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By John W. Templeton 1
RALEIGH ? Black leaders from across
the state took the first steps toward a
drive . to register the bulk of the
estimated T million blacks who will be?
eligible to vote during the 1980 elections,
during the "survival conference"
of the N.C. Black Leadership \Caucus
here last weekend.
Howard N. Lee, secretary of the N. C.
Department of Natural Resources and
Community Development, told delegates
that \ blacks should organize a
DOlitical action committee in earh
country with two goals by Sept. 1:
"chose a black to run for every local
office ... that makes sense," and,
'4 have a voter registration plan to
canvass every household."
Lee, a founder of the caucus and
run-off loser for the Democratic lieutenant
governor's nomination in 1976,
told the group that youth should be
particularly targeted. 44In order to carry
this out, you've got to involve young
people, particularly high school seniors,"
The figure of one million potential
voters, the normal winning talley in
statewide races, was often cited during
" I've heard people talk of enjoying walkinj
They say they like the water beating agaii
and it gives them a cool feeling all over.
Recently I was caught in an unexpected s]
I had to walk a short distance in the rain. I
walk not out of pleasure but necessity. 1 di
proper rain attire, so in essence I was "w
I found nothing enjoyable about walking
I've heard the song writers tell how ron^nti
in the rain. Evidently they've never had th
to be caught in downtown Winston-Salem
I found nothing enjoyable and also the few
didn't seem to be enjoying it anymore tha
people I saw were running, ducking under
putting up umbrellas. Where were all thos
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Winston-Salem Betadctios Aseocia- Hon.
She was awarded a $100 savings bond
for first prize.
day-long conference as evidence of the
potential for black political power in the 1
"There are 350,000 blacks on the
books," said Dr. E. Lavonia Allison,
~ vice chairman of the caucus^ "And by
11980, there will be a million plus eligible
^lilack voters. The agenda is written for
us; nobody can do this but us."
Touring the conference, participants
produced caucus positions on a number
of issues arising out of workshops in
health and housing.
The caucus voted to oppose private
school exemptions from state *regulati<pn,
raising scores on the National
Teachers Examination and the state's
response to higher education desegregation
demands of the federal government.
The body supported increasing
the access of parents to schools.
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Kecommenaea ana accepted was a
proposal to convene a conference to deal
solely with the subject of black economic
development in the state.
The consensus among the body was I
that to make those and other recommendations
effective, that funds would have m
to be raised for a black lobbying effort in
the state capital.
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strongest factor in crime in the
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By Yvette McCulJongh
? Staff Writer
Wachovia Bank and Trust-Company, N.A.'s
response to the news that Mechanics and
Farmers Bank plans to open a branch in East
Winston was to tell black leaders it too wanted to
jpen a branch in the area.
Dalton Ruffin, city executive for Wachovia
Bank and two other Wachovia officials met with
\lderman Virginia Newell, spokesperson for a
;roup backing M&Fr Monday to tell her that
By John W. Temple ton
James Stowe, the Lewisville man beset by
hartassment since March had to make his remarks
as he addressed the Forsyth County commissi
"I must go home ahd get on guard duty," sai
shoe store manager with a trace of bitterness. 44
shame that a man has to guard his own house like th
Stowe parted with this ajdmonition to the coi
sioners; 44If the sherrifFs department can't protei
:hen we will do everything in our power to see if f<
:unds are cut off for Forsyth County."
Supporting Stowe's request for protection
ncidents such as cross burnings, death threat!
snakes tossed into his yard were Mrs. Velma Hoj
state president of the Concerned Woman for Ji
which had passed a resolution in support of fair he
in the counjyr and NAACP education chairman \
The two spoke during the annual budget heari
the commissioner's, a three hour session during
the body heard three dozen requests or justificatio
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said that frustration is the I
in East Winston," Landon
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they were interested in putting a branch bank in
"We are considering a bank in East Winston
as well as studying all areas to see what would
be good to put our office," Ruffin told the
Chronicle. "We will put a branch in any area
where it will be a benefit to our customers.
However, Alderman Newell told a group nf
citizens in a meeting Tuesday night that
Wachovia's timing to put a black bank in East
Winston was "bad."
"The black community is personally affronted
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By John W. Templeton
RALEIGH ? The N. C. Black Leadership
Caucus and a group of Baptist churchmen
have pledged their moral and
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town development in Warren County
and to is developer, Floyd B.
McKissick has come under fire from
the state's two U. S. senators and from
the Raleigh News and Observer for not
having attracted industry to the city.
The caucus voted unanimously during
its meeting last Saturday to send copies
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for Wachovia to move in this > area
considering the progress we have made with ?
Mechanics andFarmers Bank/' Alderman *
Newell said. "We asked Wachovia to
withdraw their proposal."
Mechanics and Farmers Bank's boanhof
directors approved a decision last Thursday
to locate a branch here. ~JrJ. Sansom,
president of Mechanics and Farmers, told
the Chronicle that he was aware of
"I understand that Wachovia has.apSee
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of a resolution recognizing "Soul City's
impact on Warren and Vance Counties
and findings by federal investigators
that they have no improper expenditures
of federal grant or loan funds to
the senators, Gov. James B. Hunt Jr.,
Housing and Urban Development Secretary
Patricia R. Harris and President
Earlier in the day, Rev. Joy Johnson,
former president of the General Baptist
State Convention and now head of a
group called Church Laity-Clergy Economic
Development Corp., said his
group had pledged to raise as much as
$500,000 to invest in new industry at
0 said that sortie children lacked proper
sion and home training.
lem don't have any incentive to do better,"
Landon is the Captain of District II, which
r U.S. 52 and U.S. 311.
1 that the system perpetuates itself and
the frustrations many blacks face daily.
a problem with imagery," Green said.
; don't have many people to look up to,"
; only allowed to attain certain levels in this
continued. "Blacks don't have the key
positions and the blacks that do have some
have to answer to the white man,"
i that frustration plays a big part in the
ks deal with crime.
pie live in an atmosphere that is conducive
when you're practicing wrong you become
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