Durham County
Schools, 102 East Seminary
Ave., Durham, 27701. All
completed forms plus
registration fees should be
mailed to the above address by
Registration also can t
handled in person at the
individual centers from S pm to
9 pm on the following dates:
Githens, March 1 ; Neal, March 2;
Carrington, February 26.
Fees for most course range
from $2 to $15. Several courses
are free. Durham County
residents over 60 years of age
pay only half tuition.
The community Education
Program is adding new centers at
Neal Junior High School and
Githens Junior High this spring.
The Carrington Junior High
center will also be in operation.
Tailoring, photography, business
law, care of house plants, karate,
real estate, and slimnastics are
among the sixty-five course
offerings to begin in March.
The Community Education
Program began as a grass-roots
community effort iri early 1974
and soon grew into a cooperative
endeavor of Durham Technical
Institute and the Durham
County Schools. Courses last fall
and winter enrolled 400 to 500
participants. The program
currently is financed both with
local funds from the Durham
County Commissioners and with
a grant from the Mary Duke
Kddle Foundation. .
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