VOL. VI, NO. 4
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Odell ^^ton, William
By John W. Templeton
A packed house looked on Sunday
afternoon as the Morris L. Slaughter
Post No. 126 of the American Legion
dedicated its meeting hall and downstairs
lounge in honor of the last three
charter members of the 58-year-old
The post building at 1410 Attucks
Street was named the Clanton-Cranford
Hall in honor of former post commanders
Odell Clanton,-85, and Wade^
Cranford, who died last year. Stevens
. Lounge was named in honor - of ?charter
member William Stevens.
It was an emotional moment as the
wheelchaiivbound Clanton, Stevens,
and John Feimster and family, son of
Cranford, made their way to the front of
Clanton wiped a tear from his eye
before being shown the plaque bearing
his name and that of Cranford by post
commander J. H. Foster.
"1 didn't think on July 15, 1918 that I
would come here to see this,'' said
Ganton. That \ was the day Clanton
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By Yvette McCuDongh
The completion of Wentz Memorial Uni
Christ, located on Carver Road, may have
in a court of law because of a dispute
contractor, Haist9n & Sons and the chut
Some members of the church have chai
with defaulting on his contract becau
Fidelity Fire Insurance, Hairston's bondi
had to be called in to finance the rest of
Henry Hairston told the Chronicle that th
now in the hands of the lawyers and that th
98 to 99 per cent finished.""There
are several things the church n
done, but the matter is now in the hands o
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I Stevens, John Feimster
entered the U.S. Army to fight in World
After landing in - France, Clanton
received mustard gas wounds which
have trouble him ever since.
"Thank God, he spared me these 85
years to help somebody and I'm sure
glad to be here," said Clanton.
A jovial Stevens said, "I've been
nervous ever since 1 heard about this,
but 1 want ot say this:. I've got an
advantage over a younger man because
I know mine's~a -lounge;?he doesn't know
what he's got coming."
Feimster termed his father, who
commander, "a Christian gentleman "
Feimster was accompanied by all his
children except one son in Detroit who
sent a floral display for the occasion.
"It was wonderful to pay tribute to
those who have done so much and
contributed so much to your post," said
commander Foster. "Brothers Clanton
and Stevens were the ones who got me
to join the organization." Foster said
Cranford loaned some of his money to
help purchase the Jball which will now
bear his name.
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Wentz Memorial Church of Ch
James Beaty, the attorm
comment because the case i
ted Church of Jim Tatum of the Ncv
to be decided Murray, Bryson & Kennon
between the Chronicle that there was soi
xh members. Hairston would be allowed
rged Hairston "Hairston has continued
se American recently he had the parkir
ing comapny, lawyer for the bonding firm
the building, several matters that will b
ie dispute was several months.
le Church was "The dispute is out of the
owner," Tatum said,
members want determination in a court of
f the lawyer," See F
ing the Winston Community
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By John Wr Templeton
The rising cost of heating fuel is likely
iu cause a numoer 01 iires ana accidents
this winter, according to a city fire
With oil and gas prices likely to
double last year's, some people may
throw caution to the winds trying to save
a little energy, thinks Oscar Beal,
assistant fire marshall.
"A lot of people will be using cooking
equipment for heat," he said in an
interview. "The problem is that those
stoves will consume all the oxygen that
By Yvette McCullough
. Staff Writer
Worn carpets and dirty interiors at W
Golf Course Clubhouse will be replaced 01
soon as manpower becomes available, accoi
Jamison, the city's recreation director.
The carpets and other conditions at the
come under attack recently by the pol
committee of the Winston-Salem NAACP.
"Golfers have told me that the carpet is
their golf shoes get caught in it and could ca
to fall," said Rodney Sumler, chain
committee. "Some holes are covered up v
rubber but it is still dangerous."
E. Jerry Jones, golf pro at Winton L
Chronicle that almost everything he has rt
approved in the budget, but the work has n<
"The oarpet was in my budget that was
the aldermen in July," Jones said. "It was a
is just a matter of time before I
Jones said that the delay of getting the ne
-because the interior of the club house wi
"It would be a waste to put down carpet
^and painty Jones said. "The city just Y
method of doing things."
