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is ushering us out, we knew
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By Mari Wooden
Two members of the Foster Parent Association said
that the $10 increase in monthly payments approved Mon
day night by the County Commissioners was not enough.
"We thank the Board of Commissioners for the $10 inu...
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we'll have to ask for more money," said Velma
Hopkins, foster parent, after hearing the County Commissioners'
unanimous vote approving the increase in
foster care monthly payments."
The proposal ihai was pre^enied lo lhe Commissioner*
by the Foster Parents Association last July consisted of a
$25.00 increase in monthly payments, three clothing
allotments of $75 to be given at the beginning of the
school year, at Christmas and at Easter and to be given
For the past several weeks it appeared doubtful that the
County Commissioners were going to give the foster
children in Forsyth County an increase in monthly
"I feel better this morning, said Gerald Thornton,
Director of Forsyth County's Department of Social Services,
"1 was worried at first. It's like 1 said in the beginning,
I had confidence that tVie Commissioners would lake
care of the children, I just didn't realize that it would go
into overtime." "Probably the thing that I feared most
was that they (Commissioners) would play around by
saying they would give us $5 now and $5 in about six
months," he said.
"Perhaps to some people the $10 was a lot of money,
but from my financial standpoint that wasn't a drop in
I Humbert Remembered
By Donna Oldham rr
"He was a gentleman ir
every sense of the word, bu p
he still had his sergeani y;' ;
Ashford recalled his friend
Humbert, was per- k
sonally responsible for Sarge
training thousands of it
masons during his over 40 dable, more than anyone i<
years in the organization I've ever known," Ashford, E
died January 6 at his home a member of Bivouac p
on Gerald Street. Lodge #513, said.
"Sarge was one of the Humbert, who was a h
finest fellows 1 ever met. He member of Ionic Lodge No. d
| was energetic and depen- 72, was an instructor for the A
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n open telephone line for 3 days in order to get signatures
esented lo singer Stevie Wonrfer in honor of Dr. Martin
it will be celebrated nationally on Thursday, January 15
> 35 to 40 fepf long and contains over 2,000 signatures.
the bucket,'* said Reba Archie, outgoing president of the
Foster Parent Association and former foster parent. Ms.
Archie continued, "To be perfectly honest, I don't see
why Gerald Thornton raised so much hell about the $10
that won't even help a bit with the cost of living so high.
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Other agenda items voted on by the Commissioners atMonday's
meeting included consideration of a request
for "compromise of 1980 county late listing penalities to
be given to several residents of Forsyth County.
The Commissioners voted 3-2 to compromise 25?7o
($1.00) of the penally against Mrs. H. Clifton of
Kernersville- who was erroneously taxed for an
automobile that she didn't own.
."I've been listing my taxes in Kemersville for the last 10
years and I want to know why there are so many cards
that must be filled out. There is such a mess\vhen you go
to list taxes. The tax people only listed half of what I own
and then listed some things that I don't even have, she
said, adding, "I would like to sec the tax office get a
back-up system to be used as a second guarantee that
people have paid their taxes." ,
Commissioner Grady Swisher, in response to Mrs.
Clifton's remarks, said, "Anytime you have 167,000
listings to contend with there are bound to be some errors.
I think on a whole the tax people have done a
The Commissioners also voted 3-2 to compromise the
penalty against Wake Forest University from approximately
$3,000 to $763.66. C.O. Holder, assistant controller
at the university said that the tax forms were sent,
and that the university has had an excellent past tax
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lasonic order. training of future masons.
"I was an instructor for "He was strict when it
le masonic order and I came to the masons and doiught
him. He took my ing your job, but he was a
lace as an instructor for nice fellow," Eaton recallhe
masonic lodges," cd. "He was unusually
^shford said. loyal to his lodge; his lodge
Another mason who and his work in the lodge
members Humbert fondly were his life," Ashford
/as Francis. Eaton, who said.
new him for 20 years. Humbert was a 33rd
"He was a quiet type of degree mason, as high as a
idividual and rather com- mason can go. The next
:al if you knew him," step is an honorary degree.
