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Charlotte s Fastest Growing Community Weekly" _ .
VOL. 3 NO. 32
— CHARLOTTE.NORTH C AROLINA 282IK-Thursday Januars 3U 1»7
Laro winds
Opens Job
Recruitment
Summer jobs might not be
the easiest thing to find this
tear, bu^there is one Carolina
firm that has said it has open
ings for more than 1.200 high
school and college students.
The Carowinds family en
tertainment complex, located
along the North Carolina
South Carolina border south of
here, has announced that its
personnel department will be
gin accepting applications this
Saturday.
Personnel Director Mrs.
Brenda Serrell said there will
be openings in guest relations,
rides, merchandise, food ser
vice and grounds maintenance
areas. She said interested
students 16 years of age or
older should fill out an applk
cation at the park's personnel
office Monday through Satur
day. 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Each
applicant will be interviewed,
she noted,
The 1975 summer will be the
third season for the 73-acre
park. I -a st year, one million
persons visited the attraction.
C ltizens -To
Influence
Decisions
Hundreds or citizens of
Piedmont North Carolina, as
indi\ iduals and as members of
local churches and civic
associations will take part in
discussions of key world
affairs beginning February 3,
it was announced here last
week by Robert Mundt and
Harold Josephson. Professors
of political science and history
respectively at UNC-Char
lottc. Mundt and Josephson
are regional co-ordinators of
"(■real Decisions", a nation
wide annual review of current
key foreign policy issues
facing the nation and people.
"Great Decisions ‘75" is
organized by the Institute for
l rhan Studies and Commun
ity Service at UNCC in coop
eration with the Foreign
Policy Association, a national,
nonpartisan educational
agency.
Topics for this year include
the world food problem, the
world economy, the control of
nuclear weapons, the Persian
Gulf oil states, and others. At
the end of an eight-week per
iod of study and discussion,
participants will be given a
chance to meet with congress
men and a representative of
the Department of State at an
issues conference. This event,
to he held on the UNCC cam
pus on April 5, will begin with
an address by former Secre
tary of State Dean Rusk.
Interested persons can ob
tain further information by
writing or telephoning the
Crhan Institute at UNCC.
(704 > 597-2307.
College Student
.. Mice Scudder, 96, who may
he the nation's oldest college
student, has returned for an
other term at Schenectady
County Community College.
TURTLE-TALK
Nothing bring* (he
TRAFFIC regulation* to mind
quite like spotting a POLICE
CAR in the REAR VIEW
MIRROR.
CHARMING EILEEN NEELY
...Mother of two children
Mrs. Eileen Neely
Is Beauty Of Week
By POLLY MANNING
Post Staff Writer
..Hats off to Mrs. Eileen
Neely, our beauty for this
week.
. .Our Beauty, who is married
to Robert Neely, lives at
3308-C Dawnshire Ave. with
their two children, a son 10
and a daughter I.
.. The 5'6. 140 pound Mrs.
Neely was born under the sign
of Scorpio. She doesn't agree
with the description of most
Scorpios, “that they are
dominate, and like to have
their way at all times.”
..Mrs. Neely isn't a working
mother. She is a student. She
attends Central Piedmont
Community College where she
is studying Physical Thera
phy. Wheh asked why she
Have You
Filed Your
Taxes?
..Have you listed your per
sonal property this month?
.. If the answer is no, you need
to hurry.
..Friday, January 31. is the
deadline for City-County per
sonal property tax listing, and
a penalty will be charged for
listings made after this date.
..Tax Supervisor Robert P.
Alexander says the penalties
paid last year amounted to
1105.000.
..About one third of the list
ings, or approximately 40.000
have been filed this month, he
said.
..Unless you are a new resi
dent of Mecklenburg, you
should have already received
your listing form In the mail.
Newcomers and others who
have not received forms 1
should request them from the
Tax Supervisor's Office at 720
(Cast Fourth Street.
{
.. North Carolina State law
requires that a listing of all i
motor vehicles, boats and <
household furnishings he filed I
with the County Tax Supervi
sor by January 31. or a penalty
must be charged.
