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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, February 07, 1976, Page 3, Image 3

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Ilten You Ret urn To A Stern Dogged 'Hone Nobody ever thinks they'll have to go through the horror of returning to a storm damaged home. But, if Mother Nature does force you into such a situation, be prepared for a mess, and be careful as it can be extremely dangerous. A publication from the Department of Housing and Urban Development explains safety precautions you should take and gives advice on salvaging furniture, and on renovating walls, woodwork and floors. For a single free copy of ' 'When You Return to a Storm Damaged Home' , write to Consumer Information Center, Dept. 88, Pueblo, Colorado 81009. Here's some of the safety advice: - When you first return to the house, immediately turn off the gas at the meter or tank. Open doors and windows to remove escaped gas or other bad odors. - Don't turn on the lights until an electrician has checked the wiring. If the electrical system is aamagea, a snort circuit could cause a fire. - Have a competent technician examine pump motors, refrigerators, freezers, ranges, washing machines and other household equipment and appliances. They may be ruined if they are not clean, dry and free-running before they are put into use again. - Make sure to boil water to disinfect it before you drink it. a 10-minute boil will kill any disease-causing bacteria present. "When You Return to A Storm Damaged Home" (free) is one of over 250 selected Federal consumer publications listed in the Spring edition of the "Consumer Information Index.' Published quarterly by the Consumer Information Center of the General Services Administration, the "Index' is available free from Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, Colorado 81009. Mark Keats Wins Plays $300 Award ' in ike By Charlet E. BeUe Barber-Scotia College, Dennett College, Johnson C. Smith University, Livingstone, St. Augustinei College and Shaw University of North Carolina. In Alabama there is Miles College, Oakwood College,' Stillman College, Talladega College, and Tuskegee Institute. Fisk University, Knoxville College, Lane College, and LeMoyne-Owen College of Tennessee and Benedict' College, Clafin College, and Voorhees College of South Carolina. Bishop College, Huston-Tillotson College, Jarvis Christian College, Paul AT FFPRIJARV7.197S THE ftffn, m jp ? Quinn College, Texas College Bethune-Cookman of Florida; and Wiley College of Texa$. v Rust College and Tougaloo Virginia. In Arkansas there is Philander Smith College; and' Wilberforce University in Ohio. College of Mississippi; Diflard University and Xarler University of Louisiana; Florida Memorial College and ana at. raul'i College mrf Virginia Union University of THE BLACK BUDGET President Ford pooped out an austere fiscal 1977 budget of $394.2 billion for the country in State of the Union spill. Austere is the white man's word for doing away with social welfare programs. Instead of attacking at the heart of unemployment, the President has chosen to be seductive - namely, with windfall gifts to the working white middle class andor with big corporation gifts.Thus he put forth accelerated depreciation for corporations' capital spending in high unemployment areas. This is expected to give big business an incentive to spend more therefore creating jobs in needy places. This, like the incentives to encourage low and middle income wage earners to buy common stocks, has too many steps to set full employment in motion in the near future. 3ut read on, it gets worse. President Ford's brainstorms for a moderate rise in employment can best be described as dead slow. If the plan should stumble, as the President seem prone to do, then blacks have heard one of the hardest budgets ever announced by a President in pressing times. The over 15 per cent unemployment of blacks and other minorities must be something the President believes he can live with these days. The first problem with accelerated depreciation is that the purchase of new equipment is likely to come from other areas other than where there is unemployment. Thus strengthening other possibly foreign countries like Japan and West Germany who sell labor- saving devices. Modern machinery purchases are bound to be for labor reduction purposes. This will make it unlikely that the corporation which benefits from reduced taxes with higher depreciation write-off will recall many of its old workers, much less hire new people. Clearly, the big corporations will benefit, while the people will lose. What thrust there might be for capital equipment companies to enjoy the additional sales induced by the accelerated depreciation gimmick will not benefit most blacks. Most of us who are fortunate enough to be employable are available for the service industries, not the capital industries which hire more racially discrimanatory skilled workers. And whoever heard of blacks or other poor people in America owning common stocks on mass. Even middle class white Americans have given up direct ownership of common stocks to the tune of 5,500,000 of them over the past five years. Obviously, President Ford is more concerned about the white middle class stock-holder than the poor - young or old. The President is also pushing for an increase in social security taxes. This will reduce the take-home pay of all those employed earning $15,300 or less a year. However, if you have managed to make enough money to give to your grandchildren or close friend. President Ford proposes to take care of you. The Ford proposal for estate taxes would permit the heirs of small estates ($300,000 -$600,000) to forget about their initial estate-tax payment for five years beyond the date it would be otherwise due.Ford said the changes are designed to assure that 'family businesses 3nd family farms can be handed down from generation to generation without having to be sold to pay taxes.' 