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UNiv. OF :;::-2;-RiALS dept.
ROO;.! E06 WiLEC:. LIBEAPY 024 A
CHnPEL HILL, LG 27514
"Serving the East Winston Community Since 1974"
U.S.P.S. NO. 067910
SatnnUy, July 28,1979
Neal Accused of Talking From Both Sides of Mouth
*lan Would Create 'Segregation'
By John W. Templeton
jrintendent of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County
redicts thati a constitutional amendment
busing would mean a return to segregated
es A. Adams said in a Chronicle telephone
It that were ratified, it would totally change
system. We’d go back to segregated schools
The U.S. House of Representatives took up Tuesday
an amendment proposed by Rep. Ron Mottl, D-Ohio,.
which would prohibit any student from being compelled
to attend the school other than,the one nearest his home.
The House defeated the proposal 216-209, falling 75
votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to win
approval. Six North Carolina representatives voted
against the measure.
Fifth District Rep. Stephen, Neal, D-N.C.,
announced his support for the measure although he has
also said the amendment is “very poorly drawn” and
called busing a “totally inappropriate subject” for a
The Neal announcement brought criticism of the
representative for local black leaders.
“I can’t see why he’d vote for it if it’s poorly drawn,”
said Mrs. Mazie S. Woodruff, Forsyth County commis
sioner, who said she had ,placed a call to Neal to get some
answers directly from Neal.
“We’ve worked on this thing for 100 years, and unless
we change the housing patterns, we’re going to have to
do some busing,” said Mrs. Woodruff.
Alderman Vivian K. Burke, D-NE and spokeswoman
for the ,newly-organized Black Political Awareness
League, said she was “surprised” by Neal’s decision.
“I don’t know why a person who’s supposed to be a
leader would vote for an amendment that’s not put
together right,’’ added Burke.
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iwen Pk. Faces
s of d) Funds
in the Bowen Park Area
lut on community develop-
if more residents don’t
CD Rehabilitation monies,
:o the Northeast Neighbor-
;il president, Marty Penn.
1 the Chronicle that lonly a
ler of residents had, applied
the Bowen Park area and if
monies are not used they
located to other CD areas,
larable number of people in
las not applied for loans,”
‘Only two or three people
d, but I’m not faulting CD, 1
we have had, enough
nessa Rawls, a neighborhood
for the northeast area, said
loans had, been approved in
She said that \theie hasn’t
been enough response in Bowen Park
and that the monies may be reallocated
to another area.
“That area is a calling area where the
resident has- to call in and have some
one come out and inspect it to see if he
meets with the housing codes,” Rawls
said. “It is not a door to door area like
East Winston and this may account for
the lack of response. ’ ’
Penn said that ,the council is going to
make a recommendation to the commu
nity development department that the
money not used in one area of the
northeast area be reprogrammed for
another section of the northeast area.
He said that the area bounded by 26th
Street and the reardot line of 25th Stresit
on the north, Bowen Boulevard,
Orlando Street and Dellabrook on the
east, 14th Street on the south and
Liberty and Highway 52 on the west is in
need of improvements.
Mrs. USUma Andenon and ftamk Umbuh dance to
some mnsic made popular in the 30’s. Anderson and
Thomas were two of the members of the Atkin ciasses
reunions 1931-34 which was held at the Holiday inn
North, Saturday night.
By Yvette McCnUongh
Some members of the Atkins High
classes of 1931-34 made history in a
small way last week when,they,returned
to their alma mater. For most of the
former students, it was the first time
they,could enter their school from the
“When,we were in school we couldn’t
enter through the front door, we had, to
come in through the back door,” said
Naomi Anglin Morgan, a member of the
1931 Atkins High class. “Our principal,
J. A.Carter would not allow students to
enter through the front door but when
you became a senior you could enter
from the side.”
' Mrs. Morgan an® other,members of
her class, as well as the 1932, 1933 and
1934 classes met in Winston-Salem this
past week-end to celebrate their class
reunions. To top off the two day event.
which included a bus tour of the school
and city, cocktail hours, a breakfast
and a business meeting, the classes had,
a banquet and a dance at the Holiday
Inn North, Saturday night.
The , members of the , class also
received a special treat as four former
teachers attended the , banquet.
Teachers attending were George
Newell, Frye Wilson, Dr. Royal Puryear
and Dr. Chancey Winston.
The guest speaker was Rev. Terah
Hammonds, a former classmate, and
dramatist. He is presently the pastor of
Fellowship United Holiness Christian
Hammonds told his former class
mates to remember the time they were
in school and recall some of the
memories of their,yesteryears.
