VOL. V NO. 43 22 PAGES THIS
A group of prominent citizens has asked the state's ?
oldest and largest black bunk to open a branch Tin?
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'""" " '" " 'flie board of direcfdrs of Mechanics and Farm#?rv
of Durham, Raleigh and Charlotte met Thursday June 14
to decide whether or not to locate a branch here.
"We have met with a group in Winston-Salem to
discuss the feasibility of building a branch in Winston
Salem and we feel encouraged by the talk that there is
- sufficient support there," said Joseph J. Sansom,
president of Mechanics and Farmers Bank, in a
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It's time to dlv? into m summer of minded with
recreational variety which can be found calendar to fan
all over the city. Beginning this week, page 9.
^he Chronicle provides the leisureSalesman
By Yvette McCnllongh
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m iiw ?uou ivj uiv Lv/p iui juiiii Luvcn nasa i occji an easy
one. He has had to overcome as a disadvantaged youth,
= discrimination-^ 4md-several iinancial? setbacks- before?
becoming manager of Parks Chevrolet's-New Car
r Department, one of the few blacks in the area in that
Just when I was about to write off much of our younger
generation as a bunch of goof-offs, something happened
the other day. j
My son and 1 were preparing to sit down to some hot 1
black-eyed peas that evening when I heard someone at ^
the front door saying, "Hello."
Wintnn ini/>o frn tvi mit m/Mifk I " W/mh
t iping juivv iiviu uijr iiiuuui, l , iiuw wuu j
could that be?"
Arriving at the screen, I looked out to see a teenager
whom I placed at about 15 or so admiring the little
intercom box at the side of the door.
"Hey, that's neat," he said. "Does it work?"
"Nope," I replied. "What can I do for you?"
"I'd like to cut your grass," he said firmly with a look
over his shoulder to highlight the fact that it did indeed
I couldn't argue with his astute observation, but I did
explain to him that I had already formed a pact with one
of the neighborhood youth to keep the grass cut. !
"I'll give you a better price," he replied. "How much
does he charge?" . *
"Well, we pay him $5.00."
"I'll do it for $4.50," he said in the best spirit of
salesmanship. I was tempted, but I weighed the savings
against the trouble I would cause myself by breaking the
agreement and decided to stick with my current cutter.
"Where do you live," I asked. * tl
"Over on Patterson," he replied. He's really hustling, g
I thought to have come all the way around the block and
half-way up the street seeking lawns to cut. ^
I urged him to keep on up the street and he would a
probably find a yard or two to cut. He gav? a poHte, fj
"Thank you," and continued to the next house.
Sure enough, a few minutes later, I heard the roar of t(
the lawn mower and glanced out to see him mowing like ^
Now, there's one young man who's creating his own f
jobs program, I thought. r
John Templeton a
"Serving the East Winston Co
; WEEK WINSTON.
Winston Salem residents may remember Sansom as
the first?hlflrlr manu.iM.. u/ > '?1
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McotianiM and i afmeu Duiik lintji bj^lh uP *4fi hiHIImm
according to its1978 annual statement. -*4t experienced
a 10 percent increase in its deposits during the .
R. Lewis Ra^, the attorney representing a group of
prominent black citizens, is circulating a petition to
present to the State Banking Commission of the
Mechanics and Farmer's board approves the branch
coming to Winston Salem.
WM Freedom Fund dinners heard
^^^^1 SI |j Earl T. Shinhoster tell the pric
fj^vvijp^p ip i iic pnee 01 irccQom
Shinhoster said during his Fri<
1,000 who paid $10 apiece f
dinner of the local NAACP
official told the enthusiastic c
the NAACP and other organi
OFCl Shinhoster, an articulate i
I I who left a position on the i
Busbee to take the Atlanta
Recreation Outlook, a number of young executiv<
i activities. Look Cor It on executive director Benjamin H
During a Chronicle intervi
quipped, "Freedom isn't free
ces Hard Roa
Lovell is a native of Pilot Mountain, although he lived
in Winston-Salem for a short time during his youth.