;aton, a member of Olym- "He had a way of giving
ic Lodge #795, said. you a round about answer
Both men agreed that when you asked him
Humbert's military training something, even when he
uring World War I in the had that stern look on his
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Saturday, January 17, I98l
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By Donna Oldham
Money...or the lack of it, could keep a group of local
:>laek developers from having significant input in an Hast
The group, the East Winston Local Development
Corp., Inc., had expressed their interest in developing a
shopping center on Clarcmont Avenue to several officials
and had submitted a preliminary proposal, according to a
spokesperson for the organization. However, the
developers became upset last week when they learned that
a white developer from Minneapolis, Minn., was coining
to Winston-Salem to look at the possibilities of developing
the shopping center.
x 441 can't get any concrete information as to why he was
here or what happened because we weren't invited," said
John Duncan, one of the developers.
Duncan continued, "we have been meeting with the city,
and they didn't even inform us that he was coming, I
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/w cooperation with the Winston-Salem Chronicle, Mayor I
s/?rts a proclamation for Martin Luther King Day. King's I
national level. With the mayor from left to right are Rt
Charles Kitnhrough, Larry Womble and Tom Elijah, Urh
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"We were always under-employed., .unemployed
under every president. No president has had full employment
for black people, so we will suffer some yes because
when you talk about conservativism it means just what it
says, to conserve."
"If they cut back in aids to education then all the black
ran inct ahout r!ncr> Kapihco QT\ nf ~ll ?u^
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students who go to black colleges get some kind of aid. If
they cut health care, that would hurt black people. Affirmative
action, well, we're already unemployed and
underemployed, that would hurt us. We're going to suffer,
but we're not going to suffer anymore than we did
under President Carter or anybody else. I just don't see
CHRONICLE-What are you least pleased with in
terms of how the city/county branches of government are
HAIRSTON-"The sensitivity of city and county
government to their responsibility to hire blacks on an
equal basis. I am very dissatisfied with the employment
records of both the city and the county and the county
more than the city."
"We are taxpayers and the government should be fair,
government should lead the way. City and county
government should lead the way to equality, especially in
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would hale 10 think that the city is less than honest in
their dealings," Duncan said.
Duncan said that one reason his group might not gel to
develop the shopping center, which is located on approximately
nine nere?. of UnH A - ! -
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because his group is non-profii.
Winslon-Salcm Mayor Wayne A, Corpening agreed.
"Somebody's got to put up some money."
The mayor said thai he hasn't made up his mind about
any developer but Corpening did say, "my only interest is
in putting up a shopping center in East Winston."
Duncan said that he believes that his group is more0
than capable of developing the project and that they
should be given a chance and support by the city.
There is no question about whether we could handle
the project given the proper assistance and time, but
money starts getting in the way every time when you start
talking about black folks trying to develop something,"
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r King Day in Winston-Salem
Wayne A. Corpening, flanked by black community leaders,
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, w,, ?uf.nuijy Ij, wm uv ceieoraiea on rne local and
>v. C. Harold Gill, NAA CP President Patrick Hairston,
an League executive director.
employment. Now, if they don't do this, then any other
manufacturer or employer will feel that hey, this is the
way you do it...you hire a few blacks, you put one black
up there to say no to the other blacks, where previously
you had a white man saying no to them and everything is
CHRONICLE-Okay, but the county, and you were
present at all the meetings, said that they have reevaluated
the personnel departments and that they have
increases of x number of blacks and minorities over the
past 10 years, what do you think about that?
HAIRSTON-"It depends on where you place blacks.
The county's overall employment record and its black
employees are in menial jobs. The top county government
is as lilly white now, as it was 10 years ago, and it's
not really changing."
"Department heads arc still all white. It's very simple.
If you have a white department head, with a secretary
who's black, you say that you have a
black in management where in realitly, they're only a
secretary. We're talking about department heads all over.
But, we get carried away with numbers. If you look at the
country's re-evaluation report that they gave us, nobody
can really understand it. I mean, we have a copy and it's
just a group of figures it never tells you what position
blacks hold or what department they work in. We're
caught up tn a thing where the country is playing a lot of
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