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President Carter, flanked by Rep. Steve Neal and '
Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., fields tough questions
from the press about Califano's anti-smoking
campaign and the Wilmington 10 issue.
School Board ?Approves
By Yvette McCullough cused at the elementary *
Staff Reporter level and involve concert--v.
A motion by Beaufort three more schools to
Bailey to delay voting on ' schools, bringing the I,
? the proposed pupil assign^ total number^?of?1&6?
i" _1_ ~ _XTT?a _ l 1 w gfVinntg tn ntmrcm Tk*
iilCilt JJltLLJ till 111 /vpril 1/, ? ?? wv,tu'
so that he could review the ^ree schools being confeasibility
of converting verted are Konnbak, -Oak
Fairview and Cook Jjnter- Summit, and Old Town.
mediates into K-6 schools, Bailey said that he votwas
defeated Monday e(^ ^or P^an because it ,
?night at the Winstom would be a stab in back to
Salem School Board. ^r* Adams if he didn t
"If we are serious about vote for the plan bccauoc
K-6 schools, how much he had ^r* Adams to
are we willing to sacrifice believe that he was for the
to get it?" Bailey asked. 6-3-3 plan. The 6-3-3 plan
Chairman Marvin Callo- would be a system in
way supported the motion which students attended
by Bailey enly three schools in their
Although the board ^ year school career,
didn't pass Bailey s mo- Stallings and Nancy 1
tion, the board did pass Wooten voted against the ]
the proposed pupil assign- pian because they wanted
ment plan by a 5-3 mar- see ^he proposed se- i
gin. Bailey, Calloway, condary plan before cast- ,
Betsy Sawyer, Rev. Tom vote. ? - j
Womble and Dr. William We need^to see- the
Sheppard voted for the t?tai picture, Dr. Stall- j
plan and Nancy Wooten, *n?s said., We h make i
Omeda Brewer and Dr. mistakes Abut I would like
Davey Stallings voted a- see something to make
gainst it. mistakes on." I
The pupil assignment Mrs. Brewer also want- 1
plan-is-part-of a Five year to set; the secondary <
assignment^jlan of Super- P^an (which ^should go to
intendent James A. b?ard in August) beAdams.
The plan would ^ore s^e cast her vote but i
reduce overcrowding in s^e a^so voted against the i
two elementary schools, P^an because she is con- ]
improve the racial balance cerned over the adjustin
at least 20 schools and ments made in student \
reduce cross busing.
These changes are fo- See Page 2 i
_ At a joint press confe- early to point out to the _
rence of Charlotte West- students some of the op- *
inghouse officials and of- portunities that exist. If j
ficers of a Black fraternity, we can get to them early
Omega . Psi Phi, plans and get htem to take some
were finalized for a co- definite stand, then hope- J
sponsored career educa- hilly we can get a comtion
conference for stu- mittment from them bedents
of 23 area junior fore they drop out."
high schools. It will be Johnson C. Smith Uni- e
held at Johnson C. Smith versity in Charlotte, a r
TTniiroroitv in PViarlrttto rtn nredominentlv Black insti- 5
VJ 111 v C/l OltJ 111 V^llUi 1WVV U1I I j ?
Saturday, May 6. This will tution, is providing the r
be first of its kind any space and the lunchroom ^
place in the country. arid some of tis faculty for ^
John Garcia, manager the May event. "
of personnel at Westing- Ronald Hare, a Black, "
house, said, "We are very and the manager of West- 1
excited to be working with inghouse plant production 5
the Omegas in a program in Charlotte, is also a 5
which will be mutually member of the Omega ?
beneficial. More impor- fraternity. He will serve as 1
tant, it will be beneficial to liaison between Westing- r
the community and the house and the fraternity*. ^
young people who will Hare said, "There is even ^
attend." another dimension to this 1
Walter A. Byers, chair- conference. Black profes- *
man of the fraternity's sionals need to work with c
education and scholarship minority children and mi- c
committee, is a retired nority children need to see f
school principal. He said, and be led by minority (
"We would like to begin professionals."
arch 25, 1978 "More than
By Sharyn Bratcher the Wilmington Ten!*and
loudly enough to drown
Yvette McCuilough out the applause.
Staff Reporter The group of demonstrators,
President Carter*s stay Alerman Larry Little,
n North Carolina lasted were led by Reverend
ess then two hours, but Howard Wiley. Rev.
tven in that brief time, he Wiley stated that his
fill n1 Ir1 nrfc- KM bothered*"
ngindcgs of the iu Milium ultum*1
bn len case. - men, except that officers
While the president did express concern over
nade a speech on foreign the boards to which the
ailiey in Wait Chapel at sign?
