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VOL. IX NO. 43 U.S.P.^. No.
Church Could Los
By ROBfN ADAMS ^
It began with a church's dream of creating a medium in
the black community that could expand its ministry, pro- vide
a broadcast outlet for other black churches and
enhance community involvement.
The church also built one of the largest and most
lavishly-decorated sanctuaries in the area and ambitiously
obtained an apartment complex.
But the dream might be fading. According to a source,
who wishes to remain anonymous but has signed an aff\An\rit
oftoctino tr? arrnrarv nf thf* information, the
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Macedonia True Vine Pentecostal Holiness Church of
God Inc. is in financial trouble.
Bishop S.D. Johnson, pastor of the church, says that
he too has heard the "rumors" concerning the church, its
radio station, WSMX-AM, and its apartments, but that
they are "lust rumors." Johnson said in a later interview
that he is conferring with his attorney concerning the
Sources close to the church, however, say that
Golfers Still Awai
By RUT HELL HOWARD
Golfers who use the Winston Lake course are still
k waiting for the final word on proposed renovations for
the clubhouse and park that could cost $100,000 or more.
How much renovation takes place at Winston Lake,
which is located in the black community and frequented
by both black and white golfers, will be decided by the city
when the Board of Aldermen vote on the city budget
for the upcoming fiscal year at a special June 27 meeting.
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Macedonia might be forced to sell the radio station in
order to get the funds needed to pay on a bond that the
church secured a year ago.
The $1.4 Million bond was financed through Keenan
and Clarey Inc., a church bonding company in Min-_
neapolis. The money was used to purchase WSMX and to
pay off mortgages to several local banks for the church
sanctuary and Macedonia Arms Apartments.
According to the terms of the agreement, the church
would pay 18 percent interest on the loairevery month or
every six months for five years. At the end of that fiveyear
period, the principal would be payable in full or the
note could be refinanced.
For the first six months, the church was able to meet
the interest payments on time, sources say. But during
that same period, the church was pouring additional
money ? almost $60,000 -- into the radio station in order
to get it on the air, in addition to financing a $60,000
parking lot, spending $75,000 for church pews and spending
in excess of $50,000 for a sound system.
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said the budget going before the aldermen includes a
1,000-square-foot expansion of the clubhouse, an addition
to the ladies room, heat-efficient windows, a new
carpet and whatever maintenance work is needed on the
outside of the building. If the $100,000 isn't enough to
complete the improvements on the clubhouse, Jamison
said, additional funds may be allocated.
The plan doesn't, however, include immediately
building a grill in the clubhouse, an addition the golfers
say is badly needed, or sufficient shelter space for the golf
carts owned and rented to patrons by Winston Lake golf
professional E. Jerry Jones.
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By ROBIN ADAMS
Next Issue: A look at sentiment
1< - 'Wf ilKl Board ?f Education voted Monday to ask
J| the county commissioners for a $7.5
fetk ?? million bond referendum in November to
finance the school system's reorganiza j.-,
The bond issue includes a request of
I'M 5505.000 to be used for the construction
^ of tennis courts and all-weather tracks at
I the eight high schools proposed under the
X four-year high school plan.
Jfrlfflr ,jgL 4 . In addition, the board voted to use
Northwest Junior High^ rather than
SWWUp "'J Lowrance Intermediate School as a mid|H
die school at a savings of $900,000 and to
construct four 4iew classrooms instead of
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WASHINGTON - A new study of
black health professionals in America
says "severe shortages" exist in the na
........tion's supply of minority doctors, den
Ad .7. tists, pharmacists and veterinarians and
.AS ; ,varns the problem will worsen in the '80s
B6 and beyond unless remedial action is
C/ The study, conducted for the Associa
B/ tion of Minority Health Professions
^6 Schools and released at a Capitol news
conference, said predictions of impending
, surpluses of physicians and other health
BKSEEjjjBH professionals simply do not apply to
I The Chronicle won first-place honors for Best Use tinues to r<
of Photographs and Best Sports Section in the "It's ver
NNPA Merit Awards competition. he tM? -'
HH^n^paper alsopiacedthird anon* the nation's Parker, am
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In the meantime, Jones and members of the Winston- 1,000-squan
Salem Golf Club, a group of approximately 50 golfers in shelter be pi
the city who regularly play at Winston Lake, wait. Lake. Jones
Appearing at the board's Finance Committee meeting becoming w
last Tuesday, the golfers made their final plea to the city, snow and rj
stressing the need for expansion of the clubhouse and a carts at the
more sanitary eating area. "This is n
"On Memorial Day, when we had a tournament and it shelter all o
rained, all the players tried to get in the clubhouse," said But, alth<
club secretary Jimmy Jordan, who complained about the said the ma
small size of the clubhouse. The Recr
In a letter to the committee, Jones requested the
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eight at Mt. Tabor High School, which
will become a senior high school under the
plan. That project would save $200,000.
The board also voted 6-2 to decide the
latp of traditional schools at its July 18
meeting. Board members Margaret Plemmons
and Garlene Grogan voted against
considering the traditional school concept.
"I don't see much sense pursuing it
(traditional schools) until after the bond
issue," Plemmons says.
In other business:
The board unanimously approved a request
from Union Chapel Baptist Church
to purchase part or all of the North Intermediate
School building and property.
North, although not officially named as
a school to be closed, will not be used in
the new reorganizational plan.
The church, pastored by the Rev.
Rhodford Anderson, plans to purchase
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tage Severe ?
"While there may be an emerging
surplus of health manpower in many
fields, there is no surplus of black health
manpower,'* it said. 44Wide disparities
will continue between the ratio of black
manpower to black population and white
manpower to white population.*'
Although blacks accounted for 11.7
percent of the U.S. population in 1980,
the yudy found that blacks comprised only
2.6 percent of all doctors, 2.9 percent
of dentists, 2.3 percent of pharmacists
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le more effectively than rtr#diiloMh fWipl
one editorial," Johnson Mid. "The idea
said he is pleased that the Chronicle conrap
y grilling to be praised yorigbeen"^
'BotltT our staff photograph^^ftaPf'
t our sports staff, which consists essentia^';
[Editor Robert EUer and Staff Writer Btm
work hard and genuinely enjoy what they#
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-foot expansion of the clubhouse, and that
rovided for at least 57 golf carts at Winston
> owns 56 carts, some of which, he said, are
eather-beaten from being left outside in the
ain because there is room to shelter only 35
leeded," Jones said. "We don't have space to
f my carts."
ough he said the shelter is necessary, Jones ,
jor concern is renovating the clubhouse.
eation Department has reviewed three plans
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