The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas on August 16, 1971 · Page 37
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The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas · Page 37

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H-C CORPUS CHRISTI TIMES, Mon., Aug. 16, 1971 London Demonstration London police carried a man away yesterday after police and demonstrators clashed during an Irish Civil Rights march. The demonstrators were marching in support of Catholics in Northern ire- land. (AP Wirephoto by cable from London) Black Caucus Policy Lock bio in Details MOBILE, Ala. W -- The program adopted by the new Southern Black Caucus includes several different political strategies recommended earlier by other minority group organizations. But like the others, the 328 delegates who met here during the past weekend to form the caucus sketched in only the broad outlines of what they wanted, leaving details on how to do it up to local groups. In a series of resolutions and workshops, the caucus put itself squarely behind remaining independent of all presi- d e n t i a 1 candidates; seizing more power within the Democratic party; building strong, local, Independent black political organizations; and forming temporary coalitions with other groups around specific issues. The caucus also attacked President Nixon's black economic development program, and his Family Assistance Plan. Not a single kind \yord was said publicly about Nixon administration programs during the three-day meeting. A similar pattern of black concerns had been set at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference convention a few days earlier at New Orleans, and the Naitonal Welfare Rights Organization convention in Providence, R.I., two weeks before. The House Black Caucus, the National Urban League and some members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People had also voi'ced similar general positions. There were several reasons for the lack of specifics. Although some of the highest black officeholders in the South attended, observers noted that fewer than half the delegates were black elected officials. Most of those attending were a scattered group, ranging from unsuccessful black candidates and behind-the- scenes political activists to a few whites of contrasting political views. Ken Bode of the Washington-based Center for Political Reforms helped conduct a workshop on how to get more minority delegates chosen for the 1972 Democratic National Convention at the same time New Party members tried to convince delegates that major party reform was impossible, and their own third party was the only possible alternative. Dr. John Cashin, chairman of the National Democratic Party of Alabama and organizer of the meeting, said it was hard to get into specifics because black politicians face different problems in different Southern states. Nun Top Vote-Getter in Hot City Election ADRIAN, Mich. W -- Sister Ann Joachim, a Dominican nun who also happens to be a Democrat, is the focal point of Adrian's hottest election in years. "I'd like to get in there where I can do something," says the 69-year-old nun. She garnered 1,521 votes in the recent primary election for city commissioner, 375 more votes than her nearest opponent in a field of 14 candidates, which included three incumbent commissioners. Sister Joachim and three other challengers have joined in an informal slate objecting to policies adopted by the current commission and to the way the commission does business. "We want," she says, "to end these private pre-meetings before the city commission meetings." The commission race is non-partisan and political factions have been careful to sidestep direct endorsements of Sister Joachim, who, when she's not campaigning these days, teaches business law and Russian history at the Dominicans' Sienna Heights College. Sister Joachim said she knew her chances were good when the mayor called her the day after the primary election and said he was glad she didn't run against him. "I received 137 more votes than he got in the mayor's primary," she said. do you want these children and 14,000 others to attend schools outside their own neighborhoods? Express yourself! Your right to speak on matters affecting the education of your children is basic. Elementary. Fundamental. If you oppose forced busing of Corpus Christ! school children,say so on the ballot at right. If you oppose forcing 14,000 Corpus Christ! school children to go to school outside their own neighborhoods, say so on the ballot at right. Then place your ballot in the ballot box at the Citywide Anti-Busing Rally at 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 16, at Memorial Coliseum. Millions of Americans are speaking up! Every voice counts! Every ballot helps! Please be present. B SCHOOL ATTENDANCE BALLOT (Answer YES or NO) · I am opposed to forced busing of Corpus Christi school children. I I 1 PUBLIC RALLY FOR NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS! 7:30 P.M., MONDAY, AUGUST 16 MEMORIAL COLISEUM YOU CAN DO SOMETHING NOW! CBB I am opposed to forcing Corpus Christi children to attend schools outside their neighborhood districts. (PUBLISHED BY CONCERNED NEIGHBORS, INC., P.O. BOX 1511, LES SCHULTZ, PRESIDENT) I I I I I I I I I YOUR NAME ADDRESS TELEPHONE I I I I 1 I I I I I I I

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