'V ake Forest University, trouble arose from the
ast Friday morning, a demonstration,
rowd of demonstrators Inside the chapel,
:ept vigil outside, display- another Wilmington Ten
ng signs calling Carter's advocate, .Toe Felmet, inluman
rights policy "a terrupted Carter's openiham."
When the presi- ing remarks by saying:
lent came outside to "Mr. President, exercisthake
hands with memb- ing my First'*?mendment
>rs of the crowd, the right, I would Iitye to give
jrotestors chanted: "Free you some petitions to free
11 p ifs ji I \(r
Mazie Woodruff Rowe Motley ??
by Sharyn Bratcher ? thought I just left you
and two,? she smiled. nWhatYvette
McCullough did I think of the president's
visit? Well, I met
This episode of 44 Man in Rosalynn Carter this time,
the Street" is more like a but I didn't get to speak to
page from "Who's Who." the president. Of course I
President Carte came to met him last spring when
town, and so did a host of he was campaigning to
others, including black become president... But
leaders representing their once you become presi-groups
or constituents, dent, it's hard to get to
and sorrxe folks who just talk to people..."
came to watch. t Wake Forest All-AmerWe
caught up with a ican Rod Griffin was stanfew
of the notables after ding on the quad patiently
the President's departure signing .autographs for a
to get their reaction to the gaggle of kids who djrin 't.
occasion. get to meet thepresident,
?County Commissioner but were willing to settle
Mazie Woodruff, like ma- for a basketball star,
ny of the others present at "I ought to be teaching
Carter's speech, had to a P.E. class right now,"
hurry over to Reynolds signed Griffin, scribbling
World Headquarters for his name on another scrap
the dedication ceremony, of paper. In response to
"I don't have time to talk our question about Carnow!"
She called. A quar- ter's visit, he answered:
ter of an hour later, she "He shook my hand. No, I
sank gratefully into her don't think he knew who I
front row seat in the new was. He was just shaking
auditorium, and discov- everyone's hand. What do
ered that we were sitting you mean, how did it feel?
right beside her; "I It was just a hand."
The North Carolina Co- meeting on March 11th to
iltion to Free the Wil- plan and strategize for the
nington Ten will be spon- April 1st demonstration,
toring a march and de- at Saint Augustine's Colnonstration
at the State lege in the Boyer Buildcapital
in Raleigh on April ing, Room 001 at 11:00
1st to free the Wilmington a.m. in Raleigh.
ren and the Charlotte The North Carolina Corhree.
These thirteen alition to Free the Wil>ersons
-have- been de- mington Ten was formed
iignated as political pri- in response to Governor
joners by various church James Hunt's arrogant
ind civic organizations, refusal to pardon the Wilncluding
Amnesty Iner- rnington Ten. On Saturlational,
the Nobel Peace day, February 18th some
Prize winners for 1977.''It 150 persons representing
vill be necessary to mobi- protest organizations,
ize North Carolineans if human rights groups,
governor Hunt and Presi- Wilmington Ten and
lent Carter are to be Charlotte Three support
:onvinced to take positive groups and civic, religious
iction in these cases, " and political organizations
:oalition leaders stated. from across the state met
The Coalition held a See Pa^e 2
25,000 weekly readers" 18 P
the Wilmington Ten. . . " trustees; Wilbur Hobby,
The president, hastilv president of the N.C.
thanked Felmet, and sent AFL-CIO; Colin Stokes,
an aide to retrieve the chairman of the board of
petitions, after which he Reynolds Industries, and .
continued his speech. Secretary of Commerce Z
Carter visited Winston- fuanltf *reps' T was I
Salem en route to Savan- latar the featured speaker
nah, Georgia where he a.t he opening of Reynolds '
nrapectyd iiu) nyw nudum II l.^.m s
"LiIPiiwiw ~ I.UPPIII* rn-nrrf^rawnmrwr ...
Eisenthower. He arrived Presldem ,rom waswng- |
at Smith Reynolds Airport lon wer? FfSt L?dy Roaround
8:30 a.m. Friday Carter: ChiP 81,(1 I
J^e was -Garoo -Carter;
greeted by Major Wayne Secretary Harold bfownf?
Corpening and Governor National Security AdJames
Hunt, Jr. _ visor- Zbiginew_Brzezin-_
A limousine took the ski' ^ Georgia senator
presidential party to the Herman i aimadge.
