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OCTOBER 10, 1074
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| - Our Fear . |
J_ And Self Hate _?
Most of us live our lives as if trapped in an invisihle
cage, in quiet and continuing stages of fear and selfhate.
Yet, most of us deny this.
There are things we wish to be, but do not know how to
approaches that work for others do not necessarily wtWR"
for us. Tradition tells us to approach a problem one
way; reality^ may-ealHor a different approach.
The pressure of tradition is obvious, not so much in the
success or failure of an effort, but in tne form that effort
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* Reality is less obvious, but just as decisive. lt rewards
0 our wrong efforts with failure, and our correct efforts
Tradition can be best expressed by the statement:
"That's the way it is done, that's the way it has always
been done, and I don't see any reason to change now."
Take, for example, such a thing as asking our
employer for a raise. Tradition, as we know it, may
require that we not onlv not ask. but find good reasons
for not asking, and hope that our boss, in the goodness of
? his heart and conscience, will see fit to provide us with
an unasked-for increase in our salary so that we can
afford to buy enough milk for our family.
Reality, on the other hand, has already shown that this
has not happened, and that it is unlikely to happen under
Reality has also shown us that some of us who broke
tradition and became rambunctuous enough to ask for a
raise sometimes ended up unemployed.
In this respect, reality and tradition are somewhat in
agreement. They both tell you that it is sometimes
unrealistic to be realistic, especially if you are going to
test that realism.
^ This brings us to the dilemma of race relations in this
society. Almost all blacks know" that our situation,
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especially in eiupiuymeni neeas improving, some ot us
even blame ourselves for this situation, and this point
should not be taken too lightly, because it takes a slave
for a master to exist, and a master for a slave to exist.
One could not exist without the other.
Blacks generally tend to react to tradition through
emotion, which means that we often identify with
superficial, and in doing so, we hamper our efforts to
/ improve ourselves as blacks, and we end up
' strengthening the hands of those who oppose our self
We think selfishly, in violation of black interests, and
in doing so, further undermine our own need to be
When we have taken to heart the feelings of black
parents who preferred light-skinned babies, and
straight hair instead of kinky hair, and who in their
evervdav exDressions of how thev fepl ahnut panhriihor
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express self-contempt, ?nd when these views are
similar to those of white racists, then we really expose
ourselves as to how far we really have to go to become
truly comfortable with ourselves. We become our own
Quote For Today
"The greatest happiness possible to a man. . . is to.
become civilized, to know the pageant of the past, to love
the beautiful, to have just ideas of values and
proportions, and then, retaining his animal spirits and
appetites, to live in a wilderness."
J. Frank Dobie
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Probably the last thing you're
thinking about these days is your
furnace^ it's still hot out and
more than likely will be for a
while. But don't wait for cold
weather to get your furnace in
shape for winter. A well-adjusted
furnace will save you money in
heating bills, and the sooner you
do it, the more you can save.
advises the Better Business _
It would be a good idea to have
your utility company or a heating
.expert check jour system once a
equipment life will more than
offset any cost for this service.
This inspection generally will
include cleaning and lubrication,
Exercise some caution,
however, if the furnace inspector
represents a company that sells
furnaces. Some disreputable
inspectors may use scare tactics
to frighten you into buying a new
furnace when you may not need
mic. ii yuu are iota your turnace
is unsafe or inadequate and you
should buy a new one, it would be
wise to get a second opinion from
Look at your furnace manual or
the instructions on the furnace to
see what you need to do yourself
between annual inspections.
Some furnaces need to be
The Chronicle welcomes
news, stories, and pictures
from our readers. If your club
or organization is having an
anniversary or conducting a
workshop, etc., let the rest of
the community know about it.
Send material prior to 5 p.m.
each Tuesday to:'
P.O.jBox 3154 _
2208 N. Patterson
Winston-Salem, N.C. 27102
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latricated more than once a year.
If your furnace has a filter, it
should be checked once *a month
during the heating season and
cleaned or replaced when
Check for Leaks
There are nttiar thtngn vnu pan
check yourself. See if your
heating distribution ducts have
leaks, cracks,, holes or
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separations in the joints.
Adhesvie tape or more durable
tape intended for. sealing
ductwork will repair the leaks
easily and inexpensively. Be sure
that the flue or chimney is
unobstructed. If leaves or other
materials- are blocking it,
dangerous carbon monoxide gas
can be released into your home.
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f 3 Bedroom
I Living Room, Hall 1
Spanish black vinyl, sof
tables, 2 lamps, 5 pc. dinett
chest and bed, mattress and
1st, quality for $548.00, casl
Corner of Pattersor
owntown and Parkview
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If you have an oil furnance,
arrange to start the heating
season with as near a full tank of
fuel ais possible.
Furnaces with electric ignition
do not require any special
attention to turn them on. But if
you have a gas furnace, be sure
your pilot light is on before
starting it. If it isnH, follow the
instructions on w>ur furnace to
until the burners arelit. Af ter the
burners are on. set the
thermostat at the temperature
you want. It will t&ke a few
minutes before the blower starts;
make sure it goes on. _ ^
With the high cost of fuel these
days, the Better Business Bureau
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suggests mai 11 will De worth your
while to make sure your furnace
is functioning efficiently. And the
time to check it out is now.
DR SALE I
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a and chair, 3 Spanish
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1 box springs, all new and
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