Vol. XIII, No. 18
MARTIN L Kj
Petition seeks to ci
of 13-block stretch
By CHEF^L WILLIAMS
Chronicle Staff Writer
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Members of a local chapter of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
want to rename part of a city
street in honor of one of their
most famous brothers.
The fraternity wants (he stretch
of Claremont Avenue from File
Street to Stadium Drive renamed
Martin Luther King Drive in
tribute to the late civil riohts
leader. King pledged Alpha Phi
Alpha while an undergraduate at
Morehouse College in Atlanta.
By The Associated Press
TUPELO, Miss. ~ Blacks are
prepared to begin a variety of
protest activities unless Tupelo
officials comply with a demand
to name a major street which
runs through black areas of the
community in memory of the
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.,
Alderman Boyce Grayson warned
"There's no question about
it," said Grayson, the city's lone
black alderman and the only
board member to support the
name change. "We want to
picket and boycott."
Grayson said the other
aldermen and the mayor opposed
a uteuue nun
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Four white
teen-agers were charged with
assault Monday in the beatings of
three black men stranded in a
neighborhood, police said. One
of the blacks was fatally struck
by a car as he fled.
Six other males, ages 16 to 18,
and a 15-year-old girl were in
custody but had not been charged
By OHERYL WILLIAMS
Chronica Staff Writer
The head of the NAACP's
Education Committee is basically
satisified with the first three months
of operating tutorial learning
centers at 11 sites around the city,
but she feels there's still room for
"I'm definitely pleased with
the results of the centers," said
Bessie Allen, chairman of the
committee. "Now we've got to
put our heads together and come
up with ways to make it more effective
and ways we can be sure
to reach our goals."
The centers, which began
operation in September, are now
U.S.P.S. No. 067910
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
wants a portion of Claremont
Avenue renamed for
Dr. King, and, as a city
I planner sees it, the
change is likely to occur
in January (photo
_J by James Parker).
"If you look around, I can't
think of anybody in recent
history who measures up to Dr.
King," said Jesse Hymes, a
member of the fraternity's Alpha
Pi Lambda chapter.
In a letter dated Nov. 6, Hymes
made the request and sent a petition
bearing the names of 27
businesses and residents along the
street to the city /county planning
The idea to try to get the street
renamed to honor King came up
about two years ago, said Dr.
Willard McCloud, the chapter's
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the effort to>|ename Green Street
- the main thorouahfare throuch
the black community - after the
late civil rights leader for
The claim was denied by Alderman
Billy McCarty, who noted
that the street in question was
named after the late Dr. J.H.
Green, a family doctor whe lived
in Tupelo in the 1930s.
"I just can't see taking away
the street name from a prominent
doctor," McCarty said. "I don't
want to take away from him
(Green), to give to anyone,
whether it's Martin Luther King
or John Smith."
King's name should be given
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e: White teem
in connection with the attack ear- p
ly Saturday, said police p
spokesman Mike Julian of the 3
106th Precinct in Queens. He did
not disclose their names. n
"We think we have everyone ti
involved in the assault," Julian V
said, but he added that the in-, p
vestigation was continuing. ti
Fearful of other incidents in G
the neighborhood in the wake of h
the attack, police assigned extra a
officers to patrol the area. And a
orials: A stron
closed because of Christmas tc
vacation for school-age children, as
but they will reopen on Jan. 6, si
Mrs. Allen said. e>
While the centers are closed,
themselves sre the &
ones, to my surprise, ?
who ere seeing the reel c<
vslue of the centers."
Mrs. Allen said, she and the A
center directors will be sitting e<
down and assessing the F<
program's first three months. Si
Plans are also being discussed
H MERRY CHRISTM/
The Twin City's Award-Winning
Winston-Salem, N.C. Thurs
Lionel Richie, a graduate of UNCF member'
performers scheduled to appear on the "Lou
Saturday night (photo by Chris Mackie).
r arrested in conn
riest condemned racism to taken into cust<
arishioners attending Mass the Friday night
unday before Christmas. Beach section.
"We want to make sure the teen-agers
obody causes any more one point, enc<
ouble," police Inspector Frank black men who
Wallace said of the stepped-up down on a nea
atrols in the Howard Beach sec- words were exc
on of Queens, where Michael The three wl
iriffith, 22, was killed as he and ed to the pa
is companions fled their friends, and th
ssaiianis. mg for the thi
Julian said alt of the youths ding to Julian.
