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UNC-TV Policy ,
" Against N.C Goals ? 1
For the past few weeks, the Chronicle has been
proud to offer the Connections: Technology and
, Change Courses by Newspaper to our readers
along with two other Forsyth County newspapers,
the Clemmons Courier and the Suburbanite.
Connections is truly a magnificient effort,
combining the efforts of newspapers, the Forsyth
County Public Library, Winston-Salem State Uni- 4
versity and the University of North Carolina
television network through a weekly series of the
Accordingly, it was quite disturbing to discover
that, in the midst of this cooperation, that someone
is not cooperating.
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By Yvette McCullough denied Ms.,C
Staff Writer they said her
An unemployed handicapped woman within the m
who was told she is qualified for ing to a lette
disability benefits by the state has been Ms. Camp
told by the Social Security Administra- longer work <
tion that she is not eligible. of doing anvt
Ms. Rachel Campbell was told by victim of pol
Robert?ttr?Wardr?director t- of-the required to v
Department of Human Resources that she takes e
because she is eligible for and receiving daily and tha
Medicaid to help with hot medical arthritis,
expenses she should af^o meet the She did \*
Social Security's definition of disability Self-Relianct
that she would qualify for benefits a lack of fun
under the Supplemental Security she only wc
The Social Security Administration
Clarence "Bighouse" Gaines, the man whose athletic
feats are larger than life, may get deflated a little bit as
ten roasters take their best shots at the nation's
winningest basketball coach during a "Big House
Roast" for muscular distrophy in the Benton Convention
Center Wednesday night, October 17.
After attending two of the three Black Women:
Coping series sponsored by the YWCA on Glade Street,
I couldn't help but be impressed by the speakers and the
The series, designed to investigate everyday problems
from the black woman's perspective, confirmed to me
what I've known all along; black women have a lot oi
important things to say about different problems in theit
life and thev need an outlet for their expressions.
Women at the seminars talked about interpersonal
relationships, coping within the power structure and how
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"Serving the V^inston Co
IS WEEK WINSTON-SAL
By John W. Templeton
A 30 per cent boost in prices and uncertainty over
emergency assistance may comoine 10 creai a majur
crisis of fuel supply for low-income families in Forsyth
"People on fixed incorries are not going to be able to
buy fuel; it's that simple," said Mfs. Ginny N. Britt,
director of the Crisis Control Ministry, which supplies
fuel to needy families during the winter.
Local oil retailers contacted by the Chronicle said their
prices are up 20 cents per gallon from last year's figure
of about 60 cents for both kerosene and fuel oil.
"We have written a letter to our customers whom
ampbell's request because
condition is not disabling
: ~c *i i ?
ork for the Experiment In
; but was laid off because of
ids. She said that because
>rked part time she is not ^?p0-0_0_?.-?J~|
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By John W. Templeton administrati
Staff Writer Veterans ac
Three years ago, Belvin Smith felt with a sens
"as close to death as you can come" according tc
after being given a dishonorable dis- "He's (Sri
charge from the U.S. Army. said David
Yet, he took on Uncle Sam in a D.C., co-dir
two-year battle to regain his dignity and ans Law <
won despite overwhelming odds. University.
The Winston-Salem native had only "The prob
$21 and no job or hope of finding one, bad paper
"But I made a vow to follow this thing to don't appea
the end." he said in a Chronicle unusual thir
interview about his case. Pursuing
Belvin Smith's case involves an acting as his
alleged drug set-up, the suggestion of track down
improprieties involving his constitution- who first irr
al rights and the larger issue of how the and then
military uses its discharge authority in Smith's upg
lieu of court martials. Smith re-t
Now a freshman majoring in business in the Army
NE Council Picked Fo
By John W. Templeton Aldermai
Staff Writer wh0 worked
The Northeast Neighborhood Council. assistance.
Inc. has been selected to receive already goi
technical assistance from the National corporation
Urban Coalition in developing strategies seek grants
for improvement of the Northeast area. "With tl
Bill Murphy, a NUC staffer from New
Orleans, arrived in Winston-Salem , ,
Tuesday night to begin working with the Coun"*il"
council in assessing community needs. "Reh b i t
The Neighborhood Counseling Pro- ^ North
ject. as the NUC program is titled, is addcd that
operating in 30 cities around the country ,
. , . .. r. ^ pressed go
under a grant from the U.S. Department street and
' of Housinw and Urban Development. . .
also oc ext
Each neighborhood advisor is trained A
to prepare neighborhood improvement ^ rnent ofl
I strategies, help secure funds for proi
r jects and help residents impact on the
7 ... structures
community development block grant
mmunity Since 1974"
EM. N.C. cents l^S
p30%, But Aid D<
i Major Fj
we've supplied tor a long time telling them how hard it's
going to be." said Bill Shelton. president of Southern
Coal and Uil Co. X
Although the costs are going up the major souice
of emergency fuel assistance available for the past two
years is currently not available. *
Close to 4.000 county families have received
$390,240.72 since August 1977 under the fuel aid
program operated by Experiment in Self-Reliance,
according to Ms. Brenda Evifns. director of the ESR
The program is now held up at the federal level
following President Carter's attempt to link such aid with
his windfall profits tax proposal. The administration has
Limber Pat Cason almost doubles herself over
backward during warm-up sessions for a modeling class
being held for four weeks at the 14th Street Recreation
Center. According to organizers, the twice weekly
classes have attracted 40 students from ages 13 to 37 who
are learning about exercise, diet, carriage and fashion.
