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VOL. V NO. 51
On Ist of
By Yvette McCuUongh
- Staff Writer
About 20 families living in the 1400
block of Oak Street in Kimberly Park
Projects have not been receiving their
mail for the last two months including
first of the month assistance checks.
Evelyn Thomas, spokesperson for the
residents, said that they* first began
having trouble when the city closed
down Wilson Street two years ago.
Their address was changed from Wilson
?treet to Oak Street.
Postmaster John Schoolfield told the
Chronicle that the problem stems from
the residents not notifying people of
their change in address. ^
"The Housing Authority wanted the*
numbers and the name of the street
An exciting new sports feature will app
Chroaicle starting this issue. It's all ab
college sports, and will be written by vetei
writer and nationally syndicated column
Cooper, 24, is a sportswriter for the Ta
(Fla.) Democrat newspaper, where h
Florida A&M and other tblack colleges,
working for The Democrat, he worked
Wilmington (N.C.) Star-News, covering hi
and college sports, and stock car racing.
He attended the University ^>f North
Wilmington for three years before m
Tallahassee. He is now completing his dej
at Florida A&M.
Cooper's weekly sports package "Blac
Sports" appears in 40 weekly and daily ne
around the country.
In addition to writing a column for the
each week, Cooper will provide the Chroi
an "Ask Barry" question-and-answer
feature that will let you ask any questions
have concerning black college sports. C<
also be providing other sports features.
tn_ t_ o l ?i
i nis wee* v^ooper nas wniien a column
Jeffires (former South Carolina State hea
coach), who is now head coach at Wichita
becomes the first black man to land a hea
coaching job at a mostly white universil
Cooper has prepared a football tidbits f
and a "Ask Barry" question-and-answei
We think you'll like his writing.
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Sean WUldni, ]
? the violin be hi
Virtuoso School sponsoi
youth who've I
year old project
0 "Serving tl
chanced." SehnolfiHri c?iH "W#? ^a.r0
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told the Housing Authority twice to
notify the residents about their change
"Since they changed our numbers
many of us haven't gotten our checks or
our food stamps," Mrs. Thomas said.
"On check day, if we receive them, it's
past 4 or 5 o'clock and most of the banks
and things are closed." j
Mrs. Thomas said that since their
mailman was changed about two
months ago they have been having j
"Some of the residents, in addition to
receiving their mail late, have been rec 1
ceiving their mail opened," Mrs.
Thomas said. "Also some of our mail is
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"1 Klan in \,l
1 Attacked |
NEW YORK Citing several
incidents of Ku Klux
Klan activity by military
personnel, the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'irth
has called on the Defense
ear in the Department to stop mem...
. bers of the armed forces
out black . ... _
anort. from joining hate groups
* d such as the KKK and the
,kt Barry Nazis.
? . "There is no room within
e covers armec* forces of the
. United States for organized
Poor to 6 .
. , . bigotry and extremism,
* declared Nathan PerlmutS
?? ter, ADL's national direc^
- tor, in a July 26 Jetter_io_
Defense Secretary Harold ?
loving to ~ ? J?
0 , Brown.
jree wor The Klan's "history of
. r racial and religious bigotry,
k College violence and disorder" is
wspapers well-known, said Mr. Perl.
mutter, adding that only
Chrotticle . ? .. .. . J
i ? recently ten individuals
tticle with / , .u . A. (
. were found guilty in Ala- (
bama of Klan-related vio- 1
i that you . . \
... lent crimes. 1
x)per wi ADL said it was express
ing concern about Klan '
on Willie ?. .. .. .. - . ,
j i? activity in light of reports 5
d football .. . ? . K \
that KKK units have been 1
State and .. ... KT ?
active in the Navy, Army,
00 a Marines, and that recruit- 1
ing of Klan members is *
eature underway within the Air *
r column. Force t
Mr. Perlmutter observed
there have been reports of
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Staff Photo by McCulloug
A Long One
Mrs. Yellow Jewel of Dellabroolt Road displays her 1
Inch string bean which she grew oat of a garden In !m
backyard. Mrs. Jewel plans to shellac the bean and enti
it In the Dixie Classic Fair.
One of the disadvantages of this yob is the running intc
:onstant evidence that black lives don't hold a lot ol
/alue in many quarters, including among some blacl
That makes it all the more gratifying when one come!
icross a situation when the reverse is true. There's t
special touch to this example. I'm referring to mj
ive-year-old niece, Stacy Wellman.
For the past few weeks, she has been in the Duk<
University Hospital battling the hereditary disease cysti<
ribrosis, an illness which systematically turns the lunf
issue hard and fibrous, rendering the tissue incapable o1
urning air into oxygen.
Eventually it becomes inpossible to breathe.
