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mont up tb6asfc city 1 1 strcrths" and livability
The suggestion of shif
ting money from the
North Central Area to t
Edgemont - outraged
some East End residents.
would ,. consider ,i any j , jecti
redirection of those, neist
funds a blatant breach of Itially could , further
an agreement ? between ! solidify a" towering wall
the city planning depart- : of distrust between many
ment. the East End blacks in Durham and ci-
Community and the city ty officials.
of the mmmnnities.
A lot of the planning
effort's future hinges on
what happens in this first
area, particularly East
End, - because either a
broken promise or pro-
the northern" fringe' of
downtown. Major streets
in the neighborhood in
clude Dowd, Gurley,
Gray, Hazel, Hamlin
and Hanover. It is one of
Durham's oldest, most
rstaoic v DiacK
.Going back to the old
minute books of the'
original East End
, Neighborhood council,
contend their record is
' In 1QM rifv nffiMol'.
change: the'. neighborhoods. By the promised SUDStantiai jm.
d . substan- same token, the residents i mmvmmic - tt hl
v - I ; f V WWW . . w ftllV '
here, yryy mostly neighborhood following"
homeowners in the past, a fire that , severely
and blue cotlar workers, damaged East ' End
lacked the political clout ' Elementary School.
aals. j 0f their ethnic brethren . Nnthino h
itself,' said Ms. Smitn i vne ciiy omciai, wno in the southeast (Hayti). v . in 1974, the East End
during a recent press ."asked not to be identified ( Mrs. Christine Strud- council asked for corn
conference, where she 'because of possible wick lived in East End munity development
expressed the communi- , repercussions, explained most of her life : money to help improve'
tys outrage. "The i it this way: Durham's -; remember when the neighborhood. Not !
revitalization of the East i; government is i haunted V more than sixty per cent much if anything, hap-r
End neighborhood is a. by both its history of bad! 0f tne people living here pened. r
huge step toward the bet- ; faith : in dealing with owned their own i J Iri 1976, the city Fail
terment of the city." presidents, particularly jiomesshe said during rted to name East En4 as a
East End is One Of jblacksV and the inor- a recent interview. "And1 community development
four neighborhoods in dmate influence that some of the people living 1 target area which would :
the North Antral, special interest groups here owned more than have cleared the way for
neighborhood strategy have r in : , the , political . one houses and- rented neighborhood - improve-!
area. ' The other arena here. Sometimes them out. but thev also i mMt nno fi.-
good efforts ; get shot took care of them money.
down cither; by that because they lived here, In 1978, the city took
monster of distrust, or too. and had an interest nr artinn nn a rwinii:
the monster of political ' in h n.ahknrhA
. . , . " ,," in iiiv uvituuviuuw. VUUC cuiurtciiiciii CIIUU
special interest . , ; Now, . according to
, The East End situation Mrs. Strudwick. manv of
Cy rCItoa Jcriza
," In November, North
Carolinians will elect
A proposed Coastitu
tional Amendment on
the ; June 29 ; Primary
two to four years, if it
passes. It would be the
is very complex, teeter
i ing on ; a precarious
Duke Park, Old North;
Durham and Little Five '.
Points. This area
represents the city's first
effort to do comprehen
sive neighborhood-based .
planning that will, be j
consistent with other ; balance of both timing
city wide concerns. There & and money. But it il
are 25 other multi- lustrates almost perfectly
neighborhood planning Si; what ? the vcity official
areas where city planners termed the "monsters of
propose to work over the .distrust and special - in
next five years or so to , jterest". It also clearly
help improve. thc;i i shows the price Durham
; . pays today for little or
iir. rw'iTrY ' ' " ,on8 ran8e Planning
MrS. UOriS UL , . ;in the past and what
some local . officials
i' the absentee landlords,
who own housing in East
End butho don't live!
! there, most of whom are
white,; don't care; what i
! happens to the com-;
I munity. vv -'s--, o;-.'-" ;
i Dr. A.D. Moseley,.
j former pastor of Mount
Gilead Baptist Church
j on the corner of Dowd
'and Gurley Streets, has
for the neighborhood.
In 1980, the city took ,
no action, on a request
( for. community develop-,
intent money to clean va
cant lots in the area. '
we i have our records
and we know what they
'show," said Ms. Smith,
rand they show a long
list of broken promises
and bad faith on the
icity's part. And it seems
like they are prepared to
"myopic the city.
r -ine tacts are
simple," he said.
