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The Charlotte post. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1918-????, May 16, 1974, Image 1

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fff] CHARLI (TTE P< 1ST *1 ' “Charlotte’s Fastest Growing Community Weekly" c.r.m.„M | ' 1 P7 rrsr -?n ... MISS VIKKI STAFFORD ...A Female Race Driver? A Miss Stafford •* * by JOANNE MOORE Post Society Writer A female race driver? Well, nowadays that shouldn’t be too surprising as a matter of fact our own beauty this week aspires to becoming just that. “I like being around the fellas while they work on their hot rods. Sometimes I offer my help. Race car driving is a fascinating sport to me. Maybe I’d like to try it one day,” said Vikki Stafford. Vikki's racing interest does not at all affect her natural feminine qualities. So you hot rod owners whom she may be assisting, don’t be surprised if she charms you at the same time._ Vikkie, the 21-year old daughter of Mrs. Thelma Stafford, maintains a well rounded life and therefore doesn’t stop at race car driving. She's a member of the Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Inc.- and the Henderson Grove Presbyterian Church. She says that she enjoys most other sports and describes herself as a typical Cancer. “I think that I’m very sensitive and sometimes too sentimental. I’m usually able to cope with most things good and bad which is typical of a Cancer,” Vikkie explained. A native of Charlotte, she attended Independence High School and was graduated in 1970. She then entered Durham Business College where she remained until 1972. Vikki is currently employed as a secretary at the North Carolina Mututal Life In surance Co. Asked to describe her personality, She responded, "I’m very even-tempered. It usually takes a lot for me to get mad. I get along well with people, too well for my own good sometimes.” Vikki has not made any definite plans for the future, however she says, "I plant to pursue my education further. I’m not sure in what area, maybe I'll remain in the field of business. This delightfully interesting young miss has already made a step in the right direction. She has confidence and the desire to get ahead, two very important ingredients for success. W. Charlotte High Wins Second Place . West Charlotte High School tied for second place with Greensboro's Grimsley Senior ... -Ti High School and West Charlotte Sophomore, Cloyd S. Goodrum.Jr., ranked third on the list of individual students in the annual North Carolina High School Mathematics Contest. In competition with 14S other high schools across the state. West Charlotte scored 200 points, five points below the 205 points scored by first place winner Needham Broughton High School of Raleigh. Six other Charlotte* Mecklenburg high schools were ranked in the top SO schools as a result of the contest. Others and their ranks are East Mecklenburg, seventh; North Mecklenburg, 10th; Myers Park, 11th; South Mecklenburg. 18th; and Oaringer and Independence, tied for 23rd TUKTLt-TAI* A NARROW MIND and a WIDE MOUTH often go together At J.C. Smith Dr. Winson R. Coleman Retires After 45 Years 1974-75 CMS School Year Calendar Set The 1974-75 school year will begin on Aug. 23 for Charlotte Mecklenburg pubhc—school students under a calendar adopted recently by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. Teachers will report to work on Aug. 15 for six workdays prior to students reporting for Teacher-PupiT- Orientation Day on Aug. 23. The first full day of classes for students will be Aug. 26. The last day of school for students in the 1974 75 school year will be June 11, 1975, unless there are snow days to be made up.