:hose this field our beauty
'eplied. "I have always been
nlerested in Physical Thea
»hy. I always felt that it would
make me very proud if one of
my patients were able to use a
limb because of my thera
!>hy.”
The Neely family attend
Queen of Apostles Catholic
Church in Belmont.
..Eileen enjoys acting,
dancing, and cooking. She is in
the Drama Club at Central
Piedmont. Eileen was in the
play "Once Upon A Matress",
but because of her studies and
other things she had to with
draw.
..When her studies are com
plete at Central Piedmont, our
Beauty would like to work at
the Veterans Hospital in Salis
bury. "I feel that this would be
a challenge, stated Mrs.
Neely. We might eventually
move to Salisbury if I get the
job. but for a while I think I
will drive back and forth."
In addition to being a
mother, housewife, and
student, Eileen is a member of
the Tulip Social Club. “We do
many things for the commun
ity, smiled Mrs. Neely. Every
Christmas we carry things to
the sick and elderly."
. The Neely's have lived in
Charlotte for about seven
years. Their home is Rich
mond. Va, Mrs. Neely admits
that she enjoys Charlotte very
much and glad they chose It
for a home.
Hunt Appoints Alexander
To Education Committee
.Lieutenant Govenor Jamea
*% Hunt. Jr. last week
mnounced the appointment of
Senator Fred D; Alexander to
hr Senate Committees on
■tlgher F.ducatlon. Ranking,
'riminal Justice and Cor*
rollons. Committee on
•inance. Committee on I ns nr
ince and Committee on Local
iovernment and Regionl
tffairs. The announcement
ame during swearing-in
'eremonies for members of
he I#75 General Assemlby.
Senator Alexander was also
ippolnted Vice Chairman of
tKED ALEXANDER
■••Vic* Chairman
lh* Committor on IliRhcr
Education.
. .Following the ceremony. the
Lieutenant Goveinor said that
"Senator Alexander is espec
ially qualified to work on the
committees assigned, lie will
bring a special level of under
standing to each of those
committees. I have great con
fldence that during this verv
Important legislative session.
Senator Alexander will
provide great service to this
constituents and to all North
Carolinians."
.Senator Alexander will
serve on the assigned
Committees for tin duration
of the I97.i-7t> legislative term
Uniform Piii( tiiisr IZrqi//reinrlit —
USDA Makes Two Revisions
For Food Stamp Regulations
Crime Rate
Steadily
Increasing
Hy James l uthhertson
Host Staff Writer
..Crime in the predominately
Black areas of the city have
been steady on the increase,
•ince last year, official reporta
of the city police show .
..Sgt. J. C. Wilkins, head of
the Helicopter Unit attributed
the increase to the fact that
the city's population and size
grew, the economy, and the
fact that more crimes are
being reported now than in the
past.
.. The city’s size grew by 32
square miles in January and
the population went from
242,00 to an estimated 302,000.
Sgt. Wilkins said the increased
population was a big reason
for the rising crime rate.
..In Adam 2, tracts which
incudes the West Koulevard.
Homes and Dalton Village
areas alone experienced 433
housebreakings. 3 murders. 3
rapes, 75 stolen automobiles.
164 assaults, and 187 store
breakings during the last I
months of 1974.
..The City's Holice are
divided into Adam and Baker
divisions with Baker units
being primarily on the East
side of town and the Adam
units primarily on the West.
V'est Trade St.. North I’oplar
St„ ijorth Pine St.. Oaklawn
and University Park areas,
there were 18 murders. 1
rapes, 37 robberies. 130 as
saults, 159 storebreakings. 270
housebreakings, and 36 auto
thefts in the last four months
of 1974.
..Adam 5 Division, includes
Darden Park, Hidden Valley.
Tryon Hills Apartments and
Fairview Homes, the crime
was just as rampant. Three
murders. 2 rapes. 57 robber
ies, 81 assaults. 193 store
breakings. 209 housebreakings
and 39 automobile thefts
occurred in the last quarter of
1974 in those tracts.
