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Baltimore Afro American (Newspaper) - July 13, 1974, Baltimore, Maryland Del. James a. Turk Scott in january 1973 swearing in ceremonies at the state House in Annapolis was accompanied by his 18-Ycar-old daughter miss Tina Scott. Afro staff photo by Scott to Nenore july 13 anniversary of mysterious murder who killed Scott Del. James a. Turk Scott called the afro the sunday afternoon before he was killed in the underground parking lot where he lived in Sutton place. He said his attorney was out of town and he wanted to talk about. Quot to Ltd some witnesses were telling in Federal court about his being involved in a $ multimillion dope ring. His attorney Nelson r. Handel was in Europe on vacation. X the following Friday july 13, 1973 Del. Scott was executed Gangland style in a the underground garage of the Plush apartment House. To guns a shot gun and a hand gun blasted As he got out of his car. Liere was talk that a few moments earlier he had asked his Girlfriend to go on up on the elevator. They had just come from the Playboy club. It was a Little after i . That Day usually described As a a bad ?t the murder is still unsolved. No investigation is underway. A i a since then the legislator has been described nationwide in magazines and news Media As a one of the biggest of dope dealers in tile states and directly under new York to Frank Matthews who has dodged a Federal indictment and $5 million bail Oyer a year. However close friends describe Turk As generous kind and a Good businessman. Engaged in insurance brokerage and former owner of a Greenmount ave. Tavern. The son of a prominent family of ministers was indicted for the murder but found not guilty. The mystery remains after one year As to whether Del. Scott was slain by new York members of the mafia dope Circle or some Henchman hired by High up Maryland state government officials Quot entangled with ?� Quot afraid he might talk and expose them was the word. A t a shortly after the murder reliable sources told the afro the last time Del. Scott was seen in familiar haunts he was in a heated argument in the parking lot of a downtown Baltimore Steak House. Along with him were a fellow member of the House of delegates two italians in a White car and a local recording firm owner. They Are said to have told him to Quot switch lawyers Quot and Quot take uie rap Quot if he wanted to live. Scott is quoted As saving Quot no ?� or. King v. Cheek gives Only 7 weeks Nof co Badr. Cheek quits Morgan by fell Rhoden Quot in to not running after Money a said or. King v. Cheek just moments after announcing that he was resigning As president of Morgan state College. The 37-Yearold College Mentor made the Surprise announcement thursday of the Board of trustees for Maryland state colleges. Or. Cheeks leaves Morgan to become vice pres1-Dent for planning and program development at the Union for experimenting colleges and universities in yellow Spring Ohio. He has been a trustee at that institution since 1970. 4 9 in the departing Morgan president said he was offered the Post Over five months ago. Although Quot we never talked in Concrete copyright .1074 by the afro american co. For All material previously primed in the current Gnu Ono edition founded aug. 13, 1892 late City edition 82nd year no. 96 Baltimore md., july 13,1974 20 cents one year $10.00 Quot recently ifs a decision in the been weighing during the last two ?� said Cheek Quot but i did no to make the decision in Fol arly this week monday a although he refused to disclose his salary. Or. Cheek said Quot in to not going there at a financial loss. Ltd to an attractive financial ?� Cheeky to salary at Morgan is $33,000. Quot in to leaving a he said Quot because this is a National Opportunity in an area to which i am committed. He added Quot a Man has to r a stonely Deal in Way in which he can make a positive Impact you the got to make a distinction Between Success satisfaction and ?� a a a or. Cheek came to Morgan in january 1971 As succc1 Sor to president emeritus or. Martin Jenkins. His resignation comes at a time when tile College is preparing for implementation of a Broad based desegregation plan which he. Himself helped formulate. It also comes at a time when Morgan along with Coppin state faces financial problem. A a a a Quot of course there will be those who speculate that in to leaving because of col lege problems and problems with the state a said Cheek adding Quot the state docs have problems but that is not my reason for ?