Cincinnati Herald (Newspaper) - April 6, 1974, Cincinnati, OhioTEACHER ACQUnTED ON FELONY RAP
Ms Bern icv MfHin
A comjjination of expert legal service, good character and poor evidence resulted this week in an acquittal of Ms. Bernice Moore, a school teather of a charge of Har* borifig a Felon. The trial took place in ||ie courtroom of Judge Gilbert Bettman who found the young, attractive teacher, not guilty.
Attorney Les Gaines of the law firm of Gaines and Gaines ( a husband and wife legal team) presented a brilliant defense based on legal research and a careful analysis and presentation of the evidence.
Following the verdict friends and courtroom observers stood up and clapped and cheered.
According to the evidence about eight police officers were seeking Ms. Moore’s brother, StmChee, who lived on the third floor of the family
nce,ftUU3 e. East -Walr
Avenue, East -Walhbt Hills. Also living in the multiple dwelling was Ms. Moore’s sister, Patricia Ghee and another young lady named
Virginia Baker. The police, dressed in nondescript plainclothes visited the home around 5:30 oh the morning of November 27. 1973 and identified themselves as friends of Ghee from Chicago. Patricia, who was preparing her bath prior to going to work, opened the door and the men allegedly pushed their way inside the vestibule. They went into Ms. Moore’s bedroom where she was dressed in a scanty nite gown and demanded to know where her brother was. Because of their manner and dress Ms. Moore said she did not believe them to be police officers and advised that she would allow them to search\he house after she called police. The evidence during the trial indicated that she had called, but the call was canceled by one of the arresting officers. Ms. Moore also says police roughed her up and called her a *‘Saditty Bitch.”
Police claim they had a sealed indictment charging Ghee with a narcotic (Continued on page 11) ,
' National Action
Fhr Foster Children
The Board of Hamilton County Commissioners has proclaimed this week as National Action For Foster Children Week.
In making the proclamation Robert F. Reckman, president of the Board of Commissioners, joined in a country-wide effort of the National Foster Parent Association to call attention to the needs of foster children. In Cincinnati, many of the more than 700 foster parents of the Hamilton County Welfare Department and the 110 foster parents of Catholic Charities will gather at a special Recognition Dinner to promote the welfare of the youngsters.
The dinner, to be held at Schueler’s Restaurant, 3916 Glenway Avenue, Price Hill,
VOL. 17 NO. 40 CINCINNATI, OHIO
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Hank To Be Here
For Opening Day
Henry Aaron begins his last year as an active player in Major League Baseball in Cincinnati April 4th'with the Atlanta Braves as they open the 1974 season against the Cincinnati Reds. In this his 21st season in the major leagues, Aaron will be seeking the most revered record in baseball, “most career home runA.”
Aaron has spent his entire career with one organization, the Braves. He came to their organization as they moved from Boston to Milwaukee, and remained through the transfer of the franchise to Atlanta, Georgia.
Known to most as “Ham-merin'Hank,” the quiet outfielder turned first baseman has only been involved in one instance of controversy; the pursuit of Babe Ruth’s career mark. The controversy has taken two roads.
In his drive for the HR mark people have criticized Aaron,
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Mayor Theodore M. Berry has proclaimed Exceptional Children’s Week for April 1 through 7. Cincinnati’s observance will coincide with the state’s event as proclaimed by Governor John J. Gilligan. Locally, children such as little nine-year-old Pamela Williams (pictured above) will benefit from the week because it is only through publfc awareness that programs for exceptional children are funded. Shown here with Pamela are: Glen Hendricks, administrative assistant to the superintendent erf Cincinnati Public Schools; :Dr. Ruth Hosty, director of the autistic program at Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders of which Pamela is student; Mrs. James Williams and James "williams, Pamela’s mother and father. Special events are planned for Fountain Square during Exceptional Children’s Week to stress the need fqr programs for these children.