i Discharge I
on at Winston-Salem on years, according to servic
lministrations benefits, tho was a medical corpsman
Smith can talk about it all Reed Army Hospital in
e of satisfaction, deserved Doctors, nurses and othc
his lawyer. plus one patient commend
nith) a very persistent guy." work in letters submitted
Addlestone of Washington. brief.
ector of the National Vcter- In January. 1976, he w;
Center at The American to Aschaffenburg. Germa
a company aidman. "Th<
)lem is most people with us to grease wheels in tl
(dishonorable discharges) and I wanted to practice
1 " a ,-1 ,-j i' 'tv,., u ?:_i ? :_i c- : _r i_
i, saiu rtuuicsiuut. i mc: iio^puai, suiu omiin 01 n
ig is that he pursued it." there.
it in Smith's case meant Smith attempted to g<
; own private investigator to back to the hospital with
in New Jersey the witness During his next leave. h<
iplicated him in drug sales hospital to seek the help
whose recantation made commanders.
rading possible. When the soldier returr
unlisted for his second term ny, he was three days A
in 1972. For the next three addition, a customs agen
r Project Relocation I
i Vivian H. Burke. D-NF. By Yvette McCul
I with city staff to obtain the Staff Writei
noted that the council has families in the Lib
:ten status as a non-profit Avc- Area will be relocat
. which allows the group to blighted area if the Boar
on its own. approves the condemnati<
" , ... . in the area.
he extra help wc will be A. ,, .
, ... ,7 , ... About .U rental units
should be able to do a lot. . , r
Avenue between Sevcnt
Street have been reco
president Martv Penn said. . , ,
* condemnation bv the C on
ation is the No. 1 concern in . ?
... . ..... lopmcnt s Department,
cast neighborhood-. He f .. . , .
. . . , . Ten families should c
such ideas as the long-ex- , .. . , ...
, . . . , ? , . month. said Alderman
al of a mini-park in the 24th IA ... , ,.n
D-North. Basically it u
Manchester Street area will ,. . , ? .
living in the Seventh and
)lored with advisor. , , ... ,
and thev will be moves ;
study by community deve- '
r- . , . c .. , _ , V. I I > Mflll UtMUK dl V. au
ncials reinforces Penn s feel- '
rehabilitation. Of 1.100 ... r . .. ...
, , , , . Some of the families
in the area bounded bv 14th f
in for another winter.
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recently come up with a proposal to fund fuel assistance
under general tax revenues.
"We've already had 250 people come in to apply for
assistance.'* said Evans. "But there was nothing to
apply for.. All we can do is take their names and
telephone numbers. As soon as we know something.
we'll be contacting them."
Even if ESR and the Crisis Control Ministry, which
uses local donations for its fuel aid funds, have the same
amount this year as last ye?t\ it would not be enough.
"Last year, for every $100 we spent, we could buy
three people 50 gallons of oil, now we can just buy 50
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5 WSSU Buildings
An early morning spree of vandalism Tuesday left four v
buildings defaced with spray paint at Winston-Salem
State and cost as much as $1,000 to have cleaned
Among the buildings defaced was the just-dedicated
Hall-Patterson Communication Arts Building. Also hit
was the Blair Administration Building, Hauser Student
Union and the O'Kelly Library.
Willie E. Grissom, vice-chancellor for business affairs,
said the paint had been cleared away by outside workers
on contract by the end of the business day Tuesday. Still
left were a number of posters promoting the Revolutiona?ry-Communist
Party, which gave a-Chicago address.
Grissom said the paint was first detected from afar by
WSSU security officers around 7 a.m., but was dismissed
| as a fraternity prank or homecoming rite. The officer
who opens the buifdings at about 8 a.m. recognized the
severity of the problem and reported it to Chancellor
H. Douglas Covington.
, The estimated cost of the clean-up job was $500 to
$1,000 according to Grissom.
:e rccords, he with several grams of marijuana.
at the Walter But his real trouble was still to come.
Washington. A private facing charge on heroin
?r co-workers, possession was allegedly told the only
ed him for his way out would be to set up another user.
in his appeal The private. James Green, was given
marked money by Army investigators
as transferred and told to make a transaction. Green
ny to serve as went to Smith and paid him $70 of a
?v were using $100 debt using the marked money.
ie motor pool Green then returned to investigators
my skills in a with some of his own heroin, saying he
is experiences had purchased it from Smith. The
unknowing Smith was arrested with the
?t transferred marked money and Green was given a
no success. discharge and sent home.
e went to the Green acknowledged that sequence of
of his former events in an April 16, 1977 affidavit
given in support of Smith's appeal.
led to Germa- However, he had earlier told about the
WOL and. in set-up.
it caught him paae 2
in 2 Areas
Begins in Liberty-Patterson
lough .... they are relocated it would be to a
higher rent area."
ertv-Patterson Finding affordable housing for rested
out of the dents to be relocated is a mainr problem
d of Aldermen thc cit>' Winston-Salem ': ?; with the
an of property demolishing of dilapidated housing said
John Roberts , codes and rehabilitation
on Patterson inspector.
h and Eighth "Thc bi88^st problem with code
mmended for enforcement is that the tenant is forced
n ~i_~ : j uti a x
imunity Dcve- "luyc- I\uucrii saiu. inc icnani
usualiy gets hurt becuase the rent of a
?et moved this marginally poor house, has double the
Larry Little. rcnt ?f a substandard one and the tenant
.ill be families can not afford t0 move."
Patterson area Locating the number of people living
as soon as the m substandard housing is a problem
tie to relocate said H .H . Disher, superintendent of the
minimum code and enforcement office.
will be trapped he saic* ^at cityftas no record of the
Little said. number of oeople presently .iving in
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