*'' ’ The calendar adopted also specifies in advance the procedure for making up as many as four snow days if needed. -- aimx Mionmay la (Mmtl, u -- would'be made up on June 9, 1975, shifting workdays for teachers to June 10-11; June 12 would be the last day for students. If two snow days are missed, the second lost day would be made up on June 10, 1975, s hifting workdays for teachers to June 11-12; the last day for students would be June 13. If three snow days are missed, the third day would be made up by students attending classes on April 7, 1975, and the teacher workday, previously slated for that day, would be on Saturday, April 5. If four snow days are missed, the fourth day would be made up on March 28,1975, Good Friday. If more than four snow days are missed the Board of Education .would, have to make further calendar changes. Following is the full calendar for students: ~Aug. 15, First day for teachers --Aug. 23, Teacher-Pupil Orientation Day WW /-i ■ MOTHER AND DAUGHTER BUFFET TABLE being helped with teed Inst Batnrdnv -■«ebv-am»|»csfrpwiiA»<'t.e ey ine -yw.itth noun* of Gethsemane Baptist Church. Prime planners of the annual affair pictured here are; left to right; Mrs. Rosetta Archie. Director of the Young Adult Millionaires; UUlo Matthews. Chairman of the Program T»*uinht7iifpen(#M ’WiriT Vie'? PresKrtK and Betty J. Erwin, President. Photo by Peeler. (See other picture on page 2) Gethsemane Young Adults Host Mothers Day Bancruet By JAMES PEELER Post Staff Writer "** The Young Adults of Gethsemane Baptist Church held their Annual Mother r.nd Daughter Banquet last Saturday, May 11th in the basement of the church's Winniferd Street location, pastored by Rev. C.E. Dewberry. Each year around Mother's Day the daughters prepare the meal for their’mothers as* an additional expression of their love, and a welcomed, op portunity to fellowship A wide assortment of delicious dishes ladden the buffet and all dined to their hearts delight This year's affair began at t>:00~with the saying of the grace by Mrs. Margaret Dewberry. In attendance at this year’s banquet were: Mrs. Mamie Fuller and daughter Mamie Massey; Mrs. Florence Wallace and daughter Diana M. Wallace; Mrs. Elois Whitaker and daughter Evelyn Watson; Mrs. Mary Lewis and daughter Gillie L«wis; Mrs Luella Dunham and daughter Grenell Roary; Mrs. Lena—Bailey and daughter Laura Moore; Mrs. Lula B Erwin and daughter Betty Jean Erwin; Mrs Margaret Lalta and daughter Rosa Johnson; Mrs Ruth B Mclllwain and daughter Sallie Mclllwain, Mrs. Carrie House and daughter Lucy Hamilton; Mrs Ella Darby and daughter Dorothy Darby; Mrs Tvelyn Johnson and daughter Dorothy Darby; Mrs Minnie L Torrence, Mrs Carrie Dawns and Tommie Garrett; Mrs. Ruth Surratt and Odessa and Barbara Mrs Queen Roundtree; Mrs Eliza Clems and Roseitta Archie. Mrs' “Mary McLainT Mrs— Roseline Young and Evelyn -Reed, Mrs. Grace Smith and Evelyn Reed. Mrs Essie Taylor and Kay Frances Watts . Mrs Lillie Cureton and Evelyn Reed; Mrs Beatrice Chisholm Academic Dean Was Summer School Head Dr. Winson R Colemon, who for 45 years has served as Professor, Academic Dean and Director of Summer^SchooI at Johnson C. Smith University was honored on the occasion of his retirement by a host of friends, co-workers and former students last Friday night at "A Ntght M Appreciation" held in the University Memorial Union /-» I_ _ _ . ■ m___... ^* • wiviiiuu, a native Ul Oskaloosa, Iowa, received his education at Penn College, in Oskaloosa; Haverford College in Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago He__ received the B.A. degree from ! Penn in 1928 and one year later completed his M.A. at Haverford in Greek and Latin. His tenure at Smith began in 1929 and except for the period from 1947-1960, when he was ' away studying for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, his work has been continuous. A truly outstanding scholar, I Dr. Colemon's dedication to 1 the education ot black TgiwwttantfWBSHi the fact that his first and only teaching appointment spanned almost a half cen tury. While at Johnson C. Smith University, he also served as Academic Dean, 1962-1970; as Director of Summer School, 1962-1969; and as Tennis Coach, 1929-1947; 1950-51. His wife is the former Theodora Dugas and their three children, Grace, Win son, Jr., and Edwina have made them- proud grand parents several times Mount Moriah's < ( Ron i\al Morins f Sunday Mornintr „. " r Kev P L Jones, pastor of ( Lhe Zion Orthodox Primitive Baptist.Church in Cocoa. Fla_t and a top official in the Primitive Baptist Church organization, will