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, With Alleged Unfairness
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By Yvette McCuUoogh maintenance workers and 1
Staff Writer administrative workers. 1
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-r?/ i iic group agreed to voice <
tices, including favoritism, their grievances, but with- j
exist within the Housing held their names in fear of
Authority, a group of about reprisal. 2
10 authority employees told , "We represent the ma- 1
the Chronicle Tuesday in an jority of union workers and t
exclusive interview. we're not going to let them t
The employees, who are (Housing Administration) t
members of the Teamsters harass us," a member of
local No. 391, consisted of the group said. 44We are 1
Last Census
By John W. Templeton
Staff Writer
Whenvthe first U.S. Census of Population was taken in
1790, each black person only counted for two-thirds of a
person. *
By 1970, the fractions hadigotten only slightly\better.
More thaniive million black Americans were not counted
in Census, meaning that \ only five-sixths of black
Americans were recorded.
"There were possibly 30 million blacks in this country,
instead of the 25.4 million that were counted," notes
Gerald Townes, one of four community service
representatives working for the U.S. Census Bureau in
N.C. to help reverse that undercount.
Townes said the bureau has estimated that 7.7 percent
of minority Americans were nor counted in 1970, as
opposed to 1.9 percent of white Americans.
Applying that percentage to the 118,000 blacks in the
local metropolitan area (Winston-Salem, Greensboro and
High Point), potentially 9,000 blacks were not counted.
"There's approximately $50 billion the U.S. uwernment
allocates, as a result of the populfQon figures,"
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It has been said that one of man's most favorite past
time is girl watching. I don't have any qualms about j
that,* but now most men have started to go just a little (
further than watching. ,
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jviosi gins are nnaing it tiaraer and narder to just walk
around these days without having guys calling out to
them. I don't mean guys they&now, but guys they have
never seen before and guys they wouldn't care to know in
a hundred years.
A good example of this is the Trade Street Mall c
downtown. A lot has been said about this Mall and I'm t
afraid that most of what people say about it is beginning (
to come true.
I have seen girls walk through the Matt minding their (
own business when guys will call out to them such
things as; "hey>baby", "hey. mama" or "hey stuff
what's happening."
Now really! How many women do you know really ?
enjoy being addressed that way? Especially in a public |
place. Also how many women do you know that would I
really feel flattered by such attention?
The majority of females that I know find it a definite
turn-off, in more ways than one. Many girls complain
about not being able to find good eligible men. But I
know they \ would rather do without than to subject
themselves to the guys that call out at them in such a way &
as I mentioned above.
Also I have seen some guys go so far as to not only call -d
out at females but react angrily when they don't respond.
They actually think females should feel honored to be
addressed by such names as "baby", "mama" or at
times names even worse.
I don't think it is asking too much for guys to give
women a little more respect, not only on the mall but i
anywhere such actions occur. If a guy really wants to J
impress a girl he can find many more ways than by
calling her "mama".
If the shoes were reversed and women began calling
out to guys "hey daddy" or other names of that nature, I
don't think too many of them would appreciate it nor find
it flattering. And maybe, just maybe they'd see how it
feels. 4
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:he working force of the member said. "We're
Housing Authority and the being quiet because it's
backbone of the Housing none of th#?ir Kncinocc
Authority." we do in the union.'*
Members of the group The group met because
>aid that they were still they said they were upset
behind the unionand con- -by the way their problems
rary to published reports, were being handled by the
:hey> haven't given up on administration and that
he union. they felt no one was
"We're as strong on the listening to their
inion as we ever were," a grievances.
of a Mai
> Missed 5 Million Blacks
American counted, the Cens
a^*out effort to reach groups
who meet "any group 1
Gerald Townes imP??ance<***cen\
one of mmbn of There W|U be an M N,?
jcepfeoentottvee the U.S. mote,!\and *ot#!" <? ?"? Bmeen ku hM counted and there 11 be a
to redact the minority ^ee pa
under coont in 1980.
Arena Woul(
. By John W. Temple ton
Staff Writer
Teddy Pendergrass fans who have dreaded driving 35
miles to Greensboro to see Pendergrass and other top
musicians would be able to merely come downtown if the
city builds the 18,500 seat Winston-Salem Arena .
unveiled by a team of consultants Tuesday night.
4The big acts like to make big money," said Jim
Dalrymple, director of the Coliseum and Convention
Center. Currently, the big draws shy away from
Winston-Salem because of the limited capacity of the
1950s era Winston-Salem Coliseum, he said.
"Take, for instance, Teddy Pendergrass," said
Dalrymple. "When he was on the way up a couple years
igo, he played Winston-Salem, but now you couldn't
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"The Bee Gees are starting a concert tour to play one
concert in each state,*' he added. They will likely play
he biggest place in the state, now the 15,000 seat
jreensboro Coliseum.
