Cincinnati Herald (Newspaper) - September 21, 1974, Cincinnati, OhioUEKAU) ¡MJilHY REVEiLS
PATIENTS CLAIM DOCTOR DISCRIMINATES
Based on neighborhood complains the CINCINNATI HERALD has begun an investigation of the prescription policies of Dr. Bertold Pembaur of 430 Rockdale Ave. in Avondale.
This newspaper has secured a list of 20 names of persons who are concerned with what they believe is a denial of their right to freedom of choice, discriminatory placement of prescriptions and not allowing them to shop for more
The Better Housing League reported today that inner-city families who bought seriously defective
Patients of Dr. Pembaur claim that he has refused to give them written prescriptions, has deliberately called pharrt^acists of his choice, disregarding their requests and. in one instance, had dual prescriptions sent to them.
Most of those contacted are on public subsistence and this seems to mesh with the fact that state records indicate that Dr. Pembaur enjoys a large welfare clientele. In a
published breakdown .of doctors and drug stores and the amounts received in payment from the state. Dr. Pembaur led the list with a payment of thousands of dollars. «
In telephone interviews the CINCINNATI HERALD was told that Dr. Pembaur refused to write prescriptions and always insisted on calling prescriptions to two of what seemed to be his favorite Avondale drug stores.
Those complaining alleged that they would prefer to have their prescriptions filled by a black pharmacist in their neighborhood, and that Dr Pembaur’s methods deprived them of* this desire even though the prescriptions he called-in were delivered. In those instances where he has honored a patient’s request, according to those contacted. Dr Péhibaur insisted that the pharmacist call him.
One respondent went fur
ther than the questions asked by this newspaper. She questioned the delivery of service to a patient and recounted an alleged attempt by the doctor to give her a shot when he properly examined her. This lady pointed out that she was a nurse, knew , the proper procedure and would not visit Dr. Pembaur again. She also confirmed that Dr. Pembaur had a large welfare clientele and said; "They seem to love him."
In a telephone contact w ith Dr. Pembaur there was a strong denial of any sweetheart deal between his office and the two drug stores mentioned by complainants. In fact. Dr. Pembaur insisted that he did write prescriptions for his patients and had called the drug store operated by a black pharmacist "everyday.” When asked to repeat that statement. Dr, Pembaur again said he contacted the black phar
macist every jday.
TheCINONNATI HERALD next contacted Howard Champion. owner and pharmacist for the SAV-X drug store at Rockdale and Burnet Ave. Mr. Champion said that Dr. Pembaur had called him about nine (9) times in the last nine months. Champion pointed that many of Dr .‘embaur’s patients lived in the building where his drug store is housed and had personally told him they
would have preferred that he fill their prescription but for the alleged polici* followed by Dr Pembaur /
One patient said she had insisted that Dr Pembaur call Champion but Pembaur insisted that Champion call him She added that Champion did call. delivered the prescription at H p m and then, about 11 p m., another prescription was delivered by one of the two drug stores Dr (Continued on Page 11)
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VOL. 18 NO. 12
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1974
Education and in forcing schools outside the South to desegregate by increasing its
programs between Aug. 1, 1968 and Jan. 1, 1973 may now be eligible for Federal payments to bring their house into liveable condition.
Quoting Sec. 306 pace of the Housing Health, and Community welfare
Development Act ,
of 1974, BHL stated investigations and complaints that the new law in the wake of a report that
authorizes the'"f "V®
” . t. government was dragging its
Housing and Urban in announcing this action, Development to Miss Althea Simmons, ''rnrrprt educational
' A I- _ programs director, said that reimburse J^^the recent report by the owner for center for National Policy correction of# Review that found that the (Continued on Page 11) civil rights of "hundreds of
Speaker Named ForFund Dinner
NAACP TO PRESS H.E.W. ON SCHOOL DESEGREGATION
NEW YORK.-The NAACP thousands” of children were seek to accelerate the* being violated because of the Department of H.E.W. was not enforcing the laws, had confirmed a longstanding NAACP charge.