“We can relate and attest to years of
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Wachovia Move May Backfire
By Yvette McCallpngh
Wachovia Bank and Trust’s move to
relocate its Church Street branch near
the proposed site of the Mechanics and
Farmers Bank may backfire says Aider-
man Virginia Newell.
Dr. Newell, the chairperson of the
group supporting a M & F Bank coming
to Winston-Salem, told the Chronicle
that,the move by Wachovia hasi not
affected M & F at all.
“For years we have been trying to get
Wachovia to come over to East Winston
and they,told us it was not feasible,”
Mrs. Newell said. “Now that ,may be
Wachovia Bank has,announced plans
to seek approval from the U.S. Comp
troller of the Currency to relocate its
Church Street Branch to,a new facility to
be constructed at the corner of Seventh
and Claremont Avenue.
Interested citizens can make com
ments to the regional office of the
Federal regulatory agency here in
A group of prominent citizens has
also asked the state’s largest and oldest
black bank to open a branch in
Winston-Salem. The Board of Directors
of Mechanics and Farmers have agreed
to locate a branch in East Winston as
soon as a site is acquired.
“The move by Wachovia to relocate
in East Winston now may have a reverse
effect,” Mrs. Newell said. “We had
hoped that iWachovia would withdraw
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Ignorance Blamed For Pregnancy
leaped off the boards at Blom Park Tuesday
the signal from lifeguards to re-enter the
> routine check. More than 100 swimmers
cooling waters of the pool as temperatures
egrees. See more shots on page 13.
A few days ago, I posed a question to a group of black
youth: If you were asked to nominate a black candidate
for the state House of Representatives, whom would it
The answers were not inspiring? Suffice it to say they
couldn’t come up with one. The closest they icame was a
white lawyer for Legal Aid. Another nominee was the
Unscientific ‘tho’ it may have been my poll points to a
serious problem facing those who are recognized as
leaders in the black community.
There is a need to promote the development of
leadership among young people, so that, when, the
current crop dies out, their successors will not have to
pursue the same struggles.
The way to do that is through providing leadership that
the youth can recognize and respect. When, youth see
leaders acting courageously and selflessly for the benefit
of the total community, they’ll remember that image.
When they see a void of leadership, theylll come up
with answers like those stated above.
Needless to say, there are plenty of people who would
have been good answers for my question. The youth’s
lack of knowledge is not an iron-clad indictment of the
job leadership is doing.
But it does say that leaders are going to have to start
working with the youth. They will probably find, as was
evident during the 1960s, that youth can do some
leading, too. gy John W. Templeton.
By John W. Templeton
Most Forsyth County teens do not know how, they,get
That’s why so many of them do, say family planning
specialist attempting to reduce the icounty’s teen
pregnancy rate, 60 percent higher than, national
“A lot of them don’t know about the physiology of
reproduction,” said Alonzo Reed, director of the fomily
planning center at Reynolds Health Center.
“They, believe things like using Serran-Wrap or
drinking vinegar or taking a douche ,will prevent
pregnancy,” added Reed.
“All they,have is hearsay,” said Melva Williams, a
community health educator with the ,Teen Initative
Project of the Forsyth County Health Department. “One
girl was told that if the couple has sex standing up, then
she won’t get pregnant. ’ ’
The two county agencies are heavily involved in
spreading the message to teens about the effect of early
pregnancies. Reed said approximately 1,100 or 48
percent of the center’s clients were below the age of 20
during calendar year 1978. Williams said her project has
reached 1,500 youth since its inception in February.
But to Reed, “The problem is contacting the
teenager,” a reference to the 42,000 teens his program
did not reach.
When, the contact is made, the audiences areusually
rapt listeners, said Williams. Referring to a group of
CETA workers working to clean up a local park, she said,
“That was the best group I’ve had. They were totally
engrossed; they were hungry for information.”
During 1976-77, there were 2,558 pregnancies to
women between the ages of 13 and 19 in Forsyth County.
Two-thirds were unintended, according to a fact sheet on
Family Planning Center at Reynolds
Health Center -- offers free services to
teens in areas of counseling, problem
pregnancies, medical and non-medical
contraceptives. Call 727-8147 for more
Planned Parenthood Clinic, 129 Fayette
St. (to open Sept. 1) - will be staffed by
nurse practitioner and part-time doctor to
deal with “anything to do with reproduc
tive health area,” including contraceptive
counseling, pap smears. Call 761-1052 to
Teen Initiative Project of Forsyth County
Health Department, located in room 529,
Reynolds Health Center - conducts indivi
dual and group counseling in the areas of
self-awareness and satisfaction with self,
decision-making skills, communicating
with parents and peers, dating and social
behavior and how to say ‘No,” with
optional discussion of contraceptives. Call
727-8172 for more information.
There were approximately 16 pregnancies for every
100 female teens in the county, compared to the national
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