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By RUTHELL upward ^
Forsyth County Sheriff Manly Lancaster says his recent
promotion of Oscar Vaughn Jr. from corporal to
lieutenant and his hiring of black applicants for three of
six new department positions indicate that he does not
discriminate against minorities and women.
The 62-year-old Lancaster says he is troubled by the
image he's had in Winston-Salem's black community
during his past three terms.
But he says his recent promoting and hiring actions
since his fourth term and last term began in July should
show that he tries to be fair.
The sheriffs black supporters say they are pleased with
his latest attempts and one black political figure who was
highly critical of Lancaster during the elections, Alderman
Larry Little, says Lancaster's moves are steps in the
But another critic, NAACP President Patrick
Hairston, isn't satisfied.
Earline Parmon, program director for the East
Winston Restoraiion Associatipn^ and the Rev. Jerry
Drayton, pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church, both sup
' Neighborhood St
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By ROBIN ADAMS
44 It is foolish to talk about neighborhood schools for
blacks," Walter Marshall told the WinstonSalem/Forsyth
County Board of Education at its regular
meeting Monday night.
Marshall, who represented a group of concerned black
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has been taken out of context.
"A lot of folk jumped on our discussions concerning
busing and tried to use it," Marshall said, referring to
group members' comments last week that neighborhood
schools for younger children might be a viable alternative.
But Marshall also said that the group will continue to
address the fact that black students have to bear most of
the burden of busing.
"We discussed the unfairness that busing has created
and are trying to come up with ideas to relieve the
burdens of busing," Marshall said.
The board ended speculation that neighborhood
schools for students in grades K through four might be
considered by voting 6-2 not to study the option as part
of its four-year high school plan.
Dissenting votes were cast by John Holleman and John
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?ported Lancaster's campaign and say that his actions ar
evidence that he is keeping his campaign promises to hir
and promote minorities.
"It's long overdue,'* Parmon says, "but it just goes t
show that when you hold people accountable, they wi
"The black people have really been given afals
impression of me. I think it has been because o
politics right much, and part failure on th
papers to give the true facts about the depari
- Sheriff Manly Lancaste
"I thought that he would try to live up to it," Drayto
says, "and at least it looks like he is putting forth an e
fort to do what he said he would do."
Little says Lancaster's promotion of Vaughn is a goo
move because Vaughn has been with the department
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there are still others who merit promotions.
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In a paper presented by Marshall to the board, an
signed by Marshall and Victor Johnson, assistant prir
cipal at North Forsyth Senior High School, the citizer
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are determined "not by distance or geography, but b
color and class.
The group's paper also takes issue with some aspects c
the board's plan for the reorganization of the system int
four-year high schools, objecting to the suggest?
establishment of a four-year high school at Moui
Tabor, saying it would require the same long-distant
busing used presently to transport black students to We
Forsyth; the "gerrymandering" of some communiti
out of the Carver High School district," which, it argue
would "dilute citizen involvement and interest
carvw'* nnH the nronosal to exDand the facilities <
West Forsyth Senior High School, when classrooms
other schools are vacant. Such an expansion, the pap
contends, would increase the number of black studer
As for neighborhood schools, the paper conclude
"The black community, for the most part, supports t
concept of the neighborhood school as it relates to redi
ed busing for black students, but not as an impediment
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Community Since 1974"
^ Thursday, March 24, 1983
Youth And C
A Frayed Rel
fiy EDWARD HILL JR.
Staff Writer? ?r z--~
"I believe the children are our future. Teach them weli
and let them lead the way..."
-- George Benson
Children are the leaders of tomorrow, and the black
church historically has been instrumental in helping to
prepare them for that role. 1
In addition to training young leaders, the church has
provided spiritual and moral guidance as well as a social
But two local ministers feel that the black church has
strayed from its responsibility to young people in recent
"There are not enough of our young people attending
the church and involving themselves as they should/'
says the Rev. Rhodford Anderson, pastor of Union
Chapel Baptist Church. "Once upon a time, they were
brought up in the church. It reinforced what was taught
in the home. It addressed many of their needs. It seems
that, somehow, we have gotten away from that."
"Many young people attended church in the past
because it was traditional," says Bishop Frederick D.
Patterson of Ambassador Cathedral. "As they became
?, more educated and more mobile, they forsook the church
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e ~?"I would be remiss if I didn't say there are~<5lher
e qualified black officers who are employed there and who
are waiting in the wings to be promoted,""Little says,
o But Little says the sheriff's recent actions do not
11 change his opinion of his 12-year record.
_ "I'm glad to see that he did promote Vaughn to lieutenant,'*
Hairston says, "but I think it's too little too late. 1
feel that he might be trying now, but that's only one
J lieutenant. There are stilt some sergeants and majors to
e be promoted. I'm not impressed at all."
Lancaster, however, says he has always intended to be
"1 heard during the campaign that I had one black capT
tain, a black sergeant and no black lieutenants, and my
? answer has always been that, when the time permits, we
would have one," Lancaster says of his recent promotion
>n of Vaughn.
f- Lancaster also says that the criticism he has received
from the local NAACP and other black leaders occurred
>d partially because of politics and partially because they did
a not understand his situation.
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and that left a void. The black church did not reach out
enough for the young and they (churches) didn't see the
vision of replacement.*'
Some young church members agree.
"I used to go to church because my grandmother made
me/' says Alvin Simmons, 17. "But I never really got
anything out of what the preacher was saying. If I have a
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problem or something, I don't feel the church can handle
it the way it's supposed to."
Cindy Gibbs, 14, a member of St. Paul United
Methodist Church, says her church has youth groups that
sponsor social activities, but that the church doesn't address
any of the youth's problems.
But not all young people share those feelings. Eileen
Kelly, 21, a member of Ambassador Cathedral, says her
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Forsyth County Sheriff's Department Lt.Oscar
Vaughn says Sheriff Manly Lancaster has been
fair to minorities and women in his hiring and I
promoting practices (photo by James Parker).
Winston Lake I
Golfers Tee Off
By RUTHELL HOWARD
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Members of the Winston-Salem Golf Club aired a list
of concerns they have about the condition of the Winston
Lake Park and Golf Course during Monday night's
Board of Aldermen Meeting.
The group said the clubhouse badly needs repairs and
that the bathroom, which has only one commode, is too
small to accommodate the number of golfers the course
City figures estimate that last year, more than 19,000
golfers used the historically black course that was built in
East Winston in 1954.
"We are concerned that the city gives the meat to other
flolf courses and the scraps to Winston Lake," said
Samuel Puryear, a club member.
Furyear then read the list, which calls for improving
the storage and maintenance of golf carts, instituting a
rain-check policy in cases of inclement weather, building
a restaurant .in the clubhouse, improving the course's
driving range, building new rain shelters, fencing in the
park's lake - which is at the bottom of a slope - expanding
the entrance and exit roads to the course and arranging
better lighting at the course before the new Patterson
Avenue YMCA facility, which will be located at Winston
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