North Carolina Newspapers

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Vol. XIII, No. 44
Chronicle Staff Writer
A Winston-Salem neighborhood
is declaring war on illegal
drink houses, drugs and crimes
~ fain rfciHopf; say nrp making life
? unsafe In their ward?" Arid thev
are launching a five year plan to
carry out the effort.
More than 50 people met June
' 16th in an East Winston church
and vojed unanimously to draft a
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Chronicle Staff Writer
Seventeen years ago, Ronald L
healthy man in the U.S. Marine C
Today he is a troubled man who 1
six years of his life seeking re
"They have destroyed me/' he s
But a shell that will continue to i
believes in, Watson said in a recen
He said that was treaty
military and that he has the docun
his claims.
Watson, 34, joined the military
honorably discharged in 1981.
His problems, he said, began ir
was stationed at Parris Island, S.C
Watson, who was a staff serge
said that his problems started whc
ding an eight-week drill instructor
"Number one,they didn't
Americans) in the school and numb
us some very hard times in school.
4 They whipped me with a pencil
"If you sit down and write-up enou
you can get him out." ??
He said that he had numerou
another staff sergeant on base
sucessfully to get transferred.
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City arrest
Chronicle Staff Writer
Usually when the book is
thrown at someone in a court of
law it is the defendant on the
receiving end.
However, a Winston-Salem
deputy clerk of superior court
once had THE BOOK thrown at
him - literally.? ?
An angry women in the office
to swear out a warrant hit deputy
clerk Larry King in the back of
the head with a Bible.
King suffered no permanent
Legal hist
verdict in (
A New York jury acquitted
Bemhard Goett who gunned
down four African-American
youths in a subway because
their "body language" told
him they were about to attack
him. To many, it appeared to
be a continuation of a long
history of the American legal
system's sanction of the belief,
that the African-American is
"so inferior that they have no
rights which the white man is
bound to respect.V
American law and
jurisprudence, notes legal
U.S.P.S. No. 067910
alem reside
proposal that the group will use
to seek aid for their program ]
trom city and county govern- j
ments and private concerns. <
Mrs. Joycelyn Johnson, presi- i
dent of the East Winston i
Restoration Association, led the
meeting at Chrisr-Re$cue Temple
Apostolic Church on Dunleith i
Avenue. 14 We are concerned ?
about the safty and security of \
the area," she said of East \
Winston-Salem. <
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. Watson was a
s keep clerl
damage. But a plexiglass shield <
was installed from counter top'to
ceiling in the clerk's office to pre- 1
vent similar incidents, said Steve <
Honaker, a deputy clerk of I
superior court. '
Another incident, was not as 1
painful but was much more
messy. i
A drunk person being detained 1
- in a chain-link holding cage in the 1
room where bonds are set
urinated on a clerk while the i
court officer's back was turned to c
hear another case. <
The detainee then threw feces
ory backs j
Qoetz case,
scholar Derrick Bell, has |
historically ruled with an eye I
towards current public senti- 1
ment. Since the beginning, |
public sentiment has often
been against the AfricanAmerican.
Two early cases are
excellent examples.
The first case, In Re: John
Punch, involved an AfricanAmerican
indentured servant
in 1640 Jamestown, Va., who,
with two Dutch servants, ran
away from their master. When
caught and brought before a E
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The Twin City's Awa
Winston-Salem, N.C.
nts declar
The program is. titled 4The
East Winston, Community: Bringing
Itself Back," and is the
subject of a resolution passed
unanimously by the group at the
The resolution calls for the
Association to write a proposal
'to develop strategies and
esoures to be marketed and subnitted
to foundations, private
:orporations, and the city and
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Dn the clerk.
When a local reporter entered
the room to investigate the source
3f the commotion he overheard,
:he writer was struck full face
with a handful of the flying mater.
