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The Charlotte post. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1918-????, March 23, 1978, Image 1

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' iV.C' ^ ssc media I TlfP Di loop I-n , IN THE LUCRATIVE I III# I ■ # I BLACK NEWSPAPERS BLACK MARKET ^ ■ IV## | I EFFECTIVELY REACH CALL 392-1306 ^ , . „ _ * ^ f JL | BY FAR. MORE I ‘TJiariotte 8 b astest Growing Community Weekly” | black consumers - V*«v LOVELY LULA RATLIFF ••• Plans to enter CPCC Attractive Lula Ratliff Is “Beauty Of The Week” BY Jeri Harvey Po6t Staff Writer Attractive Lula Ratliff cau ght photographer Jim Black's eye when he was shopping in White’s Store on North Tryon St. recently and as a result, we have the good fortune to have her as The Po6t Beauty of the Week. A native of Chesterfield, S.C., Lula has lived here for v&e past two and a half years and said, “I really like Char lotte because there is always something to do; concerts, shows, athletic events. If no thing else, I can go to the shopping malls and window shop. In Chesterfield, there just isn’t that much to do", she added. Even more important to Lula, however, is the availa bility of jobs here. Speaking of the job situation in Chester field, she said, “When kids finish high school there, they either have to leave or work in a mill - if they’re lucky. White kids don’t have any trouble though; they can always get a job as a cashier or waitress or clerk or something, but when blacks go in and apply they're told to come back later and half the time that’s the end of it. They still don’t hire blacks too fast for most jobs.” Lula finds her present em ployment enjoyable but has set a nursing degree as an ultimate goal and will begin actively working toward it in September when she plans to enter Central Piedmont Com munity College. It was while caring for her mother before she died that Lula decided she'd like to become a nurse. “I realized then", she said, "that I wanted to help people who were ill; that I felt rewarded taking care of the sick.” Another reason for wanting to further her education is her mother’s insistence that all her children achieve as much as they could. "There were thirteen of us", Lula said, "and my mother worked very hard just to get the necessi ties for us. The older ones had to drop out of school and go to work early but they helped with the younger ones and my mother was very proud of that. Since she’s been gone three of my brothers and sisters have completed high school and 1 have a 14 year old brother in the ninth grade who lives with an older brother We’re all behind him and want to see him finish, too. “I feel that even though we didn't have a lot of material things we were lucky to have good health and a mother who loved us and did the best she could for us. One thing we learned early was how to wait and work for things. I think that's very important for young people to learn,” she concluded. So even though Lula has had to work and wait for the chance to get a degree, she’s determined to do it. She's also willing to wait on marriage until she's "lived a little and seen some of the world”, as she puts it. “I have a steady boyfriend but I think we’ll wait until I’ve got my degree before we seriously consider marriage,” she said. "After all, there wasn't much to see in Chesterfield and 1 still haven’t been around much. There's so much for me to see and learn that I want to take my time about settling down for good.” For relaxation Lula likes good music, as typified by the sounds of her favorite, George Benson, and she likes tennis, swimming, jogging and most sports. We’re proud to welcome her to The Post's family of beaut ies and we wish her all the success and happiness she deserves. Beauty Of Year Contest Hits Peak? By Jeri Harvey Post Staff Writer The Post Beauty of the Year contest has passed the half way mark and activity has reached a peak. Last week, contestants reported the high est number of subscriptions, a date, for the four weeks the ntest has been in progress. As we enter the final two weeks it looks as if contestants and their supporters are pull ing out all the stops to bring the contest to a successful close. Earning the highest number of points for the past week was Alice Brannon, a former Beauty of the Week and pre sently a student at Livingstone College. Alice has been assist ed a great deal by her mother, Mrs. Alice Brannon, and the team-work is paying off. Besides being the weekly leader, Ms. Brannon also captured the overall lead from Bertha Adams. The five top places are now occupied by Alice Brannon, Cheryl Howell, Ms. Alice Brannon ...This week’s winner Bertha Adams, Darlene Her ron and Charlotte Gordon, respectively. With two more weeks to go before the contest deadline, we remind our readers that they can help their favorite contestants by renewing sui> scriptions, giving gift sub scriptions and asking friends and co-workers to subscribe Remember you can extend your present subscription for as many years as you wish and receive a substantial dis count. What better way to help some deserving young lady win valuable prizes and pro mote the only black newspa per in Metrolina? County Government Offices To Clone Mecklenburg County Go vernment offices and agencies will be closed Monday, March 37, in observance of Easter Monday. 