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Staff Writer Ms. Davis is being held
in Forsyth County jail in
A 21-year-old woman is lieu of $50,000 bond and
being held in Forsyth Witherspoon is in critical
County jail after allegedly condition at N.C. Baptist
shooting a 46-year-old Hospital, said spokesmen
man in the mouth and Tuesday.
back, court records show. Court records show that
Dorothy Cecelia Davis, Ms. Davis had received a
of 3010 Old Greensboro summons Saturday for criRd.,
has been charged \ minal trespass at Witberwith
assaulting and seri- spoon's home Nov. 8 and
ously wounding William that she has waived her,
Witherspoon, of 928 E. right to be defended on
18th St., Saturday during both charges by a court
aftfpparenr domestic dis- appointed attorney.
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By Patrice E. Lee
"Fj?rh vftar it harHfr fnr n? (a hlarlr familv of
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four) to make endfc meet and keep up with rising prices
(on my husband's $14,000 salary). It has affected our
entire household and lifestyle so much that there is an air
of tension. and strife that didn't exist before," a
concerned mother recently explained to noted black
The Winston-Salem Rams football season is drawing
to a close. Although the Rams haven't been as fruitful as
they were last year, the team gave their die-hard fans
something to be proud of.
I attended all of the Rams home games this year
although I'm not a WSSU alumnus. I just enjoy a good
football game. I am disappointed however in the small
number of fans who attended the games.
Aside from the A&T State game and the homecoming
game with Johnson C. Smith, the fans just didn't
materialize. I just can't understand the fans in
Winston-Salem. WSSU has a great team and even
during the last two years when the Rams were
undefeated during the regular season, the fans just
didn't respond. You saw the few at every game.
It would be easier to see if the Rams were losing, but
at some schools that doesn't even make a difference. I
remember very well how the fans at Carolina packed the
stadium, even when the Tarheels only won 3 games.
Also how it only took a few wins by Wake Forest to bring
the fans back to Grove Stadium.
I know WSSU could have a better following. I just
don't know why they don't. Football is a popular sport in
Winston-Salem. You only have to think back to the
crowded stands at the Atkins-Reynolds football games or
Atkins-Carver games to know that football can bring the
WSSU needs our support. At one time fans were
clamoring for a new football coach and a winning football
team. We have that now, so what's the problem.
--Yvette McCui lough
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By Yvette McCullough
When the Winston-Salem Board of
Aldermen begin interviewing for a new
city manager this week, one minority
candidate will be among the applicants.
The position Of city manager has been
vacant for over a month since the
resignation Of Orville Powell, who left in
face of growing criticism from the Board
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International in Los Angeles a consulting
firm hired by the city to seek our
applicants for the position, told the
Chronicle that, there would be one
minority candidate among the possible
Slavin declined to give out any
Ever watchful It this odd couple of
riot-equipped Greensboro police. .persons
during the funeral march for five
I hree-Part Series
psychiatrists Alvin F. Poussaint and Jar
"With rising rents and heat, we have n
entertainment (mostly movies and danc
My husband and I fight more because w<
same kind of fun we used to have.
Now it looks like inflation is going to
and I just start crying when I think ab
know--maybe I'm just afraid and worrie
about it. Do you think my problem
psychiatrist can help me with or should I j
I feel I would get over this if I just had
Poussaint and Comer used this Ch
situation to illustrate that socioeconomi
have a profound effect on the mental hea
"During the Great Depression, a
economic upheaval, many individuals
alcohol, crime and suicide. Today we i
relationships between unemployment
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By John W. Templeton
Just after Atty. Annie Brown Kennedy
had received the Citizen of the Year
award from the local chapter of Omega
Psi Phi Fraternity, a young man of about
12 walked up to offer his congratulations.
"1 want to be just like you," he said
to the new state representative, sworn
in last Friday as the first black woman to
serve in the N.C. General Assembly.
"Let's hope there will be a lot more
opportunities available to you," she
The answer was characteristic of the
role of pioneer which Mrs. Kennedy has
found herself cast in ever since her
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additional information in a telephone
interview but said the aldermen will
receive a report on all the applicants
Thursday. Interviewing begins Friday.
According to guidelines set up by the
Aldermen, the new city manager should
have a B.S. degree in administration or
business administration and has been a
manager of a city with the population of
50,000 or assistant city manager ofa city
with a population of 100,000.
