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Englewood Bulletin (Newspaper) - December 24, 1970, Chicago, Illinois Holiday Greetings From All of Us To All of You Peoples Convention Slates Candidates By HURLEY A SLICE of was cut in the Capitol Theatre 7945 Hals ted last Saturday as some persons of all ethnic backgrounds assembled for the convening of Chicago's first Peoples Convention The purpose of the group was to select an Independent political slate and ratify a Peoples Bread and Butter platform CALLED by a group of persons seeking alternatives choices between the Democrats and the Republicans the convention was chaired by Operation Breadbasket Associate Director the Rev Calvin Morris Rep Bob Mann in introducing Atty E Duke McNeil head of The Woodlawn Organization and Convention This is indeed an historic event I ask you all to keep in mind that the very first call to action in this country was a Peoples he reminded FOLLOWING a reading of the Convention rules by McNeil 44th ward Alderman William Singer introduced the Rev Jesse Jackson who delivered a soul-stirring address Beginning his dialogues with a welcome to everybody in- Army Intelligence agents the Rev Jackson pointed out the need for a new togetherness between blacks and whites as well as other minority groups THERE IS a realistic chance that IF we come together we MIGHT survive Without this kind of unity we will all surely he offered Jackson pointed out that he hoped that the people here at the Convention were there to do some really hard work There is no short-cut to organizing votes in a campaign this means work and service IN A typical Jesse Jackson tary the country preacher touched all bases in the area of political need for change He pointed out of all that Republicans write us off and the Democrats ignore us According to Jackson this was all a part of a plan to keep poor folks in limbo and a state of con- fusion PICKING UP the tempo Jesse swung into a delivery very much reminiscent of the late Dr King when he I hear a different drummer and I want to march to the music that I hear than that has been programmed for too he shouted JESSE described the political pie as it exists today as being so small and exclusive that even if God with all of his ability to divide equally could not do so and have any left over for the poor he shouted We must have a pie of our he concluded TAKING a swing at the Mayor Jesse pointed out that the Daley did not even campaign in the black community four years ago Today however because of the activity of the black and the poor the Mayor has been forced to dump one of his neighbors and slate a black man for the post of City Treasurer he said IN DESCRIBING the kind of candidates the Peoples Con- vention would salute Jackson said Our politicians will be free to speak they won't have to dance around on their positions regarding Wareen Bacon Fred Hampton and he stated ON THE SUBJECT of his own Jesse told newsmen that at this time he is running for a new party and a member of a new alternative he said Lasting some five hours the convention voted to on January 2 at which time a delegates platform committee will submit a platform for the recommended candidates Amidst the usual confusion and controversy the Convention finally agreed on some 19 candidates for recommendation chief reason for recommendation seemingly being presence at the convention THE RECOMMENDED candidates included 2nd Sam Patch 3rd Leon Despres 5th Mary Lee 7th Aid William Cousins 8th Edward Stanback 9th Atty Anna Langford Philip Smith 21st James Gullate 22nd George Rodriquez 23rd Garcia Lopez Frank Robert Sr John Stevens 42nd William Singer Rev Charles Chuck and Jack Sperling There was much dissension both doing and after the selection of the candidates with ranging all the way from improper selection procedures to the question of philosophical positions SEVERAL PERSONS in attendance at the meet questioned the whole strategy of to combine the thrust for black political power with the wishes of white people and other minority groups Said one of the chosen delegates This whole thing is nothing more than an exercise in learning the political processes he charged REV JACKSON labeled the convention a success in view of the fact that the white media did not give us any free publicity this week CHICAGO'S PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY WEEKLY copy Month Delivered To Your Door 13th YEAR THURSDAY DECEMBER 24 1970 NO 6 All Phones ST For Want Ads Advertising News Items Twenty-four from Area Go to Starting Posts M W Thunderous Frost THERE ARE THREE candidates opposing campaign Here we see Alderman Frost as he files alderman Wilson Frost in the newly formed for the Spring election at City Hall Frost is but none of these have a snowball's chance certain of a Spring harvest experts of overcoming the The Thunderous Frost Greater Institutional EITHER CHICAGOANS have very little con- in the city's executive body or they simply enjoy the antics of playing at politics Whichever the case some 178 persons have formally filed petitions to fill only 50 positions in the City Council To milk every bit of drama from the event 120 of the filers waited until the Monday Dec 21 deadline or perhaps some of the signatures required that much time Even with the record Monday filing the 173 total was far short of the 220 persons who filed nominating petitions in 1967 THOSE PERSONS who missed the Monday deadline will now have to wait another four years to get on Mayor Daley's case since Chicago election law calls for the filing of nominating petitions in order to be placed on the ballot Though the February Primary is labeled a non- affair by coincidence 38 