'At a boy, Gerry, keep it in the family. (NNPA) Don't Forget 1976 Sticker A ONE-ACT PLAY ABOUT BLACK REVOLUTIONARY WAR HERO PETER SALEM has been named a Special Award Winner in the PLAYS Magazine Bicentennial Playwriting Contest. A prize of $300 was awarded to Mark Keats of Los Angeles for his play, PETER SALEM, MINUTEMAN, an historical biography of the Black Revolutionary War soldier who was one of the heroes of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Utilizing voice choruses, slide projections and pantomime, the play recounts the events before and during the battle and the major role playe din it by Peter Salem . The play will be published in the April 1976 issue of PLAYS Magazine. Mark Keats, a retired social worker, has written children's plays and stories and two books. His special interest has been in innovative projects and programs in multi-ethnic and multi-racial communities. Different (Continued From Page 1) her firm stand on busing. "Anyone who comes out on any one of the highways. . . .can see the yellow busses carrying children all over for years,'' she told the students. "I think you ought to be alarmed at anything that would undermine the fourteenth amendment. Not a single busing order in this country has been issued where there wasn't first a violation of the constitution,' she said. Mrs. Wilson was responding to a question on presidential candidate, Henry Jackson's statement on Monday in which he said that forced busing has failed. "First of all, we must remember that Mr. Jackson is ' a candidate for the president of .the United States and secondly, I am intrigued that he is suddenly an expert on civil rights," she said. Mrs. Wilson also said that the NAACP is seeking newer directions through a professional consulting firm which will most likely be in the area of economics. RALEIGH - Edward L. Powell, Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, today urged North Carolina motorists who have not obtained their 1976 license plate validation stickers or license plates to do so before the February 16 deadline. The Commissioner also reminded owners of private automobiles that this year they keep their 1975 license plates and must purchase a validation sticker to update it. The sticker must be placed in the upper right-hand corner of the license plate by law. Powell said 'This year the deadline for displayign 1976 validation stickers and license plates has been extended to midnight, February 16 because the 15 falls on a Sunday. Since there is no legal authority to extend the deadline further, we urge all motorists to purchase their stickers or plates as soon as possible. The first four weeks of this registration renewal period indicate that less than one-third (13) of all North Carolina vehicle registrations have been renewed. By obtaining the license tag stickers and plates early, the inconveniece of waiting in long lines at the last minute will be avoided." Powell reminds motorists that there are 102 branch offices across North Carolina in which license plates and stickers may be obtained or in Raleigh at the Motor Vehicles Building on New Bern Avenue. Alumni of UNCF Colleges To Meet In Florida February 5-7 Some 800 alumni of United Negro College Fund Schools will meet in Daytona Beach, FL February 5-7 for the 30th Annual Conference of the UNCF's National Alumni Council. Graduates of 41 predominately Black UNCF Colleges will conduct workshops, meetings and social affairs at the Desert Inn Motel In Daytona Beach. The theme for the conference is ' Crisis 76: Where do we go from Here? The Opportunity Night theme is "Today's Youth...Tomorrow's Leaders." The conference chairman is Julius Kidd, secretary of the Bethune-Cookman National Alumni Association. Bethune-Cookman College will host the meeting. Dr. Milton Curry, President of Bishop College in Dallas, Texas and head of the UNCF Board of Directors, will be the key note speaker at the opening session of the conference on Thursday afternoon, February 5. Area high school students will be invited to visit representatives from the 41 colleges Thursday evening and explore opportunities through UNCF schools. Christopher Edley, Executive Director of the United Negro College Fund, which is headquartered in New York, will give the status of the UNCF 1975 campaign at the second general session Friday. Rev. Wyatt T. Walker, pastor of the Canaan Baptist Church in New York City, will be the guest speaker for the Alumni Recognition Banquet Friday evening. On Saturday, the conference will conclude its workshops and business sessions. A Coronation Ball will be held that night at which a queen will be chosen from representatives of the 41 UNCF schools. The participants in the Coronation Ball will represent a country in Africa and they will be attired in the native dress of that country. The contest winner will be adorned in jewelry from head to feet in an African custom instead of the traditional crowning ceremony. The United Negro College Fund is a nonprofit fund-raising group which raises money to help support its member colleges. It was founded in 1944 by Dr. Fredrick D. Patterson and a group of college Presidents for the purpose of conducting annual campaigns for the funds needed to help meet the operating expenses of 27 historically black colleges and universities. As other colleges were able io meet the criteria they were accepted into membership; the total number growing to 41 in 1973. All except on the the UNCF institutions are located in the South. Seven are in Georgia; six each in North Carolina and Texas, five in Alabama, four in Tennessee, three in South Carolina, two each in Mississipps, Louisiana, Florida and Virginia and one each in Arkansas and Ohio. The member institutions are: Atlanta University, Clark College, Interdenominational Theological Center, Moorehouse College, Morris Brown College,' Spcllman College and Paine College of Georgia. ' The first time you buy it for its reputation. The second time you buy it for its taste. IMPORTED FROM ENGLAND BY KOBRAND N Y., N.Y.. 94 PROOF, 100 GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS lONDONDlSTlLim! DRVGINJ i Hill I mS II n MARK Of EXCELLENCE Chevrolet Monte Carlo When it comes v to personal luxury I Pontiac Grand Prix SJ and interior ggp GM offers you more exciting ways to go man anyooay GM's 1976 personal cars offer some exceptional driving choices. There's Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Pontiac Grand Prix, Oldsmobile Toronado, Buick Riviera and Cadillac Eldorado. There just isn't a better looking, more exciting lineup of cars anyplace. As you might imagine, such niceties as automatic transmission, power steering and power front disc brakes come standard on these cars. But you can express yourself further by ordering genuine leather upholstery, swivel bucket seats, a power sunroof, air conditioning with automatic temperature control and much more, depending on which car you choose. These fine personal cars are designed for people who appreciate a special combination of responsiveness and luxurious comfort. Their ultimate enjoyment comes in driving. Stop by your GM dealers soon and put them to the test yourself. We want you to drive what you like and like what you drive. General Motors. Maker of Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac. Cadillac Eldorado V- jm Oldsmobile Toronado mw

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