Veterans Day Local veterans discuss their lives as soidiers and returning veterans A Call For Help Radio announcer heips save life of depressed woman ges This Week SUBSCRIPTION HOTLINE - 722-8624 Thursday, November 10,1988 n-Salem Chronicle u epuDlicans take lion's share; local black contenders lose )BIN BARKSDALE ilele Staff Writer /oters in the city’s predominantly Afro-American lets pretty much voted a straight Democratic ticket in lay's election. But Afro-Americans candidates on the )cratic ticket picked up little ground in the largely precincts. \lthough beneficial to the Democratic party as a i, the voting pattern in Afro-American precincts, in instances, may have worked to the disadvantage of fro-American candidates. "ormer County Commissioner Mazie S. Woodruff carried all of the precincts in the East Ward, where there are large concentrations of Afro- American voters. Eventual overall winner Gerald Long was the runner-up in each of those precincts. However, voters in some of the city's South and South west wards, which have pre dominantly white precincts, split their votes between the Democratic and Republican Gloomy results for Dems By ANTONIA MONK Special to the Chronicle The mood was anything but cheerful for many observers Tuesday night at the county Board of Elections. Democrats entered the building trying to "keep the hope alive," but, by the night’s end,i the hope Was buried by the overwhelming Please see page A11 commission candidates. At four of those ward precincts, which were captured by a Democratic candidate. Woodruff gained fewer votes than any of the Republican candidates. That pattern also was repeated at two precincts in the West Ward. But in the North, North east and East wards, where all of the precincts were won by Democrats, the Republican candidates were soundly defeated and finished far behind their Democratic counterparts. While the Afro-American precincts gave strong sup port to a solid Democratic ticket and helped Long maintain a 184 vote lead over Republican candidate Richard V. Linville, Woodruff came up on the short end of split-ticket voting in some of the white precincts. NAACP President W^ter Marshall said that Afro- American voters were not "selective" in their voting and that by voting a straight Democratic ticket "it really hurt Mazie and Naomi (Jones, Democratic candidate for the Board of Education)." Marshall said that Afro-American Please see page A10 andidates ly straight sting hurt SNYA V. SMITH nicle Staff Writer Afro-American decisions to a straight Democratic ticket ally closed out members of ace from winning major local ical contests, candidates said day morning. Awaking to headlines and scasts announcing their teats, Mazie S. Woodruff, can- Jate for the county Board of tmmissioners, and Naomi nes, who ran fra* a school board at, said unselective voting by io-Ammeans are to blame for lit defeats. Woodruff finished last in the ild of six candidates vying for *ee seats on the county Board of ammissioners. While Jones issed one of four seats on the hool board by several thousand ites. "I should have won," Jones id. "I think blacks have got to am to be more sophisticated in ir selections. We gave voles, d were too generous in our giv- Woodruff concurred with nes saying 'Hiesday's election suits need to be analyzed care- lly by members of the Afro- merican communiQ'. "Blacks voted a straight maocratic tickets and others Just en’t doing that," Woodruff said. Ve need to take a good look at Sse returns and begin educating ir black public about what poli os is all about." Please see page A11 Republican candidate Ver non Robinson fell short of hfs goal to be elected to the state senate. However, Robinson's defeat was a personal victory as the underdog candidate came wHhin a 3,800-vote striking distance of State Sen. Ted Kaplan, the incumbent. State Sen. Marvin Ward was the highest vote-getter, rak ing in 28.7 percent of the vote. Supporters of Naomi Jones gathered at the Masonic Lodge on 14th Street to await election results. Jones, however, ranked fifth among the eight candidates for four school board seats. From left are Martha Jones, Vivian Burke, Naomi Jones, Howard McCullough, Beulah Hairston and Annie P. Wil son. ,— Results of national elections: Who else won and where By The Associated Press Photos by Mike Cunningham Jesse Jackson urges 'common ground' WASHINGTON (AP) - Jesse Jackson said 'Hiesday it is too early to start talking about the 1992 election and that Democrats should be looking for "some common ground" with Republican George Bush. Asked in an interview on ABC-TV whether he would start campaigning imihediately for the next presidential race, Jackson said, "It's much too early, premature and downright immature, to be talking about 1992 politics on this night." Jackson is a veteran of two unsuccessful bids for the Demo cratic presidential nomination. With Bush on the brink of winning the White House, Jack- son sounded conciliatory toward the vice president. "At the top of the