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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, September 09, 1978, Image 1

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\ V --- - , I * i 111 lin?f I I I I VolumeV, Number 2 20 cents* Caucus tc By John W, Temple too Stiff WriterThe 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 ? a xl J - ^ 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. SO gj j w * v 91 The ESR Softball Champions of Piedmont Circle art pictured with Carl Monroe at the ESR AWARD1! 4? -ui' i-11 'u^ i "-' , , v .... .... . "The NEWSpaper Winston's be > Launch 'Li "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 -students. -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 the test. Details of the plan will likely be unveiled ACCthe :riends , ion is made up of the national riationiL-Qt-the-five historical^ 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| - ^Bp 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 See Page 3 Women Fii By Yvette McCullough Staff Writer 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 i_ a.\ :_ i 1 J_ tu_.. ...... 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 earning Pi 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 program." "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-" "It's a prescriptive program we will test them and if they are not performing at least an 80 per cent level, ? Plenty I U LfU There was a lot going on over the Labor Day weekend, whatever 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 Winston-Salem State 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. f l JRH i _/ On page seven, adfir 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 - ?:?? ? on~wtth~Concern; id Success o wino riit*o CII^POCC \A/^ CHAVP o mvaoui v vi juv.vv j j . v kjpv/nv %v/ v/ w vhvavij 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 a bank. 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 Aldermen Oppose Mayor's Nominees By Yvette McCullough Staff Writer 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 See Page 1 7 * r / T.T'jrT*1*^' " ' ' " ""il u " --re]7~II > L..IMI V ^es this week Saturday Sept. 9, 1978 ogram' 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 classroom setting." See Page 2 A Hfey 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 murmured. "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." Sharyti Bratcher

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