The Charlotte post. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1918-????, February 21, 1974, Image 1
The Post Reaches Nearly 71 Percent Mere Black Reader* VOL. 2 NO_36 ' r“" ■» Your Best Advertising Medium In The Lucrative Black Market CallMMIM _Price 20 Mrs. Samm By BILL JOHNSON Post Manager-Editor “My decision to offer myself as a candidate for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education has been in fluenced to a great degree by the encouragement of my friends and colleagues who have looked at my unique qualifications and determined that I am qualified to serve this community as their voice in the proceedings of this body of policy makers who hold their young minds, young lives in their palms.” With this statement, Mrs. Lena Mills Sammons, mother of two children, officially join the 14 candidates who will campaign for the three seats on the School Board in the May 7 election. Mrs. Sammons thus became the fifth Black among the candidates who are seeing seats on the School Board. A graduate of West Charlotte High School and Johnson C. Smith University with a B.A. degree in English, Mrs. Sammons has a Master’s degree in Education from the Uniiersity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The former Charlotte Mecklenburg teacher and pard Scat credibility of this oust be beyond that it must be ided in its aims and Explained to the “ of her press con at "If Camus was evil filters into the ougli the pores of torance, then those serve this populus il responsibility not srovide quality for all of the >f the nearly 100 this system but to nd ennoble human ^ by providing a vhere learning *1 ceases to be an arduous task but a pleasurable one." On the controversial subject of the optional school. Mrs. Sammons stated. "1 believe that the educational trending of this era takes into account the diversity of human need, of human capacity, of human interest. The optional school, for example, is one of those tr.ends which make this kind of provision. When students choose from an academic smorgasbord, when they are free to accelerate as rapidly as their abilities will permit them, when relieved of the pressure of being pushed along with the rest of the herd. MRS. LENA SAMMONS ...Public Relations Director but permitted to take the extra time, with the more difficult work; then, I believe learning can become a pleasurable experience.” LOVELY PATRICIA COLEY ...J.C. Smith Alumna Patricia Coley Is Our Beauty t I By JOANNE MOORE I Post Society Writer I For the gentleman who is lucky enough to catch her, a f woman, bom under the sign of Gemini, offers a variety of delightful and intriguing personalities. Her true gemini nature causes her to be ' moody, somewhat fickle , but indeed an intellect. Our beauty this week, Patricia Elizabeth Coley, who is a Gemini says about her . self: \ ‘‘I am a typical gemini J because I’m fickle when it comes to the opposite sex.” Fickle ? Maybe. But a charming intellect who knuws what she wants out of life and how to get it, is probably a better description Patricia, a native of Dudley, North Carolina, is the 22-year old daughter of Mrs. Jessie B Coley. A 1973 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, with a major in English and a minor in speech and drama. Patricia is a serious minded young woman who says she has a secret desire to see her name in lights as a glamorous actress. “I have an inner urge to act, Patricia admitted, “If I could get a break, something sound of course, I would definitely pursue an acting career.” Acting is not the only thing on Patricia’s mind. Her numerous activities while she was a student at Johnson C. Smith proves that. During her four years at Smith, she was a cheerleader, a member of the judiciary board, an attendant to Miss Alpha Phi Alpha, a member of the band, vice-president of Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Korinly p member of the Dramatic Guild, the Dance Group and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She was also co-dean of pledges for her sorority Inc. She was also co-dean of pledges for her sorority and graduated from Smith, cum laude. Miss Coley is currently employed as a counselor at Concentrated Employment Program Her Job requires her to work very closely with people and help them iron out many of their personal problems "I often reveal in the poetry the way I feel as a black woman andthe treatment I'm getting from my black man. site continued "My poems are often instructive I talk about the black woman and how part of the mess is our fault ". "I seek to find out what people are like first I enjoy dealing with them and my Job gives me a chance to help people learn to help them selves," Patricia explained. Among her hobbies, Patricia lists writing poetry as one of her most interesting Uer usual subject she says is the relationship between black men and Mack women. vJ URTLE-W* r amed Black Mayor, Howard Lee, Is YMC A Guest Speaker Mecklenburg County Sets Police Exams Mecklenburg County Police are seeking applicants for the of Police ty/fhT position pays a starting salary of $8,628 annually, with a top pay of $10,860. Fringe benefits include 12 days sick leave annually, nine paid holidays, from 10 to 24 days vacation annually ex cellent retirement and in surance benefits, promotional opportunity, liberal educational opportunities in college and ..university, longevity pay, and one pay steap increase with A.A. or B.S. in police-science field. Interested persons should contact the personnel office, on the first floor of the Law Enforcement Center for a personal interview. The Center is located at 825 E. Fourth Street. Appointments can be made between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Dr. Jenkins Is New OEO Administrator Dr. Harriett G. Jenkins assumed her new duties as Deputy Assistant Ad ministrator for Equal Op portunity programs this week at ceremonies at NASA Headquarters * Dr. Jenkins will report to and assist Dr. Dudley G. McConnell in agency-wide direction of both employee and contractor aspects of MACS aniisl AntiAelimilu - a- - r r programs. Before joining NASA. Dr. Jenkins was educational consultant for the Response to Educational Needs Project of the Anacostia District of District of Columbia Schools She served earlier as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in the Berkeley School District in California, culminating a long tenure as a district school official. Dr. Jenkins entered the Berkeley school