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The Charlotte post. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1918-????, November 29, 1973, Image 1

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• „ ' ' . —— * ■ ■ ~l * " t = -E~-f 75 Per Cent ^ ■ ■ ■ ■ _ MedUrn In The More Negro ^ ^ X XXXI' lu";“l,rt ■ “Charlotte’s Fastest Growing Community Weekly” canm-ms | "VOL. 2 NO 24 ""1 ' ^_;_; _ " " ’ CHARLOTTE, NORTH rifffTnurr.ntuPMus unWM.Hi ~ ’ 1 _T • -*-- "t ■ .........a- --Price 20 MRS. MARIE GENTRY ...Charming Wife, Mother __ Marie Gentry • * » t r •< Is Our Beauty By JOANNE MOORE Post Feature Writer Our beauty this week says that her goal is to see that her :hildren grow up to be healthy and normal adults and that they acquire the things they want and need in life. Meet the petite, Mrs. Mai.e Gentry, wife, mother and indeed a charming beauty. Mrs. Gentry, who is a record - processor for Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Company, says that her life is centered totally around her family. “I have two children. Rodney and Alina and a v£ry wonderful husband and I — g“*** "W hobftv is simply taking care of them.rr She is 29 years old, a native Charlottean and the former Miss Marie Baxter. •<Lount Dracula -To Lecture Here Tuesday One of the men who Cleans proof of the actual existence of Count Dracula will lecture at 8 p m., Dec. 4 in the Rowe Building at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.' Dr. Radu Florescu, a Boston College professor, will present a film on the search for Dracula along with his lec ture, which Is free and open to 1 A graduate of Second Ward High School, Marie says that she likes people and is very friendly. Charlotte is home for this lovely madame and when asked what she felt about her town she responded. “I’m satisfied with the amount of clubs and social activities Charlotte has for adults. I guess I feel like that” because I don’t do that much clubing. What Charlotte does need, I think, is more places to take children,” said Marie. Mrs. Gentry said that her activities outside her family are very limited but “you know I don’t think that I could "be-any happier doing anything else.” Steve Cohen To Star In UNCC Play The ' University of North Carolina. at Charlotte's Creative Arts Department will present Kurt Vonnegut's “Happy Birthday Wanda June” Dec. 6-9. _ Curtain" time for the students directed production is 8:15 p.m. in the main theater of the Rowe Building. The play is based on the interaction of one character, who has Just returned from eight years in the Amazon, with the other seven characters. Harold Ryan, played by Steve Cohen of Charlotte, comes home to find that his wife Penelope (Gwynn Doughty of Franklin, Va.) has taken two suitors. In th<t course of the play, which has a surprise ending, Harold humiliates his wife’s suitors, played by Charlie Sheek of Mocksville and Mike Philyaw of Lenoir, and creates problems for all the other characters as well. Throughout the play, characters from Heaven come onto stage, and one of these is a little girl named Wanda June, played by 12-year olf Kim Anderson of Charlotte. The play is directed by Susan Jackson of Tryon. turue-wk could have half hia wishes he would DOUBLE his TROUBLES p?'. ™ * . ■- J \ University Park Group • ~ • • .. Fights Shelter Renloval Surprised Pam Walls Wins Dance Contest When Pam Walls heard that Eld die Kendricks would be in town last Sunday she was anxious to go see one of her favorite entertainers do the popular hit “Keep On Truckin' PAED Opens Model Home Here Sunday The culmination of a 2V4 year dream will be realized Sunday, December 2nd at 3 pjn. when the doors of the ~FAr,u model home at 1308 Fontana Street open. Progress Association for Economic? Development, a non-profit corporation, is the ssufeamut built. Since these are the first homes to be built back in the Greenvil Fe urban' redevelopment area, they shall hopefully serve as model and set the standard for the quality of other times to be built in this area by future developers. - The Homes were disignedr by Gantt-Huberman Associates: the General contractor is Evans Brothers Home Builders; the con struction and permanent financing is' being done by Mechanics and Farmers —Being hr the'xnty limit*,- the homes will receive city water, sewer arid trash services, streets will be maintained by the city, resident* will receive fire and police protection and a newly built neighborhood community and recreation center is within easy walking distance. The houses range in size from 1150 - 1300 sq. feet, with a choice of 3 or 4 bedrooms, some with 1V4 baths. The homes .'are carpeted throughout" with vinyl flooring in the fitchen, garbage disposal and electric stove. Heating is by gas-fired forced warm ah* system, designed to be air conditioned at the owner’s option.