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    Barber-Scotia Sets Inauguration For Dr. McLean
ur. maoie Parker McLean
will be inaugurated as the
ninth President of Barber
Scotia College, on Friday, Ap
ril 1. at 2:30 P.M. in the
College Convocation Center.
Dr. McLean is the only black
woman in the United States
who is the president of a senior
liberal arts college.
Official delegates and rep
resentatives from more than
12S colleges, universities, lear
ned societies, business foun
dations, civic, religious, and
educational organizations will
be present for the inaugura
tion and will constitute the
processional, along with the
Mayor of Concord, represent
atives of the bod'- and
the alumni, the faculty, the
Barber-Scotia Board of Trus
tees and the inaugural party.
Presiding at the ceremony
will be Dr. Thelma Adair. In
addition to being a member of
the Barber-Scotia Board of
Trustees, Dr. Adair is profes
sor of early childhood at
Queens College of the City
University of New .York and
President of Black Presbyter
ians United. *
Dr. McLean will be invested
by Dr. Marlow F. Shute,
Greensboro, N.C., chairman
of the Board of Trustees of the
College. The vice chairman of
the Board of Trustees, Dr.
Howard Fitts, Jr., Durham,
N.C., will present the seal to
the new president.
Two forpier presidents of
the College will also partici
pate in the ceremony. Dr.
Leland S. Cozard, Charlotte,
president emeritus (1932-64),
will make the formal presen
tation of Dr. McLean, while
Dr. Lionel H. Newsom, presi
dent of Central State Univers
ity, Wilberforce, Ohio, will
present the charter of the Col
lege to Dr. McLean. Dr. New
som served as president of
Barber-Scotia from 1964-1966
Dr Richard M. Peek, minis
ter of music at Covenant Pres
byterian Church, Charlotte,
will preside at the organ for
the inauguration. Vocal music
will be provided by Miss Adele
Totten, Concord, a former
teaching assistant in music at
the College, Mr. Andrew Scott,
a student from Darlington,
S.C, and the Barber-Scotia
College Girls' Ensemble, un
der the direction of Mr. Wil
liam Lindsay.
Dr. McLean, a 54-year-old
native of Moore County, N.C.
'is the first alumna of Barber -
Scotia to become president of
the College A 1939 graduate of
Pickney High School, Carth
age, N.C., she attended Bar
ber-Scotia from 1939 to 1941
and received a junior college
diploma with highest honors
She received her bachelor of
science degree. Summa Cum
Laude, in elementary educa
tion in 1943 from Johnson C
Smith University in Charlotte
She secured her master of arts
degree in education in 1946
from Howard University in
Washington. D C.
Dr McLean has had addi
tional graduate studies at Nor
thwestern University, Evans
ton, Illinois, and at The Cath
olic University of America,
Washington, D C. She is a
summer, 1972, graduate of the
Institute of Educational Man
agement of Harvard Univers
ity and received an honorary
doctor of pedagogy degree
from Friendship Junior Col
lege, Rock Hill. S.C., in May,
Dr McLean has been assoc
iated with Barber-Scotia for
nearly 20 years. Prior to her
appointment as President, she
served as Dean of the College.
In addition to her service at
Barber-Scotia, Dr McLean
taught in elementary schools
in Stanly, Montgomery, and
Moore counties, N.C.
A week of cultural activi
ties, all open without charge to
the public, will precede the
inaugural Vespers at 6 P M
on Sunday. March 28, at the
First United Presbyterian
Church of Concord, 127 Cabar
rus Avenue, W., will open the
inaugural week Other events
scheduled include a program
of drama, song, and dance by
See Barber-Scotia page 3
Dr. Mable P. McClean
...Attended J.C. Smith
_Charlotte’s Fastest Growing Community Weekly” tL CALL 392-1306
CHARLOTTE. NORTH CAROLIMA-28215-Thursday March 25. 1976_-Read by 44,000 Charlotteans- PRICE 20c
L. C. Coleman To Seek
County Commissioner Seat
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Mks Linda Price Photo by Peeler
~~Favorite subject is speech
Queens College Junior
Named ‘Bea uty Of The Week’
by Polly Manning
Post Staff Writer
“My hobbies are sewing,
dancing, yoga, and listening to
a variety of music,” smiled
Miss Linda Price. The Char
lotte Post’s Beauty of the
Week. “Sewing shows my cre
ativity for fashion, dancing is
a natural talent for me, some
thing that I don't have to
really think about to do; and
yoga gives total relaxation to
the mind,” she explained.
Linaa lives at 415 N. David
son St. with Mrs. Carolyn Clin
ton. She attended Piedmont
Junior High School and grad
uated from Myers Park Senior
High School. She has one sist
er and one brother. Presently
she attends Queens College
where she is a junior, major
ing in Social Business. She is
; also working on a Secretarial
Certificate. At Queens she
participates on the gymnas
tics team and is aspiring to
become a member of Delta
Sigma Theta Soroity, Inc.
Linda’s favorite subject is
Speech, she enjoys using the
standard English to comp
’ liment first impressions.
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One girl to another: “Of
course I had to tell her she
looked like a MILLION - and I
Born under the sign of Leo,
our Beauty feels that they are
naturally pleasant, sociable
and fair. They like the good
things of life, including travel
and recreation, but they re
sent being imposed upon.