Uanrlnrcon nSoc.' Privately call V
I IVHUVI aVIl hnlitil vr'cinn"
; Mrs. Doris . Delaine-' ; Rt.the background,
Garrett Henderson died ; ; nc fcast bnd com-j i have asked, pleaded, ca-
. i. iniinu t rnnv nqciP'iiiir . . .1 i i a i - ii
isuadeniy or - a i massive ; "", "., joiea ana none aooui an
on 1 : South Alston
! Avenue, down to East
Geer . Street, along Geer
( to South Roxboro Street,
and in that direction to
;been in the middle of the (pass . v over this
community s battle with neighborhood again.'
But passing over East .creeping blight as they
End this time woud have ie..ter the city and entren
a ripplle- effect that ' iched deterioration as
the first step Is to build a
civic center that will
hopefully generate a new
office building and
hotel, followed by a
. multi-million face lift for
. i the loca arts community
downtown. All of this is
(designed, among other
jthings, to bring new peo
'ple to Durham, both '
residents and visitors. '
Many of them, should
they come, would be ex-'
pected to drive along ;
, 1-85, take downtown exit
and t come r ; along
Mangum Street to the :
"Unless we can get to
work in the North Cen-'
itral area soon," Norby
j explained; , "what the
visitors and potential ,
, new residents will see is a
strip ; of ; deteriorating
houses, and a. rundown
; comemrcial district at lit- r
tie Rve. Points, I'm not
sure that that's the image '
we want the northern en
trance , of our city to '
have.-.y-V;::,;: :::; I
' East End ' figures into
this scheme because of ;
the several ways to leave '
Durham headed back to
1-85 at east two of them
South Roxboro Street
and South , Alston ,
Avenue carry you
through ' that x
npSaKknrhrmrl - I
Thus, according to 1 ' (Continued from Front),
planners, without some
substantial work being,
done soon in the north i
central area, visitors and '
newcomers win see
Lco'sWoro Four-Year Term
running for Durham's 'dfng to GTImore the'";:
three legislative : seats, 'change will make North,.'
says that to increase the Carolina the nation's on- r'
'ctita Incl9trc am1 St . irmi unuM trvo trt null 'lu iioia' with fnnr-vmar'i '
IIHLV IVIOIM.VI MIW ...a. w M i tfa V w mill IVUI VW X .
might be 19r before ''elected .officials further legislative terms, : with v; :
to do that '' from the people. legislators being elected"'
i''The two-year term at a time different thartT:
increases the oppor- the governor. " - ;::
tunities that voters have Gilmore considers this" ir '
to know what type of job a serious problem.
ballot will extend "the we're doing," he said, - "We could come up,
terms of state represen-' "and I think this (NX-.).!' with a situation that"'
!tatives and senators 'is a better state political- " allows a legislature '1H:Kc.
eiectea mis year iroro . iy oecause ot tne two- literally , . hold a:v.
W. hostage, he said, Msince.'i
I first time that legislative Paul Pulley and George J the governor could be up
1 ..,'.'-,'. MA J . . . . ' s' m - -
extenaea : since t io are ootn running lor
when they went from reelection ... echoed
one-year to two-years. similar feelings.
jheart attack on Sunday
.May 23 in Knoxviue,
Mrs. Henderson was
well known in social and!
Itennis circles in Durham:
'She was; a graduate of i
.'North Carolina College
at Durham (now North
Carolina Central Univer
sity) and was formerly
I married to the late Oliver!
Garrett. J i : . 1
At the time of her J
death, Mrs. Henderson j ;
was employed withj
i Knoxville City Schools.
I Funeral services will
be conducted Friday,';
May zs, 3 p.m., in jwiox
ville College Chapel, i !
Interment will be Sher
' wood Memorial Gardens
in Knoxville . . .
She is survived by a
son. Tommy Garrett: a
would extend beyond
this ' ' narfiriilar
we know to do to get the, neighborhood. It could i
Icity to help us preserve ' affect city plans fori
l our community, and all i downtown revitalization.
they've done is made Consider,
promises and broken - The city wants to
;them.' resurrect downtown, and
The Nash Family Marches
Next Week: - The
politics of neighborhood
The proposal to ex- ; Miller said: "I see no
tend the terms passed the benefit to the people of
N.C, '. House of this state if we extend the
Representatives-last June length of the ..terms of
by a 72-42 vote," and legislators.. 1 "
passed the Senate in Pulley added: "I think
April by a 35-12 vote: the voters need the op-
Durham's v two, state portunity to judge, their, two-year
senators voted for the elected officials ; more i were these
measure,; while it s three often than every four
House members voted years, and if they like
against it. what the legislators are
1 Representative , Ken- doing, send them back,
i rteth Spaulding, who1-is If they don't like It, send
, one of four -candidates someone else."
v" ' - j State Senators Gerry
v . ' Hancock and ' Kenneth
, o Royall couldn't be reach
;.;...'. ed for comment.
