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By Yvette McCullough
"Wc want to be the best bank in your neighborhood",
is a popular slogan of one of the state's large banks.
However, one living in the vicinity of Atkins's High
School, in the heart of the black community at 12th and
Cameron, would have to go about two miles out of his
neighborhood to get to the closest 24-hour banking
, Wachovia Bank and Truat Company, N.A., North
Carolina National Bank and United Citizens Bank all
/ have after hour banking machines in Winston-Salem.
The v machines are designed for deposit or cash
withdrawal after normal business hours.
The Cqliseum Branch offices of Wachovia and NCNB,
which arfc j1.63 miles away, are the closest to the
mythical heart of East Winston.
A spokesperson for Wachovia Bank said that the bank
chooses the location of their Teller 11 machines based on
? the population and traffic pattern. : . "
Commi ssi oiT
By Yvette MeCullough commission \
Staff Writer quests were n
"Reynolds Park Recreation Center is recreation-di
not up to par and the things they ^are their Aldernu
asking for are definitely a necessity," 44I persona
said Emmanuel Johnson, chairman of the conditions we
Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks the validity o
Commission. been conveye
"I think we should make every effort to talked to one
get it up to par," Johnson told the thing and I t;
members of the commission at its me a different
monthly meeting Tuesday. "I do not the record mj
think what the Reynolds Park Advisory is Johnson sa
asking for is unreasonable." complaints ab
the golf cours
The commissioners met with members justified.
of the Reynolds Park Advisory Committee 1 * I did find
in order to discuss some of the oomplaints golf course ai
and requests made by the advisory they told me
committee. Members had gone to the muddy," Joh
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Shedrick Adimi, Mn. Norveue oemtty and Ms. Cynthia
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t. and Green way Ave. left jn one case# the hill exceeds
tit the street sign and the the tenant's monthly inI
with severe damage to Its come
, All but two residents of
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"We try to find a place where the machines will serve
the largest amount of people," the Wachovia spokesperson
Wachovia Teller II's are presently located at Coliseum
Drive , Hanes Mall 0.17), Corporation Parkway
12.12), Robinhood Road '3.17) and Stratford Road (2.02)Georgia
Smith, branch manager of the Wachovia Bank
on Glenn and Patterson, said that she had not been
approached by management about adding a Teller II to
"Management hasn't contacted us, but knowing wc
will be getting additional Teller II's, 1 will questior
management about putting a machine at this branch oi
near East Winston," Smith said.
If a Teller II was put at the Glenn/Patterson Branch il
would be located 0.92miles from the 12th aad Cameron
"One thing 1 would like for Wachovia to do is to put a
branch bank in the East Winston Community," Smith
See Pane 17
jecause they felt their re- the young people for tali
lot being heard by the city's route."
rector Nick~ J amisoir, nor Johnson said he found th
m Eugene Groce. be muddy like the children
lly went to see what the said he also found some van
re at Reynolds Park to see equipment and golf poles a
f the conditions which had "J don't know who's,
d to me," Johnson said. "I because I didn't see any o
r^reup and they said one?Johnson said.
alked to another, they told Other requests by the Ad'
: story so I wanted to see for Johnson found justifiable w
rself." sion of the fence around th?
id that he found that the security lighting, the expi
out children walking across bridge over the waterway, j
e and vandalism are partly for the showers.
The council also requesi
children walking across the field, three basketball coui
id when I asked them why tioning, bike racks, shuft
because the pathway was boxing and Karate equipm<
nson said. "I don't blame Johnson also told the ad
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Berry review progrec* Mag the Plmi4i?4boa held ?
behalf of the United Negro College Fund. More than 10
volunteer*, including this telephone aollcttor ralelng her
hand to report a total, took over the main lobby of the
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N-SALEM, N.C. t 20 cents
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tricity Costs Plague Is
one section of 760. Ferrell cipient who faced a bill of
Court had their power $231 for two months. Her
turned off due to failure to SSI check each month is
pay the high bills on time $189.
last week, said Mrs. Doris Despite attempts to get
Allen, president of the New funds from various agencies
Bethel Tenants Association, for Mrs. Witherspoon, she
The hardest hit resident was without power for more
was Mrs. Bessie Wither- than a week as of Tuesday,
spoon, a disabled Supple- Other tenants were able to
mental Security Income re- pay their past due amounts.