The Executive Committee of the Hamilton County Democratic Party on Wednesday, March 27, endorsed the statewide slate of Democratic candidates recently endorsed by the Ohio Democratic Party. The roll call vote was 56 to 17. Endorsed for: Governor, JOHN J. GILLIGAN; Lieutenant Governor, RICHARD F. CELESTE; Attorney Generál, WILLIAM J. BROWN; Auditor, THOMAS FERGUSON; Secretary of State, TONY P. HALL; Treasurer, GERTRUDE DONAH.EY; U.S. Senator, HOWARD M. MET-ZENBAUM; Chief Justice,-Ohio Supreme Court, JOSEPH E. O’NEILL; Associate Justice, FRANK D. CELEBREEZE; and Associate Justice, CLIFFORD F. BROWN.
The ExéCiitive Committee
endorsed seven candidates for local judicial posts. Endorsed for: Court of Appeals, First
District, JOHN W. KE^E;
Sked For U.C.
April 5th, will have as its principal speaker Jeanne M. Hunzeker, consultant to the Foster Care Project of the Child Welfare League of America, Inc., who helped develop the National Foster Parent Association... The continuing need for foster parents, illustrated by the more than 50 children now awaiting foster placement in Allen House, the Welfare Department’s emergency receiving center, will be explained.
Entertainment at the dinner will be provided by Richard King, Cincinnati radio personality, and the All-City Boys Reservations may be miade by phoning Freda Sutton (632-6.5.52) or William Elder (632-6526) of the Welfare Department’s Foster Care Services.
Gwendolyn Brooks, Poet Laureate of Illinois and the only black writer to receive a Pulitzer Prize in poetry, will give a poetry reading Sunday, April i at 8 p.m. in the University*^ of Cincinnati’s Great Hall, Tangeman University Center.
Some of Brooks’ poetry books include “A Street in
Bronzeville,” “Annie Allen” and “In The Mecca.” She is also the author of
“Aloneness,” a children’s book and “Maud Martha,” a novel. Her autobiography “Report From Part One” was published in 1972 and has received excellent reviews.
Brooks .has lectured and conducted seminars at
colleges and universities all
over the U.S. as well as been awarded numerous honorary degrees. She is editor of “Jump Bad,” an anthology of new Chicago writings.
The poetry reading is sponsored by The George Elliston Poetry Foundation. Brooks will also receive an honorary degree during her visit.
To Host Conference
The Cincinnati Chapter of the Tennessee State Alumni Association will host the Midwestern Regional Con-fer,ence of "Athe NationaL Alumni Association in Cincinnati on April 5th and 6th at Stouffer’s Inn. The Con* ference theme is “The Survival of Black Colleges” and it will feature a number of prominent members of the National Alumni Association.
Dr. Andrew Torrence,
President, Tennessee State University will deliver the keynote address on Saturday evening (April 6) at a Banquet. Other featured speakers and panelists will be: Frank Greer, Chief (Continued on page 11)
Court of Common P JOHN NOLAN, GARY SCHNEIDER, S. WAYNE WRIGHT, and ANTOINETTE NAVARRA (the last, a newly created position);. Court of Domestic" Relations, PAUL GEORGE; and Juvenile Court, FRANK DAVIS. .
The Executive Committee also endorsed candidates for two state senatorial districts: 9th District,' WILLIAM F. BOWEN, and 7th" District, DONALD SWAIN.
Those Democratic candidates endorsed for State House races and their districts; 19, TERRY. DON-NELLON; 20, THOMAS ANDERSON; 21, THOMAS MEYUNG; 22, JOSEPH PHILLIPS; 23, WILLIAM MALLORY; 24, JAMES T. LUKEN; 25, JAMES W. RANKIN; 26, JAMES CEBULA; and 65, ROBERT J. HERKING.
A verbal claim of police brutality has. been lodged against the Cincinnati Pt>lice Department by Mrs. Rxith Hardy, 1600 Elizabeth Place, Bond Hill, for the alleged severe beating of her 18-year old son, Floyd.
Mrs. Floyd claims that police arrested Floyd after a high speed chase said to have reached speeds of 110 miles per hour and administered a beating that resulted ih facial lacerations and two black eyes. She recounted the story in a telephone interview with the Cincinnati Herald. The distraught mother said that her son had been in trouble for, some time and mused that she and her husband may have been too permissive with their children.