Growing up in Pilot Mountain was very difficult for him
educationally because the black kids didn't have access
to a school. ?? 1
?^The black people if* Pilot Mountain had to make their? ]
school,? Lovell said.?"The black families got together and
started a high school for blacks.'' 1
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vimi. uia^K Mus uau iu unvc iu ivii. f\iry
to go to school and the state alloted five gallons a week ~ t
for their transportation, he also said that the school had I
no lunch room and they would start and pick apples along
the road for their lunch. j
At the age of 17, Lovell left Pilot Mountain and joined I
the Navy. During~fhe four years, Lovell spent in the
Navy he attended Hampton Institute and studied diesel j
mechanics. He finished fifth in his class. L
"I was probably the only black diesel mechanic in the c
whole world, but it wasn't worth five cents when I came
back hereT'l Lovell said. "The jobs 1 was qualifiedJor^ I jt
couldn't get them." _ e
Finally Lovett and his three brothers started a laundry r
in Pilot Mountain. The business lasted two years before s
folding, due to inadequate finances. Lovell left and went L
to Detroit Mich, where he held two jobs working in a
"I liked money and I worked hard," Lovell said. "1
liked the things money could buy." b
Lovell also worked as a bus driver in Detroit, a d
prestigous job for a black at that time. After Lovell p
By John W. Templeto/ . having) his first book in t
Staff Writer print this year. s
"This country is more i
James Home sees a divided than ever before."
roubled America, one en- said Home during an in;aging
in self-destruction. terview in the Chronicle .
What makes his observa- offices. "On sectional,
ions so unique is that they racial and economic
re made without the bene- grounds, we're divided."
it of actual sight. "Jf we do not come to
J-Tnrnp hlinH frnm Viirth ~ ? -
1^3 Willi UIC3C piUUICIII),
erms himself a "poet, then this nation could easily
listorian, philosopher and go down," he added. J
/riter" who has written Home's comments j
nore than 200 articles, swiftly flowed from the
lone as yet published national scene to internalthough
he is hopeful of tional and back to "the s
mmunity Since 1974"
SALEM, N.C. t 20 cvnu
?BI1MI ' W>IUW "W I llli 11 f'ttrfr Turn*
goal of getting 10,000 signatures." Ray said. "1 drafted
the petition and we have suggested the proposed site of
ttre^brarrch to be tocared~righT beside Winston Mutual
Lift1 Insurance company on 5th and Cleveland.
Bay saiLVirnrrTrrrTnr^tiTDjrn.acrnTTTTTnrriM/riis n>ri milt
Sansom. the branch managers from all their branches
and members of the board, June 2, at Shiloh Church to
see if the idea >vould interest them. He said Sansom
agreed to take it to their board.
The first group approached Greensboro National Bank
black owned bank about the possibility of building
their branches in Winston- Salem, Ray said. * .
"Greensboro National Bank wanted us to build our
eader Tells Banqut
I NAACP regional director I
e tag for freedom.
day address to almost
or the annual fundraising
The civil rights_ ,
zations would take money
and energetic 28-year-old
staff of Ga. Gov. George |||iflil|||[iEjBk '
based post, is one of a
ss recruited by NAACP
ooks to take key posts. ShinhOSt0r
ew earlier in the day, he
I," while recounting some S66KS n6lp
id to theTop
Contracted tuberculosis ne moved back home to the
south. He didn't have a job so he made his living by
washing cars and charging people $10 per car.
In 1958 Lovell and his brothers opened a dry cleaning
business in Pilot Mountain. The business thrived for
/ears until around 1 Q6.1 _ ZZ
==trlrrTt*63~rwaretected president of the" Sony County
VAACP which put me out of business,"'Lovell said.
'On Monday I went around to mywhite clientele, they
old me not to come back and soon I was out of
"I didn't resent any of the things happening to me, I
ust thought of them as stepping stones to my success,"
?ovell continued.- ob
with Hull Dobbs which was located at Seventh and
.iberty. Within 90 days he was the fourth best salesman
>ut of 24.
