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The mother of one of the young men charged with^
kidnapping two babies last weekend claims that the
incident was staged by the Bishop of the New Hope
Miracle ^nd Deliverance Centei Chinch in lelaliatiuii
Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, a former member of the
church, has filed a complaint with the district attorney's
office, charging that Bishop Demorie Robinson gave
drugs to church members and that he ordered her
kidnapping last March, when she tried to leave the
After Mrs. Wilson left the congregation, her six
- children remained members. "They were raised in that
, church," she said. "They don't know nothing else."
by Robinson's claims^tharhe was God, and intimidated
~ by the beatings given to disobedient followers.
Norman Wilson, 18, and Marion Martin, 38, were
_r charged with kidnapping the two children after they
turned themselves in to police headquarters at 6:20
a.m. Tuesday. They had taken the children from their
mothers' home at 2897 N. Claremont Ave. about 4:30
a.m. Saturday morning.
The abducted children were identified as Sheba
Jeter, 22-month-old son of Pauline Jeter, and
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Brown. District attorney Donald Tisdale says that police
are investigating the possibility that Demorie Robinson
is the childrens' father.
Police believe that the kidnapping was linked to the
arrest of David Lee Wilson, Norman's brother, who was
jailed several hours before the kidnapping on charges
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Bishop Demorie Robinson ,
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The March wind proved to be a godsend for Brian
Harris, 8, of 1035 Claremont Aveno^qleft] and FranJde
Gllli&rd, 11, of 1045 Claremont as they leisurely flew
their kites In a city park near their home this paat
of second-degree burglary, possessing a weapon of
mass death and destruction (an M-l 30 caliber carbine),
and assaulting a police officer. The alleged break-in
took place at 2809 N. Claremont Ave., one house away
from that of the childrens' mother.
"He XRobinson) said he was going to hurt?methrough
my children, and he did," said Mrs. Elizabeth
Demorie Robinson, who also uses the name Ray
Israel, took over the New Hope Miracle and
Deliverance Center church after the death of his
mother, Dollie Bynum, in February 1976. Robinson
datrrrs to b^the reincarnation of Mrs. Bynum.
According to Mrs. Wilson and another former church
member Lillian Robertson, the church began to change
after Robinsonassumed control.
recalled. "We would drink wine, and later on scotch or
vodka or whatever he chose. He said that the drinking
would make us open up and tell things about ourselves
that we ordinarily wouldn't."
"But 'we were held responsible for what we said,"
Mrs. Robertson put in. "If vou accidentally cursed or
called the Bishop 'Uemmie', they would get you for it
the next day."
~ The next stage was when Robinson introduced the
congregation to marijuana, and later LSD.
"He gave me one of those tablets, and I felt like I was
bursting through the clouds," Mrs. Wilson said. "He
kept asking me, 'Sister, what do you see? What do you
She said that Robinson had claimed that divine
inspiration had told him to have children by twelve
women "in the work," as the congregation called itself.
Mrs. Wilson's daughter Cheryl is one of the women
with a child by Robinson, she said.
MA. Wilson believes that Robinson ordered her son
Normah and Marion Martin to kidnap the children in
order to discredit her own charges that he ordered her
kidnapped last year. She said that he staged the
abduction of the children in order to "frame" heT son.
District attorney Donald Tisdale says that an
investigation of Robinson and his church is unrferwav
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but that he cannot comment on it at this time.
Demorie Robinson could not be reached for
I By Sharyn Brmtcher Carolina Gen
Staff Writer that situatio
Terry Lee Boggs, a worker in a local Wake Count]
bakery, collapsed from heat and flour wou^ protec
dust exposure after his work shift one ^or ^ng wc
night. He was taken to the emergency making the <
room, where a physician diagnosed his a act*
condition as work-related, and advised satlonhim
to file for workmen's compensation. "One of n
Boggs did so, and the company fired him.' thai somebc
Whfen he tried to take legal action to workmen's
get his job back, Boggs discov^ed that it plained. "I
it nnt iltrgal in North C*rolirife for t widcinre.ri
to fire an employee for filing fdr outrageous."
?and ttiaHhere expfa
?nothing he LuCrtd ?toeulM. ? coffipany-mi
A bill introduced last week in the North from filing f
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20 Panes This Week
By John W. Templeton
More than 20 hooded and robed people carrying guns
and clubs marched last Saturday near the home of a
black couple that had moved into the western Forsyth
County community of Lewisville. according to the '
county sheriff's department.
The couple, Mr. and Mrs. James Stowe of 7540
Rondex Lane, had earlier been the subject of a cross
burning in their yard on March 5 one day after moving
into the Reynoldsdale section of Lewisville.
