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Local Black Leaders To
Hold Recognition Services
By Teresa Simmons
Post Managing Editor
The Charlotte Chapter of the
National Council of Negro Women,
along with city officials and com
munity leaders will hold a brief
recognition of the issuance of the
Mary McLeod Bethune commemo
rative stamp 11 a.m. Saturday
March 9 at the First Baptist Church
West, Annex Building, 1801 Oaklawn
Mrs. Bethune was one of the
leading figures, and the only female,
in the unofficial “Black Cabinet”
which had begun the fight for
- -adwanmdintegration ia the U.S.
government. In later years Mrs.
Bethune was instrumental in esta
blishing what is now known as
Bethune-Coo kman College, a mer
ger of her own school (The Daytona
Educational and Industrial School
for Negro Girls and the Coo kman
She also founded the National
Council of Negro Women which has
a chapter in Charlotte. Local presi
dent is June Davenport.
“Commitment, unity and self reli
ance” is the motto of the council.
“Nationally the organization is
dedicated to various causes,” Mrs.
Davenport reported. “We have
made a commitment to upgrade
family life, recently there have been
workshops held nationally in helping
•“ combat the probelm of teenage
pregnancy and the council is also
involved politically, educating the
public about political concerns and
sponsoring voter registration
Mayor Harvey Gantt will be pre
sent during the program to present
the Proclamation “Mary McLeod
Bethune Stamp Day” Postal Official
Paula Emerson will present the
council with an enlarged color repli
ca of the stamp. The stamps will be
officially offered beginning March 5
at the Eastway and Downtown
postal stations. Paul Emerson, Pub
lic Affairs officer for teh Post Office
will also be featured on WCCB
March 11 during a special program
Gov. Jim Martin Declares
Emrliy The Older Worker Week
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Raleigh - The second week in
March has been set aside as a time
for employers to consider the
valuable experience and know-how
that older workers can add to their
work force. Governor Jim Martin
has declared March 10-16 Employ
the Older Worker Week in North
Carolina, and encouraged Tar Heel
buelnsense to enrich their staffs by
hiring workers aged 86 and older.
Eraeet B. Meeeer, the Department
of Human Resources’ assistant
secretary tor aging. Joined the
governor in asking companies to
the potential of older
workers. “Older workers help
Increase productivity by bringing
both ability and experience to the
labor force,” he said
Meeeer pointed out three employ
ment programs in the state which
target older workers: the Title V
Senior Employment Service
Program ; the Job Training Partner
ship Act (JPTA); and the
Employment Security Commission
The Division of Aging administers
Title V of the Older Americans Act.
The program currently provides
commemorating the issuance ot the
Bethune commemorative stamp. .
“We will also recognize outstand
ing women in Charlotte diring the
program,” stated Mrs. Davenport.
Hie public is cordially invited to
the program in honor of the late Mrs.
Bethune. She died in 1955 at the age
of 80. Though she has been the holder
of many important awards — among
them the 1935 Spingam Medal — her
greatest achievement was the lega
cy of a lifelong career dedicated to
youth...one which won her world
wide recognition and acclaim.
The local chafer of the National
Council of Negro Women Inc. will
also sponsor a Baby Contest and
Fashion Show 4 p.m., April 14 at
Hcaets are 91; Patrons 92. Pro
ceeds will go to benefit the various
civic activities of the council. The
public is cordially invited to attend.
part-time employment for more
than 1,900 low-income North
Carolinians seed 95 and older.
Approximately 100,000 older Tar
Heels are eligible to take part in
JTPA. JTPA trains disadvantaged
adults for Jobs such as homemaker
home health aides, inspector
packers, fast food operators and
The Employment Security
Commission has a network of Job
Service offices which provide Job
counseling, tooting and referral.
Since October 1, 1004, the ESC has
Minors than 5,700 older adults
"The state of North Carolina Ims
taken a lead in reeognixii* what a
valuable resource our older citizens
are.” Messer said. "Last year the
General Assembly abolished the
mandatory retirement age lor most
state employees, settti* a precedent
lor the private sector to do the
Messer said North Carolina la one
of nine states that have done away
with mandatory retirement.
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