— -— The prices (subject to change) are $19,600.00 for the 3 bedroom units and $22,100,00 for the 4 bedroom unit*. All downpayments and monthly payment* are based on F.H.A,, Financing. The fact that Don Cornelius, producer of the popular dance show “Soul Train," and his dancers would be there to conduct a dance contest didn't interest her. But once inside * the Coliseum the slim, Olympic High senior got the dance bug. > “I wasn’t even going to enter the contest but a boy named Ricky Dunlap from Kings Mt. came up to me and said “let’s go,” so I went.” By the time all the dancing was over Pam and Ricky had been selected as the official winners of the Soul Train Dance contest. For their efforts in doing the “Funky Worm” and the-’Binnp^^he pair have won- a trip to Hollywood and an appearance ■n »ha television hit show. ”So«J» YrjRn. ' ~ ■ 3’j —Pam, the daughter of Mrs. Margaret Walls of 2015 Wilmore Dr., loves to dance but was surprised that she won the contest. “I don’t really practice the dances, they just come sort of naturally,” continued Pam, who was a homecoming princess at Olympic. “I pick' up the dances watching other people around the city and of course by watching Soul Train. —“I’m really proud of myself for winning the contest but I still don't think I’m the best dancer in Charlotte. Pam, who has two sisters, Con stance and Brenda, enjoys dancing to the records “The Love I Lost" and “Get Down." When she wants to relax arid listen to her favorite tune i$ “Come Lay Some Loving On Me.” Pam and her partner will make the trip to Hollywood sometime during the Christmas holiday. UNCC Chorale Sets Concert The University Chorale.of the University of TYorth Carolina at Charlotte will present ~ a program of Christmas music Dec. 10 at 8 p m. in the Rowe Recital Hall on the UNCC campus. ****** ** * rv Is, . ' '>**; WINNING WEST CHARLOTTE BAND member*, part of the 8S>member band, pose ... t'mpWirjfe with 'P ut Din-clef Richard E. Maxwell, bolding trophy, prior to practice last Tuesday. They won THE PREf,..ENT’S TROPHY Monday In the Chester.' 8.C Christmas Parade. Photo by Peelfcr. A< i * . > rWest Charlotte High Band > .. Win President Trophy West Charlotte High School’s Marching Band won THE PRESIDENT’S TROPHY last Monday, November 26. for its out standing performance in the Chester, South Carolina Christmas Parade. The trophy, which is awarded to the band with the most crowd appeal, musical ability and showmanship, was presented to Director Richard E. Maxwell by Miss'South Carolina, Fran Huggins, on behalf of the Chester Mer chants Association who sponsored the award. ~The -88■member—West Charlotte Band received the 3rd place award in its per-' formance in the N.C. Holiday Festival in Hamlet, N.C. on November 17 and they are scheduled to perform today, "Thursday, November 29, in the Mt. Holly, N.C. Christmas Parade. Band Director, Maxwell, a Johnson C. Smith University graduate who has done further study at Appalachian State University, said he is “op tomistic about the band’s future” after having been plagued by instability in the school’s population since his coming to West Charlotte in l9«9 upon leaving Ransom Jrtiior High School. For several years there was considerable turn-over in the bands composition and their number dwindled Now, Mr, Maxwell says, "the band membership is increasing and 6 JCSU Seniors Earn Prudential Stipends Six Johnson C. Smith University seniors have been selected to receive stipends of $100 per month for the 1973-74 academic year. The recipients Marvis Douglas, Vereda Johnson, Lucinda Bowen, Blenda Younger , Delores Turner and Maggie Patterson will par ticipate in a special business computer programming course which is designed to equip them for Job placement in the Prudential Insurance Company. Smith was awarded $5,400 for scholastic aid. $8,000 for equipment and supplies, and $3,000 for administration of the program, totalling $16,400 This sum is only the initial payment on a pledge of $100,000 to be awarded Smith for "support——of—-its puter Science Program over the next several years. It was pledged in response to a proposal submitted by Ed mund T. Moore in August 1973 Moore conducted a 12 week training . program in Prudential COBOL programming for 70 Prudential employees during the summer of 1973, while working as a National Urban League Summer Fellow in I he Corporate Home Office of the Prudential Insurance Com nnnv in Nlou/ark NIou/ Inrcnv Here Saturday Night s ab ,mng ,J. C. Smith Cagers Open New Season By ALLAN ROUNDTREE • Post Feature Writer When the Golden Bulla of Johnson C. Smith University take the floor Saturday to play Virginia Union University, Coach Joe Alston will be looking for one thing that slipped the Bulla last season ... defense. The fast breaking, run-shoot Smith cagers outmanuevered their opponents to average 84.3 points per game last season. However, when It was their turn to stop the op position the Bulls fell short of the mark allowing 82J points a contest for a 17-10 record. Alston expects a change in points scored against the Bulls this year. "Now we’re appealing to their pride where defense is concerned,” Alston said. "We’re working on it as hard last year, but I think we have a better attitude." The Bulls lose only two players of note from last year’s team which finished fourth in the CfAA. Returning to the lineup will be flashy playmaker Willie Joplin and 0 9 junior George Cooper. Cooper, who averaged 19.0 ppg and 10.S rebounds a contest as a soph, could make the difference in the Bulla campaign. The Syracuse. N.Y. transplant needs only consistency to become an outstanding player. Smooth Ellis Allen, a 9-6 COACH 40* ALSTON forward, who came on strong near the and of laat season will / be in the starting lineup against Union. Ellis shoots well and plays both ends of the court. The other forward will be 6-8 James "Twiggy” Sanders Sanders started last season and averaged 12.1 points and 12.7 rebounds a contest. Rounding out the starting lineup will be 5-S Eric Polite Polite, who moves similar to another New York player by the name of Nate Archibald, gives the Bulls penetrating power Depth wise the Bulls are impressive. Coming off the bench will be 6-7 tight end Bill Dulin who should add needed muscle off (he boards and highly touted. 6^ freshman Robert Lewis, Joe Mcl^amb, 6-4, Johnny Jackson. 6-3, Milton Hill, 6-8, and 6-3 Brian McCants gave the Bulls the strongest front court reserves in the con ference. Derek Wallace, a fancy ball handler from Philadelphia, and Luther McMorrie will spell Polite and Joplin in the backcourt Saturday s game starts at 8 pm. in Hartly-Woods Gvm I GOOD READING ON THE INSIDE UNPA Wins Compromise Agreement Recently there has been a controversy in the University Park Neighborhood between the Administration of West Charlotte High School and the University Park Im provement Assoc, the dif ference of opinion centered around the School Ad ministrations desire to remove the playground equipment and picnic shelter would not eliminate any alleged undersirable elements in the community, but merely rob residents of the neigh borhood of the only available park and playground egnip “ hi eh [7* Because of this- proposed loss of a neighborhood park, the University Park Im provement Assoc, was in strumental in setting up a C heivnuu residents of the neighborhood. —the Administration of wesl Charlotte Hi. School, the Park —A Recreation Commission, and the Administration of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System. At this meeting a com promise agreement was negotiated between the parties involved ■ which provides for the following: 1. That the picnic shelter and mini park equipment remain intact on the West Charlotte 'property. 2. ' That a fence wiir be constructed along the West Charlotte boundary line. 3. That a gate be installed - to provide easy access to either the Center or mini park. 4. That the mini-park and shelter be controlled by the school durine school hours 7:00 a m. to 3:30 p.m. 5. That the Park and Recreation Commission be vision and control of the mini park and shelter from 3:30 p.m. until closing time at 10:30 p.m. The University Park lm-, provement Assoc, received the w/it ten terms of the agreement today (Nov. 23. 1973,)) and feels this favorable settlement demonstrates the respect that the School System and the Park & Recreation Commission have for the local community organization The University Pprk lm* provement Assoc also feels that keeping the shelter and playground equipment will serve the best interests of the neighborhood and assure the park facilities will be available to area residents in the years to come. ✓ Mercy Student Nurse Wins ScholaVship • A first for Mercy! > 1973 , marks the first year that the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing has entered one of its students in a scholarship contest--^nd that student won! The Brown Shoe Company, makers of Air Stet Professional Shoes, seleciffi 10 winners of Nursin^ Scholarships of $500 each Miss Eileen Grace McGee o Raleigh, a student in our Ckr of '74 vton one of the scholarships, which still [to her on It Novemb | 10th

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