� the resignation is effective aug. 31 which by or. Cheeky to own admission is Short notice. But i think an extended to continued on Page a-3 20,000 bodies to go for re burial at Woodlawn cemetery j 1 1 9 2 graveyards to be moved resurrection Day will come Early next year for the More than 20,000 deceased per news analysis sons buried Over 150 years at St. Peter to cemetery on Moreland ave. Off Benjalou St. Afro staff photo by roman Hankewycz do strikes really solve anything by Fletcher Roberts axe strikes by municipal employees really the surest Means of alleviating the deepening economic woes which threaten most major Urban centers including Baltimore sure everybody wants More Money but at what Cost a before any workable solutions can be advanced however a number of fiscal realities must be faced. Accepting mayor schaefers to often repeated Elaine that the City of Baltimore a is a broken to from whence is the Money to come More taxes \ there is already talk around City Hail of a $1.25 property tax increase for next year. Wage increases moreover would Only serve to further raise the costs of production and ultimately the Price paid by us the Consumers a a phenomenon known to economists As the catholics to sell inner City graveyards by Bryan Holt what is going to happen when cemeteries in the inner City Start to move corpses up to 150 years old Tom the suburbs the City of Baltimore May find out s n enough. A he Maryland state legislature in its last session passed a Bill to permit the Catholic St. Vincent to and St. Peter to cemeteries to move the dead to Woodlawn cemetery in Baltimore county. A a a St. Peter to graveyard off me 1400 Block of Bent Aion St. In West Baltimore. Is Over 150 years old and has some 20,000 bodies according to Percy Gillard caretaker. St. Vincent to cemetery in Clifton Park in East Baltimore dates Back to the pre civil War period and has Over 2.000 recorded Graves. Both graveyards Are inactive. No burials have taken place at St. Peter to since 39/2 and none at St. Vincent to since 1955. Or. Gillard has been caretaker Over 65 years and is very much aware of the faults at St. Peter to. He told the afro. Quot it continued on Page a-2 continued on Page a-3 it pig town Quot residents terror Zed for four Days principals 50 police subdue violent White mobs retire a approximately 50 tactical police officers were rushed into Southwest Baltimore s a pig town to in Rell Park area this week to to teach i a Lar s. Gibson an. Attorney and member of the Board of school commissioners has been appointed an associate professor at the la tel verse la of Maryland Law Buck residents from roving bands of whte Voit Thi. N p ii i i y too persons mostly we Cit and children living in the Victory of s. Fulton and Eagle bt., lived in four Days of fear for. Franklin still at pen father Patrick Henry Franklin pastor of St. Martin s Church of Christ on Orchard St., remains at toe Penitentiary serving Lime on an 3year term for a handgun violation. The guilty verdict which brought the sentence stemmed from the december murder of 18-year-old James Lee Gregg of which the minister was found not guilty. An Appeal has been filed bul the Money needed to put up Franklin to $35,000 bail has not yet come from members who say they Hope to have it soon through securing real estate. After while youths began throw1 a a bricks boules 31 their h runes and automobiles Friday night. Pol found no apparent reason for the attacks athletic award Cheryl i. Horsey 1500, Block North Smallwood St., has been awarded the physical fitness certificate by the Samuel ready school. Miss Dorsey is the daughter of or. And mrs. Will Iam t. Dorsey. The ready school 9th grader plans to attend Carver vocational technical High school in september. However one Rumor circulated hit a Black woman allegedly smacked a White youth As attack escalated police a Rente i Over 60 persons Mas a White saturday. A Jill and monday night a of Tinwen the turned the Corner with this situation a maj. James Watkins. A a Community relations director told this reporter As delegation toured the area tuesday afternoon. A with the help of he ministry the situation is much better maj. Watkins was referring to tho efforts of men like for. Damien Nalupa of is. Martin to Catholic Church who combed the continued on Page a-2 inside i can Island la a Fred Williamson