But ' a Raleigh-based
group The KeeD the
that field. He said that Two-Year Term Com
the only . one he knew jmittee headed by
that was qualified had a former legislator Tom
firm i in Gilmore, is fighting hard
to defeat the orooosed
"We believe this
amendment will take
power from" the people
and will lead to a state
legislature that will be
before the current crop
- Barnes . characterizes.:
the opposition ' i
anyone to ' give ,. us
anything. We only need
- Continuing, she
decried what she called
"the myth that welfare
mothers are happy in
their situation I know
;many people who want
woric, out wno can tuna
a job," . . o
4 The ' five-state march'
to Washington is almost i
a ' job. It certainLy in-,
volves more than mar
ching, Nash explained.
daughter, Mrs. Yvonne JhfJ said .That,s about
GarrIli ?r ' Fa- I the most rewarding of all
granddaughters, Audi! the things we've done on
and Chnstma Swann , r v
on and even worse," some
.don't care. It's a
challenee tailcine to thes
people and trying to get
them to register so they
Registering voters is1
the "heart? of the
ssay. While in each town,;
the members of the main
body of marchers do at
least three things. They
march, hold a rally,!
usually in a local black f
church; and they go into '
ing on doors and try to
convince people to)
register and vote.
ling the past six weeks.
J The Southern Chris
tian Leadership Con
ference (SCLC), which i
initiated the -march, ,
designed , routes!.
strategically to weave
. and a. sister;
tioii, and where blacks
are running for national,;
state and local elective
offices.. :, '1f 'i:vM
MTIw ItHrctl',' Durham '
stopover brought them;
into the Second Congres-r
sional District where
Michaux, a popular local;
ibusinessman, is vying to
Teer said that- he
; would vote agaipst any
affirmative action pro
gram, that came before
the Durham Cdunty
Commission,. " .
Teer's comments were less respdnsive to the will
echoed by Swindell, who of the people," Gilmore
said "there is not an af- aid. "It would also," in
firmative action -i pro- our opinion, brinn about
gram, there are no plans the creation of a 'profes-
. ,UI vvanu wc nave peenj sionai legislator , ratner
JContinued from Front) ; happy with that." ; than the type of citizen
propertytaxes ' awinoeu, . wno nas representatives we have
The question, then, a01" Mer n:,"
before the council for 33 years sa,d that odd,v enough, the
members is which ser- - 0nly onc D,ack n0,ds v a ProPsaI's chief propo-
, vices can h- trimm-rf "high level job" in coun- nent, State Senator Hen-
without f seriously ty Spvernment out of ten son Barnes of Wayne practice of having people
hampering city opera- su?j P11115- J County (Goldsboro), going to special interest
.tions. What do you do,' makes much the Same; groups for money, rather
I' BectOn doesn't believe iSwindell .asked when; argument. than their friends and
mucmiuucu rw i - ne purpose ot ex:. neichbprs,, because the
smag number of blackending the tiirmSfs'to'Ve'-f rocHnlha n- anH th
county executives, "boot tain the v ; citizen 'have to raise the money
wi ic nuuca wuu nave icgistiaior, Darnes saiu,
been there for ten years i? 'because the people of
'This is ' :
j identical to the situation. ... r:
over 100 years ago," hc'.f:!
said, '"when, pur wise
forefathers ;. voted : to;U
switch from one-year to-f
chick little -V
i people' running around,
'then crying that the sky;;)
; was going to fall In if we
i changed. But the sky VV
;didn't fall in Northf;
caronna. still, nas gooa
state 1 government. And
our proposed amend-;
ment is designed to con-'
tinue that gooa govern
ment." . ; ' '
r Barnes says the major '5t2i :
reasons for switching to
the four-year term In-.!-'
elude reducing campaign
costs, and giving elected j&
. representatives . more ?J .
I time at home working: .
