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By John W, Temple too
Democratic Black Leadership Caucus, a statewide
coalition of black leadei#, is preparing to launch a
"prescriptive learning" program geared to aid black
students having problems in school, particularly 11th
graders about to face the competency test in November.
This Droiect will be conducted in at least 20 counties.
say organizers, by volunteers who have received special
training*pr6vided by the caucus.
State Sen. Clarence Lightner, D-Wake, caucus
president, said in a telephone interview, "We realize
that the state is going to do something, but it's always
better to have our own.
"In this first year, we are interested in salvaging as
many of these youngsters as possible who are going to
be thrust into life without diplomas," said Lightner.
Alumni and I
Eyes UNC R<
By John W. Templeton The coalit
? Staff Writer alumni asso
The.... North Carolina Alumni and ly-black stat
Fr le nds Ood lit ion ~ * i s or^ d n 1 z i n g ?a?group was c
Winston-Salem-Greensboraarea commit- strengthen^
tee to make a-major impact on the Quether
, University _ of North Carolina systems - representafi
upcoming study of program duplication terim co-chj
among Winston-Salem State, N.C. A&T said, "We
State and UNC-Greensboro. thing happ
Plans for the committee were unveiled happened 1
during the first regional meeting of the desegregati
coalition, held - Saturday at Winston- "The mo
State. Speakers during the session funding." s
called the program duplication report, funds so th
due December 1, one of the most critical selves up.
parts of the UNC desegregation plan. nursing pro
Among those present at the luncheon hasn t bee
meeting were state personnel director needs.
Harold Webb, the main speaker; assi- Nursing
stant secretary of natural resources and issue in th<
community development Eva Clayton; Study. All t
WSSU chancellor H. Douglas Covington; nursing pro
county commissioner Mazie Woodruff The prog
and-local NAACP president Patrick received_im
mirston:^-^^= ? relatively h
all for you =
LOiWElL WAGES are paid N.C. factory workers
than any other Southern state, see page 2.
.-BATTERED WOMEN have a place they can go to
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ior sneuer, gei inc ueians on page j.
EAST WINSTON library has a rejuvenation, see
Editorials, page 4; plus the introduction of the latest
idea from Henry's fertile mind, "Black Everyman."
TRANSCRIPT of the Neal-Horton issues forum
begins on page 5.
CHRONICLE PROFILE features a man who can't
escape music on page 7.
BOHANNON, a drummer who moves to his own
beat, tells about his views of music in Vibes, page 8.
BLACK ON SPORTS goes out on the limb again in
favor of the mighty Rams, page 11.
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The ESR Softball Champions of Piedmont Circle art
pictured with Carl Monroe at the ESR AWARD1!
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"The NEWSpaper Winston's be
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"We-feel this competency test is being brought on at
?an accelerated rate that will do us'some damage;*^he?
The impetus to this program is the new statemandated
competency and annual testing program.
Dry runs of the competency test and the first
application of the annual tests have shown black and
ooor students achieving at a lower rate than nth#?r
-During the past summer, scattered groups and
institutions throughout the state have held tutoring
sessions and remedial workshops geared to aid
students likely to have problems with the tests.
A coalition has also been formed to try to block the
implementation of the test by boycotts, if necessary,
and the state NAACP is considering filing suit to stop
Details of the plan will likely be unveiled ACCthe
ion is made up of the national
e-supported universitiejsv*TJig^ :
ng of the five schools. Z. .
ive to the coalition and in- ? >fr " SBj I
iirman of the new committee, T a > K
don't want to see the same I ^ ^
en to our universities that BJ " - [
:o our high schools during ^t|
st significant issue is enough
aid Wilkins. "We need more ^
e universities can pull them- ? A
1 can't see closing xlown the -. ^1 ' mm'
gram at WSSU when it really
;n given the resources it mm i
schools will be an important m \
2 Winston-Salem Greensboro J [j
hree of the state schools have J?
grams. ^ ~
rams at A&T and WSSU have l">" ?
favorable publicity because of
igh rates of failure by their "~;_ZL
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By Yvette McCullough
There are many ways to measure success. Some
people measure a person's success by the car he drives,
the house he lives in or the type of job he has.
For some time, the only way some women measured
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tnetr success was inruugn ineir nusoanus. 1 ncy wcic
Mr. X's wife or their husband was Mr. X.
Today women are making great strides by achievi ng
success in their own right. Many women today are
.seeking out careers in addition to or instead of
marriage. Through their careers they have acquired
success and recognition in their own right.
We talked to five women in five different fields who
have chosen the path of having careers and have found
Hftki IImBI I f ml
Banquet, which wu held Friday night a! the Beaton
i Convention Center.
en waiting for" 18 paj
causus meeting this weekend at Saint Augustine's
Xcffiege in Raleigh ; t
VjoopdinatoFti of tht* project are Ett RlchmtMizefcag^
associate professor psychiatry at N.C. Central Universi-""
ty who designed the learning materials to be used, and
Barbara Wills, state coordinator of volunteer services in
the Department of Natural Resources and Community
Development who is helping to organize the program.
