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Call and Post (Newspaper) - August 14, 1971, Cleveland, OhioBlack registration indicates Tough mayoral contest by Ron Hutson soffit voter punch to Iho upcoming mayoral con test May Hava Baan Addad Tua Aday Whan Larga Rmina Tara o4 Black Clava Landara turned out for rails Rallon Day in tha City s 15 Pra dominantly Black wards. On tha East so b,913 voters Register and As compared to 13,870 now rag Strants on tha wast Side. Thara Wara 22,703 naw to Lars rails Tara in 33 wards yesterday. So roughly 39% of Tham Wara from Black wards. Moat of tha naw Black rag Strants wars 18>lo-20 years old will vote for tha first Tima in tha upcoming ate born a similar Trand was followed in Cuya hoga county. Election officials All mated 70% of Thosa Ragi Larad Wara tha newly an franchised. A total of 08,512 Par sorts tha most avar in a non Praia Dantal Yaar a Gisterak tuesday in Cuya hoga county. Tha Prav Lous record for a Orte Day Turr Nejl was 44,000. Josaph a. I Poorte Cuya hoga county director of elections had Pradl Tad Regis rations would Aicard 800,000. Thara Wara 80,000 potential naw voters from 18 to 20 a girls to rag Star for tha first Lima. Ward 30 on clan Alarka s East site had tha distinction of registering tha largest number of naw molars 1,103. A wast Sida wafd 7. Was second with 1,005 tha East Sida also had tha i wast number of registrants in Ward 25 with Only 72. Ward 31 on the West Side had tha second lowest registration with 96. A tuesday s registrations bring tha Cuya hoga county total to 815,512 voters 311,721 of Tham Ara in Cleveland. Registrations will continue in Cleveland until aug 10th persons did not get a Chance to Register can go to the Board of elections at 2400 Payr get ave. On week Days the office will be opened until 9 00 reports coming into the Cail Post office wednesday morning indicated that there was wide spread hindrances to people wanting to Register tuesday at 8 45 pm. The Booth at Olivet Baptist Church closed continued on Page 4ai Registrat on Roundup More than 200 Younki people joined this group in front of a act Quot Freedom House Quot on Cedar a venue tuesday morning to begin a citywide Roundup of unregistered voters. The group is largely com fused of members of the Cleveland Job corps and the aim jobs resident Center at 1905 e. 89 St. Unregistered voters after tuesday s Roundup May still Register at the Board of elections until August 18. Call St Post photo by Alvin Ward. City edition Calli Post ism form .s79 to to bom a2j7 tev Olomi. Pm it 44101 vol. 58 a no. 33 saturday August 14, 1971 40 pages 20ccaucus endorses Council candidates fatal family squabble gun Battle Over whiskey ends in husband slaying his wife by Chas h. Loeb the 21 St congressional District caucus last week released its Long awaited list of endorsements of candidates for Cleveland City Council but its screening committee reported that it would await final tilings in the mayoral race before making its selection of its endorsed candidate. By Ulf Goebel it might have been just another one of those Petty Domestic arguments that usually end in husband and wife making up Over breakfast the next morning. But when Arthur a. Walker. 50. Of 4229 Feiner drive and his 46-year-old wife. Pearl got into an argument Over a bottle of whisky he had left at a Friend s House the results were tragic and fatal. The reason both had firearms readily at hand. According to police. Walker told his wife during the argument that he was going continued on Page 4a the caucus executive committee confined its endorsements to Council manic candidates will be campaigning within its sphere of widest influence and there were few surprises although two newcomers Wallace Lindsay and Chester Herrod won the caucus endorsements. Under the recently re distracted Ward boundaries the following candidates All receiving endorsements will run in these respective wards Ward 10 William Franklin an incumbent. D Ward 11 James h. Bell an incumbent. D Ward 12 Charles c. Carr an incumbent. D Ward 13 Robert Mccall an incumbent. D Ward 17 mrs. Carrie Cain an incumbent. D Ward 20 George l. Forbes an incumbent. D Ward 24 Chester Herrod. D Ward 25 Virgil . Incumbent. R Ward 27 Ceasar Moss. D Ward 28 a Wallace Lindsay 0 Ward 29 Paul Haggard an incumbent r Ward 30 John Barnes d the caucus screening committee made no endorsements in wards. 16. 18 and 19 the endorsement of the caucus said caucus chairman congressman Louis Stokes implies that endorsed candidates will receive the full support of the powerful continued on Page 6a Walker nominated by mayor Stokes for cts Board by Ron Hutson mayor Carl b. Stokes Friday named . Walker editor and publisher of the Call a Post to succeed Gerard Andersonjr. As a member of the Cleveland transit system Board the appointment must be approved by City Council but Council president Anthony j. Garofoli. D-19. Has said he will not set up a committee to review Walker until Anderson resigns. Anderson now Board chairman. Has indicated he will resign As soon As a successor is appointed. Walker would fill out the balance of Anderson s five year term. Stokes said Friday Anderson will stay on the Board until Walker s appointment is approved by Council. Quot i will not set in motion the machinery to review or. Walker until a vacancy exists Quot said Garofoli Friday. A to my knowledge or. Anderson has not submitted a letter continued on Page 4a hot sea to safety director George o Conner fourth from left sat on a hot seat last Friday evening at Black Unity House where a verbal free for All took place Over the brutalizing of Blacks by Whites in Collin Wood. From left victims Joseph Norris 24. Elmo e. Wilson 28, and Kenneth a. Ray 23. The Man shielded from camera next to of Conner is Captain Ramer 6th District Ken Fierle police Community relations and brother Eddie Collier Black Unity House. Staff photo by Alvin Ward Collinwood beating pol ice on spot meet victims at Unity House Irre glorities charged in East Cleveland voter registration minister criticized Public reacts against wedding with dead Man a we got a Bunch of people think they re registered to vote but they re said miss Cassandra Adrine Secretary of concerned and involved citizens of East Cleveland Cic. She came to the offices of the Call amp Post wednesday morning with mrs. Eloise Evans coordinator for voter registration in East Cleveland and a member of Cic. And the two women told a Story of inefficiency and irregularities at the East Cleveland City Hall registration of new voters tuesday that May have dire consequences. People got discouraged May have been turned away. People filled out the required forms but neglected continued on Page 6a by Alvin Ward safety director George of Conner and three school Board labourers were recently attacked by White neighbourhood hoodlums at Brett elementary school were presented last Friday evening in a press conference at Black Unity House. 