Jamison confirmed that the interior was
painted, and that?the city did most of
painting during the bad weather months.
In a press statement, released earlier th
committee charged Jamison with pra<
programs and maintenance schedules at tl
golf courses, Winston Lake and Reynolds F
Nick Jamison told the Chronicle in
interview that no one had* contacted hin
problems at the golf course.
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I_ Nat Walker
:y for the church, decl.ned ,ndustry has '
s pending. resistant to sw!
vsome, Graham, Hednck, A
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law firm of Durham told the Grover C
me question whether or not )oca| office of ,
I to complete the contract. Commission, a
to work on the project and mems hu, not
ig lot refinished," Tatum, fal, out at any
, said. "There are however afe ticd tQ
e resolved within the next
hands of the contractor and cent r*s?
It will now be a judicial rate< is
law." A lar8e
^ Electric, is in i
20 cents U.S.P.!
people need and because they're not ^
vented, they can get hot * enough to
explode." . _
Another type of mistake resulted in a
double fatality here last winter. "If a
stove is running short of oil, don't try to
refuel if while it's hot," said Beal. "It
could cause either a smoke explosion or
a blast explosion."
Electric space heaters are another
trouble spot. "Electric portable heaters
should not be used with an extension
cord," added the assistant marshall.
1' Preferably they should be the kind that
will cut off if knocked over rather than.
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Winston Lake Golf Course. Coi
by golfers and citizens In the coi
prompted an Investigation b
al Job Marl
in W. Templeton its work forces, s
itaff Writer D. Wharton. "V
yment observers see the P1"0^0*5 ^at'
ion as having a limited, if Partly bJecau" 01
n the local job market. he jsa,dj Thue
lave seen is not really a Produced at the
ocally," said Thomas D. telephone comp
... ? tomers without 1
ecutive director of the tt . .
f .... A c . cable. He said
of Winston-Salem. ?
. r r? t than MX) persot
, a spokesman for R.J. r
/-> ? vear.
>acco Co., the area s
yer, said, "The tobacco Teeter sees
traditionally been fairly minority youth
ings in the economy. We employed secto
ite any undue effect." neither improvi
reeter, manager of the There are sp<
the Employment Security programs that
igreed with those assess- many of them,
ed. "The bottom could think they will
time. A lot of industries damaged. _
the national situation. c
:ts no more than a one per federal tax cre<
the local unemployment workers in certa
5.3 per cent. as ,ninority yoi
ajor employer, Western rans. "Most c
the process of expanding out bout it," sa
S. NO. 067910 Saturday, September 22, 1979
Smoke Detector Saves^
City Couple's Lives
A smoke detector and an escape plan apparently
saved the lives of a Mineral Springs coup le whose
home burst into flames early Monday morning.
L.T? and Frances Dudley of 788 Motor Road,
near the Mineral Springs Elementary School, were
awakened by their detector at approximately 3
a.m., according to assistant fire marshall Oscar
The fire caused $20,000 in damage to thier brick
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ill fr* minority workforce and
' ^ local neighborhood leaders
get tips on organiz^
ing during a Greensboro
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how to handle heart
attack victims and foster
aid spokesman Thomas parents seek recogniVe've
got a new family tion, page 3.
is very much in demand The Winston-Sslem
Fthe fear of recession," Arena and Soul City are
loop electonics being topics of editorials in
local plant will enable viewpoints.
anies to add new cus- . Connection, tackles
aymg additional copper h don of the silent
I Wfc has nired more ,
t r ? ? .t revolution in technology,
is si nee the first of the _
* Beauticians honor the
the job situation for,. members in Social
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r of the labor force, as f . ...
focuses on local achieng
nor getting worse.
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sctfic targeted training
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can result in jobs for . n
. ? A ,,i ? . Artist Higglns-Bond is
said Teeter. I don t .. 0 ilf .
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be any more severally , OI11 ? T :.
J J and Billy Rowe has the
, . - , latest gossip from New
fficial said more local v , ...
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making use of the ... . ... ,
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?n targeted groups such agajnst ^ R>mg
th and Vietnam vete- , D . . C11 .
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