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Patrick Hairs ton, local President of the NAACP accepts a <
Heritage Award member of the NAACP.
l v ^ m r ii . - "If there were five other
by Yvette McCullough ? ? ??r?
Staff Writer people such as Mrs. Nesby
in Winston-Salem, we
She's a fighter from way cou,d have everybody in
back. She joined, the Winston-Salem with a'
NAACP, when it was un- membership in their
popular to do so. She risked hand/' said Patrick
her job as a teacher to do Hairston, local President of
what she thought was right. NAACP.
But through it all she did it Mrs. Nesby and her orto
help someone else and ganization the Colanthe, a
not herself. fraternal organization, has
"All my life I have work-~Purehased wo ,ife mem-"
ed with people, offering berships in addition to.,
them a better way of life," 5500 memberships. Nesby
said Mrs. Clara Nesby the is very active in the NAACP
recipient of the NAACP and solicits members for
Golden Heritage Member- the organization in
ship award. "In union there VVinston-Salem as well as
is strength and if people across North Carolina.
plan to go places, tnev need
to work with anxorganiza- A retired school teacher,
tion that has strength and Mrs. Nesby taught for 43
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Mrs. Nesby was awarded blic schools. She joined the
a Golden Heritage mem- NAACP in the forties when
bership for her work in the it was unpopular for blacks
NAACP and her donation of to join the NAACP or any
$1,000. black organization outside
Everyone has been discussing the Bakke case--its legal
ramifications, political implications, and various inter- '
pretations of the Supreme Court ruling. I have been
thinking about Alan Bakke as the symbol of a whole
generation of Americans who are beginning to feel like
fools; his lawsuit was a sympton of the frustration those
people are feeling as they begin to realize that they went
on a children's crusade and met the enemy and he is
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i ne Aian oaKice generation came ot age hearing "1
have a Dream" and "Ask not what your country can do
for you..." They thought Mod Squad was the reality of
race relations, and they believed that everybody could be
equal and that color-blindness was the g"oal of thp^freethinking
citizens of the New Frontier.
These WASP liberals bent over backwards to pay their
ancestors' war debts! marched for integration, wore
black armbands for King, and sang "We Shall Overcome"
with Pete Seeger and Joan Bacz.
Everybody was talking brotherhood and equality, and
they were trying to live the rhetoric..
The only trouble with that was that nobody ever let
them in on the secret: NOBODY believed all that
brotherhood crap. Nobody except those poor college liberals
trying to live in a world that wasn't there.
So there they were trying to stamp out prejudice in one
generation, and forge ahead to Utopia. Meanwhile
blacks who behaved like Line on Mod Squad got hooted
at as Uncle Toms, and the liberals found out that
brotherhood was harder to give aw ay than kittens.
Ten years after "The Sixties" blacks are mourning the
loss of all-black schools, still living ir. all-black neighborhoods
by choice, and for the most part, their concept of
equality was not what Bob D\lan had been singing
about. Human nature being what it ic, blacks would prefer
for the racial situation to reverse, rather than to equaSee
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:beck for $1,000 from Mrs. Clara Nesby, making a Golden
of the church. "You don't think we
Negroes were not sup- whites are going to let you
posed: 10 gerinto organtza- j,]ac|5S nse up," the super-tions
that were .-groups." in,endent told her.
-Mrs, Nesby recalled.- 'The ..And- EtETbpia shall
white man had fear because stretch ^ their hands
they didn t want black , , . .. ? w
-r- ,, and ?lead ?them,??Mrs.
peop e oge oge er. ^ ^ Nesby quoted to the super
iv,rs. ixesoy recaueo intendent.
when her superintendent Although there was a
asked her if she belonged to possibility that she would
the NAACP. She answeCT^4?|ose_ job,. Mrs.-Nesby
?him yes and then told him appeared on the NAACP
that she was going to parti- program anyway. She said
cipate in a NAA.CP pro- afterwards she was told by
^ra"1, . the Chief of Police that he
The superintendent told and the Mayor had been
her "that a school teacher watching her house Also
was not to take part in a that the MayQr had id
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all for you ?r
MICKEY MICHAUX^ Middle District U.S. Attorney
competency testing on page 2.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT and COMPETENCY
TESTING were the topics at the aldermen and
school board meetings, page 3.
BOYCOTT OR NOT and S.T.O.P. are discussed in
?Editorials, page 4. ?
SUPERINTENDENT Adams' Q&A interview is on
papeS. ~ ? TRAVELERS
and ACHIEVERS are featured in Social
Whirl, page 6. .
MUSIC has to please the audience, according to the
subject of this week's Chronicle Profile, page 7.
A SPY in the bushes at the Ram training field?
Robert Eller has the information in Black on Sports,
VIBES looks at a committed artist whose work will
soon be on display, page 11.
For Statesville Firm
By John W. Templeton
STATESVLLLE--"It ain't right for Moody White to take
Lewis out of business," was the cry of black teenagers
during the turbulent year of 1972 in this city's schools.
Among the complaints of black students during that
year was the awarding of the contract for school bus service
to a white-owned firm operated by Moody White instead
of the firm of Lewis Houston, a black entrepreneur
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than 20 years.
Despite a series of protests which eventually grew into
.racial violence and the closing of the city high school for
several days. Houston didn't get the contract. However,
he didn't give up, having bid for the contract every year
This year, Houston's persistence paid off. His firm,
Houston Transportation Company. Inc., has been awarded
the contract for transporting Statesville city schools
students during the 1978-79 school year.
Winning the contract has caused the firm to grow
very fast, according to vice president Lonnie Houston.
