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Convention Center, and, as usual, wooing Xhi
music. The show was sponsored by the Wins
Sleeping Bailey: W
By ALLEN H. JOHNSON rallied to win 1
Chronicle Executive Editor the school boai
A Chronicle commentary. on the televisio
had gone to bee
Beaufort O. Bailey was so ex- around sixth c
cited by Tuesday's dramatic elec- race for five se;
tion that he went to bed early. Bailey said
In fact, Democrat Bailey, who waiting for tl
fared poorly in some white slow election ret
precincts, where he normally ed to call it a i
does well, didn't know he had a.m.
Club for blacks wi
By CHERYL WILLIAMS Am
Chronicle Staff Writer the scl
Related editorial on A4. The
West Forsyth High School plans to form Ag?*.
a club that will appeal to black students, U
Principal Jerry Peoples said Monday.
However, whether the club will be called
an "Ebony Club" remains to be seen, he Sta*e
o ?iuup v/i i/iavR pojwiua aim siuucilis
recently has said that the school ^ ^
discriminates against blacks.
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0 Winston last Friday, appearing at the Benton
1 audience with exotic styles, choreography and
>ton-Salem Urban League Guild (photo by James
/hat, me worry?
his third term on He probably wouldn't have
d until he awoke been up that late had a reporter
irning and saw it not called and disturbed the napn
news. When he ping Bailey at around 11:30.
I, he hovered only "I just got tired of staying
>r seventh in the up/' he said. "I couldn't make
its. sense out of the results."
he got tired of Did Bailey sleep well?
tie excruciatingly Shoot, I slept good, he said
turns, sohedecid- Wednesday morning. "It didn't
light at around 1 worry me one bit one waV or the
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ong requests the group presented to
uvjui system s duiiiuiiMi auun was mc wn i q
tion of an Ebony Club at West. CLASSIFIEl
other seven high schools in the city- COWCE^**
y system have either Ebony clubs or '
American societies. EPiTORtAL
a school official last week expressed ENTERPRII
rn about forming a dub that would FORUM
I mainly to blacks. OBITUARI!
hat we feel is that we ought to be at a ^ '
in our development where we in- PEOPLE
e all groups/* Dr. Howard Sosne, an RELIGION
int superintendent for the city/coun- SPORTSWI
ools, told the Chronicle. "The more
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Thursday, November 6,
"I owe something to ev
I am going to do my be
W. Warren Sparrow
By JOHN HINTON
Chronicle Staff Writer
DEMOCRAT W. WARREN
SPARROW won the district attorney's
race by 892 votei
Wednesday morning after trailing
Republican challenger Joseph
J. Gatto by more than 1,00C
votes throughout Tuesday night.
Sparrow received 33,820 votes,
Gatto 32,928, according to unofficial
figures from the Forsyth
County Board of Elections.'
Gatto, who campaigned Tuesday
in the black community, led
Sparrow by 204 votes after 91
percent of the vote was counted.
But Sparrow overcame thai
deficit with 1,494 votes from
three predominantly black
precincts earlyWcdnesday morning.
Gatto collected only 298
votes from those areas.
Sparrow sealed his victory with
605 votes from the 14th Street
Recreation Center, where Gatto
could muster only 93.
"It (the black vote) was very
important," Sparrow said
Wednesday after learning of his
comeback victory. "It could have
probably been the deciding factor."
DA's race: i
By ROBIN BARKSDALE
and CHERYL WILLIAMS
Chronicle Staff Writers
It ain't over 'til the fat lad]
sings - or, in Forsyth County'i
- case, 'til the 14th Street Recrea
tion Center precinct reports in.
W. Warren Sparrow, th<
Democratic candidate for distric
attorney, officially claimed vie
tory at 3:41 a.m. Wednesdaj
morning, following an elcctior
night which saw him trai
Republican Joseph J. Gatto mosi
of the way.
Suspense - and joy
Sparrow, his wife, Lydia
Rebecca, and an early-morning
crowd of supporters literally
jumped for joy as the tally ol
votes for the final precinct was
read. Sparrow also received i
congratulatory hug from Nor
thwest Ward Alderman Marths
By 2:30 a.m., the suspense hac
overtaken the Sparrow camp
and it relocated from the Hyati
Hotel to the Board of Electionj
Sparrow began the evening in i
neatly tailored suit and tie but, b)
By CHERYL \
gj Chronicle Staff V
D ili Some Winsi
?? students don't
g ^ College Republ
1 * others are deli)
II 52 "I'm very
AS Clark, Studen
[3 |9 president. "I i
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heading the ef
roc w 1 campus. If to
WSSU would 1
J college in the s
1986 SO cents
erybody who voted for me.
st to apply the law eauallv t
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Among the winners: Terry Sanfor
during a Winston-Salem rally I
.Sparrow said he had strong <
support throughout the county.
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i owe sometning to everybody i
who voted for me," he said. "I <
am going to do my best to apply
r the law equally to everyone." j
I At the Wihston Lake YMCA <
precinct, Sparrow received 497 1
i votes to Gatto's 128. Sparrow c
totaled 392 votes at the Martin i
Luther King Recreation Center,
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5 Mazie Woodruff's write-in effort:
r election (photo by James Parker)
J the wee hours of the morning, 1
1 had discarded the tie, loosened i
his shirt and appeared completely ]
1 drained of energy. <
"I'm just here. I'm not saying
1 anything at this point," Sparrow <
said, moving briskly about the 1
| room before stepping outside to 1
5 catch his breath. 1
When Sparrow arrived at the 1
i Board of Elections, 81 of 84 ]
r precincts had reported, and he
*e GOP club:
WILLIAMS * No for
22E been org;
ton-Salem State University already h
like the idea of a proposed Clark s
licans Club on their campus; heard abc
ghted at the prospect. campus.
appalled,** said Michael "But n
it Government Association more I h<
never thought we would get (students)
that on this caiApus." ahead an<
ior Cassandra Evans is Clark s
fort to organize the club on one of hii
er attempts are successful, "I don
be the first historically black pus kno*
tate to sanction a OOP club. I
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d and Steve Neal, shown here
ast month (photo by James
3atto only 77.
"We ran strong in those black
precincts," Sparrow said. "I am
delighted over it."
However, Gatto did receive
substantial support in the black
rommumty, which is hoifily
Democratic. As votes had been
:ounted from other black
xetincts Tuesday night, he mainPlease
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A poor showing in Tuesday's
trailed Gatto by nearly 1,000
voles. One by one the final three
precincts came in, and Sparrow
:losed the margin.
Sparrow never looked up or
?poke a word when the results
from the Martin Luther King
Recreation Center, the 83rd
precinct, arrived. He buried his
face in his hands as the tally put
him ahead of Gatto for the first
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mal opposition to the effort has
anized at WSSU. The university
as a club for Democrats.
aid he was shocked when he first
>ut the possibility of the club on
iow, over a period of time, the
sar about it, if this is what they
i want to do, then they should go
1 do it," he said.
aid that the issue was discussed in
't think too many people on camf
about it," he said. "But those
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