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^on-Salem Chronicle
T^ie Twin City's Award-Winning Weekly
Vbl. XIV, No. 22
U.S.P.S. No. 067910
Winston-Salem, N.C.
Thursday, January 21,1988
26 Pages This Week
Participants in the Monday King celebra
tions, from top left, joined in a freedom
walk, listened to comments from Emery
Rann and remembered the struggles of
South African blacks {photos by San
Thousands celebrate King birthday
Chronicle Staff Writer
More than 1,000 residents took part
in the activities held here Monday in
honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s
birthday. The events, organized by the
Minister's Conference of Winston-Salem
and Vicinity, w«e held at various loca
tions throughout dte city.
Celebrants got an early start with a 7
a.m. Freedom Breakfast, held at the Win
ston Salem Lake Y. Keynote speaker,
Emery Rann, said that as the human rela
tions director for Winston-Salem, he
could relate to Martin Luther King's con
cern for human rights.
Rann encouraged the observers to
look beyond this, the first statewide cele
bration of King's birthday, saying that
King's dream of human rights and
equality should be embarked upon
"Only if we make a statement
about the spirit of 1>. King...and make
that an everyday occasion, then we
will truly be honoring the spirit of that -
fallen warrior," Rann said.
- Rann receivcdii warm welcome
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Racial harassment
case heard by Reingold
Chronicle Staff Writer
A local white man charged with com
municating threats, which his neighbors
said were racially motivated, appeared in
court last week to answer two criminal
charges. He was given a fine and a repri
mand. His Afro-American neighbors, the
Eugene Campbells, say the case was not
handled fairly.
"I feel that if it had been us, it (the pun
ishment) would have been more severe,"
Arlene Campbell said. "I'm glad it seems
like it's over but he should have gotten
something more than a fine."
Charles McHone appeared in District
Court last Friday and pleaded guilty tc
charges of malicious injury to property and
to communicating threats against the Camp
bells, his neighbors. Judge William B. Rein
gold ordered McHone to pay costs and
McHone also was reprimanded for commu
nicating threats against his neighbors, but
received no sentence on the charge.
McHone pleaded guilty to the charge of
malicious injury to personal property, which
resulted from the Campbells’ charge that he
had thrown an object at their truck and bro
ken out one of the windows.
Before ordering McHmie to pay costs.
Reingold explained to McHone that the
matter was serious, then suggested that both
Campbell and McHone attempt to co-exisi
as neighbors. Reingold told them to avoid
each other if necessary and to stay off each
other’s property. The Campbell's say that
they have never been on McHone's propaty
and that McHone's actions have been
Reingold then asked McHone if he had
communicated threats against Campbell,
which was alleged in the second criminal
charge against McHmie. McHone respond
ed, "Yes, I guess I did." Reingold told
McHone that "everything that I said in the
first case applies double" in this case.
McHone was then dismissed.
The charges against McHone stem
from what the Campbells claim was a series
of incidents, culminating a few days after
Christmas when McHone broke out the
window on their truck. But the Campbells
said that they have lived in fear of McHone
for nearly three years, and have been unable
to receive any relief from law enforcement
officers. They said that on one occasion
McHone threw a metal object through their
front door and has repeatedly shouted racial
slurs and threats at them. But not until last
week were the Campbells able to have their
day in court because, despite the alleged
threats McHone made, they had no legal
proof that he was the culprit of the alleged
Please see page A13
Compiled From AP Wire
Cosby: CBS was wrong
NEW YORK — Entertainer Bill Cosby says sports
analyst Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder didn't deserve
to be fired by CBS for saying blacks make better
athletes because of selective breeding before the
Civil War.
Joe Louis' son pleads guilty
CINCINNATI - The adopted son of former heavy
weight boxing champion Joe Louis pleaded guilty
V»fednesday to a charge of filing a false kidnapping
repon with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
NAACP: Get rid of flag
JACKSON, Miss. - Rep. Aaron Henry of Clarks-
tlale, state NAACP president, has introduced a bill
to banish the Confederate battle banner from the
State flag.
Please see page A13
Democratic contenders not conceding biack vote
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO " Democratic presidential
contenders aren't conceding the black
vote to Jesse Jackson and several have
won the support of prominent black
political figures in Jackson's own
"It’s an erroneous assumption to
think the black community will voteen
masse for Jesse Jackson," said Terry
Stephan, a spokeswoman for Sen. Paul
Simon, D-Ill.
In Chicago’s three predominantly
black congressional districts, several
well-known black political operatives
are backing Simon and other Demo
cratic contenders rather than Jackson,
campaign officials say.
