Cincinnati Herald (Newspaper) - November 30, 1974, Cincinnati, Ohio
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VOL. 18 NO. 22
SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 30, 1974
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POLICE PROBE DOUBLE MURDER
Dubois HirOs Consultant
Thomas E. Westerfield, Executive Vice-President, Finance and Administration, announces the appointment of Robert H. Ellis III as consultant for DuBois Chemicals. Mr. Ellis’ activities will assist in the implementation of the company’s Equal Employment Opportunity program.
Mr. Ellis will serve as a member of the DuBois EEO Advisory Committee. Among his responsibilities, Mr. Ellis will assist in the recruitment of black students attending colleges throughout the U.S.A.
Ellis' background and experience in this capacity is extensive. Since 1972, he has served as Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid at tfie University of Cincinnati. His primary responsibilily in the Student Financial Aid office is the liaison for the trio programs and the Cincinnati Youth program, which en
compasses employment and the procurement of scholarships and grants for that population.
In addition, he has served on the Affirmative Action Committee of the University’s long range Planning and Rudget Priority * Committee.
Ellis is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with degrees in Administration Management and in Industrial Management, and a graduate of an Advance Management Seminar, sponsored by the Cincinnati Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management.
Among his many affiliations, civic and scholastic, Ellis is a lifetime member of NAACP* and has served as an active member of Avondale Community Council and Cumminsville Community Council, and is Chairman of Finance Committee of The Black Faculty Association.
He is married, has two
children and resides at Forest Park Drive in Avondale.
DuBois Chemicals, a division of Chemed Corporation, headquartered in the DuBois Tower, Cincinnati, Ohio, is a Cincinnati-based manufacturer and distributor of chemical cleaning compounds and systems for all phases of industry, water treatment and pollution control, institutions, municipalities, and the food, beverage and transportation fields,
K. Ellis III
Are Blacks Uncle Toms
One of the most complex puzzles of the past 60 years is why blacks, including part of the so-called elite and the intellectuals, do not in , larger numbers ioin and support the outstanding work of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), only share the benefits.
Since 1910, a relatively small group of blacks and whites - never more than 450,000 - has made up the membership and support force of the NAACP. Through 64 long years, it has been the main prong of the civil rights thrust, knocking down the barriers to first-class
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Mayor Thoeodre M. Berry proclaimed December 5. •1974 as Judge Schwartz Day. He is shown in photo with Judges Schwartz, Juvenile Court Judge who is retiring along with Judge Schwartz’s wife. When Berry called Schwartz a “great humanitarian” Schwartz qountéred; “May God forgive you for exaggerating, and may God forgive me for enjoying it." Schwartz who has served the county for 18 years will be honored at a testimonial dinner at the Netherland Hilton Pavillion Caprice and will retire at the end of this year.
To Head CCY
Luther W. Church, former Deputy Director of The Citizens’ Committee on Youth has been appointed as Executive Director it was announced by Mr. Alphonse H. Carter, president of the Board of Trustees.
Henry L. Christmon, past Executive Director has been appointed as Manpower Services Director for Cincinnati.
Mr. Church has been with CCY for the past four years and has made an impact as coordinator of the Summer Youth Program. He is currently chairman of the Ohio State Youth Coordinator’s Association and is a member of the Governer’s Manpower Service Council. He has also served as
chairman of the Kennedy .Heights Youth Federation.
Mr. Church stated that, “I want The Citizens’ Committee on Youth to continue to be a positive alternative for the young people of our City. I am grateful for a* greater opportunity now to help some people. I just know we can help and am impatient to do as much as possible for our youth.”
Mr. Church was formerly a research chemist but always worked at night in his community with the young people.
The Citizens’ Committee on Youth coordinates the Summer Youth Program for Cincinnati and among its activities administers Rent-A-Kid, Urban Corps and the Community Youth Service Bureau.
Beery To Speak
Al CDCC Meet
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It all started as a speculation.! chose Copenhagen, Denmark as the site because that was the only place in Europe 1 new someone. A Doug Cruthfield (formerly of Cincinnati) who has his "own jazz ballet school.