Wake Forests campus, ^eP* Steve Itfeal, one of
where Carter was met by severa^ N.c. Congressmen
WFU president James Present? issued a release
Ralph Scales, James Prior t0 the president's
Masoh, chairman of the visit: >>l ^ aware
university's board of See Page 3
Howard Lea Patrick Hairston ~
We learned that the but that he didn't see j
distinguished looking gen- much hope lor the Wil- ]
tleman with the name of? mington 10 as a result of ]
white hair was Rowe Mot- the demostrators' appeal (
ley, chairman of the Dem- to Carter. "It has to be j
orcatic Party's Black Cau- dealt with on the state j
cus. He had.been moving level first," he explained, j
freely about in the presi- "The only way the federal
dent's entourage, so we government would be in- t
knew he was important, volved would be to file a ^
The Charlotte politician friend-of-the-court brief.'' t
president for coming to Patrick Hairston attended r
Winston-Salem, and I'm the dedication of Reynolds [
glad to know that we are World Headquarters, but ^
still part of the fifty missed the president be- p
states." cause he had another
H.M. (Mickey 1 Mich?meeting J^liXhad gone, I ^
aux, U.S. Attorney for the wouldn't have been in-, s
N.C. Middle District was side," he declared. "I r
heading for his car when would haveT>een out there t
we stopped to chat with with the demonstrators." v
him. He told us that the N.C. Attorney-General
president s visit was nice, See Page 2 n
RJR Hosts K
Secretary of Commerce I
Juanita Kreps and Gover- I
nor Jim Hunt were featur- I
ed speakers at the ded- I
ication of the new World I
Headquarters of R.J. I
Reynolds Industries, Inc.
The ceremoney took I
place in the auditorim of I
the new super-structure,
before some 350 invited
dignitaries. Black representatives
at the event
Howard Lee; and
local community leaders,
such as Patrick Hairston Wmi
Elijah of the Urban League
Guild, Dr. Jerry
r q \rt n? T~~\? tl
"iu; wil, OI1U LSI n.
Douglas Covington of
Winston-Salem State Uni- 0 , ~
Secretary of Commerce .
The RJR World Head- HcadRuarters of R Reyno
. member of its Board of Dire
quarters is an ultra-mo- , n n ., A ~
..... , . , and Board President Colin
dern building, designed
by Odell Associates, Inc. Park Complex, on Rey- li
of Charlotte, and costing nolds Boulevard. The
about $40 million to build, half-million square foot li
It is five- stories high, World Headquarters is li
and contains- work space covered with reflective C
for about 1,000 RJR em- silver Solarban glass, that a
ployees. The building is 19 efficient in reflecting
located in RJR's Whitaker S2% of the 9olar heat 911(1 0
(iges 20 Cents
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Wilmington Ten protestors were boxed in by crowds
waiting for a glimpse of the President. Although only
their signs could be seen from the Chapel, their
chanting attracted attention for quite a distance.
Committees Formed ~
By Sharyn Bratcher William Epps, another
Staff Writer member of the CommisWinston-Salem's
Huma sion, are both pastors of
nan Relations Commis- First Baptist Churches,
lion held its introductory one black, one white. 'I
neeting last Thursday hope," said Dr. Griffin.
vith less-than-perfect at- ' 'thatsomedaymv church,,
endance, and early disa- and Rev. Epps' church
p-eement among mem- will both lookTlikeTT^his^
jers on such issues as a room."
mid staff . Logan Burke suggested
"It is the human race that the Commission ~deve
^re concerned with," velop a budget, allowing
innounced Rev. Kelly for a paid staff to follow up
P.P. Goodwin, chairman complaints made to the
)f the group. "1 know commission.
jome people have pet Herbert Brenner obpeeves
that they would jected to the assumption
like to air ? which have that a staff should be
been aired enough ? and hired, suggesting that the
Dthers might be encou- commissiorv first investiraged
who had nowhere to gate alternative possibili^o
before, and if we can ties, such as the use of a
lelp, we would try." volunteer staff.
After much conferring Patrick Hairston disibout
days and times, the agreed. "Volunteers are
^roup finally settled on just that," he snapped,
he fourth _Thursday in "If you have a paid staff,
jach month for tt?-regular-yorrcan^leTYTand~things of
neetings. The next meet- them."
ng is scheduled for The members finally
nhursday, April 27th, at 7 decided to set up three
>.m. committees to study fi- *
The first meeting was nances, procedure, and '
nainly err introductory the matters to be handled
ession, in which each by the Commission.
nember said a few words The finance^ committee
o the group explaining includes: Logan Burke,
/ho he was. Attorney Cynthia Rabil,
Rev. Daniel L. Griffin
lOted that he and Rev. See Page 2
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P A?!I I
Juanita Kreps helps dedicate the new World
Ids Industries, a company she formerly served, as a
ctors. Her fellow speakers Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr.
Stokes are seated behind her.
,ght reaching it. building a symbol of the
"I'm glad that Reynolds company's worldwide
kes calling North Caro- growth and progress,
na home," remarked * In introducing the keyiovernor
Hunt in his note speaker, Secretary of
ddress. Commerce Juanita Kreps,
Colin Stokes, chairman RJR president Paul Sticht
i the board, called the See Page 2