..Raker 1 (Piedmonts Courts.
Cherry, West .Morehead St..
North Charlotte) tracts 6.7.(j.
25 and 26 reported 2 murders,
zero rapes. 46 roherries. 128
assaults, 138 storebreakings.
123 housebreakings and 30
automobile thefts.
. .The Dilworth Section com
poses Raker 2's tracts. There
were no murders.no rapes. 21
robberies. 26 assaults. 52
storebreakings. 39 house
breakings. and -18 stolen
automobiles.
See Crime on page 5
MS. ELRETA ALEXANDER
. Warm and original
Famed Black Judge
Is YWCA Speaker
. District Judge I.liela \lex
jnder of tireensborn, the first
black woman to hold a judge
ship in North Carolina, will
speak at a fi::tn p.m. dinner
meeting at the Park Hoad
Y\VC \ on I hursda) Kelt. ti.
The event, open to all mem
bers and friends of the HU \.
will have "The fciupnwrrnient
of Women" as its theme,
announced Director Mieki
Riddick.
..Judge Alexander, who has
received nationwide acclaim,
was described in a recent
newspaper interview as "an
individual' oi warmth and
originalitx with an intense
feeling for the whole."
..“She hla/ed trails for her
sex and race in the legal field,
all the while keeping her own
identity without hemming a
symbol instead of a person."
She was the first black wo
man to study at Columbia
t Diversity l.aw School, and
the first to practice in the
courts of this state. Today, she
is the only woman of her race
serving as a judge in North
Carolina, and the only one on
the bench chosen by popular
election in the t nited States.
Reservations for the dinner
meeting are due Friday . Jan.
31. and may be made by call
ing the I'ark Hod YWCA at
52.-1-5770. Those wishing to
attend only the program may
come at 7::iu.
Blacks Won .525 Offices
In Off-Year Elections
..A total of .>?( Macks won
public offices in tin- smith in
the •'off-year' elections of
1971. according in the non
partisan \ otcr I din ation Pro
ject i VKP i.
Highlights <il the election
year for minorities weie the
addition of ll.irold I- nnl of
Memphis to the l s t ongress
state house races in M.ihama.
(Georgia, and South ( arolina
where blacks won Hi of the
South wide total of 71 lower
house legislative victories:
and the elcction-of J’li blacks
to cits councils and commis
sions.
Itlack incumbents fared
well despite scattered losses
throughout tin- region as 21.7
experienced officials were re
(lirilf'fl III Ihf’ir Him Sa 1
back was in Petersburg, Vir
ginia. where the defeats of 2 of
the I hlaek members of the
7-seat city council means that
blacks no longei constitute a
majority ami lierman/e
Kauntleroy, first black mayor
of a Virginia city in this cen
tury. subsequently lost re
election by fellow council
members.
Black officials elected in
1971 in the II southern stales
included the following break
down by office: l\ S. Con
gress. 3; state senates, 9:
stale houses, 74: municipal
governing bodies. 226; county
governing bodies. S3; school
boards. 101; mayors, H;
judges I; magistrates. It;
coroners, t; justices of the
peace, 10; vice mayors. 3; city
recorder. I; tax collector. I,
constables, 3; and law rn
See Blacks on pace x
4,317 Responded To
Proposed Amendment
. .\\ ASIIlNtiTOV-The l.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDAi last week amended the regulations for its Food
Stamp Program so that the purchase requirement for a
participating household will generally - but not alwavs -- be
set at a uniform :itl percent of the household's adjusted net
monthly income.
..Responding to the many comments received from interest
ed persons. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Serv ice ( FN'S> made
two rev isions in the amendment to the regulations that it had
proposed last month:
• • — mr maximum ainounl
that a household will be re
quired to pay will be limited to
$1.00 less than the amount of
food stamps for which the
household qualifies for the
month.
..-In computing the amount
that a household pays for its
coupon allotment. any
amounts that arj less than a
whole dollar will be dropped
from the purchase require
ment.