Another plexiglass shield was
nstalled to seperate the wire cage
Tom the rest of the room,
fionaker said, '
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Those were two of the most
inusual happenings that have oc:ured
over the years in the clerk's
>ffice. Normally the clerks issue
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ternhard Goetz is rushed out o1
md his alleged killers J.W. Mil*
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rd- Winning Weekly
* Thursday, June 25,198i
e war on ci
county governments for
assistance and funding.*'
East Ward Alderman Virginia
K. Newell, who read the resolution
before the vote, said the
group is going to make a concerted
effort to tap every resource
The association plans to ask
the city to provide strict enforcement
of fire, safety and zoning
codes within the area.
"In the east ward we are going
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f 50 cents
ty's drink t
to declare war,0 she had said
after the June 15th Board of
Alderman meeting. "If we have
to go in like we occupied Germany,
we will go in and occupy
east ward."
The East Winston Restoration
Association is going to approach
groups tike the Arts-Council for
programs and projects to divert
the energies of young residents in
a positive direction she said.
Reverend Otto Gaither of First
transit a
VOWING that they will "apply
ference of Winston-Salem voted un
of Aldermen's meeting to urge then
center site at Fifth and Liberty stre
And, incensed at being snubbed a
Commissioners, the over 200-stror
plans to lean on that governing bo
Mazie Woodruff on the county's S<
go to the governor to do it.
At-Tuesday 's well-attended week]
Church on Highland Avenue, the
Thehna Small, one of 14 merchant
tinction if the transit center is put <
Following a second by the Rev.
and the ministers also planntd to u
Hall" on Monday and also to pres<
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u? puouc ariairs committee.
Under pressure from federal jud]
the original one recommended by a
tral Area Action Plan drafted in 15
and Church streets, is within wind
According to ministers present, the
federal court out of town if the tra
'This is a racist issue," boomed i
vote. "We need to apply the pressi
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Centers' firs
Chronicle Staff Writer
One of the positive outcomes
from the NAACP's operation of
11 after-school learning centers in
ine cuy was mai a parents group
was organized, said the chairman
of the NAACP's Education
Bessie Allen said that although
after February, the NAACP had
stressed parental involvement
throughout the operation of the
centers. The centers opened last
September. Rebecca Vance is
it, Emmett Till with his mother
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Baptist Church has already
started an outreach program for
drug users in the community.
And they want to work with
Winston-Salem State and Wake
Forest Universities and Forsyth
Technical College to develop job
training programs to be used in
tn ffijgg offered by the
city. "And we plan to go to the
private sector for scholarship
money/' she said.
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? protest
?nter site
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the pressure," the Ministers Conanimously
to jam Monday's Board
n to reject the proposed new transit
ind ignored by the County Board of
lg interdenominational group also
dy every chance it gets. They want
Dcial Services Board if they have to
. '
y ministers' meeting at First Baptist
j clerics, Inspired by a plea from
s facing relocation and possible ex>n
the proposed site, the Rev. C.E.
n record today as opposing this site
S.T. Churn Jr., the motion passed
rge their congregations to "fill City
ent a written statement prepared by
ges, city officials chose the site over
high-priced consultant for the Cen>83.
The site, located between Main
ow view of the federal courthouse,
chief judge threatened to move the
tnsit center is put there.
the Rev. Dr. L.V. Stennis before the
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>t year good
president of the parents group
and Rosa Williams is secretary.
The parents group sponsored an
appreciation reception for the
learning center's directors, and
volunteers in May.
Assessing the nine months
operation, Mrs.-Allen said the
average daily attendance for the
11 centers combined was 162 j
In evaluating the centers' effectiveness,
Mrs. Allen said that she
sent a form to ?ach center director
asking for input.
The basic responses were that
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Chronicle takes
9 NNPA awards
Chronicle Staff Writer jj|
The Chronicle. continued its \
winning tradition this year by ?]
' capturing nine awards at this !j
year's National Newspaper
Publishers Association's convention.
More than 120 AfricanAmerican
publishers were in i
Detroit, Mich, last week for the
47th annual convention.
The Chronicle won six first j
place awards and three second
place awards.
First place awards were: "Best
Typography and Make-up/*
4 * Best Original Advertising,"
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