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The uniformed pre* h|B?
sence of Sgt. Mike Mc- ^Jwm
Coy did little ,to quash
the enthusiasm of these
young spectators at Sat- A Jh
beth City football game. jh
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photo by Patrice E. Lee ^Am
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Black voters over- mem Association) which
whelmingly voted ^ad mounted a radio
agftinst the bond refer- advertising and phone
endum for the proposed call campaign against
$33 million arena, com referendum.
prising 22 percent of the WS1A chairman Spurtotal
electorate. geon Griggs Jr. said he
The preliminary tally was surprised by the
released by the elections margin of defeat in the
office showed that 7,025 black community. "I
yes while 15,71 T voted found during the day
no. Of these black voters that most people were
63 percent or 3.284 voted hesitant to talk about it
against and 37 percent or until they found out I
1941 voted for it. was~against it, then they_
More than 20 percent just started talking," he
of black registered vot- said.
ers in the 16 predomin- "It shows that the
antly black voters turned black community can no
out compared to a turn- longer be ta^en for granout
approaching 15 per- ted," added Griggs. "A
cent in the liquor by the few individuals who in
drink referendum in the past have been called
March. on to deliver the black
In the last general vote can not do it now."
election, 26 percent of The WSIA-NAACP |
the black voters turned coalition had 12 poll
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Out in the precincts the 17 predominately
actively working against black precincts and also,
the referendum was a the aid of the neighborcoalition
formed by the hood associations which
NAACP and the Win- belong to the associaston-Salem
Alas, the biscuit is on the rebound.
All around us, we see the neon signs and cloth banners
at restaurants publicizing their delicious biscuits, filled
with all manner of tasty delights.
It didn't used to be that way. Folks ate dinner rolls in
the evening and English muffins or toast for breakfast
and wouldn't be caught dead with a bisuit.
A biscuit was something that smacked of the country,
and no one wanted to be branded a hick. But, during
these times when one runs across "natural ingredients"
in everything from bread to beer, it's more fashionable to
think about down-home goodness.
Of course, one of the best things about "down-home"
were piping-hot, butter dripping biscuits, not rolls, not
One suspects that a marketing specialist somewhere
happened to visit his or her grandparents' farm, to be
treated to a big country breakfast, complete with the
doughy delicacy. As such things go, the smack of his
tastebuds aroused a brainstorm which we have probably
yet to see the last of.
However, biscuits are not the only thing good about
"down-tiomfe^~-living. A home-made biscuit was an
expression of pride k\ one's work and of love for the
intended eaters--values we should think about as we
enjoy our next "biskit." By John Temple?on
"Serving the Winston C<
THIS WEEK WINSTON-SA
By Patrice E. Lee
Despite circulation of
a racially derogatory pos
ter within the departV
Lancaster said that there
is no racial ill-will in his
"They seem to get
along together,'' Lancaster
said, referring to the
22 blacks and 126 whites
under his command.
Several weeks ago a
poster of a black man
running was circulated
within the department
and the 4 'official running
nigger target" was seerT~
by more than half of the
black deputies, sources
Calling the incident
isolated and the first of
its kind since he took
^ office in 1970, Lancaster
said that an investigation
into its origins revealed
a. uuiiu By Patrice E. Lee
The vote demon- The uf . 00strates
the importance of year"old Saturday after_
ji noo n when fire gutted
a genuine community . , , ?
network," said Griggs. ^ls wood hofe
Dr. Jerry Drayton,, has given added impetus
pastor of New Bethel to the city s fire prevenBaptist
Church and a tion program, a fire officsupporter
the coli- 1 aS Sal '
_ , Otis Cook, of 629
seum bond referendum . '
told the Chronicle that '????
he was disappointedthat , oining appar y
the bond did not pass, caught fire from sparks
but that he was not ^ ?f
^i^not^urprisedit^ coalbummgstoversaid r
-i j T, i ; Oscar Weal, assistantfailed
rmr** | heard that it .. ,
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By John W. Templeton the group il\
Staff Writer that's what
The eight-month pregnant daughter His daugt
of a local neighborhood leader was since the ea
among the wounded demonstrators local high s<
caught in the crossfire when Klans- nately white
men and Nazis allegedly opened fire "She has \
during an anti-Klan rally in Greens- about her e:
Mrs. Frankie Penn Powell, 25, of She lived L
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More on Traged V^College. He i
\ in union oi
In Greensborov graduatingFourteen
Pane 2 Guilford Dist
? ning on charg
them was Rc
Greensboro received shotgun pellets leader of a L
in the back and hip during the Three day
Saturday morning shooting that resul- Wood had a
ted in five deaths and nine injuries. other news o
However, the fetus was apparently rnnfprpnrp ?t
unharmed, according to her father, Street in a ir
Marty Penn, a local social worker and the Lexingtoi
president of the Northeast Neighbor- Electric.