'and less time in Raleigh, f
,or campaigning every;'i. :
He says.that if this can f
be accomplished, it wili er
broaden the poql'of peo- ;'
pie who will campaign
for the legislature v
because more people will
:be able to afford it. , i-Cc
1 "Right now," he said,
"we run the risk of open-
: .1 j r.-ii.:
111 llic UUUIS IU lUlllimC 1
who - can afford to be
away from home. We are ,
also risking an increased;,1
districts wfth at legist a'SCWiig the human
per. cent WackT popula-P'auons department.fits f
PUBLIC HEARING !
WHEN: Monday June 7, 1SS2 .
TIME: 7:30 P. M.
WHERE: City Council Clumber,' City Hall
iNasn said ne s Der-
many "people who don't- sonally helped about 200
understand what's going PTOgleetrcgistered dur- become; the first black
congressman, to repre
sent this district since
So, for two days, Nash
, moved through- Durham
i neighborhoods, talking
to people abut voting.
Nash, who owns part in
terest in a family-owned
property s management
business, said this march
I is costing him about $50
; each week, ' mostly for ;
gas. In each local com-i
j munity where , the mar-1
jchers have stopped,!
I residents have provided1
lodging and food. The
The Durham City Council, will hold a public hearing to receive comments on
the proposed amendments to the Redevelopment Plan for N.C.R.-54, also
known as Project Three of the Haytl-QIzabeth Street GeneraPRenewal Area. The
Rroject area Is bounded by Pettfgrew Street on the north; Fayetteville Street
ousing Project on the east, Piedmont Street on the south, and Roxboro Street
on the west. '
; The proposed amendments will be presented at the public hearing by city
staff, and citizens win have the opportunity to comment on the amendments.
the bihV He said the
department's " worth can
jbe measured in several
jways, one being the'
.chaos that could erupt if
'the department was ax
I "We work with
iemployers to prevent
jflare ups," Beeton said,
i" And when complaints
'arise we" work to solve
them between the parties
involved before anything
gets to a critical stage."
'critical racial problems
during the late 60's was.
Iiow- the Human RelsP
110 TVu1mT.m - I .
"w" utTiaiuu ana its ciiv
oyecs stiff came in
to being. In 1968, after
long and heated debate,
the city council passed an
ordinance creating the ;
commission, and a few,
months later the com
mission chose an ex
14-year history has been
to get blacks in7" North Carolina have
"We should be more been well-served by the
aggressive in ; hiring I representative who has a
blacks," he said, Mbut fuUtime job at home,
the board (of commis- and works parttime in
sioners) has not yet erivi- Raleigh.'
sioned ; any "affirmative Barnes says the four
action program' year term will give each,
Swindell said that he j legislator more time to'
did not have any blacks work at his or her job
on his immediate staff because it reduces by
and neither does Ben half the number of times
Shaw, the county's direc- an elected House or
I tor of personnel. ; Senate member must
"A written affirmative run.
action program does not Despite the similarities
mean that the county in the arguments, a
does' noinractice'affir- (change in the length of
mative. action," Shaw legislative terms will
said, "I choose the most create several significant
quaimeo person t eacn repercussions.
Interested citizens are urged to attend this public hearing. J -y
- Copies of the proposed amendments to the'Redevelopment Plan are available
for public inspection In the Planning and Community Development Department,
2nd floor, City Hall. Also, the Planning and Community Development staff are
available to explain the proposal to anyone who may be Interested. .
; For more information, call the Planning and Community Development Depart
ment at 633-4137.T ... 1 ,
Carolina Times: May 28 & June 4, 1982 ,
ou. inc ,r . j ..uo linn
SCLC also provides pou8h and tumble, flue
some expenses for the ltua!,n8 between high
trip. visibility and publicity as
Though the Nash . r mwuaior between
family says they- are
WHEN: Monday, June 7, 1S82
TIME: 7:33 p.m. 1
PLACE: City Council Chamber, City Hall
pc yi b
S.ltQf cn t
inn a vi
k .... m i .
i . Moslems, tney see no
j -conflict in being in a
I march - sponsored by
i icome into play," Nash
said. Vlt's the cause.
That's what is impor
: itKt .
Ana while the next
. generation is the upper
most target for. the;
. benefits of this march,!
according to Nash, his!
family and other sup-
U.l.. . ...
.uiatKs ana wnites con
fronting each other over1
local racial issues, to
almost obscurity as a
conciliator, during recent
And, in effect, it
might be the quiet effi- .
ciency of the commission v
iand its staff that has
fueled efforts to abolish!
the operation. : .