Throughout the nation, Miss Simmons said, NAACP branches had filed hundreds of complaints with H.E.W. but little oV no action was taken. "They have not attacked big school districts for . non-compliance,” Miss Simmons declared. “So they are moving with all deliberate slowness,” she concluded.
Miss Simmons, who took over the NAACP’s national
educational programs this year, said that the civil rights organization will also be intensifying its actions in other areas of educational problems.
These were the highly harmful "push-out” of
minority students from
recentfy integrated schools, biased testing and textbooks that did not reflect the multiracial quality of American society.
At the same time, the NAACP National Board of Directors expressed its own concern over H.E.W.’s failure to enforce Title VI of the 1964
Civil Rights Act, under which it is empowered to cut off federal funds to school districts' that refuse to integrate.
In a sharply critical statement, the NAACP Board said that it was "outraged” at the explanation of H.E.W. Secretary Caspar Weinberger that attempted to excuse his department’s "limp efforts at dealing with the problem.”
The Board said that, "To accept strong resistance of residents, largely white, to* desegregation as a valid, reason for governmental
inaction is as shocking as it is illegal.”
The Board statement, which was adopted at a regular meeting on Monday, September 9, said that such a position by a government agency "is untenable and we resoundingly reject it.” Consequently, the Board directed that the NAACP staff meet with Mr. Weinberger to seek H.E.W.’s compliance with the laws. The staff was also directed to meet with other civil rights organizations on the problem and to determine what legal action could be taken.
Reece Set As Panel Speaker
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The Cincinnati Branch N A.A.C.P. has been fortunate in securing Clarence Mitchell as the Speaker for its 19th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner, which will be held at the Pavillion Caprice, Netherland Hilton Hotel at 7:00 p.m.,' Friday, October 25, 1974.
Mr. Mitchell has been head of the Washington* Bureau of the N A.A.C.P. for 27 years and has been more instrumental in securing the passage of Civil Rights l^islation than any other American.
The Freedom Fund is the local Branch’s main fund raiser for the year and enables it to keep an office and secretary to handle all businesses coming before a Civil Rights Group.
Abe Goldhagen - Civil Rights activist for more than a quarter of a century is chairman of this year's affair. He is fast approaching the Biblical three score and ten and it would be a great tribute to him to have a large turnout.
WASHINGTON ~ A federal appeals court has ordered the desegregation of public schools in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the result of a suit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General William B. Saxbe reported today.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago, Illinois, ordered the elimination of segregation in Indianapolis schools and said that the argument that whites are fleeing the city cannot be allowed to stop desegregation.
The Justice Department had argued that the Indianapolis schools should be desegregated immediately even though a metropolitan desegregation plan might be ordered by the trial court in the future.
The appeals court ruled out metropolitan desegregation except for the city and 11 surrounding townships that coordinate certain services as one governmental unit.
The trial court could consider whether these 12 should
be involved in an area-wide desegregation plan, the appeals court said.
The Justice Department filed the original suit against Indianapolis in 1968.
In a hearing sought by4he Justice Department, the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Louisiana, cancelled an arrangement under which officials of ’ Smith County, Mississippi, leased a former public school building i to a private segregated academy.
The court said the practice
aided private discrimination and' interfered with desegregating the county’s public schools.
Federal courts in August also ordered two school districts to dissolve splinter district's the courts said were formed to avoid school desegregation.
The districts are Saluda County, South Carolina, and the Wilmer-Hutchins Independent School District in Texas, which includes a part of Dallas.
Mr. Steven Reece, Administrative Assistant to Mayor T. M. Berry will be a guest on a panel of speakers on Coalition Politics at the Black Elected Democrats of Ohio State Convention, this Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 to 12 noon and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Columbus, Ohio.