Mizell said by telephone, "It (the program) is:
designed to expose students to some of the issues and
things they will be dealing with in the testing
"The instructional materials are designed from the
actual material in the tests,!' he added. "We looked at
each objective and designed an activity based around
"It's a prescriptive program we will test them and
if they are not performing at least an 80 per cent level,
I U LfU
There was a lot going on
over the Labor Day
one's interest. To name
a few events, the Busl
nessmen's Action Lea_
gue drew several thonsand
spectators to the
downtown mall for~fts
Black Art Festival and
played THE GAME
against A&T. We bring
^ ?? yon the sights of last
^^r~rw w ~ j weekend with two spe*
T ^ V clal picture displays.
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J inEre some of the wln
w ,k j * nlng exhibits In the feer
^ is) ' ' ^val and on page twelve,
w i check out the "anatomy
of a victory."
To give you a couple of
g,, ESI samples, Charles Robinson
[left] displays his
first prize winning painting
at the mall and
Coach Bill Hayes looks
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Andrews, a Director of Nursing, Elaine Gray, Music
Director for a radio station, Annie Hairston, an
elementary school principal, Annie Kennedy an
attorney at law and Georgia Smith, Branch Manager of
GWEN ANDREWS has been the Director of Nursing
at Baptist Hospital for the last four years. She was also
the director of nursing at Reynolds Hospital, and an
instructor of nursing at Winston-Salem State University.
Andrews said that her advanc ement at Baptist
hospital happened qu ickly. She art ived at the
hospital in 1970 as an assistant nursing director and
See Page 10
By Yvette McCullough
The Winston-Salem Board of Aldermen delayed
action on selecting volunteers to serve on various city
boards and commissions because of disagreements
between some of the Aldermen.
The appointments to the boards made by Mayor
Wayne Corpening were met with substitute nominees
by some of the Aldermen. In the prepared agenda,
Corpening had listed a set of nominees to the various
committees. When the Aldermen began to vote,
Alderman John J. Cavanagh substituted the name of
Henry Lauerman for J. Clifton Harper to the Board of
Alcoholic Control, which was approved.
However when Alderman Larry Little ai>ked that
Evelyn Terry be nominated for Chairman of the board
of Alcoholic Control, he was met with opposition.
Alderman Jon Devries said that names should be
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^es this week Saturday Sept. 9, 1978
we will work on the areas where they are weak," said
utc learning specialist.-?-- ? - -- __
Nfeg4l sa*4r b u i 11 ^ in portion for p-axenls;
paf^HTsyfiauiq ai5u I'lmiy ww eipuwu ti> iwin uf
these things." He said parental involvement would
grefatlv aid the student's progress.
Wills said several workshops will be held around the
state during which lay volunteers will be instructed in
how to conduct the program more...
The volunteers would hold sessions after school two
or thre^73ays a we?k~tfrhomes, churches or possible tt?
even the schools themselves.
However, Mizell said the program is not in
competition with Ihe schools. "We consider this
program not to be taking the place, but to complement
what they're being exposed to in the traditional
See Page 2
Racism is not always as flagrant as burning crosses
or "strange fruit" on southern tree limbs. It can
sometimes be as inadvertent as a mud splash from a
passing car: still damaging, but not quite actionable.
They were a young black couple, buying their baby
her first pair of "walking shoes." While the mother and
the saleslady wrestled with the squirming toddler and
her stiff, new shoes, theTather hunched in the waiting
chair at a distance observing the ritual of purchase.
A blonde lady in a purple-flowery dress was sitting in
the chair next to the father. Her shoes were off, and she
was waiting for the clerk who had vanished into the
stockroom with her size and style number.
The blonde lady suddenly leaned over, all smiles.
"What a pretty baby!" she exclaimed.
There was a glow to his smile. "Thanks," he
"How old is she?"
He supplied the answer, glancing fondly at his
offspring clumping before the mirror in new shoes.
The cor.sd?\*tion progressed to "How much does she
weigh?" and "What's her name?" and the sort of
chatty baby questions parents always get. The father
was happily telling the stranger all the funny little baby
stories about his pride and joy.
Suddenly in the same bright voice, the blonde lady
asked: "And are you two married?"
His "yes" was nearly inaudible.
As the shoes were wrapped and paid for, the
conversation between the blonde lady and the father
faltered on. It was different, somehow, but the blonde
lady didn't seem to notice. Now her bright questions
were answered "yes" and "no" in a monotone. He
wasn't really listening any more.
The purchase was completed, ami he stooa up 10 join
his wife. As he opened the door for her and they left the
store, he said to his wife in a quiet, angry voice: "She
asked if we were married. She wouldn't have asked that
if we were white."