Mrs. Hardy said that Floyd was currently under suspension for speeding and had his license revoked for one year, that he was also facing charges of receiving
stolen goods and had several (eight) traffic violation citations outstanding. She said the receiving stolen goods charged stemmed from his excellence as a mechanic and the fact that he allegedly took parts from other cars to repair cars, which both Floyd and her other son, Curtis, do for neighbors and friends. Floyd had studied mechanic^ his mother said, had left ^ school to work, but she hoped to get him back in school.
She recounted the incident of Tuesday, March 26, the night the alleged beating took place as revolving around her son’s driving of his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda.
Curtis, the older brother, had reportedly took Floyd’s car around the corner and left it. Floyd went to get the car and, along with two young girls, went into a nearby service station. As he started to drive out police got out of a (Continued on page 11)
The Democrats endorsed Congressman THOMAS A LUKEN for the First Congressional District. No endorsement was made for the Second District.
In the only two county (Continued on page 11)
To Head UNCF
Named Ohio’s Criminal Chief
Bennie E. Espy has been appointed Chief of the Division of Criminal Activities in the Attorney General’s Office by Attorney General William J. Brown.
Mr. Espy joined the Attorney General’s staff in June, 1972, and previously served as Assistant Chief of the Civil Rights Section. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s staff, he served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force and was named outstanding Judge Advocate for the year 1970-1971 in the Aerospace Defense Command. Earlier, Mr. Espy was associated with Alleghen>r Airlines ^ as Assistant Director of "Corporate Law.
In a morning press conference recently, Robert B. Mitchell, General Manager of WCKY, formally turned over leadership of the 1974 United Negro College Fund Campaign to Robert D. Gordon, Vice-President and General Manager of WCPO-TV. Mr. Mitchell, last year’s U.N.C.F.
Campaign General Chairman, "paid special tribute to Dayid B. Dupee, John F. Nahabedian, Edward Selonick and Edgar J. Mack, Jr. for their leadership roles in the. successful 1973 campaign.
Mr. Gordon, in' formally accepting the responsibilities (Continued on page 11)
NEW YORK, MARCH 21: -Creation of a Civilian Police Review Board in Memphis, Tennessee to investigate complaints of police brutality has been recommended by the Commission for Racial Justice of the United Church of Christ, the Tennessee Black Assembly and the Law, Justice and Repression Committee of the National Black Assembly.
The recommendation followed two days of public hearings on police brutality conducted in Memphis by the three organizations.'^ Fifteen persons reported incidents of police- brutality before a Hearing Panel comprised of representatives of the sponsoring organizations and witnesses from the Shelby County Attorney General’s Office.
“Without a doubt, police brutality and police misconduct is a reality in the Memphis Black community,” said Irv. Joyner, Director of Community Organization for the United ChurchTof Christ’s
Commission for Racial Justice and a member of of the panel. “Seemingly, police officers operate with immunity in the Black community and cover-up cases of misconduct. There is a serious underrepresentation of Blacks within the entire police and court system.”
The three organizations also recommended:
-The creation of a broad-based citizens’ committee to review the entire operation of the Memphis Police Department, with a view toward the establishment establishment of neighborhood police stations;
-Establishment of community redress and legal education centers throughout the city to process citizen complaints against the police;
-Re-evaluation of the effectiveness of Police Service Centers by a committee of Black citizens-f -Placement of Blacks in command of all police details operating in Black ..communities in Memphis.
A native of Sandusky, Ohio, Mr. Espy is a 1965 graduate of Ohio State University. He received his law degree in 1968 from Howard University School of Law and was ad-, mitted to the Ohio Bar in 1969._ Mr. Espy is a member of the« Ohio, National and American Bar Associations.
Pictured are on the left - Mr. Halloway C. Sells, Director of Program arid Allocations, Community Chest of Greater Cincinnati - 1974 U.N.C.F. Campaign co-chairman, and on the right, Robert D. Gordon, Vice-president and General Manager, WCPO-TV - 1974 U.N.C.F. General Chairman.
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The largest contribution ever made to the American Cancer* Society in Ohio has been donated to the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Unit by the General Electric Evendale Employees Community Service Fund. The check for $22,775 was presented by Paul W. Gray, chairman of the Fund, to Rosemary Kelly, 1974 Crusade chairman for Hamilton County, and Mrs. Sherman Kinney, Jr., coKrhairman. Left to right in photo are Mrs. Kinney, Miss Kelly and Gray.