Mr. Reece at 27 has participated in many impressive community projects. Among them are: Founder and Executive Director of Operation Step-Up, Inc., funded by the Corbett Foundation, Active member of the General Advisory Board of the Cincinnati Technical College, Board member of pperation PUSH, former Vice President of the Citizen’s Committee on Youth, former Chairman of the Board of the Opportunities Indistrial Center.
Mr. Reece has been very active politically over the years. He was very active in Operation REV-UP (1967) Voter Registration, campaign worker for the late Myron Bush, the late Senator Robert Kennedy and Senator William F. Bowen, and, also, minority coordinator for Senator Howard Metzenbaum’s campaign committee, and guest speaker for church and community groups. He was
also featured in Time Magazine, "New Careers” May 24, 1971.
Mr. Reece talent and personality has extended in areas such as M.C. and. talent producer of several television specials such as "Sound 67”, "What’s Going On,” Channel 9. Many Moods of Youth, Channel 5, and Open House, Channel 12, Coordinator of College Jamobree sponsored by Links Incorporated. Also, Associate producer of the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival, Men’s Day Chairman, Zion Baptist Church, Member NAACP, Charter Annual Meeting Committee.
Mr. Reece lives with his wife Barbara and daughter Alicia,
C. Milrhrll His Co-Chairperson is Mrs. Marian Spencer, Chairperson of our Education Committee, and immediate past president of the Women’s City Club among her other civic activities. *
For information or reservations call the N A.A.C.P. at 281-1900 or visit the office at 2704 Gilbert Avenue. Inflation has caused the cost of the dinner and other expenses to rise. However, the Branch is retaining its price $25.00 per person The public is invited.
YOUNG FOLKS PRAISE LINCOLN HEIGHTS IN PRINT
Negro Saints In Catholic Church
CINCINNATI. 0., Sept. 17. 1974 — "People used to be embarrassed to say they lived in Lincoln Heights. But now they can feel proud. ”
These words by 16-year-old Debbie Holloway sum up the feelings of seven Lincoln Heights youngsters who have just published a biography of
Showdown Time For AH And Foreman
successful people w ho grew up in their hometown. Located just north of Cincinnati, it is one of the few all-black municipalities in the U.S.
Residents of Lincoln Heights also can point with pride to the youths who put the booklet together. In just 10 short weeks, these youngsters planned the booklet, interviewed its subjects, wrote the text, developed the art, and saw the booklet printed -all with only minimal assistance from the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Ser
vices agency and from Proctor & Gamble, which sponsored and funded the "Communications Workshop” program.
The :i2-page booklet, titled "Lincoln Heights Doin’ It, by Lincoln Heights Youth,” is now being distributed to all households in Lincoln Heights. It was a summer em-
talented young people who wanted to work on the booklet was the most difficult part of the project,” says Sam Ross, a Proctor & Gamble art director who had the difficult task of selecting the final five, and who also provided on-the-job technical advice to the group. The project was conceived by Mrs. Darlene
ployment project for five of Jenkins, a former Cincinnati the seven Lincoln Heights resident and P&G employee.
youth, who were chosen from more than 20 applicants. "Selecting just five youngsters from the many
In addition to the five students chosen from Lincoln Heights area schools, two (Continued on Page 11)
George Foreman, world heavyweight champion, and Muhammad Ali, the former champion, meet for 15 rounds in a custom-built ring in the lOO.OOO-seat "Stadium of the ‘20th of May" in Kinshasa. Zaire . in what will be the
biggest event in the history of sports. The "once in your lifetime" battle of the two fistic giants features the return of two of Africa’s native sons to the motherland after generations in diaspora.
