VOL. V NO 48 ^
(Jack of all Trades |
Greg Be thea, whose
roles as acting animal
control director, inter I
director and assistant to
the county manager, I
I served as acting count}
I manager this week while. I
I County Manager H. L. |
I "Pete" Jenkins at- ^
I tended the National As
sociation of Counties..
I convention. When he Board of County ComI
assumed the manager's miss loners, it was the
I chair during the Monday first time a black had
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. """" The Wright Family held IU Bret ever Umlly re.
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The state eases Medicaid rules for senior
citizens property. Page 2.
Community Calendar tells you all the
happenings and police praise Happy
Hill's progress in reducing crime, Page 3.
Carter has the right idea, according to a
Chronicle editorial oh page 4, where new
columnist Manning Marable discusses
the "Crisis in Economics."
Joann Falls tells how to stop the outlets in
Better Living, page 19.
On Broad ba^
By John W. Templeton
For almost five years, residents of the Broadba
Heights community behind Five Points have rattle
along the unpaved Broadbay Street leading to the
And for just about as long, they've been clamoring t
get the street paved.
There's a little more dust than usual these days, but
hardly matters because ii's Heing raised by men an
machines hard at work paving Broadbay Street.
A spokesman for L. A. Reynolds Paving Company
which holds the contract from the city of Winston-Salen
said the nearly-mile long project should be finished 1
the next 30 days.
Not a minute too soon for people like Jimmy Boyd!
city police officer who's board chairman of the Broadba
Heights Homeowner's Association.
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Residents of the Watkins Street neighborhood are
fearful that a proposed widening of Interstate-40N>xould
be the fatal blow for their once thriving neighborhood.
The 1-40 widening is one of three alternatives which
will be considered during a public hearing on Monday,
July 23 at Parkland High School as local and state
officials seek to balance the concerns of anxious
neighborhoods with the need to improve the interstate
highway, the most widely travelled stretch of road in the
state and one of the most dangerous.
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Photo by Ward
inlon this past week. See details on page 8.
The Urban League Guild has a big slate of
activities ahead and all the social news on
Social Whirl, pages 8-9. Chronicle Profile
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aescnoes a person?wnc^?aengnts m ?
finding new information.
A brand new feature, together, for people
who stay that way, pages 10-11.
One-on-one competition begins with
celebrity contestants and the Jerry Jones
i tournament opens, See Sports, pages
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Dr. Fred Eady, drama professor at WSSU, directed Um
oust of the Summer Theatre play "Our House" by
Harold Pinter In preparation for performancea on Jul)
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ng Would Endanger Neigl
Transportation planner Ronnie Grubbs says he doesn't
think the widening would take any houses in the Watkins
Street Area; however, Grubbs said consultants estimates
are that 100 feet of space from the current roadway might ?
be needed, less than the distance now separating
Watkins Street homes and the expressway.
"I'm just as close as I would like to be to the
expressway now," said Mrs. Annie Bell Hamlin. "I
wouldn't want to be any closer."
"It would have a terrible impact, because we're sort of
fenced in as it is," said Mrs. Hamlin, president of the
Checkers is t
Winning is tl
By John W. Temple ton
The loud clack of big, red and white marble
checkers against specially-made vinyl checker
boards sounded out into the halls of the
Downtowner Motor Inn Tuesdav afternoon.
It was a clear sign that a group of players who
regard check s not so much as a game, but as an
art form had hit Winston-Salem.
This week, the inn is the headquarters for the
14th annual National Championship and Top Ten
Ranking of the American Pool Checkers Association,
a mostly-black organization, with members
from the Mid-west throughout the South.
Betwen 200 and 300 contestants are expected,
said E. L ;>Jackson, president of the host Piedmont
Vj>ool Checkers Association.
Food Stamp I
By John W. Templeton
The removal of the purchase requirements-for_food_
stamps has swelled the number of participating families
In Forsyth County by almost 1,000, according-to thecounty
food stamp supervisor.
Since the beginning of the year, eligible families have
not had to pay for their stamps, but instead receive the
former "bonus amount" -- the difference between what
they once paid and the total amount of stamps.
The purpose for the Congressionally-mandated move
was to make the service available to those so poor they
couldn't afford even the minimal cost of the stamps.
Mrs. Mary Johnson, food stamp supervisor in the
county Department of Social Services, said the number of
families has increased from 5,614 in November to 6,593
at the end of June.
"A large number of senior citizens are back on the
rolls who had not been on in several years," said Mrs.
The increase is straining the food stamp delivery
system from the time applicants first apply to the point
when they redeem the stamps.
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...V, UIIHUJI uuuumig 111 applicants JOO IU UtM;
has swelled caseloads tremendously," said Mrs.
Once an applicant is certified, he or she receives what
is known as an ATP card, which the recipient takes to one
i 14-25, part of a whirlwind of culturai activity In the next
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i bo r hood
Watkins Street Improvement Association. "It would
really just destroy the neighborhood," she said. The
Watkins Street area is wedged between the highway
and Peters Creek Parkway.
William Huohes. vice nrp?id<>nt nf tVi#? n??rvifltinn
thinks that new lanes for the higway would have to come
almost up to the south side of Watkins Street,
endangering houses there.
If the houses are removed, his concern is for adequate
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While here, they'll play a daring brand of
checkers in which each piece can."jump" forwards
and backwards and the king can move at will the
length of any straight line. In the other brand of
-tournament checkers, jumps are only permitted
forward, and the king moves one space at a time.
"This gets a little more play in the game, as far
as the offensive moves," said Dr. Walter Wright of
Greensboro, education director for the host
association and according to Jackson, "the fc^st
player in North Carolina." C ^
; Although their form has gained acceptance^
mostly among blacks, Jackson and Wright noted \ ^
that pool checkers is taught and studied avidly in ?^
countries like the Soviet Union, Spain and much of
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of eight post offices or the city/county tax office to pick
up the stamps.
The cards are mailed so recipients will receive them on
the first of the month for continuing cases, creating long
lines at the *?demption centers which close at three
p.m., except at the tax office, which stays open to four
Although some recipients have suggested that more
redemption centers be opened in areas where ^arge
numbers of senior citizens live, such as housing project
community centers, Johnson said that would be
"The places have to have safes, almost like a bank
vault," she said. "The federal government wouldn't let
us put them anywhere else."
Now that area gas stations have been able to get gas,
the fear of possible shortages in North Carolina has
passed. However the anxieties that came with those
fears still linger.
Most Americans are tired of hearing about the gas
shortage and skyrocketing prices at the pump. The v
citizens in North Carolina were spared the long gas lines
that larger metropolitan areas like New York and Los
Angeles experiences, but in the back of all our minds, we
fear that one day it may happen here.
I'vesaid before that I'm not totally convinced that we
have a gas shortage and I think a majority of American
share my beliefs. Energy is in short supply, but why is it
that plenty of gas can be found once the prices have gone
up to the oil companies satisfaction?
My solution to the problem would be to ask all
Americans not to drive their cars for a week. Then two
weeks and so on and so on until the oil company got the ,
message, that they need us just as much as we need
them. I'm sure they would stop robbing Americans blind
at the gas pumps.
Also it wouldn't kill us to give up our automobiles for a
day or two. The/rtiajority of Americans are out of shape
and under exereisedr myself included. A little walking
never hurt anyone. , "Sv " ?>*
One dav thjs gas shortage seafe won't be a trick to
raise the prices, but because the oil companies have
cried won so otten, a lot ot people mignt not oeiieve it.
I'm afraid by then it will .be too late for all of us. Oil