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Photo by Beatty
' We Are Family' _
Sister Sledge, a family singing group that has set the
disco charts afire with the hit 44we are Family*' belts oat
a song during their concert at the Winston-Salem
Coliseum last weekend.
Ling a better that he had requested that nothing be
done at the park until he had had time to
ie^ pathway to?investigate.
had said. He "I told Nick Jamison to put a hold on
dalism of golf doing something at Reynolds Park until
nd flags. we could come back to the commission,M .
^responsible, Johnson said. "No one knew what the
f this done," "position was at Reynolds Park and we
needed to wait and get something
/isory Council concrete.''
ere the exten- Nick Jamison told the commission that
e golf course, he would act on some of the requests
insion of the immediately. He said that pathway was
and hot water presently ynder construction and that the
fence had been contracted for and work
ted a softball should began next week. He also said
ts, air condi- that a bikerack would be placed at the
leboard, and center, along with shuffleboard equip;nt.
ment. A ping pong table will also be
visory council placed at the center.
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- Wictuvti Bnttdteg <bf thr^i alghli to raloc hrndi tor the
schoiarhslp fond. When It was all over, approximately
$11,000, 10 per cent over the goal of $10,000 had been
raised In the phon-a-thon.
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Jew Bethel Renters
During an interview, she Ms. Velma Williams, a
noted that t she \hadv sub- WSSU student who Jives
sisted on sandwiches * .for above Mrs. Witherspoon,
several days, but she was said she had. been faced
reluctant to go to other with bills exceeding SI50
tenant's homes. "The way per month throughout the
these bills are, I don't need winter, despite not being
to make anybody else's home during the day.
higher/' said Mrs. Wither^ "From 10 in the morning
spoon. "They're high enough
as it is." See Page 3
By John W. Temptoton
The biggest problem 18-year-old Nyambura Muhoro
has had\ during her \five week stay in the United States
has been convincing people that she is not a savage who
lives in a tree.
Muhoro, a representative of the Kenyan Girl Scouts
visiting the U.S. as part of an international exchange
program, good naturedly says of Americans she has*
encountered,4 They don't know anything about Africa. "
/'They really believe Tarzan exists," said the petite
traveler. ."When* 1 show them pictures of the Nairobi
skyline, they're shocked."
"I pulled someone's leg and told them we lived in
trees and they believed me," she said with a laugh. "I
told them we had, TV, but no electricity so we used
vegetable oiL They .were nodding theto heads and raying ?
"Yesterday, I was asked 'Have you seen American
beds?'" she said during a Tuesday visit to the Chronicle.
"For a minute, 1 didn't know what she was asking. Those
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uvua *iw uscu cvcrywiicrc in U1C WOriO.
With a touch of pride, she noted, 4'I haven't found
much of a difference in the standard of living here as
opposed to Kenya,*_* ,
"The major difference is in. the schools. It's much
tougher in Kenya. Our high school is the equivalent of
your college. I've already done pre-med in high school."
Muhoro, who graduated from high school before
coming to the States March 30, will begin the five-year
medical school program at the University of Nairobi in
"Somebody said to me, speak a little African," said
Mohoro in her impeccable yet unstilted diction. "I said
there are thousands of African languages. In Kenya, the
official language is English, our national language is
Swahili and my native tongue is Kikuya. Most of the kids
there speak three languages."
The Kenyan scout attended one of dozens of high
schools in Nairobi, most of which, she says, are equipped
with swimming pools and tennis courts.
' Like American teenagers, Muhoro and her Kenyan
counterparts play games, or go to films, discos or parties
for entertainment. The Girl Scouts in Kenya are mostly
made up of teens, as opposed to a majority of pre-teens
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