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VOL. X NO. 6
Blacks Not Pleased, Th
By ROBIN ADAMS
?The new attendance lines for the city- county
schools have been drawn. The next
step is up to the voters.
But if Walter Marshall, vice president
. of the NAACP, and the NAACP's reaction
in general are any indication of the
black community's sentiments, the Nov. 8
city-county bond referendum that will
seek the money to finance the four-year
school plan might have a hard time getting
Moreover, even if the bond package is
approved, the NAACP says, it may take
"I think the board's actions
reflected its inability to take a firm
stand on sensitive issues."
-- Walter Marshall
the school system to court.
"I think the board's actions reflected
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issues," Marshall said. "They don't
person got. It was a racist decision.
"They (the board) clearly played with .
numbers. We (black people) became just
numbers. But the eastern white community
was treated with human emotions."
The numbers Marshall referred to are
"the political games," as one board
member termed it, the board played in
trying to decide who will go to which
schools. Although Monday night's^
meeting lasted past midnight, most of that
time was spent trying to determine where
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If preliminary indications hold true
ministers may voice some opposition t<
mittee's proposal to repeal Winston-!
441 feel that we ought to remember the
and keep it holy/* says Bishop S.D. Jot
of Macedonia True Vine Pentecos
Church of God Inc. 44We ought to a
The Board of Aldermen's Genera
unanimously endorsed a proposal Sept
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the high school attendance lines would be
Since it presented its plan during the
summer r the board has xeceived 26 requests,
mostly from white individuals and
communities, concerning the neu?
districts. The majority of the complaints
came from white parents in the eastern
part of the county who did not want their
children assigned to the historically black
Carver High School district, and from a
bloc of white parents in the British
Woods, Mountain Brook and Sandersted
communties who wanted their children
moved from the Parkland High School
district into the Reynolds High School
district, contending that Reynolds would
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wuci incir cnnarcn ior college.
In several straw votes, the board
discussed each individual request. After
the first straw vote, the board had approved
every request the white community
had suggested and turned down every
request from the black community.
Board member Dr. William Sheppard
"This straw vote has done great
request to move white children (where'*
they want to go to school) and no black
children have been moved. Let's move
some black children. Let's fair about
But in the end, none of the three requests
from the black community concerning
the high school districts were, approved.
The total number of students and racial
percentages (the board relaxed its
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ijoyt her new home on Sawyer Street,
ghborhood (photo by James Parker).
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Chapter 22 from the City <
the city's existing blue laws,
operating hours of certain
, local black the blue paper they were p
> a city com- onies, blue laws close city bi
Salem's blue furniture, appliances, jew<
midnight until 1 p.m. Sund
Sabbath day Grocery stores and fruit s
mson, pastor a.m. Sunday and then mus
tal Holiness businesses as gas stations an
bide by that to close.
Dr. J. Ray Butler, pi
1 Committee Church, says he opposes th
. 27 to delete because such an action woul
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iston-Salem "to return some
ing the Winston-Salem Community Since
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The Board of Aldermen Monday night j
unanimously passed a resolution concerning the i
aldermen's travel policy and also approved the t
slateOfMayorWayne Corpening's nominees to N
a new tourism commission after amending it to
include a black woman. 1
The Finance Committee voted Sept. 26 to
recommend to the board a policy that now re- <
By ROBIN AD AMI
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dear spot in my life
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MM mm I relocation grants for
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, she says that the still money and counseli
changed. Once kno*
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rode, which provides for of some to attend
or laws that limit Sunday being open durii
businesses. So called for 44Businesses should
rinted on in Puritan col- churches..
usinesses that sell clothes, "Many (church)
rlry and hardware from but can't because t
lay. Butler. "Everybody
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t closc until 1 p.m. Such The Rev. Belvin ,
d newsstand! do not have Methodist Church,
^ the community sh(
istor of Shiloh Baptist worship like it ough
ic repeal of the blue laws port the General C
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quires aldermen to fill out a travel form after
each trip and to return to the city any unused <
Expense money. Alderman Martha Wood, who
spearheaded the resolution and is a member of i
:he Finance Committee, said in a telephone interview
that she was concerned that aldermen i
ivere not requiredlo~ddcumenr their expenses. '
"We are not asking for receipts," she said,
just documentationT" ~ 1
Wood suggested the policy that was approv-?i
rd Monday night, she said, when she was apinhering
They've Relocated, Reside
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street is th<
?? office, a fi
>me here, baby," says Mrs. Dorothy of black la
itterson Avenue will always have a the oldest
because it was home." Church, w
low lives on Sawyer Street, moved Many o
set-Patterson Avenue area when R.J. most of th
j property in the area for future ex- perties to
mceCreque,assistantdirectorofthe says Black
evflopment Office, almost 60 people "Patten
iolds had a $24,864 contract with the was my hu
ition counseling and other assistance my home.'
tad to move. Reynolds also provided Mrs. Bli
people, up to $7,000 per individual, who is nc
ft payments on home loans. from New
>ple took advantage of the relocation the top fl<
ing because Patterson Avenue had rented out
rn as the hub of the black communiied
Repeal Of I
church. "I'm against businesses kind of de
ig church hours," he says. But aid
not be open open to conflict with believe the
As for t
members want to go (to church) opposition
hey have to go their jobs," says archaic la\
r ought to have the opportunity to Womhl?
give God the thanks and glory." the Genen
Jessup, pastor of St. Paul United ing the blu
shares Butler's concerns. He says give merch
>uld 4'really observe the day of on Sunday
t to be" and says he does not sup- employme
ommittee's decision. "They (the were allow
n) will a hard time making that
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Atkins in last week's 9-10 match-up.
er Sam Davis recounts the action.
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proached by some of her constituents who
questioned the use of city funds by aldermen
Vivian Burke, Larry Womble and Larry Little
to attend the Aug. 27 March on Washington.
"I think the concern expressed on the part of
my constituent? was prompted by that (the
Washington trip)^ she said; ?
But she also said that she didn't question the
aldermen's use of city funds to attend the
march-and that aldermen have the right to
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nts Cherish Their Roots
a had deteriorated from what it had been. The
e home of Winston-Salem's first black doctor's
ire station, drug stores, funeral homes, offices
iwyers and a YMCA. It is also home to one of
black churches in the city, Lloyd Presbyterian
hich still stands on Chestnut Street.
f the businesses had moved out years ago and
te former homeowners were renting their protenants.
All that seemed left of the glamour
rson Avenue once held was the friendliness,
burn, who is originally from Georgia;>on
Avenue was not my home," she says. 44It
sband's home. But I loved it so that it became
ickburn and her husband Spencer Blackburn,
>w deceased, moved back to Winston-Salem
York seven years ago. The Blackburns lived on
>or of their home at 715 Patterson Ave. and
the bottom floor.
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cision," he says.
ermen Larry Wombie and Larry Little
: opposite is true,
he board, Wombie says, 441 see very little
i - if any at all. It's time we get rid of old,
vs from puritanical times."
!, one of the board members who suggested
il Committee consider the issue of repcale
laws, says the absence of blue laws would
ants the choice of whether to open or close
s. Moreover, he says, more jobs, part-time
nt in particular, might be created if stores
ed to operate without limitations on SunPlease
see page A12