11 Blacks Will Seek Public / Office InUpcoming Election Deadline Set For Voter Registration Sunday , April 2, is the deadline for voter registration for those who want to vote in the Tuesday, May 2, primary and Board of Education elec tions. Last minute registration ac tivity will be handled by three special units. Board of Education officials will be present on the campus of all high schools to register eligible seniors on Wednes day, March 29. Community groups have also asked the board for registration units. The YWCA is sponsoring a registration drive at Third Ward Citizens Center on Sun day, April 2, from 1-6 p.m. A drive is also being made spon sored on the same day from 1-6 p m., at Parkwood CME Institutional Church, by Caro lina Action. Election officials are urging community leaders and the media to give, “any emphasis you can" to these registration efforts, according to a state ment from the Board of Edu cation. The statement also noted that 45 permanent regis tration units are open year round in the county for the convenience of those who do not want to wait until the last minute. The league of Women Voters is also promoting voter regis tration. It advises voters who have moved that they are in violation of the law if their registration is not changed to their new precinct within 30 days. A change of names, party affiliation or failure to vote in four consecutive years are other reasons a voter would need to visit the Board of Elections office or registra tion unit, said statement.from the league The Pamphlet, entitled_.‘‘Facts for Vo ters", is available at the elec tions office. CMS Student* To Cet 3-I)ay Holiday Students and teachers in Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools will have holidays March 23, 24, and 27 The Education Center and other offices will be closed March 24 and 27. Classes will resume Tuesday, March 28 WILMINGTON 10 SI PPORTERS ....During March (hi 11 (i.sliitiglon March On Washington Attracts 8,000 Wilmington 10 Supporters special 1 o 1 he Fast A bus-load of Charlotteans' headed for last Sunday's mar ch on Washington in support of the Wilmington 10, the evening began on a somber note. Led by Rev. James Barnett and accompanied by Rev. Ben Chavis's sister, Dr. Helen Othow and Mrs. June Daven port, some 60 Charlotteans joined about 8,000 other sup porters in Washington in a show of strength among Wil mington 10 supporters. During the morning other chartered buses arrived at the Eclipse (between the White House and the Washington Monument), including some from various New York cities, Pennsyl vania and Minnesota. As out-of-town supporters gathered for the noon march, about 500 Howard University students greeted them, chant ing and carrying signs and banners The well-organized Washington delegation served as hosts with appointed mar shalls who wearing red arm bands, assisted marchers, providing transportation to daycare facilities and acting as cheer leaders. Together they shouted: "A people uni ted will never be defeated, FBI, CIA, ain't no justice in the USA " In a brief ceremony Rev Barnett led marchers in a prayer and to the delight of the crowd a young Washington vocalist, Lucy Murphy, sang a Ledbelly tune from the 1940s About the capital city, it was titled "It’s A bourgeois City While the audience clapped and yelled approval, she slid into another song, a calypso called "Money Is King ' Speaker Ann Shepherd Tur ner, the young white woman and former member of the Wilmington Hi. told the crowd. "I may he out hut I’m not Iree because my brothers aren’t tree " Bob Grant. Charlotte Three’s Jim Grant’s brother, read a letter from Grant in which he explained that he was under hoiiM arrest in North Carolina and couldn't travel outside the state But Grant told the crowd not to forget that 70 percent of the prisoners in North Caroiona are either Black or Indian. The rally dispersed and marchers, five abreast, led by the Chavis family and the North Carolina delegation, walked the one block to the White House, en route, they passed a Bed Cross building with a plaque on its front lawn reading, dedicated to the me mory of the women in the Civil War " Their message was loud and clear Hey. hey. Peanut Man, what you gonna do about the W ilmington 10 The only sign of life at the White House was a guard at its gate and about a dozen policemen in front, some on horses After two walks a round the White House, a final rally was heid across the street in Lafayette Park Speakers included Rev Chavis's mother, Elizabeth Chavis, and political activist Angela Davis Ms. Davis told the crowd to remember other political prisoners in states other than N.C She acknow ledged the presence of media crews from across the country as well as from Paris and Germany But she said it was most significant to note that there was also media from cities like Charlotte and Greensboro, from within the state of Noi th ( arolina Bum StIimIuU* l hunofM For W. Boults nrd Houtr Beginning Monday, March 27, the west end routing of Charlotte Transit System bus Route 10 West Boulevard will be changed during weekday peak hour service Arrival times at Boulevard Homes and Captiol Drive will be affected School Board Candidates Express Confidence Hy Sidney Moore,Jr. Post Staff Writer Confidence is what black candidates for Board of Edu cation