He stayed at Hull Dobbs for four years before he went
o work with Parks Chevrolet. He received bonuses
very month for being one of the top salesman and has
.^,4 ? J: 1 : c ?
cvcivw a uidiiiunu in a pin ror nine years tor being a top
alesman, from the club of Chevrolet salesmen, the
egion of Leaders.
He was assistant manager for one year, before
ecoming manager of the New Car Department in May.
"My attitude is if it wasn't for the customer I wouldn't
e in business," Lovell said. "If you help somebody and
o extra things for people, you're planting a seed and
eople will treat you right, all down the line."
.u~ -? ~r ? ... -
_muv.iv, wmi me jjrdtc ui bMii among trie blind,
i man who keeps well Home said only one in five
nformed. blind persons actually read
] read Braille, listen to Braille in the state.
rv or radio and to the / w 4 ,
r ,i D . .. , Most people go blind
ralkinc Book - a series of , ... ? ,
f . . . . when thev re adult and
ecords which together , . . * . ,
? ? don t take the time to learn
:onstitute a book-length . u __
. . m w e it. said Home. "That 20
nanuscript, said Home. .
K. . .. , per cent is usually blind
\mong the periodicals , ... , , " . .
.. ? .. from birth and has attended
vhich are available to him r . . . , .
_ _ ? . * . one of the state schools for
ire Time, U.S. News and . ... ,
^ ^ . the blind.
World Report and Reader s
Oigest. Home himself is a gradAlthough
one might con- uate of the Gov. Morehead
ider Braille a fairly comon - See Page 9
U.S.P.S. NO. 067910 Saturday, Jane 16,1979
' wi n City
$400,000," Ray said. "Mechanics and Farmers will
build buildines for us and we won't h*v# tn nut nn a?v
0 ? - ? ? i -r
capitafc-^ -* ^
1 p. nf""r.rffnrk"jn Nsfinn?1 flqnV Vat<T - ? ...
-"i'eccwtfr- that Sateiu n ^
developing and supporting a minority owiied'Bank." '
"You have a ^ery strong base for developing a
minority owned bank," said Robert Chile^, president of
Greensboro National, at a bankers symposium recently.
"When a factory worker can make $20,000 a year, you
have a foundation."
See Page 18
V . *
;t about Price Tag
of the projects local branches are undertaking in a seven
He pointed to the recent news that insurance giant
N.C. Mutual will buy a television station and two radio
(stations from Cox Broadcasting. "That can be directly
attributed to the work of the Atlanta branch which filed a
legal action against cross-ownership of newspapers and
I broadcast outlets by Cox," said Shinhoster.
Other examples included the work of the NAACP's
; Project RuraTin helping black residents of Harris Neck;
Ga. protest federal condemnation of their land during
World War II under a promise it would be returned after
the war. Thirty years later the land has not been
However, the cost of such litigation is skyrocketing,
said Shinhoster "We've had a suit against Elgin Air
Force Base in Florida since 1975 that hasn't gone to court,
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J, If Selects
Jr< 'V mJ
jjM New Staff
piWr The Win^ttfnfiSialem
Chronicle has assigned
new responsibilities to
\TiMi four employees and seEl-Amin
lected two interns, an'
^ i nounced publisher
^ Ernest H. Pitt.
I "Significantly, all the
I people filling these positions
are from Winston"That
kind of talent pool that
v exists in our
T Hired in the paper's
? advertising department
McCullOUgh were Fleming A.
HEl-Amin and Mrs. Alice
Pearson. El-Amin, a
graduated from Anderson
High School in 1970
and went on to receive a
B.A. in economics from
Cornell College in Mt.
Vernon, Iowa. He also
received a Masters in
" ment from the American
# Graduate School of International
in Glendale, Arizona.
has Been promoted to
city editor from a post as
photo editor. She is an
honors graduate of East
Forsyth High School and
holds a B.A. in journaGwyn
Hill. While at UNC, she
was awarded a Zimmer
the Chronicle in March
Wayne Parks, 4lso
JB|jfc a Twin City native, has
^ joined the Chronicle as
i^r production supervisor.
^^S#J *BT3^ >< ~ Parks has had more than