Consultants for the Arena Group of Atlanta, looked at i
wo sites for the proposed arena: the site of the current
Zoliseum and the northeast corner of Sixth and Cherry <
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Grievances mentioned by
the group were: favoritism 3T^T
when, it comes to promcK "* r ' .
tions, salaries and raises; Kv1 Si
shortage of manpower, lack
of communication between
tbe workers and .the administration
concerning benefits,
seniority and job de- 1L
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"The Winston-Salem Arena is feasible at both the
present fairgrounds site and downtown," said the
However, it stated, "Locating the arena on the
downtown site would serve as jl continuing reinforcement
for the development and health of the center city."
Among those who could potentially benefit are several
black-owned businesses, including a florist, a beautician
and a disco lounge which have recently moved into the
North Trade Street area.
Willie Stevens, proprietor of J Henry's men's clothing
store, said with glee, "I'll be waiting to see that," of the
prospect that the arena would be placed nearby.
The consultants estimated that the sew arena would
bring in new local expenditures of between $7.5 to $12.1
million on admissions, parking, concessions, restaurant
meals, hotel rooms and transportation.
Arena cost would range between $29 and $33 million.
The consultants predict that no local subsidy would be
needed to meet the debt service on the facility.
The new facility, if located downtown, would also
expand the use of the current Benton Convention Center
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By John W. Temple ton
Staff Writer
The bright Carolina sun has burned hot throughbut
July, punctuated by gully-washer rains, but for four
veeks Rev. Rayford J. Thompson has maintained his
iemonstration outside one of the city's largest auto
iealerships, Roger West Chevrolet.
Rev. Thompson's contention is that the dealer should
eimburse him for a 1976 MG bought from West, then
eturned for repairs and apparently stolen off the lot
>efore Thompson could reclaim it.
The usually solitary vigil was uneventful until Monday
*hen approximately 10 youth joined Thompson outside
the car lot at 1400 South Stratford Rd. By the afternoon,
:ity police, accompanied by public safety attorney Claire
VicNaught arrived on the scene and arrested Thompson
For parading without a permit. His court date has been
set for Tuesday.
Thompson considers the arrest as unjust as he
ronsiders his dealing with West. In a Chronicle
nterview, he said, "I didn't have anything to do with
hose kids being there. When the officers came up, I told
he kids they would have to stop, but they told me that I
ladn't asked them to come or stay and that they would
tay. So they arrested me.''
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lie Winston-Salem Recreation Department presented
n afternoon of font games m*H prizes at the "Battle of
he Centers" which was held at Hanes Park last Friday*
KlHs compete In the "Mellow Yellow" contest. Tht
winners of that contest were Tasha Brooks of North
Hampton, Georgia Green of Happy Hfll and Renec ,
Barnes of Blum Park. The winning Tug of War team
Hanes Hosiery displays their winning skill.
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_Zfor exhibit type conventions, and the corresponding
increase in visitors would stimulate another 1,000 hotel
rooms in the city, said the consultants.
Nationwide Exposure |
| EBONY magazine has taken an interest in 1
I two incidents of housing-related harass-1
| ment against black families in outlying 1
areas of Forsyth County. Assistant editor |
Michael Cheers told the Chronicle-the two |
| million circulation magazine is preparing a I
| comprehensive article on the impact of Klu J
Klux Klan activities for its October issue. I
Winston-Salem was listed as a hotbed of ?
| racial tensions by NAACP regional director |
I Earl T. Shinhoster who visited while |
I cross-burnings, snakes, broken windows |
| arid marches were victimizing the James |
I Stowe family in Lewisville and the Michelle J
I McClary family in Pfafftown. &
Drags On
Maj. J. E. Masten talked with Thompson on June 27
before the beginning of the demonstration, when the
minister called to clear his demonstration with police. "I
told him there was no problem as long as he didn't block
any entrances to Roger West and stayed on the right of
way," said the police second-in-command.
Because of the pending court case, he declined to say
what circumstances changed to bring about the arrest,
but he did note that McNaught accompanied the officers
to brief them on the law.
Roger West, owner of the firm, said some of the vnnth
were on the median separating Stratford Road and in the
roadway itself, but he said he did not call the police.
"That's his right/'*' said West, referring to "the
Thompson demonstration. "If I have a problem in my
business, I buy insurance to handle the problem. When
something comes up, it's between you and the insurance
company. That's what I did. turn it over to the insurance
West's insurer, Aetna Casualty, has declined to pay
Thompson. So the demonstrations begun and are
continuing. The day after his arrest, Thompson was back
outside the dealership.
A close observer of the situation told the Chronicle
Thompson's effort has had some impact on the
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