The firm has bought seven 50-passenger buses to make a
total of nine buses in the Houston fleet and has hired four
"I guess the time is right after many years of trans-V
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j been waiting (or." 16 pages th
New Senior I
By John W. Templeton house ninth and tenth
Staff Writer grade classes. There are no
zenum high se^ete eonF^
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creating at least one senior The superintendent lalso. <
during a Chronicle Ques- he supports the creation (
tions and Answers inter- ?f a U.S. Department of <
view. Education and thinks ,
"I've stated that Carver federal aid has had a posi- |
would definitely be one of tive impact on public
those high schools and, schools, despite massive (
also, if we look at a plan red tape.
that would require more the appointment of black ,
than two additional senior principals at the senior high
high schools, it's possible school level was a personal j
.we might look at Anderson goal of his. 1
as another one or Hill," the^jtispute over the resaid
Adams during a ses- !ease of his evaluation has
sion in his office August 17. no* caused any long-term
The three schools men- damage to his relationship i
tioned by Adams currently?sfchool ?boards"
^ irst Chronicle Issues
sional candidates Hamilton H
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' m Union Ballroom at Winston-S
The halt room
f - w hich isTocated next to^Kern
at the corner of Wallace an
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Horton important office.
By John W. Templeton an otherwise routine biStaff
Writer weekly board meeting.
Forest Conrad, who
For the past several termed himself "chairman
months, members of the of the finance committee"
Forsvth County Board of S.T.O.P., which he asaid
Commissioners have polite- also included twabankere,
ly listened to the often loud said that his group' had '
and threatening demands been studying the county '
of an organization known as budget and was concerned <
S.T.O.P., which wants pro- about the creation of new <
perty taxes reduced. corporal's positions in the 1
Monday night was dif- sherriff's department as an
j ferent. unnecessary expense. <
L ?Led by Chairman Fred D JCommissioner _Roy_G^
Hauser, the commissioners Hall asked Conrad how the <
aggressively challenged the county could keep law enclaims
of S.T.O.P. that the forcement cost from rising j
county budget could be cut when the cost of such items j
by almost a third. as patrol cars were rising.
The exchange between Usually, the* S.T.O.P. '
three of the five board speakers have regarded law ]
members and two repre- enforcement as an essential ]
<;pntative<; of .S.T.O.P. ramp itf?m nnt to r>nt Kaol
during the public session of After Hall's comments, 1
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porting children to school in station wagons and cars j
and whatever .means were available." said Houston, son
of the firm's founder and president, who was as usual on
Statesville schools superintendent Dr. Boyd Bailey
told the Chronicle, "We think they will do a good job."
He said Houston Transportation responded to the bid re- 1
quest without any stipulations. He said the other bidder
had added some stipulations to its bid.
The Houston buses will carry from 800 to 1200 children 1
per month, Houston estimated. The firm will receive between
$10,000 and SIS.000 per month from the school sy- 1
stem for providing the transportation. <
Getting the contract is the latest in-a number of milestones
for the firm, which according to the State Office of '
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j jj L,mv.ipii3t 3 uncLiury is inc only
minority-owned bus firm in the state..
Lesfcis Houston began Lewis' Taxi in 1945 after returning
from a stint in the U.S. Army. Around 1951. said his j
son, Houston began hauling black school children to
school in station wagons. ? ;
In the early 1960's. the firm bought its first bus, a used J
one from the county school bus garage. By 1969, Houston
Transportation, bought its first brand-new bus.
That was the same year. Lonnie returned from New
Jersey to join his father's firm. "1 saw the potential for
growth and ? <
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lis week Saturday August 26/ 1978
the system will.focus on .
"high-risk youngsters" for
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supported the idea of .--^SV **
March, 1977 expressing j?SHk
reservations about the cur- vc^
rent competency testing - -?3^^ - - program.
"I love to get the federal ,
dollars," said Adams.
"Those are our dollars too
and if we don't get them, KKKM
Dr'ames A.Adams .
could be less regulations think it had a carryover
and less paperwork." with me and the board as
Adams termed the inci- far as I can tell."
dent over the release of his Adams - said the difevaluation
"an unfortunate ferences in test scoresbe-? thing^-but
said, "1 don't See Page 3
Forum, featuring congresorton
and Steven Neal, will
August 28 at the Studentalem
^ond floor of the building; m~_
leth K. Williams Auditorium libSfL
d Bruce Streets. Parking is ^
es of this event will be the S
rticipation. Members of the
)mit questions to the candi- ^ jd^rM
rs to take advantage of this . .jfl
face the candidates for this I
5 Challenged 1
Conrad listed the county li- about county taxation to
brary and the three health Persons signing the peunits--Mental
Health, .tition. #50 cents will not
Health and Reynolds even pay f?r the schools;
Health Center?as places that leaves out law enforcefor
cut bacis^ m^nt and health and all
speaker, Frank Foy,7 began the chairman.
referring to the petition The commissioners also
drive the organization is 8?* some support for their
:onducting, Chairman stand from community actiHauser
spoke up. vist Mrs. Velma Hopkins.
"If you cut back to 50 She said, directing her re:ents
( a S.T.O.P. demand) marks to the S.T.O.P. conacII,
the schools take 57 tihftent, "If they and theii
:ents alone," said Hauser. families had to depend on
Foy retorted that his ^eyno^s Health Cengroup
had been out "talk- *er' then they d be de- 1
ing to the people." manding a tax increase to
Commissioner Mazie 'mProve services there.
Woodruff replied, "You Mrs. Hopkins, who
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Know now a part ot the ?i ~ vv"""v,,"'u
people think."Women for Justice, Inc.,
Hauser then told Foy to a^so ^ur8e<^ the commis"give
the whole story" See Page 13
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buses are a few of the fleet of nine buses that
Houston Transportation has assembled for the Statesvllle