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* Connections page 5|
* Males inFashionFairpage 7 1
* Earth,Wind&Fire....page 11
* Blood Alley page 13
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The Winston-Salem Urban League has announced
that randomly selected households in the
Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point areas
will be surveyed as part of the National Urbaa
League's National Survey of Black HouseholdsBlack
Pulse, which will take place during the month
The Black Pulse is a combined effort of Urban
League staff ami volunteers at the affiliate and
national levels. Interviews -will be conducted in
over 5,000 black households nationwide to assess
their needs, experiences,priorities, and attitudes
on a wide-range of major issues affecting blacks
Through door-to-door interviews with blacks in
central cities, suburbs, and rural areas, the Black
Pulse survey will cover a number of important
and political participation.
Funded by the Ford Foundation and the
Carnegie Corporation, Black Pulse marks the first
time that any agency-without government fundshas
attempted to conduct a nationwide survey of
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"At present, there are no governmental agencies
that regularly assess the needs, priorities, and
experiences of blacks regarding major governmental
policies and programs of the magnitude
envisioned in the Black Pulse," said Thomas J.
Elijah, Jr., executive director of the Winston-Salem <.
"The nation vitally needs such a continuing
national survey and participation of households in
our community is important because it provides an
opportunity for blacks who live here to speak out on
the issues that mean so much to their well being."
The Urban League has carefully prepared for the
survey using the latest and most accurate polling
techniques available. Trained interviewers from
the local community will go from door-to-door in
our neighborhoods with scientifically prepared
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Harry D. Wheeler
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HIS WEEK WINSTON-SAJ
Blacks U ige
By John W. Templeton
Opposition to the $33 million Wmston-Salem Arena
surfaced during a meeting of the Democratic precinct
committee in the predominately black Forest Park area
"Most of the people here^should vote against it," said
Cleveland Gilliam, a precinct resident and a member of
the Democratic state executive committee. "It's only
going to benefit the Hyatt House. We might get 1,500
black janitors, but nore of the top jobs."
Gilliam was responding to remarks from county
Democratic chairman Norman Nifong, who stressed the
importance of the Nov. 6 referendum on bonds to finance
the 18,000 seat facility.
"It's a facility that could have a tremendous impact on
the city future," Nifong told the gathering. He said he
personally favored the bond issue, but was not
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By John W. Temple ton
From midget football to battered women services, a
wide range of community needs are being provided for
by the annual one-month fund drive of the local United
Starting Oct. 2, the United Way will be asking for
voluntary gifts of $3,099,264 to help support 27 local
agencies and nine statewide groups.
Such services as the youth programs of the Patterson
Avenue YMCA, the employment service of the
Winston-salem Urban League, and the Salvation Army
Harry D. Wheeler has earned the title "Mr.
Music" through 30 years of playing, teaching and
conducting ir Winston-Salem.
In tribute, Wheeler is the honoree of a special
gathering Sept. 30 being given by former students,
co-workers, friends and people who have enjoyed
his contributions, services and perrormances over
the years. The gala will be held in The Benton
Wheeler is a native of Memphis, Tenn. and came
to Winston-Salem after a hitch in the United States
Naval Air Force Band during World Warll and upon
graduating from Fisk University.
As instructor of music in the public school system
he taught for 30 years with 20 of his years being
spent at Atkins High School. During his
educational career in the public school system,
Wheeler created many "firsts".
He organized the first annual talent and variety
show in 1949, which featured young black students
of Winston-Salem in outstanding demonstrations of
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attempting to sway opinions.
?Supporters of the arena say it woufd generate 1,500 to
2,000 new jobs, 1,000 new hotel rooms and $24 million in
a new business in the city.
Rev. Howard Wiley, chairman of the housing task
force of the Winston-Salem Improvement Assoication,
said during the meeting he would like to see a bond
referendum for low- and moderate-income housing
either instead of or in addition to the arena proposal.
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branch president, said he plans to oppose the arena
unless guarantees are given that blacks have a share of
construction contracts and of jobs produced by the arena.
