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I The Bonds
After extensive campaigning by both i
ponents and opponents, local voters went tc
polls Tuesday and overwhelmingly passed a
million city-county bond package.
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By JOHN SLADE
A pro-bond flier handed out By an ad hoc pro-bond
group calling itself the Coordinating Committee for Get
Out To Vote angered some bond opponents who charged
that the the flier, which instructed voters to "Punch
These Numbers/' but did not state whether the numbers
beneath meant yes or no votes, were used to mislead and
manipulate black voters. t
Earline Parmon, a member of the executive committee
of Mayor Wayne Corpening's Citizens* Committee for
Jobs and Education Referendum, said the Coordinating
Committee for Get Out To Vote, an outgrowth of the
mayor's committee, authorized the printing of the fliers
to be passed out at the polls. "It was basically the idea of
the people who formed the committee," said Parmon.
"The idea was to go out and actively pursue votes."
They're Still Blue
Possible Repeal Of Gty's Bl
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The Board of Aldermen sent the proposed repeal of the
city's blue laws back to its General Committee for at least
another month of study after 26 speakers urged the board
not to vanquish the code, which restricts Sunday business
The board's General Committe recommended at its
Sept. 27 meeting to repeal the blue laws, which prohibit
most businesses from opening until 1 p.m. on Sundays.
Alderman Larry Womble said last month that the laws
are outdated, and he and Alderman Larry Little said
more part-time jobs would result if businesses were
allowed to operate all day on Sunday.
But city residents at Monday night's public hearing,
which lasted nearly two hours, said Sunday ought to be
preserved as a day of rest and that they feared employers
would require workers who want to attend church to
Dr. Paul J. Craven Jr., pastor of First Baptist Church,
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Walter Marshall, local vice president of the NAACP,
labeled the flier a "slave ticket" and said, "I can
-guarantee in 1984 that they won't put out this slave ticket
over here." Marshall ^as one of sgvrnO who criticized
the strategy as unethical during the city-county election
Tuesday that approved all of the $35 million city-county
"Nothing is unethical about (the fliers)," said Parmon.
Shf said shp and thf? nfhrr fiv#? rttherc fnrm<vi th*>
^group to organize pro-bond strategies targeted at the
black voters. Workers for Parmon's committee were stationed
at- black precincts, as were workers for the
NAACP and the Black Leadership Roundtable, both of
which opposed the entire bond package.
*'Blacks don't give blacks sense enough to come up
with our own strategy," Parmon said.
But Mel White, a member of the Roundtable, said
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ue Laws To Be Studied Further
said a repeal of the blue laws would radically affect the
"little space of time" citizens of Winston-Salem have to
rest. He also said the additional four or five hours that
businesses could open on Sundays would be worked by
"I don't plead that a lack of refinement (of the codes)
is not needed," said Craven, "but you don't refine by
throwing everything out."
Dr. Warren CaTr, pastor of Wake Forest Baptist
Church, said the blue laws are "biased in favor of Protestants
in general, and Moravians and the tobacco industry
in particular." He said the laws should be repealed
because they are unequal and unjust, but he said the
board should come up with other guidelines that preserve
the desire of those who want Sunday as a day of rest. "...
I urge you ... to use your imagination, ingenuity and
courage to come up with, not religious laws, but imaginative
laws that might be a ground-breaking example
for other cities," Carr said, asking the board to keep the
present laws until more equitable laws can be made.
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| By JOHN SLADE
Related editorial on Page 4.
Though the NAACP and the Black
1 Leadership Roundtable opposed them, all
eight components of a city-county bond
I 1 package received voter approval Tuesday,
with 28.8 percent of the city's 124,926
m registered voters turning out at the polls.
Mayor Wayne Corpening compared the
II success of the $35 million bond package
to the failure of bonds in 1976 and 1979
MM for the expansion of Memorial Coliseum.
1 "The last time we had just one issue,"
said Corpening. "This time we had a
9 much broader base."
The results of Tuesday's referendum
I call for
I? $ 15 million to expand the Benton ConH
vention Center and build an accompanyI
ing parking deck; final tally:
*$7.5 help the
reorginimioMrftht eky* (Hftil)MNMft;
?$4.5 million to expand Forsyth
Technical Institute; 22,545-10,667.
*$3 million tcMievelep^an^industrial park
east of Winston-Salem State
itafje and a touch-o^M|*$2.2 million for street improvements;
I sewers and drainage systems;
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jg 113 _ s,aff Wri'er
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* aa dum will be the lead vote-getter," school
lwU board member Beaufort Bailey had said
E 140 Tuesday before the fi st election returns
r?n were tallied. As the night wore on and the
results from the 79 county precincts were
E 160 in, Bailey almost proved to be a prophet,
r? j cq All eight city-county bonds passed and
the controversial school bonds placed a
"""""*strong second to the Forsyth Technical InThlt
slip of paper, stitute bonds, much to the delight of the
printed by pro-bond pro-bond Citizens' Committee for Jobs
forces, was passed to and Education Referendum and the
voters by volunteers and chagrin of the anti-bond Black Leaderpaid
workers. ship Roundtable and NAACP.
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Getting The Word Out
The pro-bond forces* publicity campaign included this bill bo <
Chancellor Douglaa Covington, far right (photo by James Pai
suns and the Virginia Union Pannch
the CIAA Southern and Nortitles,
respectively, provided both
howings in this week's action.
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$900,000 to prepare eight acres of land
across from City Hall for development;
$800,000 to upgrade downtown
Alderman Virginia Newell, who, in
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Burke, called a press conference Monday
to endorse the bonds and react to what
both called "misrepresentations and false
statements" by the opposition, said she
was pleased by the outcome.
"I feel really good about the bonds
passing," said Newell. "The (voter) tur"People
who were really serious thought
the bonds may have been
lost and saidt 'We better get out
and work harder.
-Alderman Virginia Newell
nout (28.8 percent) was high for a bond
Newell attributed the turnout to 4he i '
"interest generated in the community" by I
the proponents and the opponents of the 1
bond package. "Maybe they ought to do
this with all of the issues," she said.
"People who were really serious thought^
the bonds may have been lost and said,
'We better get out and work harder."'
Dr. Zane Eargle, superintendent of the
cky-county schools, said he wasn't surprised
that the school bonds passed by
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I Tell You?'
A sampling of reaction from the probond
forces in their Benton Convention
Dr. Zane Eargle, city-county school
superintendent,"A lot of people were
happy with the school assignment plan
and apparently that showed. I'm
Margaret Plemmons, school board
member: "The committee has done so
much work. I am very pleased.M
Ike Howard, senior events coordinator
at the Benton Convention Center:
"The things in the bond addressed the improvements
of certain facilities. The convention
center is here to attract new
money into the community. We have
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