An expert in placing minorities in
top-level municipal jobs said recently
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When she was the young man's age,
Kennedy had no real career plans, "but
after 1 got to college, 1 really wanted to
go into business. The dean (at Spelman
College) tried to dissuade me. She
suggested teaching or social work."
It didn't work. The then-Annie
Brown went across the street to the
all-male Morehouse College on a cooperative
basis to study business administration,
the only such major in her
Brown went on to study law at
Howard University, the seat of a
national campaign of civil rights litigation.
"We were told that we needed
tools which we could use to help black
folk achieve freedom and equality of
opportunity," Kennedy recalled during
a Chronicle interview in her neatly
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to naming a black city manger.
Michael Rogers, director of the
Minority Executive Recruitment Program
of the International City Management
Association said that\the city's
makeup is similar to other cities where
blacks have been hired.
"In most of the cases, the black
population averages around 40 percent
or near that and there's a fairly well *
organized black community and there's ..
By Yvette McCullough
The proposed annexation of 8,500
people into the city may have an effect
of diluting the black vote and making it
more difficult for Winston-Salem to
have a black mavor. according to several
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Alderman Virginia Newell told the
Chronicle that annexation could dilute
the black vote in a city wide election
such as mayor.
"I had not looked at annexation from
the point of view of diluting the black
vote, but 1 strongly suspect it would,"
Alderman Newell said. "In the annexation
hearings all facets of annexation
ought to come forth and we should ask
the researchers to give us this kind of
'-Our chances of having a black mayor
because of the dilution would be very
slim," Alerman Newell continued.
The Winston-Salem Board of Alder
men is presently considering the^annex?
general locations of the five areas are:
Peace Haven-Country Club Road; Salem
Woods-Atwood Acres; Janita Lakes;
Peters Creek Parkway-Brewer Road and
Under the Vntino Riohtc Art
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annexations or other political redistricting
which has an adverse impact on
minority political opportunities can be
blocked by the U.S. Justice Department
or Federal courts.
Kathie Chastain, elections director
told the Chronicle that they did not have
any information on how many of the
8500 would be registered voters nor
what ward they would be assigned.
According to voter registration figures
there are approximately 66,938
registered voters in the city, 21,101
which are black. However if all 8.500 to
be annexed were registered voters,
including at most 75-100 blacks, their
presence would decrease the black
percentage by three percent. In terms
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Rep Annie Brown Kennedy, the first
black women to serve In the N.C.
General Assembly, accepts sward ss
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a black presence on the city council,"
When contacted, two of the black
aldermen said tfiaf they were not ajrare
that a minority is among the applicants.
However one alderman said she thought
the timing for selected a new city
manager is bad.
"The middle of the year is a bad time
of the year for someone to want to make
a change in jobs," said Alderman
Newell. "I think this selection was
hastily put together and the city has
been going smooth and the meetings
are going pretty weil.
"In order to get % good person this
time of year, might be a little difficult
since most people usually change jobs
in May or June," Newell continued.
of wards, the alderman could decide to
maiTe additional wards or add the areas
to existing ones.
Tracy Singletary, the campaign manager
for former Alderman Carl Russell,
during Russell's bid for mayor told the
Chronicle that the annexation could also
affect wards in terms of diluting the
"As the wards get wider, blacks will
lose a lot of strength and insure that not
more than three blacks are elected
alderman/' Singletary said.
Singletary also said that in a city wide
election blacks would have a hard time
"The problem in Winston-Salem is
that it is a strong party politics town,"
Singletary said. "Any black running
has two strikes against him.
"One, it is hard for a black to get the
blessings of a party to run witfrand ?=
second, whites don't vote a straight
party ticket and blacks do." Singletary
?Cleveland Gilliam, an unofficial candidate
for the Southeast ward said he
would favor redistricting present areas
within the city and making them wards.
"Happy Hill Gardens and Cleveland
Avenue Projects both have large populations
and they could have an alderman
representing them by the themselves,"
"The black aldermen should vote
against annexation, because this is just
one of the white's tools to hurt blacks."
Larry Womble an unsuccessful aldermatic
candidate for the Southeast warH
said he doesn't see the affect of
annexation hurting blacks except in city
In a special meeting Monday night,
Joe Berrier, the assistant city manager
for operations, recommended that the
proposed annexation be delayed because
it would be almost impossible to
extend city services to these areas by
Jan. 1. The aldermen are scheduled to
make a decision by Dec. 17.
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Citizen of the Year from J.O. Lowery
of Pal Phi chapter of Omega Pal Phi