So witji a fashion and beauty background; a little (Continued on page 11)
James E. Mobley, President Lincoln Heights City Council has announced Cincinnati Mayor Theodore M. Berry will give the Keynote address at the Lincoln Heights. Community Development Charter Convention. The two (2) day series of events and citizens tY/iin ¥ participation is set for
fT Hit Sajurday and Sunday,
November 30, and December
Registration will be at 11:00 a.m. "'Opening Session’ scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Lincoln Heights citizens, elected officials and Civic
The hit-man style slaying of an Avondale businessman and another citizen has touched off all sorts of speculation as to the reason and motive behind the murders. Almond (Jack) X Ware, owner of the Avond Shote Clinic on Reading Road and Kenneth Wright, also known as Hassan Atxlullah Karriem were shot down, were gunned down by two men Friday night around 6 p.m. The murder took place behind Ware’s business and police have not indicated if Ware was about to enter or was leaving the building.
Following the slaying those who remembered Ware’s bust for possession of stolen merchandise immediately
discounted that he may have been involved in similar operations. Those knowledgeable on the “strip” feel the hallmark of the slayings indicate it was a gangland murder because, according to information supplied by police. Ware was carrying considerable amount of money.
Ware, who resided at 3837 Congreve Ave., Kennedy Heights, was found in the parking lot in the rear of his business beside his 1974 Imperial automobile. He was shot once in the head and in the chest. Indications were that one shot at least was fired in the automobile. Wright was (Continued on page 11)
Black Firm Wins Million S Contract
CHICAGO (NNPA) - A highly successful black construction firm began work here last week on the steel infrastructure of a large downtown underground garage. The company’s-fi 2 million bid was its sixth winning subcontract, averaging about $1,000,000 each within the past few years.
The firm. Re Bar of Philadelphia, headed by 42-year-old Ishmael Harps, is also engaged in building the
steel* supporting structure of four segments of Washington’s Metro Subway System, as well as of that city’s sewage treatment plant at Blue Plains.
“Mr. Harpa,- wIm objfb hiw* firm has the capability of competing with anybody anywhere for steel structural work, takes great pride in his workers and administrative staff. The latter includes two accountants trained at the Wharton School of Business (Continued on Page 2)
Clutrler Cominillee Observes 50lh Year
Mary Frances Gray, 514 adoption of the new city Carplin Place; Julia M. charter in 1924, and the Perdue, 3745 Norwich Lane; founding of the Charter and Aliene Reed, 3931 Wess Committee which won its first Park Drive, have t^n named majority on City Council in to serve on the planning 1925.
committee for “Celebrate “The aim of our celebration Cincinnati-Charter’s Golden is to recognize the progress of Anniversary,” to be held on the city as a whole since the
Mrs. Enícola Procopr
Business Woman On Avon Board
New York, New York. Nov. 20, 1974: Mrs. Ernesta G. Procope, president of E.G. Bowman Co., Inc. has been elected to the board of directors of Avon Products, Inc., it was announced today. Her appointment is effective Dec. 1.
Mrs. Procope is the second woman to join the board of the 88-year-old direct selling cosmetics company.
As president of the E.G. Bowman Co., Inc. ¡and its affiliate, Bowman-Procope Associates, Inc., Mrs. Procope heads the largest black-owned insurance *tffTntgmge firiii iiiTfrewffliry.
She founded the Bowman Co. in Brooklyn, New York, in 1953. In the June, 1974’ Black Enterprise listing of the top 100 black-owned businesses in the U.S., the company was reported to be the 17th largest, with 1973 premiums of $8.2-million. The firm currently handles a portion of the corporate insurance programs for 24 of the Fortune 500 compani^_____
In announcing the election of Mrs. Procope to the board of the world’s largest cosmetics company, Fred G. Fusee, chairman, said “Mrs ij*rocope, as a successful woman managing her own business is uniquely suited to contribute to the future growth ,of Avon. Our company,” he said, “historically has given hundreds of thousands of women throughout the world the opportunity to earn while conducting their own businesses as independent sales agents.”