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i bring an outside expert, such HUkUkdi
; a Winston-Salem State Univerty
faculty member, in to I cuwairiEi
aluate the program. 1 COMICS
Mrs. Allen said that she is most SESSKSi^
eased with the children's at- 5?fib
tude toward the centers. FORUM
"The students themselves are OB1TUAR1E
ic ones, to my surprise, who are PEOPLE ^
ting the real value of the eriiflifty
inters,'* she said. "They don't , >:'5?!5i??ji
ind telling you that they need SPORTSW1
sip with this or that."
One invaluable component of . :;'3 .
ie centers is the tutors, Mrs. .
Jlen said. 44We have been bless- !*v|
J to have tutors from Wake ^2? 2J^9
orest University and Winston- - ?
alem State University.**
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j hometown Mum Th<
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day, Dtcambtr 25,1986 SO cants
By CHERYL \
Chronicle Staff V
be high Saturc
leges afloat, s
dinator for Ur?
Ms. Baldwin i
know that th
1986 is not c
lege in Texas Baldwin
money so thes
and so it won'
leges," she sa
greater need tli
to attract an<
members, to i
- pus buildings.'
Parade of Stars
21 million. It a
have set a joint
year, the Triai
than $30,000. E
year will be dif
"This year \
reach and hop
"We've had ai
uiviauais mis y
ruskegee Institute, is among the somc pre-camp
Rawls Parade of Stars" telethon
ection with attack <
xly were at a party was carrying a tree limb and a
in the Howard baseball bat, he said.
He said three of They tracked the blacks down
left the party at to a nearby pizzeria shortly
suntered the three before 1 a.m. Saturday. One ol
se car had broken the blacks, Timothy Grimes, 18,
irby highway, and got away after being struck once,
hanged. But Griffith and Cedric Sanlite
youths return- diford, 36, were chased and
rty to get some beaten until they slipped through
ey went out look- a hole in the fence of the Belt
ee blacks, accor- Parkway.
One of the whites Griffith, trying to cross the
IlSIjl Gray calls for
at Winston La
- 1 -i'.' "Ji; 1 By ROBIN BARKSDALE
Chronicle StaK Writer
Rep. William H. Gray III,
%ytD-Pa., mapped out a plan of acSi
"' ''^L tion that he said wou,d allow
'ZMk&f':- rnore blacks to move into
17 America s mainstream during his
mm m keynote address last week at the
m Winston Lake Family YMCA.
Gray, the chairman of the
House Budget Committee and
IS: "... So one of the most P?werful black
IfasfllMllVOi* Naders in the U.S. House of
fefviitt will Representatives, said black proPAflE
A1. *ress depend on varying
\ \ levels of liberation and that black
mammm? Americans must make themselves
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he festive trappings, the stakes will
lay night during the United Negro
i 1986 telethon.
i helps keep 43 private black colaid
Marilyn Baldwin, area coorJCF.
wo of our member schools lost their
because of financial difficulties,"
said. "It's important that people
ey weren't penalized because of
inly crucial for those two schools ?
ege in Tennessee and Bishop Col
but for most UNCF schools, Ms.
ling ourselves extra hard to raise
e colleges can regain accreditation
t kaniMlt ano
? uuppvu iv au/ vi U Ul UU1H CUI"
id. "In 1986 our colleges are in
>an ever before. They're struggling
I retain highly qualified faculty
mprove teaching and laboratory
to repair and construct their cam>
I telethon, called the Lou Raw Is
i, will reach a potential audience of
Iso will feature cut-ins to television
ughout the nation, including
nel 45, in Winston-Salem, which
from the Hyatt Hotel downtown,
im, High Point and Greensboro
fund-raising goal of $78,000. Last
1 missed the same target by more
tut Ms. Baldwin is hopeful that this
ve're quite confident that we will
efully exceed the goal," she said,
n increased commitment from inear."
;m Fire Chief Lester E. Ervin, a
man, agrees. "We've already done
aign fund-raising," he said.
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l parkway, was struck by a car and
i The gang fled, and no charges
' were filed against the driver.
4The intention was to kill both
of us," Sandiford said in an interview
published in Monday's
editions of Newsday. "It was like
I a lynch mob. Like something that
i would happen in the days of
The attackers, using a racial
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tke Y banquet
aware of those levels.
"If we are to make progress,
we have got to understand that
' progress is going to be based on
three levels of liberation." Grav
told the crowd of about 400 on
1 hand to mark the 62nd anniver|
sary of the YMCA. "We must
find liberation on the levels of
economics, participation in
public policy and
Economic liberation, Gray
said, is particularly essential if
blacks are to establish a foothold
in the country's mainstream. He
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