bethe guest f revivalist at Mount Moriah ( Primitive Baptist Church's a annual revival services here < next week j i PARREN MITCHELL .J C. Smith speaker J.C. Smith To Heap Mitchell The One hundred and seventh Commencement Week activities at Johnson C Smith University will be held on May 17-19 with the con ferring of degrees on Sun day. May 19 at 2:00 p m in the Hartley Woods Gymnasium The Honorable Parren J Mitchell, United States Congressman from Baltimore, Maryland will be •he guest speaker — Attorney Mitchell is Vice Chairman of the Congressional Black t'aucus and the Chairman of Sub committees on Housing. Minority Enterprise and Economic Development He has worked for governmental change for the past twenty years in the Baltimore area and has served aS“Professor of Sociology and Assistant Director of Urban Studies at Morgan :>iaie i ourge President Gilbert Greenfield has announced that the schedule of events will include the Senior Class Exercise which will be held at 8 00 p m on Friday, May 17 in Biddle Hall Classes in reunion will include 1904. 1909, 1914,1919, 1924, !929, 1934. 1939 1944 1949. 1954, 1959, 19fi4, I9fi9 These classes will meet in Saturday May tb at itr.tti am in the Science Hall The General Alumni meeting will be held that afternoon at 2 (Ki pm in the University Memorial Union Dr and Mrs Greenfield will receive graduation ' senior* and their parents at their home at 1723 Washington Avenue on Saturday afternoon from 4 00 p m until 6 00 [ m Faculty . staff graduating seniors and parents are in vited to join the alumni at a huffet dinner on Saturday evening in the University Manorial Union at 6 30 pm At 10:00 am on Sunday morning, a worship service will be held in the University Church Here Saturday ~ ■■■■■ ■ i ________ — * - v Household Workers’ Workshop To Feature Mrs. Sloan, Mrs. Hulett Mrs. Edith Barksdak Sloan, executive director of the National Committee on Household Employment will be the guest speaker at a seminar sponsored by the Queen City Household Technicians of America Saturday afternoon, beginning at 3 30 o'clock The seminar, which will he held at the YWCA on E Trade St . has "Household Getting It Together" as its theme The topics to be discussed include the drive to organize household workers and the need for enforced minimum wage and social security regulations, workmen's and unemployment compensation and benefits such as sick leave and annual leave Executive Director Sloan is a law school graduate and has had significant work ex perience with such groups as the U S Commission on Civil Rights and HARYOU She was •5 V \ t trio subject of a recent NBC documentary and will soon be featured in an issue of Essence magazine. Field officer Josephine Hulett. a household worker for over 20 years who has been featured in such publications as the Washington Post and the Ms. magazine will also address the group According to Mrs W.M Alexander, president of the Charlotte chapter, household workers, who are commonly referred to as domestics, number 1.3 million ‘Their median annual income, was 12.365 last year,'y Mrs Alexander explained Monday, “almost 98 percent of all household workers are women, and most of these women areal least partly self suppnrtine while man\ are heads of families " Mrs Alexander stated that h “two thirds of all household workers are black and that . I •'privately employed I household workers rarely ' receive such standard benefits sick leave', paid vacation, and holidays, unemployment and workmen's com pensation " She continued They are excluded from most state and federal orotc< *ive lahors laws They were • xcluded from federal minimum xa^ legislation until the passage ol the 1974 minimum wage anu overtime amendments on April B. 1974 which went into effect on May I The national committee on household employment is a private non or .fit oi gam/.ai ion dedicated to improving 'he field of p>- > i'e ousehold employment A reception will he held riday night at the home ot 'Irs. Lucille McNeil on Kaye a > h MHS lOSKI'IIINK III I.KTT Klfld Officer MRS. EDITH SLOAN .Executive director

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