say they have. Chemistry professor Rowe Anderson did not run for the board in 1976 because he fea red his candidacy would hurt the campaign of Phil Berry With only one incumbent in the race this year, its full speed ahead for Anderson The Johnson C. Smith Uni versity employee says his chances are “excellent’’. He is and he feels that his qualifica tions will outweigh a lack of campaign funds. A native of Baton Rouge, I-ouisiana, Anderson came to Charlotte in early 1971. He is an educator and grew up in a family of educators. Because of early experiences, Ander son claims to have harbored an ambition to serve on |fce governing body of an educa tion system since childhood The 37-year-old candidate said,“Education is a cradle to-grave issue that require everyone s attent' a". He also suppor a public kin dergarten from age three George E. Battle Jr., 30, of 1401 Vancouver Drive wants to become involved with the school system. He is presently “involved with about 20 schools" where he conducts an enrichment program. Students who parti cipate in the program live in Five Points, Third Ward, West Morehead and Grier Heights communities. Battle said the program offers students a chance to becottie more proficient in reading and math Students also take part in other educa tional activities that are often not available to them at school The program out of a survey Battle conducted which indi cated a need for such services Phil Berry Incumbent Battle bases his positive feelings about the campaign outcome on “verbal support" He said many people have indicated they favor his can didacy. At 71, Maggie Nicholson is also feeling good about her chances of winning She Kev George Battle Top candidate thinks her age is an asset “Age is in my favor, ' said the retired educator “I have experience, I have been in and-out of schools for 60 yeapi3 When asked how her carf)-1 paign is progressing, she said: ‘F think it's coming alongf^1 beautifull y She praised the etion t>eing made on her behalf by volunteer workers and supporters Her principal concern is safety of elementary students Mrs Nicholson wants these students to be able to go to schools that are closest to their homes The candidate is making her third attempt for the board Her low budget have been financed by small con tributors, neighbors and friends "I don't accept money if it tells me I can't be free, said the candidate, indicating that she is not aligned with any powerful interest group She noted that only UfcytHs spent on behaff»of ndr'cam paigniFv 197/5 , , £4<4lft>lsQi^ iM^ncte. Itir wfiaf is be^lflr1 childrer i'.Wthout tt^ilng problems ^ ■Sffr said. "you have to agref sometimes in order to dis agl ee 3 Blacks To Seek Reelection By Sidney Moore Jr. Post Staff Writer Eight of 55 Democratic Party candidates and three of 14 non-partisan Board of Edu cation candidates represent the black community in the upcoming Tuesday. May 2. election Judge Clifton E. Johhson of 6024 Craftsbury Drive is run ning for re-election without primary or Republican oppo sition The only other black candidate to offer for a court related position is running for Sheriff. Vivian Galloway. 32. of 438 Vickery Drive is running for that office. She is one of seven Democrats. The winner will face Republican opposition in the General Election in No t’amhor Incumbent State Senator, Fred D. Alexander is again vying for re-election An expe rienced politician. Alexander is competing against four other Democrats Four Senate nominations are available in this primary. Only one Repub lican has offered for this race. Black candidates for County Commission in this primary are I. C. Coleman and Rev Robert L. Walton They are among 19 primary contenders running for five seats. Incumbent Walton, 33, of 1434 Plumstead Road is run ning for a second term. He and Coleman, 58, of 1470 Plum stead Road, ran for the com mission in 1976, but Coleman was defeated For Board of Education, three blacks have offered. They are Rowe Anderson, 37, of 6800 Cardigan Avenue. Rev George E Battle Jr . 30, of 1844 Harris Road and Maggie Nicholson, 71. of 1225 S Cald well, No. 415 A total of 14 Board of Educa tion candidates are competing for four seats, making this race the most competitive However, each of the black candidates have expressed confidence. Offices for which no blacks have offered include L\ S Senate, U S. House of Re presentatives, N C. Associate Justice of Supreme Court. Judge of Court of Appeal. District Attorney, Judge of District Court. Clerk of Supe rior Court and N C House of llonritcnnl til i t in City (Government To Observe Kaster Monday All offices of Charlotte City K' government will be closed Monday. March 27, in obser vance of Easter Monday Re gular business hours will be resumed at 8am on Tuesday. March 28 Due to the four day work week, the City Sanitation Di vision will provide the follow ing collection services Each residence in the City will receive two backyard garbage collections on a Tuesday Thursday and Wednesday-Friday sche dule. There will be NO curbside trash collection during the week All trash should be kept off the curb until Tues day. April 4 for collection on Wednesday, April 5. — It takes a mighty conscien tloua man to tell the DIF FERENCE between being TIRED and LAZY. i.' V ’ * . ’ • I

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