hood Council. During a
"She doesn't remember being ftitr Wood was
but she does remember falling, said factions for
Penn. She was unsure whether she talk than act
fell because of the shot or was shot However,
while she was in a pile of people going ence, Wood
for cover." the Klan and
Penn said his daughter is a member WSJS report
of the Workers Viewpoint Organiza- only journali
tion, the group which called the "He said tl
anti-Klan march for Saturday. on parallel
The neighborhood leader termed "When I ask
the reputed Communist leanings of tion, he said
ommunity Since 1974"
XEM, N.C. . 20 cents
riff: No Ra
that Vjt was brought in only left me with tour
by, someone not blacks." Lancaster said.
connected with the de- Although blacks made
partment. Someone had up less than five per cent
put it in one of our Gf the population outside
county cars while were the city limits in the 1970
having repairs made, Census. Lancaster braghe
said. - ged of the 15 percent
Lancaster said that black representaties on
this was the explanation the force.
given black officers. The
sheriff said that a poster have a higher
showing blacks shooting precent of women and
at sheriff's deputies had blacks on a population
also circulated within the basis than the city
department. police. They should have
T.rr,t , . a much higher ratio than
lhere s no way it can , , .
" x 11 . u us because thev re not
be controlled. If we that m b,acl;s ^
-found out one of the_in the rura, ,areas;.- he
officers was causing agi-?
tation, we could take
disciplinary action, According to figures
Lancaster said. released by the city perOnly
four blacks were sonnel department, the
employed by the depart- Winston-Salem Police
ment when he assumed Department has 39
office and now there are blacks and 266 whites
22. "My problem is that * within the ranks, for a 13
the preceding sheriff per cent figure.
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The primary culprit in "I doubt very seriousCook's
death was a ly if he would have had a
faulty stove and stove fire that day. if it were
pipe. Also the amount of insulated, (gut) to insuheat
released could not late a house like that ~
be regulated and there would have been a great
was a lawnmower in the expense," he said.
housef all of which are In a Chronicle interserious
fire hazards, view in September, Beal
Beal said. had warned that the
Lack of insulation?in danger of fire would be
- the^ house probably_xon= greatest in households
?tributed to Cook-s death, using old-style wood.
Beal said. coal and kersosene"heat~
infortunate ... if indeed
it's all about."
iter had been an activist ;
rly days of integration of \CvSL^^ "
:hools and at a predomi- ^
college in Pennsylvania. riyv^A
>een bitter, and militant *
xperiences," said Penn. * \
n Newark as a follower of
dist Imamu Amiri Baraka
lege studies at Bennett * wBHHmB
said she has been active Neighborhood Crime Wal
rganizing efforts since ~ men Mrs. Mabel Wootei
Ellen David were two of 10
businessmen and law ?
Tien were arraigned in personnel that attended
rict Court Monday mor;es
of first degree murder
icy to murder. Among C2 ai jv
)land Wayne Wood, 34, ^ | |
ocal unit of Nazis.
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s ueiore me snooting,
ailed the Chronicle and I
irganizations for a press I M Ek
, his home at 3312 Urban
lixed neighborhood near
i Road plant of Western By Yvette McCullough
telephone conversation, A public school teachcritical
of some Klan er who was dismissed by
being more oriented to the Winstort-Salem/Forion.
syth County Board of
during his press confer- Education on the char spoke
of unity between ges of neglect of duty
I the Nazis, according to and inadequate perforer
Harvey Hairston, the mance, is contemplating
st to attend. appealing the board's
le Klan and the Nazis are decision.
roads," said Hairston. Mrs. I/eVerne Davided
what was the destina- son who was in her fifth
one white world." year with the school
S.P.S. NO. 067910 November 10, 1979
Official Rurniln* NIGGER Target
Flyer Distributed in Sheriffs Department
neither a smoke detector
installed nor his house
C Q J C U inspected bv the fire
ers. To forestall tra^edv, Using wood stoves as
fire officials will inspect a primary source of heat
houses to pinpoint z.nd popular because of its
eliminate fire hazards , cheapness and if installhe
had said. properly, they are not
a fire hazard, Beal says.
Last year, the Experiment-in
Self-Reliance :We know there is a
helped aaoiot the Pity segment of the populaFire
Department install tion that we don t reacKT
50 smoke detectors in (But) we will be notifying
?the homes of the poor lo community organize
? enhance their fire safety. tions about the proper
use of wood stoves to
Beal said Cook?had prevent-further tragedy.
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;ch chairwo- crime prevention seminar held at the
a and Mrs. Benton Convention Center Tuesday.
'3 residents, Both women were taking
jnforcement notes that they will share with
a day-long members of their groups. .
system was dismissed of winning were slim,"
after about 16 hours of Mrs. Davidson said,
deliberations by the "I've held my tongue
board. Mrs. Davidson long enough, because I
claims she was treated feel I was treated very
unfairly by the system unfairly by the school
^nd that presently she system."
and her lawyer, David Mrs. Davidson was a
Hough, are discussing probationary teacher this
the possibility of appeal- year having been placed
ing the cfcse to the on conditional status last
Superior Court of For- year. She had been resyth
County. commended by Superin*'Going
into the hearing
I thought mv chances . See Page 2