.One other exception is al
ready provided, by law, to the
uniformity of the purchase
requirement. Food stamps
continue to be completely free
for all one-and two-person
households with a net monthly
income of less than $20 a
Rangel “Attack
Problems Facing
Black Americans’
..Congressman Charles B.
Itangel (D-N.Y.) last week
called for the formation of a
Black Advisory Croup on the
.Media to work with the Con
gressional Black Caucus on
solving the political and econ
omic problems facing Black
Americans.
In the opening speech pre
sented to the National News
paper Publishers Associa
tion's Mid-YYinter YY orkshop in
YY ashington. D.C.. Thursday
afternoon Kangri, who is
Chairman of the Congression
al Black Caucus, said that the
Advisory Croup would consist
of representatives from Black
newspapers, magazines, and
broadcasting stations.
"The Advisory Croup will
provide input into the Cau
cus's legislative program."
said Mangel. “It will encour
age communication between
the Black Press and the Con
gressional Black Caucus."
In his speech, entitled "The
Mole of the Black Press In the
Struggle for Kronomir Sur
vival" Mangel, a member of
the House Ways and Means
Committee, outlined the work
that he. and members of the
Black Caucus, arc doing lo
solve the economic crisis
facing millions of Black
\mcricanx.
"One of our highest legisla
tive priorities in 197.'. will he an
effort to enact the Full F:m
plovment Act introduced by
Congressman Augustus flaw
kins ol California." said Kan
gel. The llawkins bill would
pros ide one and a half million
public service Jobs for unem
ployed Americans.
"The long-term unemployed
are suffering the most from
inflation and recession," Man
gel said, "and there is no relief
in sight. The President’s econ
omic proposals will not help
the unemployed; they are de
signed to help the middle in
come buy big ticket items
such as cars through a tax
rebate. At the same time, the
proposals to raise the rost o'
See Mangel on page 3
month, and tor all other
households with income of less
than 130 a month.
These final amendments to
the hood Stamp Program le
gulalions were scheduled to he
published in the Federal
Register Wednesday. Jan. 33.
and w ill go into effect March I.
Details of the proposal to
amend the Food Stamp Pro
gram regulations were
announced Dec. I i Press Re
lease ISUA 3509-741. and text
of the proposed amendment
was published in the Federal
ilegister Dec. 8. Comments,
sugg"stions or objections
were invited from all interest-'
ed persons for consideration in
making the decision on the
proposal, and a period of 31
days was allowed for them to
be submitted.
< (kilim fills, mi I Itf ikpnnos..<l
amendment were received
from 1.317 interested persons
and organizations. All of these
comments have been care*
i fully reviewed and analy zed in
the process of making the
decision on the proposed
change in the regulations.
Most of the comments re
ceived dealt with the effects of
the proposed amendment on
various individual cases of
participants in the Food
stamp Program. Many of
these comments said the
change would make it more
difficult to take part in the
program, or not worth the
time required - while other
comments favored increased
contributions by participants
in the program.
Responding to these
comments, the amendment
was revised to limit the
amount that a household pays
as its purchase requirement to
*1.00 less than the total
monthly coupon allotment for
the household. Rut it was de
cided to implement the 30
percent puchase requirement
for most of the participants in
the program, since requiring
all participating households to
pay the same percentage of
their ^income for their food
stamps provides greatest
fairness to all. This principle
of equity in the program is in
line with provisions of the
Food Stamp Art which specify
that the Purchase require
ment shall he a resonahle
amount, not to exceed 30 per
cent of the household's in
come.
* some Stair welfare agen
cies commented on the ad
ministrative complexity of Ihr
amendment, and the \ulnrr
ahility that it afforded for
caseworkers to make errors.
The two changes in the pro
posed amendment -• to icquire
a bonus of at least SI .00, and to
drop the cents in computing
the purchase requirement ••
were made in response to
these comments.
The amendment In the re
gulations that will be publish
ed Wednesday amends pur
chase requirements only for
the IK States and District of
Columbia, but thr same
amendment will be published
for the rest of the Cnited
States shortly thereafter.
    

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