Told of black concerns about the facility, Mayor
Wayne A. Corpening said the facility is not just for big
"The only thing they're going to get is to pay for the
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Boys and Girls Clubs which have a large impact on the
black community are supported through the United Way.
"I have no qualms about asking a black person to give,
because our community is getting a lot out of United Way
agencies," said Don Smart, a Southern Bell executive
who has been loaned to the United Way to help in the
"The United Way is working for everyone," he added.
Before the fund drive started, allocations have
already been made to the 36 members agencies. Panels
of volunteers reviewed budget requests based on a list of
priority needs compiled by the United Way last year.
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talent in song, dance and comedy.
These talent shows attracted thousands of
community residents and earned Wheeler the title
of "Mr. Music" from his students, their parents
and his colleagues.
He organized the first Atkins High School annual
spring concert, and he organized the first Atkins
High School Marching Band which for 20 years
gained significant recognition as it played for
WSSU's Homecoming Parade, the Christmas
parades, football games and parades for other
community groups. In 1950 the first Atkins High
School Jazz Band was organized.
In 1954 when Wheeler entefed the Atkins
Concert Band in the North Carolina State Band
Competition his band earned superior ratings for
that year and 16 consecutive superior ratings
In addition to his educational responsibilities
Wheeler had several church activities; Under his
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interest on the bonds," said the mayor, a staunch backer
o?-the proposal. JJondinteresUwill have to paid through
tax revenues, and Corpening noted that businesses are
the largest taxpayers.
"For the person with a $40,000 house, they'll only
wind up paying $10.80 a'year for the extra tax," an
amount Corpening said was only slightly more than the
gas required for a round trip to the Greensboro
The mayor said the 1,500 to 2,000 jobs created by the
arena would come from the development of new
businesses attracted by the large crowds.
"Whatever your business, you've got to have people
and the more people, the more your business grows, and
when it grows then there are more jobs, and that's good
for everybody,'* said Corpening.
Corpening said federal funds would be beter used to
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. By Yvette McCullough about black drinking haWa4laa>
tjiwii liwt una.
, . "Since the 1970 there
Black women face a . , . ,
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double jeopardy when it . . : . , ,
J r J , on alcohol abuse but little
comes to?treatment for n-??r-,?rr?r 1 ?
t -. . on the black -female - --
alcohol or drug abuse , . ,
. ... abusers said Thornton at
because they are black . . ?
? ? the second annual confer"d
,hre' ' encc on 1coho\., drug.
women, s?id Carolyn and
Thornton, director of so- . . . . ,
. , , ^ . here last weekend.
?al work at Durham s Thornton said that the
Lincoln Commumty Cen- black Americans differ in
ter. here last, weekend. drjnking habjts than whj.
Thornton said that tes> she said that most
black women have not blacks drink heavily or not
received adequate ser- at au
vices because tradition- "Some black religious
ally, alcoholism was groups forbid drinking,
thought of as ~a disease - different ?lifestyles alter
^fleeting mostly men. and drinking habits and some
because little is known gee pa^e 2
The seven services in the priority one group received a
total increase of 14 per cent over last year's budget.
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day care, family counseling, emergency assistance,
family life education, senbr citizen services and
Services in the second priority, which include youth
development and employment services, received a six
per cent increase.
Programs falling in the third category were held even
and fourth priority services were decreased.
Donors are being asked to give .6 of one per cent of
their income, or one hour's pay per month as their "fair
leadership at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, the choir :|
has performed at regular worship services,
concerts, conventions, cantatas and ai other :|
community churches. ??
He has also been very active in cultural activities,
including four summers with the cultural programs
of the Experiment in Self-Reliance, seven summers
with the art enrichment programs of the UrbanArts |
and as serving as the director of the well know
Jazz-Trans-It Music and Dance Band.
Wheeler was also music director for the first all
black cast theatre production "Don't Bother Me I
Can't Cope", co-sponsored by the Little Theater
and he was the music director for the 1979 "Miss
North Carolina Black America Pageant".
A special slide pesentation featuring Wheeler's
life from childhood to his recent retirement will be
shown at the program. James A. Rousseau,
principal of Philo Junior High and a former student
of Wheeler will be the toastmaster for the program.