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By CHERYL WILLIAMS
Chronicle Staff Writer
If black parents don't take
responsibility for the education
of their children, said a national
NAACP official Saturday, no
one else will.
' Dr. Beverly Cole told the nearly
100 people attending an education
conference, sponsored by the
NAACP's local chapter, that
older blacks should instill in their
young the knowledge of who they
are and where they came from.
' "If we fail to do this, we run
the risk of producing what my
grandmother used to call an
educated fool," said Dr. Cole,
the NAACP's education director,
in a luncheon address at
Winston-Salem State University.
"We need to return to our
A part of that African tradition,
she said, is bavins voune
people sit at the feet of their
elders, where they soak up
wisdom and history.
Black people also need to share
more time in general with their
" chfldreri, she said, For instance,
research has ihown that student
achievers spend more time at the
dinner table, she said, talking
with family members and learning
from one another.
Instead, blacks don't spend
enough time with their youth and
are losing ground in education at
an alarming rj&te, Mrs. Cole said.
"FT we continue on the pattern
that we are going as a group, the
consequence for the race will
equal the famine in Ethiopia,"
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By JOHN HINTON
Chronicle Staff Writer
"Be it ever so humble, there's
no place like home/' the adage
says. Unless, of course, you consider
the home an eyesore - and
someone brought it by truck to
Such is the case in Monticello
Park, where a group of residents
hopes to stop a retired dentist
from renovating a house that he
moved into the development this
The organization is feuding
with Dr. Perkins M. Brandon,
By CHERYL WILLIAMS
Chronicle Staff Writer
There's hardly a moment of
the day that Louise Smith isn't
If Miss Smith, past chairman
of Winston-Salem State University's
board of trustees, is not attending
a meeting, helping in
church matters, or volunteering,
she's involved in her hobbies,
which include directing weddings
and doing crafts and needlework.
"Many people tell me, 'Louise,
you're doing too much,' " she
said. "But I know when ! have
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who lives at 3314 Cumberland
Brandon bought the one-story
frame house from the N.C.
Department of Transportation
for an undisclosed amount of
money and moved it to a lot near
his house on July 31.
It (the house) will depreciate
the value of everyone's home in
the area," said Carl A. Mat-^
thews, chairman of the group.
"If Dr. Brandon is allowed to put
thrs home into our
neighborhood, there will be r>
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The changing of the guard for
the WSSU trustee board took
place at last Thursday's board
meeting. Dalton D. Ruffin, of
Wachovia Bank and Trust Co., is
the new chairman.
Miss Smith, a Winston-Salem
native who has the distinction of
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first WSSU alumnus to chair the .
university's board of trustees,
will not sit idle now that she is no
longer board chairman.
"I've enjoyed my years on the
board/* she said. "This is the
first time I've served on the board
of trustees for a university. It's '
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ihronicle Staff Writer
judge julius a. Rousseau
vill allow a South Carolina innate
to testify on behalf of Samny
Lee Mitchell if the inmate is
>ermitted by South Carolina
tuthorities to return here.
Mitchell is standing trial for
he ; 1983 murder of Arthur
For the inmate, James Robert
rord Jr., to testify here, Gov.
ames G. Martin must ask South
Carolina Gov. Richard W. Riley
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aid he would request Martin's
Rousseau made his ruling
Vednesday after former North
Vard Alderman Larry D. Little
estified that Ford, a WinstonJalem
native serving a sentence
or a parole violation, was an
'yewitne&s to Wilson's murder
tatf has said that Sammy Lee
Mitchell and DMrryl E. Hunt were
Little said he received two
hone calls in August from Ford,
3, an inmate in Goodman Coractional
Institute in Columbia,
.C., who said he saw three teengers
Mitchell, Hunt and Merritt
/illiam Drayton are charged
ith the first-degree murder of
/ilson, whose body was found in
BBy The Associj
Tribble, who fa<
that killed Bias,
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James Bias, ii
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about their son.
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Wilson in 1983
the 1800 block of Claremont
Wilson, a " 57-year-old black
man, was robbed and beaten to
death on Sept. 17, 1983, near a
drink house on Claremont
"He (Ford) said he saw three
individuals attack Wilson," said
Little, who told defense attorneys
Monday that the inmate had information
' that would "'l
said they I
Hunt or tj/
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involved in theattack. He said he %
could not see Darryl Hunt and
Sammy Mitchell get convicted for _
something that they did not do.'*
Ford didn't report the crime to
the police because "when you live
in that neighborhood, you don't
go around giving information,"
Little quoted Ford as saying.
Ford also told Little that he
had played basketball with two of
the attackers, whom he thought
were brothers, at a nearby park.
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- The families of University of
nerica Len Bias, who died of con,
and of his close friend Brian Lee
:es charges of supplying the drugs
are angry that their sons' names
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June 19 death and finds it the
with' the portrayal of his son that
coverage of the investigations both
College Park campus.
lily has objected to accusations
Tribble, who faces drug charges,
never supplied Bias with cocaine,
lot guilty, not guilty, not guilty,"
in an interview last week from his
\ Washington. "I just didn't do it.
e the ability to deal with this better
5 person. 1 just take it day by day.
3 anything, my conscience is pretty
plagued by the memory of what he
tie moments after his son was rushto
the hospital, he said, "It didn't
idn't seem like they were talking
about my son or about any human
e talking about respiratory systems
nat. Ana 1 naa only left him six or
ranted to see him. And I went into
oom and I saw him lying on the
I knew it was real and it really was
ly the detectives came and asked me
for an autopsy. They said drugs
ed. I didn't believe it. I couldn't
still can't believe it," he said.
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