Eugene Barnes, a former Chicago
Transit Authority chairman and former
state legislator, is running for delegate
on Simon’s slate in Illinois. Another
Simon delegate candidate is William
Julius Wilson, chairman of the Univer
sity of Chicago's sociology department
and author of a book on the underclass.
A1 Raby, a civil rights leader who
worked with Jackson in the 1960s, is a
director of candidate Bruce Babbitt's
presidential campaign in Illinois.
And former slate Rep. Monica Faith
Raby's caliber would lend his name
and efforts to Bruce Babbitt's campaign
should send a strong message about the
kind of human being Babbit is."
But Jackson, a Chicago-based civil
Jackson camp opens office
The Jesse Jackson Presidential '88 Campaign has opened an office in Win
ston-Salem, according to the campaign local director.
Earlinc Parmon, who has taken a leave of absence from LIFT to manage
Jackson's campaign, announced that the office is located at 231 W. Fifth St.
between Cherry Street and Trade Street "The office site was selected so that
more people could have easy access to the office," she said. The office hours
are 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Other members of the local campaign committee are: Jerry Gilmore, Dar-
Piease see page A3
Stewart is a candidate on Gary Hart’s
delegate slate.
"We're not conceding the black com
munity," said Babbitt campaign adviser
Tom Coffey. "The fact that a man of A1
rights leader who ran for president in
1984, isn't worried about losing the pre
dominantly black 1st, 2nd and 7ih
Congressional Districts in Chicago, his
campaign officials say.
"They (other campaigns) can waste
as much money there as they want, but
we will carry those districts," said Steve
Cobble, Jackson's delegate chairman.
"I'd be surprised if they have seriously
targeted those districts for any delegate
wins." In those districts, Jackson has
been endorsed by Chicago Mayor
Eugene Sawyer and has delegate slates
that include Cook County Commis
sioner John H. Stroger Jr.; Alderman
Tim Evans, who was the late Mayor
Harold Washington’s City Council floor
leader; Alderman Danny Davis; West
Side community activist Nancy Jeffer
son, and Jacqueline Vaughn, president
of the Chicago Teachers Union.
Wilson, running as a Simon delegate,
said he chose Illinois' other native son
over Jackson because he was particu
larly impressed by Simon's economic
But he said he expects criticism feu*
not supporting Jackson.
"I think blacks running as delegates
on other tickets, if they are liberal or
progressive blacks, probably are expe
riencing some strain," Wilson said.
Robinson seeks state office
Special to the Chronicle
\femon L. Robinson, a Repub
lican who is
ihe former
chairman of
the Triad Buy
P t e e d 0 m
Campaign, is
scheduled to
announce his
today for the
North Caroli-
na Senate.
rumors of
interest in the. Senate seat held by
Ted Kaplan (D-Forsyth) have been
floating around the Afro-American
community for a couple of months.
Robin.son said he will make the
formal announcement at 10 a.m.
today at the Business and Technol
ogy Center on South Marshall
Robinson, 32, an assistant
information systems professor at
Winston-Salem State University,
said he has already raised more
than $4,.5C0 in campaign contribu
tions and hopes to increase that
war chest to S40,(XX).
"That's prior to announcing
my candidacy," said Robinson, "I
think that says a lot for my cam
paign. If you don’t have finances,
then you aren’t a real candidate."
Dr. Nathan Harris, a business
law professor at Winston-Salem
State University, heads a 31-pcrson
Please see pageAl2
QUOTABLE: " 'Poppy'
parents are the new menace
In child rearing. They are the
■closet druggies,’ parents
who use drugs around their
Bus contract talks at an impasse
Chronicle Staff Writer
The general manager of the Winston-Salem Tran
sit Authority said recently that he didn’t think a strike
would result from stalled contract talks with the com
pany's bus drivers and maintenance workers, but
members of the transport woricers union are awaiting
the outcome of federal mediation before ruling out any
A new contract seillement has not been reached
because James Ritchey, the authority's general manag
er, and union officials have continued to disagree over
the issue of a drug screening program. The second
extension on the workers' contract expired at midnight
Tuesday, Jan.18. The contract originally expired Nov.
30, 1987, but union officials said they extended the
contract to continue to negotiate in "good faith" with
the transit authority. Ritchey said he was confident
that the union and the transit company would settle
their differences and that he did not expect their dis
agreement to deteriora'
Contract negotiations between the bus company
and the local Transport Workers Union #248 have
been stalled over a drug screenin'^ issue (photo by
Mike Cunningham).
would strike.
But the matter is currently headed for federal
mediation and, until then, union officials said they
would remain non-committal about a strike. James B.
Dunlap, president of Tran:.pon Workers Union Local
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