ticket, it is not looking good but certainly Mike Dukakis has run a gallant race with integrity," he said. If Bush's lead holds up, he said, "All of us will reach out for some common ground agenda." Recalling Bush’s pledge at the Republican National Conven tion for a "kinder, gentler nation," Jackson said, "I hope people will get the campaign behind us and look at that kinder, gentler agenda as it relates to health care and day care and workers and family farmers.” THE WHITE HOUSE Vice President George Bush, in winning the presidential race, ran far ahead of Democrat Michael Dukakis in both the popular vote and the Electoral College tally. As of 5:01 a.m. EST Wednesday, with 94 percent of the precincts reporting. Bush had 44,976,081 popular votes, or 54 percent, to 38,330,692 votes, or 46 percent, for the Massachusetts governor. The Republican won 40 states with 426 electoral votes, including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming. He needed at least 270 electoral votes for victory. Dukakis carried Hawaii, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia with 112 electoral votes. THE SENATE In the Senate contests, Democrats won 19 of 33 seats up this year. In addition, a Democrat was leading in one race -- in Florida. Democrats grabbed Virginia, Nebraska, Connecticut and Nevada seats away from the GOP and also won in Tennessee, Maryland, Mas sachusetts, West Virginia, Maine, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Arizona and Hawaii. Republicans won 13 races - in Mississippi and Montana, where they picked up seats that had been held by Democrats, and in Indiana, Ver mont, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Utah, California, Wymning and Washington. The current party split in the Senate is 54 Democrats and 46 Republi cans, and the trend is for a lineup of 56 Democrats and 44 Republicans after the elections. THE HOUSE Democrats, who held a big 257-178 advantage over the GOP in the current House, renewed their majority for the next one. Rhode Island Democrat Fernand St Germain and Georgia Republican Pat Swindall were defeated. But most incumbent representatives were winning or ahead in races for new terms. In the battle for seats in the next House, with at least 218 needed for a majority, Democrats won 254 and were leading for seven. Republicans took 170 seats and held leads in four more. Please see page A10 (oard of Aldermen approves plans for New Walkertown Mall ONYAV. SMITH nicle Staff Writer Despite two hours of heated le and emotional appeals by resi st the city Board of Aldermen oved the site plan and rezoning day night for a shopping mall to ocated off New Walkertown d, between Gerald Street and abrodc Road. Aldermen approved the project 6-1 margin. Alderman Martha S. d voted against the rezoning, and : Ward Alderman Virginia K. ell asked to be excused from the ng because she is a real estate er for a parcel of land that is to and included in the rezoning age. Turner Development Services Raphael 0. Black petitioned the d to change the zoning of about cr^ from residential use to allow mercial use of the land. The fcouniy Planning Board okayed site plan last month and recom mended approval to the Board of Aldermen. About 30 neighborhood residents stood in favor of the plan, while close to 20 opposed the project which includes a shopping center, residential development and office building to be built in phases. Boos, hisses and various catcalls were heard early in the debate as Slater Park residents insisted that those who approved the project didn't live near the shopping center site. Proponents rebutted saying the project is necessary for future eco nomic development in East Winston. "We as a community need eco nomics in this community, and this project will give us an economic base," Minister Lee Faye Mack said referring to the estimated $5 million the completed project could bring into the city. "We must have, for our young people, some type of security, and for our senior citizens." Another resident said he found it difficult to believe that Afro-Ameri cans could oppose a project that would bring more jobs to the East Winston community. "I have taken profits from my business and re-invested them to pro vide jobs, buy properly and renovate it for people in the east ward," said Jimi Lee Bonham, owner of several hair salons which, he says, provide at least 12 jobs for East Winston resi dents. "There is a dire need for eco nomic revitalization in this communi ty." James R. Grace Jr., chairman of the East Winston Community Devel opment Corporation, said the project's developer has been very cooperative with the community in trying to address needs and qualify concerns. "There is a lot riding on this pro ject as it relates to economic develop ment," Grace said. "Today's meeting, if nothing else, has been a total suc cess because blacks have COTie out to Please see page All Photo by Mike Cunningham Opponents of the New Walkertown development show dissatisfaction with aldermen's decision.