on monday night football. See the Mckenzie report inside today the department of education has announced the retirement of 29 elementary school principals. Tile retiring principals and their respective schools Are Region i mrs. Camilla Sherrard. Sir Robert Eden mrs. Mary c. Lewis Guilford Avenue Wilfred seaborne. Abbot son. Region la m s. Irma Doney. City Springs Harold m. Galperin. For Arthur Williams. Elmer a. Henderson Thomas .lr., Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Region i Dallas Smith. Grace land Park of done tel Heights. Region in is. Erma Grafton. Hamilton. Region v Harry Levin Arlington. Region i Stanley curtain. Franklin d Roosevelt Daniel Are Wing Lon. Malcolm x. Mrs. A Doss la. Wallace. P s a a a Edward South. Mordecal continuation Page a-3. Join today the afro to 40th annual lean Block Campaign is now on. Register your Block today. Application Blanks appear in this edition they were ready police officers had posters already made and went off the Job citywide at 8 thursday night. In afro staff photo by Ben m. Phillips in Western District officers join the protest. For More photos see Back Page. Police strike brings looting tile majority of Baltimore to police Force walked off the Job at Midnight Friday morning just hours after gov. Mandel placed the Maryland National guard on emergency standby. Police in the southwestern District and in scattered areas around the City struck several hours before police Council 27 president Thomas Rapanotti called for an ail out strike. Police Headquarters reported limited looting in the 500 and 600 blocks of n. Gay St. And by 12 10 . It had spread to the 700 Block. Some police were on the scene a bul not .Many.�?� one area resident told the afro. Neighbors report at approximately 12 25 . Friday a mob of teenagers broke into the Harlem Park ethical pharmacy at Harlem and Schroeder. A spokesman from the pharmacy told the afro Quot they took typewriters adding machines television set and Over $1,000 in Cash. A owe will be a open today As i Susa for ?� very few drugs were taken from the store. Neighbors began calling police but it was 35 minutes before they arrived. When the two policemen came they stood in front of the drug store but would not go in the mayor at la . Thursday night. Mayor Schaefer announced that the City need not anticipate a full scale strike nor expect the National guard to be called. Lie did. However admit to talking with governor earlier. Maj. Gen. Edwin Warfield National guard commander told the afro at to . That the governor called him an hour earlier and asked How Many troops he had and How Quick could they be called. Quot if necessary we can Call the entire guard 8. To but i done to think we will need that Many a he reasoned. Quot if the City needs us i could put 250 military police together in four it ?� maj. Gen. Warfield promised. The mayor also announced that he is seeking an injunction to Force the policemen Back to work. Quot injunctions and courts Don t fight crimes Only police ?� Rapanotti retaliated. More City workers join protest against City strike May see water Cut off by Dennis scent Mun a City water filtration Plant employee told the a who that the word is spreading that the workers May walk off their jobs in sympathy of the 12-Dny-old sanitation Blue Collar City worker strike. If thai happens. The City to water Supply distribution will be affected. The informal. Who works at the Montebello filtration Plant. 390fl Dillon rd., overhead Veteran employees talking or joining the strike. He asks that his name be withheld. Quot you know As Well As i the a t there might be ?� an aide to Richard Kretzschmar chief of water division told this reporter. Quot but i Haven to heard of anything ?� he continued. Workers who operate the Montebello and Ashburton Druid. Park i plants and also the City to manned pumping stations Are members of the american federation of state. Co univ and municipal employees Union local 44. The Union Ivy on strike. If the workers do do Quot to cide to picket the plants it xviii be a matter of whether the engineers will want to Cross the picket line a the aide further said. � Zalmen Birnbaum a local 44 spokesman could not substantiate the Rumor. Quot the Union has no plans to Cut the City s water off it he told the afro thursday. A a jail guards meanwhile Over 3500 jail guards Highway Redrea r continued on Page a-2

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