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The Twin City's Award-Winning Weekly
XIV, No. 37
Thursday, May 5,1988
32 Pages This Week
Gerald Long, James N. Ziglar Jr. and
lie Woodruff will comprise the Democratic
ei for the Forsyth County Board of Com-
sioners in November. They will face Repub-
Richard Linville, Forrest Conrad and
The turnout for the primary election was
emely low with only 15 percent of the vot-
going to the polls. Twice as many Demo-
ic voters went to the polls as Republicans,
percentages were 18.6 percent and 9.2 per
On the Democratic side, Long received the
It votes, an unofficial total of 9,251. As was
lected, the retiring chairman of R. J.
lolds Tobacco, USA, ran strong in predom-
illy Afro-American precincts.
Wxxlruff, a former commissioner, kept a
[soHd third place throughout the night. She
lived 7,665 votes and Ziglar took second
with 8,729 votes.
I The primary race for the County Commis-
was one of the most watched among Tues-
's primary because of the candidacy of two
i-Americans. The apparent inability of
Americans tt) elect one of their own to the
lission is the basis of a lawsuit filed by the
iCP against the County Commissioners.
Hbodruff did not actively campaign for the
lination but won decisively in all predomi-
ly Afro-American precincts.
The other Afro-American candidate, Ann
ions, going for her first try at an elective
finished foufth with 5,916 votes. She
received several key endorsements, includ-
|one from three of the four Afro-American
The following is a sample of how the votes
•e allocated between Woodruff and Simmons
edominantly Afro-American precincts:
St. Andrews/Grace United Methodist: Sim-
Ashley Middle School: Simmons - 146;
^Easton Elementary School: Simmons - 79;
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Gerald Long, a winner in Tuesday's primary on the Democratic ticket for County Commissioner, gets a
hug of congratulations from East Ward Alderman Virginia K. Newell (photo by Mike Cunningham).
Winners, losers react to election
By ROBIN BARKSDALE
Chronicle Staff Writer
There were few surpises in Tuesday night's pri
mary election as the returns rolled in with winners in
several of the categories being determined early in the
The mood at the Democratic Party’s celebration
at the Hyatt Hotel was festive but cautious until the
final results came in around 9:30 p.m. Gerald H.
Long, who led the Democratic race for County Com
missioners throughout the night, graciously accepted
early congratulations from party members but hesitat
ed to declare the victory until the final precinct was
in. He finished ahead of Dr. James N. Ziglar and for
mer County Commissioner Mazie S. Woodruff. They
will face Republican candidates Richard V. Linville,
Forrest E. Conrad and David L. Drummond.
Upon being declared the top vote-getter in his
party's commissioners' race. Long said the party’s
three candidates must unite and turn their attention to
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leighborhood drug watch program begins
I ^KENNETH RAYMOND
Aide Staff Writer
Residents of the West 25th and Cherry
t area are pleased about the implemen-
of the Neighborhood Drug Watch Pro-
aam in their neighborhood.
* The Crime Prevention Unit of the Win
ston-Salem Police Department started the
;ram last Monday at the request of local
idents and will focus on curbing drug
ivity in that area for two weeks. The
covers the area between University
^F^’ay and West 25th Street and Collins
and 23rd Streets.
j.jSandraP. Stinson of 460 W. 25th Sl said
drug transactions were held in open view
and that strangers would linger in their
ihborhood for a long time.
Tve seen cars line up to stop in front of
town drug dealer as if they were stopping
at a drive-thru window," she said. "I'm glad
we’ve finally got this thing started because it
is really terrible around here."
Stinson also said that the drug dealers
often leave paraphernalia lying around.
"Kids can find needles lying on the
ground while they’re waiting for the school
bus," she said. "They might pick one of them
up and get hurt."
Janice R. James, who lives in the Cam
bridge Apartments on 23rd Street, said that
sometimes drug buyers stop their cars in the
middle of the street and block traffic.
"It’s very difficult for someone to get
through a lot of times," she said. "But the
watch program should stop most of it, if not
end it all together."
Betty E. Gray of 461 W. 25th St. said
that the drug activity had encouraged vio-
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oys chased by robed, hooded men
dur Afro-American boys between die
>f a and 13 said they were chased on
way to school Friday morning by
men wearing white sheets and hoods,
Jing to Captain Ed Monroe, head of
rimina! Investigation Division of the
e said that the boys r^rted they
m their way to Hill Middle SchooL
a path through the woods, at about 7
hey said the three men emei^ed from
>ods, began shouting mcial slurs and
base to them.
onroe said that the boys reported
seeing one of the people hold up an arm
with an object in iL He said that one of the
boys said object was a pn.
According to Monroe, one of the boys
fell during die chase and skinn^l his knee
and another boy was injitfed when he tried
to climb a chain link fence. He said that the
boys lost their books as they fled, but that
the books were later recovered.
Monroe said that the entire neighbor
hood was canvassed and that no one had
seen or beard anyUiing. He said that inves
tigating the would be difficult because
the youth never saw faces, just one hand,
A Neighborhood Drug Watch program, which residents in the area
say should help deter crime, has been implemented in the W. 25th
Street area. The Crime Prevention Unit of the Winston-Salem Police
Department organized the program last week (photo by Santana).
forum a failure
School officials walk out
By ANGELA WRIGHT
Chronicle Managing Editor
What was supposed to be a public forum on race
relations in the local school system, turned into a con
frontation between members of the city-county school
system and the citizens who had come to participate.
The tension peaked when most of the panel walked
out of the meeting over the protests of those in the
The Winston-Salem Human Relations Commis
sion had invited five people from the city-county
school system to participate on a panel on race rela
tions in the schools. The meeting was held at
Redeemer Presbyterian Church on Miller Street.
Members of the panel came immediately under fire for
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choosing to discuss "human relations" as opposed to
They were accused by many people in the audi
ence of trying to gloss over what many said was a seri
ously escalating problem. Panel members were Gar-
lene G. Grogan, chair of the school board; Annie R.
Hairston, area assistant superintendent; William
Albright, director of guidance; William Russell,
director of athletics; and Samuel Puryear, principal of
Parkland High School.
Hairsjon, panel moderator, said the panel pre
ferred the term of "human relations" because "race
relations indicates there are only two races and we
have a multi-ethnic school body."
But members of the audience challenged the deci
sion. Barbara Evans, who described herself as a con
cerned parent, said she decided to attend the seminar
because she had "heard someone say there wasn’t a
"I think that’s wrong," said Evans, who is white
and says her family is bi-racial. "Every day these inci
dents are occurring."
Grogan countered Evans’ statements saying, "We
have not had a significant increase in racial incidents."
Evans responded, "We have a problem and the biggest
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inantly black universities threatens the state’s entire
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Court: KKK can't be searched
HARTFORD, Conn. - The U.S. Supreme Court's
refusal to allow Connecticut police to conduct pat-
down searches for weapons on people attending Ko
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enforcement efforts, authorities said.
The justices, wthout comment, let stand ruling
that such searches violated individuals’ privacy