Born in Brooklyn, Mrs. PrTOpé'MdUéd music at the High School of Music and Art in New York City. She attended Brooklyn College, the Pohs Institute of Insurance and The College of Insurance. Her husband, John Frocope, whom she married in 1954, is editor and publisher of the New York Amsterdam News.
Mrs. Procope is secretary of the board of directors of the Equitable Community Home (Continued on page 11)
Suspect Faces Third Trial
The third murder trial of Jerald Monroe, were shot and Gary Lawton on charges of killed two blocks from the murdering two Riverside Superior Court. Jury Com-Police Officers in April 1971,- missioner Harold Frediani
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January 10 at the Convention adoption of the Charter, as continued to January testified that the gun fire was
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Judge Leo Deegan granted that the incident was didly
a defense motion for con- discussed among perspective
tinuance on November 15. jurors. He also stated that a
Attorney Franklin Glenn great number of individuals
stated that Lawton could not wearing juror tags were
have a fair trial at this time among the spectators at the
since the jury panel had been scene. Judge Deegan agreed
tainted by the shooting of that both the emotional im-
Riverside Police Officer pact of^the situation, as well as
22November, 1974 one Organic, a Sanitary Larry Walters. Walters was observing Monroe’s un-
Vice-Mayor William J. Engineer and a chairman with shot near the court house on covered body in the street for
Chenault today asked the expertise in Environmental the morning of November 13. over two hours, would
mayor to reactivate the Microbiology. The committee Glen entered newspaper prejudice the jurors state of
“Citizen’s Environmental should also include one Cell reports of the incident into mind
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The event will celebrate Charter Committee’s both the anniversary of the (Continued on page 11)
Chenault Seeks Water Probe
The Press Enterprize, (Continued on page 12)
Leaders will participate in workshops on Community Development planning for Lincoln Heights and an orientation of the new Charter which will becon^ effective on December 1, 1974. The workshops will be conducted by Lincoln Heights Development Authority and members of the Charter Commission at Lincoln Heights Voters League.
In addition to the workshop, the program wilHnclude sli(ie presentations and discussions on the city’s future. Beginning (Continued on page 11)
Water Sub-Committee” to Biologist with expertise Jn evidence, investigate the presence of (Continued on page 11) Webster and his assailant
cancer-causing organic pollutants in the city’s drinking water.
Chenault has received several inquires from concerned citizen’s upset over the recent reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has discovered cancer producing elements in the Cincinnati’s drinking water.
The report indicated that these cancer-causing substances are not being removed by municipal drinking water treatment facilities.
Chenault wants the Water Sub-Ciommittee of the Citizen’s Task Force or of the Environmental Quality, to reconvene to investigate the presence of objectionable organic pollutants in Cin- _
cinnati’s drinking water. The Hocker, Lottie Walter, Joan Robinson and Margie Lewis are seen
Water Sub-Committee would janning for their forthcoming brunch and fashion show. All are members of recommend techniques f^ Cosmopolitan Inc. CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO.
OTgrn'rcomp^mrtot may Members of Cosmopolitan' fashions from severai locai continuing sctolarslnp fund be found to constitute a health Inc. wiii feature their Annual stores and mo^l^ by co- Mrs, Lottie Walter is hazard and^ir to be car- Bfunch and Fashion Show at ordinator Ann Robmsim and president of Cosmopolitan cinogenic . the Quality Inn Riverview, her guest models. Ms., Carrie Inc. Tickets may te pur-
Chenault recommended the Covington, Kentucky, on committee 1» composed of Novembér 30, 1974 at 11:00 two physicians with expertise a.m. The lunch will be in Occupational Health, two' preceded by a display (rf chemist; one Environmental,
Rush is General Chairman of chased at the Major Federal the affair while Mrs. Myra. Savings and Lpan Co., Lincoln McCoy is co-chairman. The at Gilbert Avenue, or con-fashion show is given for the tacting Mrs. Walter or Mrs. benefit of the organization’s Rush.