of the 50 Aldermen are part of Mayor Daley's Democratic machine Challengers of the filed petitions have until Saturday to make formal challenge before the Election Commissioners FROM THE wards covered by the BULLETIN some 24 candidates have filed petitions They 5th Q Washington 6733 S Chappel Cynthia Burke 5446 S Dorchester Leon M Despres 1220 E St 6th Sawyer 7406 S Wabash Marbry T Roby Jr 8160 S Wabash 8th K Cooper 962 E PL William Cousins Jr 1745 E PL Andre W La Corbiere 7928 S Emmett J Lodree 921 E St R Langford 6036 S Bishop George P Bogam 6814 S Aberdeen Ronald L Williams 5724 S Carpenter 17th H Shannon 144 W St 20th E Arlington 6421 S Langley Kenneth C Campbell 609 E St Clifford P Kelly 5724 S Indiana A Perkins 9127 S LaSalle Philip G Smith 9419 S Forest Bennett M Stewart 650 E PL Grady Yarbrough 9306 S Laflin S Lowe Wilson Forst 10816 S Parnell Curtis Ross 10001 S Peoria 17th Ward William Shannon is miming unopposed ym Contest Winner MUCK SUCCESS and enthusiasm was the outcome of an 4 annual King and Queen Contest recently sponsored by Greater Institutional Church 7800 Indiana On Sunday December 13 the church contest crowned Mrs Freda Miller on the church Improvement Club as first place winner of the Miss Greater Institutional 1971 SECOND PLACE went to Mrs Grant a member ot the Clarions third place to Mrs Norma Crockett on the Stewards Board and the fourth spot was given to Mrs Evelyn Quarles on the Usher Board Highlight of the evening was the 1970 Queen placing the crown on the new 1971 Queen The reigning 1970 Queen was Mrs Minerva Turner OTHER participants on the coronation program included the following people representing their respective Wendy Walker Cherub Choir A Grant Clarions Katana McDonald Gospel Choir Ruth Morgan Club Jessie Sneed Missionary Society Norma Crockett Steward Board Gregory Warfield Sunday School Evelyn Quarles Usher Board Frieda Miller Women's Improvement Club Queenie Davis Drama Club Laurine Canada Senior Choir Warren Jones Young Adults Mrs Mitchell Dearborn Center Sharon Moss Angelic Choir and Mittie Trustees GENERAL chairman for the program was Mrs Nancy Kelly and was Mrs Nancy Eady Rachelle E Ford is Director of Public Relations Also on December 13 Greater Institutional Church had its combined senior and adult choirs presenting excerpts of Handel's Artists who appeared on the program were Juanita Hedgewood and Cheryl Harris sopranos Queen Davis and Rosalind Frye altos special guest artists included Albert Yarbrough tenor and Lorenzo Stalling bass of It's Time Truth Speaks GUEST ORGANIST for the occasion was Vernon Bond Sr Director was Epperson Bond Sr Pastor of Greater In- Church is Rev David C Coleman B Open U i E I Editor Lauds Selection of Treasurer Choice BULLETIN Editor Hurley Green was among the first area persons to extend congratulations to the Highland Bank President Joseph Bertrand upon notification of Bertrand's selection by the Democratic Central Committee for the post of City Treasurer A LONG-TIME friend and associate of the young banker Green This could not have to a better guy Joe is a hard worker and he has proven his loyalty to the party time and time he stated MY ONLY complaint is that this did not happen four years ago Joe and the Mayor are both Roman Catholics and the Mayor in the past has always looked out for his soldiers of the same he concluded ASKED WHAT he thought the move meant in terms of black Independent politics Green said THERE IS no doubt about it the Mayor and the Central Committee has severely injured the chances of any real Independent political muster in the February opined Green VIEWED IN many circles as a shrewd judge of political action Green quickly pointed out that THOSE BLACK Independents who would castigate the system will have difficulty in for- a rationale which would deny a vote to a qualified black without being pointed out the editor SOMEWHERE along the line we are going to have to give shoring up support to those persons in the party who are in a position to help the cause of black political power Many persons are deserting the Independent movement because most of the time there is no actual program or platform Every Independent seems to ask to be elected solely because he is concluded Green Langford Leaps NOTED CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY Mrs Anna R Langford has an ex- chance of becoming the 1st woman in Chicago history to win an seat Here see Mrs Langford filing shortly the deadline her petition Black attorney is opposed in the Ward by Ronald L Williams 5724 Carpenter and organization candidate George P Bogan 6814 Aberdeen In announcing her candidacy Atty Langford We Black people need experienced and capable leadership in all levels of government and particularly on the City level Accompanied by members of Black Men Moving a Division of Operation basket at the office of the Board of Election Commissioners in City Hall Atty Langford stated that she intends to combat Urban Removal if Black residents and to improve public safety with better police and fire protection as well as improved health and sanitation conditions Three From Ml Teaching Sixth Graders TEACHING the rudiments of outdoor education to sixth graders from two Lombard schools last week were twenty six elementary education majors from Northern Illinois University Kelly 7729 Lowe Beth Among the 26 were three Clure 8319 Wabash and Ruth representatives of the Robinson 6659 Minerva did BULLETIN locale their thing with the sixth graders from Glen Park and NIU student teachers Jane Lincoln Elementary Schools N Door For 1st v See Page 6 NOW DIRECT LINES TO Booster Classified Ad Dept
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