1167 Hayden ave. Elmo e Wilson. 28. Of 7717 Holton ave Joseph Norris. 24. Of 1536 e. 32nd Street and Kenneth a Ray. 23 of 14402 Coit re. Were beaten tuesday. August 3 while they Ware working in the Collinwood area. The men were forced into Brett school basement by attackers. The men explained for the fourth time just what took place that hot tuesday afternoon when As one of the i worst beaten Elmo Wilson explains a seemed like a night Mare to these men have been interviewed by newsmen. Union officials of local 100 oilers and firemen school Board officials including Arnold Pinkney and last Friday 75 Black Unity House visitors and members heard them speak. Safety director George of Conner was accompanied by Captain Ramer of the 6th police District and Ken Fierle of police Community relations. Brother Diablo a director of Black Unity House told safety director of Conner unequivocally a children have been brutalized out Here and Captain Ramer has done nothing about it Captain Ramer has no respect for you of Conner or Black Quot and it is time if it can happen in Collinwood then it can Damn sure happen in this Diablo said. The men were brutalized by a White mob told How the incident occurred. How one of the men had a gun placed against his head and luckily misfired. In their own we wore called All kinds of police refused to take the men to hospitals. And they refused to make arrests of several people pointed out to them As being directly involved. These were the statements of the victims. The men told the Call amp Post that they plan to file suits against All responsible parties failed to secure their safety while employed in the school system including police officials. The men charge that a White custodian employed at the school deliberately per continued on Page 4a Justice do Mcaa May get Federal pest Len Columbus evidence is mounting Here that Justice Robert Duncan the first negro Ever to Servo on the Ohio supreme court is under serious consideration for a High level Federal appointment. The Post under consideration is believed to be in the . Military court of appeals the highest court in the armed forces. It is the same Post for which Cleveland councilman John w. Kellogg had been considered but Kellogg withdrew his name from consideration last week on learning that qualifications for the $45. Xxx per year Post called for extended judicial continued on Page 6a pentecostal clergymen and readers alike were shocked when they read in the Call a Post about elder Charles Watkins officiating at the mock wedding of 29 or. Old Carole Driggins and the deceased Jerome Quot Popcorn Quot Banks at a prominent funeral Home recently. Elder Watkins had performed the ceremony at the request of the sorrowing families is now facing Cen sure proceedings Iby his fellow pentecostal ministers. For a conduct unbecoming a minister holding credentials of the pentecostal Assembly of the the pastor of the pentecostal Church of Christ on Parkwood drive in Cleveland will have to defend himself at the next quarterly conference of pastors. In talking to reporters. Elder Watkins had performed the a marriage Quot Complete with wedding vows and inclusion of the phrase a until death do us part Quot said that although the wedding had no Legal effect it had been requested by the families of Carole Driggins and her late Fiance. Mouths had popped open in Shock and eyes had bulged at the Wake when Over 100 persons witnessed the proceedings in which the Quot Bride Quot placed a ring on the dead Many a Finger. Elder Claude , chairman of pentecostal pastors in Cleveland informed District elder . Smith of Akron and Bishop Ralph Bass of Dayton of the performance after he was unable to Contact elder Watkins for some Type of explanation. A we hold marriage to be a sacred institution and we done to consider it merely symbolic Quot was elder Cummings answer to the numerous Calls that questioned the legality and or Good taste of the service. A this far out service is not a Tenet of the pentecostal Faith. It is a departure from the pentecostal tradition. We deny any a spiritual Impact from such a he continued. Quot it was a mockery of marriage to do it in this fashion a clearly described elder Cummings attitude toward the entire proceedings. He Felt that the service harmed the Church and tended to be a disruption of Fellowship among the 7 pentecostal churches in the Cleveland area. He further explained that the churches try to maintain a uniformity of doctrine and practice As much As possible. Before performing the Drig gins Banks nuptials. Elder Watkins had not sought the advice or counsel of his fellow pastors stated elder Cummings and thus his critics Felt an investigation by Church authorities should be forthcoming. Continued on Page 6a elder Charles Watkins 21st District caucus to meet Friday aug. 13 announcement was made monday that a general meeting of the 21st congressional District caucus will be held Friday. Aug. 13, in the Gold room of the Cleveland Sheraton hotel. The Public and ail caucus members Are invited to attend the meeting which will begin at 7.30 . A number of important announcements will be made at the meeting. Mayor Carl b. Stokes is one he is expected to make an of the scheduled speakers important announcement

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