: ' s -''V iJ""' f .- ' f '.. .-,
time. I think that merit
should be the issue and
"If the county com
missioners say write an
affirmative action pro-'
gram, I will write one!
and I will carry it out.'M
,he said. He said that one'
ot the problems was a ,
lack of vacancies:
, Mrs.1 Spaulding, who
jis also running for reelec
tion and one of two
blacks .f on the - five
member board, said .
"The board has discuss-
ed it, but no actiqn was ;
taken on one. We need
r Meanwhile, in explain
ing the coming court -suit,
Owen said that the
'two nurses claimed that l
tney were passed over
For example, accor-
miani Kurt II.A.B '
Miller counters by say
ing: "The expenses of.
campaigning are not that
much of a burden, and
besides, I feel that a
representative serving a
two-year term pays
closer attention to con-'
cerns of the people."
Durham, four prominent1
people have joined a
local effort to stop the,
change from two-year to'
four-year terms. They! i
are State Representatives
Paul Pulley and Kennethr!
Spaulding; v legislative j
candidate, A.J.H. Cle-' f;
ment, and Ms. An'gief - .
Elkins, vice president .of -
the National Federation i, 11, r
of Democratic Women, i
Are you an Individual or sett-employed business
A WAGE EARNER PLAN:
stops repossession and foreclosures
stops oil creditor contact
. reduces and extends payments to creditors
stops or reduces Interest on most debts
stops wose attachments
. There Is no fee for a consultation
Attorney &t Law
The Durham City Council, will hold a public hearing to receive comments on
the proposed amendments to the Redevelopment Plan for N.C.R.-26, also
known as the Durham Central Business District Project. The project area Is
bounded by Morgan and Seminary Streets on the north, Dillard Street on the
east, ftamseur Street on the southland Great Jones Street on the west. '
. The proposed tRdmsnts wis fee presented at the public hearing by city
staff, and citizens will have the opportunity to comment on the amendments.
h: -:y:,-;y:':----)yyX ;HV;V-vi:v.v-;;.,v
- Interested cans are urged to attend this public hearing.
s.. .: ... v
Coples of tti proposed amendments to the Redevelopment Plan are available
; for BsitBc lrr!sn In tU Planning and Community Development Department,
' 2nd fleer, C: j K:I Also, the Planning and Community Development staff are
ta to crLIa tna proposal to anyone who may be Interested. '
g i porters, they believe the! RprPIVP.
s7 . cause is for all ivonii- "CUCIVCa.
ung wnues, tne young i
and the elderly alike. We '
, j ,T , miuuiu . oana
I together." ,
, ! . Conceding that she
j didn't want to take the:'1
I , Jong hike at first, Mrs.;
, , Nash says she is jiow1
, happy she did. - .
bothe Nash family is a, mg.1 Hait was awarded
,0nU U!!: pwausc oi race aunng
OICUI ICI I nail a job promotion time and
nicy wcy irica 10 get
: , For ntsre tf.zr.z"za, c:H tha Planning and Community Development Depart
ment at CC3-4127.
CfrcSna TfcssK V1 23 A Jana 1, 1S22
class certification for the
suit, but that was denied.
One black county of-,
ficial said that he was not ' 1
. aware of any problems1
I with discrimination in '
Stephen Scott Hait county goyernnient. i
was named recently as "cai .
the recipient of the H.K. tn5 ,on,8 jline employee i
Collins Scholarship at , who asked that his name!,!
Durham-Technical In- nobc ? ...
.stitute 1 " He said that he did not ,
A full-time student in' Skyw most of e!
Business Data Process-JiK employees felt,
.iauuui an aiurmauve ac-
! little over half way to the! the scholarship based on iuon V program. 'It s
' cuu ui me long marcn tor i"15.
i Washington, scheduled mance
! to arrive in the Nation's cial need.
vapiioi on juiv zo. Nash 1 I ne scnoiarsnm oro-
I says .he and his family", gram, was established in I
i are going all the way. H memory of H,K. Collins, j-
"All the way," Mrs j lithe first president of
Nash said, "is the.onl -Durham Technical In- i
academic perfor- . wmething that we just
ce as welt as fina,n- LdoI,'lk out' ,
SUDSCh23 TO '
Th3 Czrcfina Timssi
, . - y
Deloris Benton Evans,
A Fulltime, Professionally Trained.
.Real Estate Broker.
Invites you to contact her at ERA ACCENT
REALTY, 499-6554 or at home, 489-6689 for
pour rew estate neeas. ti , -i.-..'