The Foreman-Ali fight is a
Ali Predicts Knockout. Muhammad Ali says he’s in better shape now than he was before facing Sonny Listón, as he explains how he plans to recapture the heavyweight championship. The International All-Foreman Poster Girls listen enthusiastically (L-H) Veronica Porche,-Miss Ali Treina Booker, Hope Smith, and Miss Foreman Vickki King
presentation of Hemdale Leisure Corporation. Video Techniques, Inc.. and Don King Productions, Inc., in association with the government of Zaire
Financing for the fight was arranged by the Hemdale Leisure Corporation. Video Techniques. Inc.. is the an ciliary company and wil handle the T.V. productio'^ World-wide licensing of all rights will be distribi d by Hemdale Leisure Corp^ ration and Video Techniques. Producers of closed circuit and films will be Don King, president of Don King Product ions. Inc.. John Daly, president of Hemdale Leisure Corporation, and Henry A. Schwartz, executive vice-president of Video Techniques. Inc.
Foreman and Ali will each receive a guarantee of $5,000.0(K) and training expenses for I heir' respective efforts. It is by Tar the greatest single payment to an athlete in the history of sports. The fight will have the largest (Continued on Page 11)
Sen. Bowen Endorses Highway Safety
Senator William F. Bowen, (presently attending a mass transportation seminar in California), has discovered a highway safety program already effective in the states of California and Florida, which could also be very-useful in the state of Ohio.
The highly successful program is designed to provide assistance to motorists experiencing trouble along the highway. .Aid is provided not only to the citizens of the state, but also to out-of-state motorists.
Located along the highway every one-half mile are stations containing devices
motorist picks up the phone, this signals the patrol operator and also activates a computér at the patrol station that prints out vital information such as location, time, etc. The distressed motorist also can talk to the station operator in order to provide the necessary information, such as type of
Senator Bowen intends to introduce legislation calling for a similar program in the state of Ohio.
Luke Buckner, beloved husband of Grace P. Buckner, devoted father of Mary Agnes assistance needed, etc. Jones, Elizabeth Thomas,
This program can help in bothof Lexington, Ky., Emma
cutting down the accident rate Mitchell and Hartwell
in Ohio. No longer would y Parham, dear brother of Mrs. distressed traveller have Allie Williams, fond grand-wait on a "Good Samaritarf’ father of 15, great-
motorist before he can receive grandfather of 20, Saturday,
assistance... A worthwhile September 14, 1974.
program such as this. Services were held Tuesday simiiar to telephonei.. These qualifies for federat Sept. 17 at 10 a.mTat Renfro
devices conduct the voice assistance on a j90-10 basis. Funeral Home, 647 Forest
tones to and from the nearest Ohio should take a close look Ave., Avondale, Rev. Harry
lhgh\va> Patrol station with at this economical safety Brown officiating. Burial was
On Sunday 6 May 1962 Pope John XXIII proclaimed Martin De Porres a humble Peruvian mulatto, a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church, and further urged that all of the modern youth read the life and works of Martin De Porres, and follow his example for works and service. The occasion in itself was something new to many of the vast throng of over 30,000 Pilgrims who came from all the four corners of the earth to witness the crowning event of the religious festival, namely the Canonizing of the poor Negro to sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church. St. Peter’s Basilica which was glitteringly decorated for the four hour ceremony of Canonozation, a rare but necessary part of the life of
the Pope to see that someone is honored for the work and service they have rendered to mankind.
The throng included representatives of the four major races of mankind. Black - White - Yellow - and Brown, men and women from all parts of the known world, Pope John, the 80 year old supreme ruler of the Roman Catholic Church, officiated at the Pontifical Mass at the Basilicas’ big central confessional altar. Aiding the Pope were thirty eight Cardinals, among them Laurian Rugambwa of Tanganyika, the Rdfnan Catholic Church’s first Negro Cardinal. The church has had three Popes to rule the church that were colored. Victor (189-199) A.D., (Continued on Page 11)
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in Union Baptist Cemetery.
.Mrs. Bettye Oldham (left) of E, Mitchell Ave. and Mrs. Geri Sow eti ( standing center ) of Victory Parkway are comniittee co-chairmen of the Cincinnati Symphony s Opening Night Party, taking place after the Music Hall concert on Saturday, Sept. 21. In the photo they are conferring with Mrs. Paul Steer, the Symphony's Womens Committee Coordinator.