Officer S. G. Hampton of the sheriffs department
responded to a call at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday.
In his complaint report on the incident, Hampton stated
he saw a burning cross 15 to 20 feet high in the yard of
Joe Transou in the 7500 block of Divaldi Street.
"At this time, approximately 20 to 30 white males
dressed in Klan attire marched from behind the
Transou residence to the Stowe residence," stated the
"The subjects marching were chanting 'White
Power' and several of the subjects were armed with
rifles, shotguns and clubs." sajd Hampton.
-Stowe, a shoe store manager, was in West Virginia
(the night of the latest incident. "My wife called me up
in-West Virginia to say there was more trouble," he
told the Chronicle.
"I dkin't know they were this sick," said Stowe.
Stowe, who had earlier resolved to stay in the house,
appeared'inclined to move after the latest incident.
"There's no sense trying to stay.
"I thought we could live anywhere we wanted to, but
I guess we can only do what the white people let us
do," said Stowe bitterly. *
Mrs. Stowe called the sheriffs department Sunday
morning* aecw?Wtg to another complaint report, to ask
for more patrolling of the area by the sheriff's
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leaving her home by the previous night's incident.
Sheriff Manly Lancaster has ordered increased
He's 90 And!
Kenneth Thomas [left] the new proprietor of the
Tailoring shop, watches aa J. H. Yarhovoogh displays
one of his many ridhm habits dMlom. YtvKnNinnk
| recently retired after 67"year? in the tailoring boatneaa!
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eral Assembly would change because the filing of such cl
n. The bill, sponsored by raise the company's insuranc
i Legislator J. Allen Adams, Grover Teeter; director of >
:t workers from being fired lem's Employment Security C
)rkmen's compensation, by said that he advises wo
:ompany liable for damages compensation problems to
on for withholding compen- Industrial Relations Commis
leigh. He added that he feel
ly partners pointed out to me companies arc concerned ab
*iy could be fired for filing people to file claims,
compensation,Adams ex- The director of the Industri
wouldn't think it would be Commission, Wiiliafn Stev<
but one case alone would b?j that dismissals resultj^g fro
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fncd^hat" an unscr&fNhtrafe "'^rr tti m itt i'tfi
ght try to prevent employees JJThift u nnt.thm mmmukiwi
or workmen's compensation, tion," Stevenson said of tl
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Junet Stowe displays the 8 tut cfo? bnatd hi his
yard on March 5.
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patrols in the Reynoldsdale area by the evening and
midnight shifts. An investigator is looking into the
U.S. Attorney H.M. "Mickey" Mfchaux Mid the
Justice Department would not get involved in the case
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By Yvette McCuDoogh
J.H. Yarborough, owner of Yarborough's Tailor
Shop recently retired and sold his business, but he
hasn't stopped working.
Yarborough, the oldest black tailor in WinstonSalem.
began his business in 1912, after learning
his trade in New York. He came to Winston-Salem
when he got married. Although he has sold his
business, he continues to report to work everyday.
"I just can't stop working," Yarborough said.
"When you just sit around and do nothing, you
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as long as i am aoie, hi keep on working."
The new owner of the business doesn't mind Mr.
Yarborough coming to work, because it was
Yarborough who taught him his trade.
"Mr. Yarborough is a very good teacher," said
Kenneth Thompson, the new owner of Tailoring
and Drycleaning. "I used to come every day, and
he womd teach me things like alterations.
"I was able to get a loan, and since Mr.
Yarborough was going to retire, I felt like taking on
the responsibility,'' Thompson continued.
The business is located at 535 N. Liberty Street
and only the name Yarborough has been dropped.
"This is a very good location and we'll do a bit of
drycleaning," Thompson said.
Yarborough's specialty in the business was
making riding habits. *
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aims would bill. "We do not intend to take^a position
e rates. on the bill since we did not sponsor it."
tfinston-Sa- He explained that if the bill is passed, it . x
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wui oc auminisierea oy inc locai courts,
rkers with rather than by the commission.
contflct the -
slon jn Ra "I ?eel sure ^at some companies Save
... . done this (fired workers .for filing for
s that most .v , . * , ,A.. *
t . I . compensation), but it s not within our
jurisdiction/' Stevenson said.
ai d 1 ri "1 don't think it's fair for employers to
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filing workers compensation claims,*'
mJ^ing-for said__Terrv Boggs. "I hope tftat the . . . .
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tm's tegisla- hope others won't have^ to go uirvog*. ^
le proposed what 1 went through."
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