The disease usually acts quickly, killing many infants
ifflicted before the age of one. But Stacy developed
veil, quickly getting over brief attacks and giving hopt
:hat she would live to see the day when doctors woulc
ind an effective treatment.
However, colds and pneumonia upset the- delicate
valance in her~body chemistry around the end of lasi
There were frequent trips to the local hospital ii
Statesville, where Stacy, her younger sister, oldei
jrother and parents live on the outskirts of town, and tc
At first, she would be back out in a few days. Then the
stays got longer and longer. Since the last time she weni
nto the hospital, she hasn't come out.
Connected to wires and tubes all over her body, Stac)
las not only battled cystic fibrosis, but also pneumonit
md other infections, two heart attacks caused by fluid
suildup and diabetes caused by a steady diet o1
She has hung on despite that array of potent killers.
"l don't know how she's made it; it must have been all
:hose people praying for her," my mother said the othei
lay. In addition to the family, at least three churches
lave resolved to pray on her behalf. The churches hayi
ilso donated funds to help with the constant back ^nd
forth expenses incurred by the parents. )
As I write, the last word that doctors were giviWg i
pain killer which would also have the effect of retarding
ler breathing further. The prognosis was bleak. (
Although cystic fibrosis is likely to claim anothei
ictim, there's a larger victory that's been ^on.
Whenever you can get people to care about andthei
person, it's a significant event.
John W. Templetoi
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20 cenU U.S.P.S. NO
S By Yvette McCullough
I The percentage of black teachers in
the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County
Public School system has declined 10
percent since integration, although
I enrollment of black students has steadily
In 1968-69, the last year before total
integration of the school system, black
teachers made up 37 percent of the
school's teaching force, according to
official records. During the 1978-79
a - school year, 27 percent of the school's
R teachers were black.
The number of black teachers in the
I senior high schools has continued to be
low, with barely any gains made during
|i the last 10 years. In 1970-71, 19 percent
j of the high school teachers were black,
m During this past school year, 21 percent
V of the senior high school teachers were
However, in 1970-71, 28 percent of
the students in the school system were
^ black and in 1978-79, 34 percent of the
^ students were black.
^ Eugene Johnston, assistant superintendent
of personnel for the school'
system told the Chronicle that the
g school system does not try to match the
__ ratio of teachers with the ? ratio of
I ' ' % ~
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Williams S. I
; 1-40 Disru
By John W. Templeton
f Staff Writer
1 There's a thick white powder covering
r the floor, most of the walls, and after a
) few minutes, you, as one visits the lair
of William S. Hughes, community
* leader, trucker and...artist.
t Those who know Hughes from his
roles as vice president of the Watkins
Street Improvement Association or who
1 have seen him loading or driving trucks
would probably be somewhat shocked to
f see the gleaming bl$ck figurines disolaved
throughout the Hushes'
r s o
makeshift workshop at 1005 Watkins St.
His medium is molding plastic, using
Pa technique learned while in the army
and his overriding wish is to have a shop
of his own where he can market his
The plans of Hughes and his neighbors
on Watkins Street are on hold for
now as they await a decision on the
widening of Interstate 40.
The house Hughes rents should have
been torn down by now, one of a
number of changes Watkins Street
residents have lobbied for out of the city
"Uur objective is to employ as many
minorities as available in the market,"
Johnston said. "We're above the state
level, because in North Carolina about
15 percent of the minorities hold
teachers certificates and 27 percent of
our school system is minorities, so we
are above the state average at all
Johnson said that the low percentage
of black high school teachers is because
there aren't many, black secondary
teachers coming out of college.
"Winston-Salem State University,
where we get the majority of our
teachers from, did not produce a lot of
high school teachers," Johnston said.
"We had to get more of our secondary
teachers from North Carolina A&T and
North Carolina Central."
James Dew, assistant to the^superintendent,
told the Chronicle that the
law does not address integrated staffs.
"The law says that all the schools in
North Carolina should rationally reflect
the occupational market," Dew said.
"There aren't a large number of blacks
on the high school level, and only
about 20 percent of the blacks are
applying for the jobs available on the
high school level."
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Community Development Department.
Hinder the leadership of former
president Les Venable, a realtor who
returned to his native community before
moving out of town, and current
president, Mrs. Annie Bell Hamlin, the
Watkins Street Improvement Association
and city officials have developed a
strategy for saving the neighborhood.
But as the Center City Development
Guide notes in the section on Watkins
Street, "If 1-40 widening requires
considerable land in the Watkins Street
area, the long term goals for this area
would be altered since the residential
character along one boundary of the
area would be eroded."
This document goes on to say that the
highway could reduce the neighborhood
by a third and concludes, "This could
have detrimental impacts on the remainine
residences and mav tin the
o j r
neighborhood's already tenuous balance
between viability and decline."
But for that big question mark, the
city and the neighborhood strategy
includes: continued loans and grants for
rehabilitation, paving Beaumont and
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