system in 1952 as a teacher and served as vice-principal, principal and Director of Elementary Education before being named to the assistant superintendency in 1971 / 0 _ To meet the required qualifications an applicant must be between the ages of 21 minimum height to 5-feet, 7 inches. The maximum height is 6 feet, 6-inches and weight must be proportionate to height. He must also be a graduate of high school and a resident of Mecklenburg County upon appointment with good character and law observance record. Jim Martin To Seek Re-Election Congressman Jim Martin has announced that he is a candidate for re-election to the United States House of Representatives. The an nouncement came in a swing through the Ninth Congressional District which includes Iredell, Lincoln and Mecklenburg. The Congressman said beyond his personal decision to seek re-election, it is in the hands and minds of the voters of the Ninth District to make the final one. NEWLY ORDAINED MINISTER In the A.M.E. Zion Church. Rev. William Wilson, standing at right, was presented his CER TIFICATE OF ORDINATION last Sunday at Clinton Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church during a 3 p m service honoring the onUUnding chur chmen. Presiding Elder L.C. Clark, standing at left, made the presenUtion and extended his hand in congratulations. PHOTO BY PEELER Rev. Wilson Honored As Outstanding Churchman 1>y JAMES PEEI.ER Post Feature Writer Approximately 200 persons - friends, relatives, and fellow church members of Rev. William Wilson were present at Clinton Chapel A M E. Zion Church Iasi Sunday to par ticipate in and witness ac tivities that were part of the celebration of “WILLIAM WILSON DAY” honoring the outstanding churchman. Rev. Milas B. Thomas, pastor of Big Pineville A.M.E. Zion Church, preached the sermon after the 3 p.m. beginning of a two hour program which was highlighted by the presen tation of a CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION to Rev Wilson by Presiding Elder L.C. Clark Persons representing various organizations showered Rev Wilson with numerous gifts. Miss Madie Simpson, representing the Trustees, presented Reverend Wilson with a plaque com memorating his long years of service and work in Clinton Chapel Church which is presently pastored by Revterend Morgan W. Tann. i Mrs. Celesta McCullough also presented the honoree a ' plaque. A verbal tribute on the church's Sunday School's behalf, was given by John Agurs Mrs. Elise Matthews presented Reverend Wilson with a cross, a token from the Class Leaders' Board. A beautiful briefcase, a gift from the Stewards, was presented by David Craig. Mrs Julia Doby presented a monetary gift of $2$ on behalf >f the Choir. Other gifts and "Love Of ferings” were presented by Mrs Jeanette Grier Missionaries Honor Mrs. Flora Allen wy MK8. AUDREY U. WALL On Sunday, February 17, the Life Members' Council of the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the Charlotte District, honored Mrs. Flora Allen for outstanding services per* formed in her duties as chairman of this district. Mrs. Allen served in this capacity from 1967 to 1973. Centering around the theme “Great Missionary Women of Zion-Past and Present,” a candlelight pageant was given which covered eight scenes and depicted the work of great missionary women of Zion from their origin to the present day. Participants came from various churches in the district representing the Parent Body, Home Missions, Young Women, Buds of Promise. Supply Dept. Life Members' Dept African Bank. Past District Officers. and present District Officers. The pageant was also in memory of Mrs Delacy Grecian • Donawa, past president of the Charlotte District. Even though Mrs Allen busily engaged herself as a member of the planning committee, she was totally unaware of the group's plans to honor her. She wept softly as representatives from various churches paid her glowing tributes Other members of the committee included Madames J R Isler, Irene Gries, Rachel Collins, L.M. Nowell, M Frederick, O. Miller, and B. McOolough Among the numerous gifts received by Mrs. Allen was an engraved plaque presented by Mrs Allie Clark who serves as president of the Charlotte District Under Mrs. Allen's supervision, more than one hundred and twenty-five people Joined the life Mem bers' Council Succeeding Mrs Allen as Chairman of the Charlotte District is Mrs. Joretha Isler Mrs Isler is an active member of Grace A M E Zion Church MRS. FLORA ALLEN Committee Member New Board Members To Be Appointed goward N. Lee, the distinguished Black mayor of Chapei Hill. North Carolina, will be the guest speaker at the 38th annual Dinner meeting of the McCrorey Branch YMCA here Wed nesday night. The 7 p.m. meeting will be held at the McCrorey Branch of YMCA, 3801 Beatties Ford Road. Mr. Lee was first elected mayor of Chapel Hill in 1969 when carried 52 percent of the votes. He was re-elected in 1971 by a landslide to a second term when he carried every precinct in the city, gamering 64 percent of the ballots. He again beat his opponent in 1973 when he was re-elected to serve a third term, winning by a 5-1 margin on 89 percent of the votes. His philosophy appears to have been a strong force among many to have pushed him from the red hills of a Georgia sharecropper’s field ' —o Viian ui Llldpti Hill. Mr. Lee believes that a person can be whatever he wants to be if he first believes in himself, make up his mind to be it, and is then willing to work hard to make others believe in him and his unquestionable potential for success. “One can neveit allow r himself to feel thaf he is beaten down or defeated for as one thinks and believes...he is,” Mr. L^e stated recently. The son of a Lithonia, Ga. sharecropper, Mr. Lee is a product of the Bruse Street High School in his home town and Clark College where he majored in chemistry and pre-medicine. Following additional studying at Fort Galley State College and a wo year tour of duty with the J S. Army, he worked for hree years In the Juvenile - Domestic Relations Court in la van n ah, Ga. Mr. Lee entered the graduate school of social work at the University of North Carolina in 19*4 and sub sequently received his master’s degree in social work in 19M. Following graduation, he accepted employment with Duke University as director of youth service. He later served as director of employee relations at Duke University and as the director of the office of human development ' at Duke University.