The future ambitions of
Miss Price are to pursue a
career in Marketing and Pub
lic Relations. "I enjoy meet
ing people and traveling," she
stated. “I also feel that a
competitive steady job is for
Linda and her family attend
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
where Rev. Cuthbertson is the
Linda's favorite actress is
Billie Blair, a model from
Flint, Mich. She admires Bil
Howard Lee Calls
For Welfare
System Reform
Lee, Democratic candidate
for Lt. Governor, today called
for reform in North Carolina's
welfare system. Speaking in
Burlington before the North
Carolina Association of Social
Workers for Mental Health,
Lee stressed the need to re
duce the welfare roles by help
ing welfare recipients to be
come productive members of
Lee said, "It is incumbent
upon us to evaluate social
agencies, social programs,
and their objectives. If we are
realistic, we should be the
ones to identify the weaknes
ses in our welfare program
We should be the ones to take
the first steps to bring about a
different and more realistic
approach to helping those in
need.” ,
Lee said that people"must be
provided an opportunity to be
come independent■
lie because she has all the
assets of a striking black
The person she most ad
mires is Marcia A. Gillespie,
Editor-in-chief, Essence Mag
azine. “I like her style of
writing and the way she ex
presses different issues of to
day," explained Miss Price.
Beauty that is internal along
with good faith is everlasting
is the philosphy of our Beauty.
On being chosen as Beauty of
the Week, Linda stated that
she felt it was a step towards
the better things in life.
Miss Price’s favorite color
is blue, Her favorite food is
seafood, and her favorite
scent is Este Lauder.
The show she enjoys watch
ing the most is the hit comedy
"The Jeffersons." "I like the
positive image of a Black mid
dle-class family, ft gives Bla
cks something to aspire for ”
Angers Officials
State Black
Pick Barnes
DURHAM -- Black Repub
licans from throughout the
State, members of the mino
ities Division of the State Re
publican Party, met here
recently and outlined a pro
gram that will give it more
muscle in the policy-making
and elected Alexander
Barnes, veterar part' worker
Barnes, known as • Mi . B1
ack Republican" has had an
eventful career, having regis
tered in 1928 as a Republican.
He has worked on both the
state and the national level.
Even though he has been quite
active as a Republican, he has
been outspoken against those
in the party who have not been
sympathetic with minority
The main focus of the meet
ing was “grass root" opera
tion, with a closer tie to county
chairman-, along with repre
sentation on county executive
committees. The main thrust
will be recruitment in densely
populated counties. A recruit
ing committee, headed by
Barnes and including, A.J.
Tprner, John Hawkins, Robert
Fisher, James Hawkins and
Attorney Don Pollock, will be
gin an extensive drive, im
mediately, to involve more
blacks in the Republican
A mammoth fund raising
effort will be launched to fin
ance the program that will
feature a public meeting in
Durham. Greensboro, Win
ston Salem or Charlotte,
w^ich will feature Senator Ed
Brooke and Vice-President
Nelson A. Rockefeller. The
program also includes tne
selection of hlack candidates
to run for office.
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OLDEST MEMBER Lula Young. 102 years
old, assisted by Sunday School Superinten
dent Walter G Byers, turns spoke of earth at
First Baptist Church Ground Braking Cere
monies last Sunday s church pastor Dr J B.
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Photo by Peeler
Humphrey observes approvingly. Board of
Directors C hairman Edward High chats with
County Commissioner Rowe R. Motley in the
background at left.
First Baptist Breaks Ground
For New 650-Seat Sanctuary
by James Peeler
Poststaff Writer
Numerous notable Charlot
eans helped the comprise the
crowd of approximately 300
persons present last Sunday
for the 3:30 p.m ground brea
king services signaling the
beginning of construction of
First Baptist Church's new
650-seat sanctuary at the cor
ners of Fairfield St and Oak
lawn Avc., adjacent to McCro
rey Heights residential sec
Rev. James B Humphrey,
pastor of the 500-member con
gregation since 1947, presided
at the hour-long Ground
Breaking Ceremonies that in
eluded greetings from Char
lotte Mayor John M. Belk and
Mrs Mildred R. Alridge. Bui
lding Committee Chairperson.
First Baptist Church has
occupied its prerent location
at 1020 South Church “for 35
years”, according to Mrs. Al
ridge, and hopes to move into
their new $750,000 structure in
315 days as scheduled by Price
and Hill Construction Com
Dany, Contractors, who start
ed construction last Monday.
When completed the new
church buildings will contain a
62x78 foot <8,361 square foot)
main sanctuary, seating 650
persons including the choir, a
nursery with 2 class rooms, a
pastor's study, a church of
fice, a choir practice room, a
finance office, a conference
room, a Director of Christian
Education office, a 40x78 ( 250
seat) Multipurpose Room, and
a Kitchen all situated on a site
approximately the size of one
and one-half city blocks A
StructUrP nrpspntlv Inratf\v\
Chavis Organizes Caledonia Inmates
Special To The Post
North Carolina officials are
rather unhappy these days
because Rev. Benjamin Cha
vis, principle defendant of the
“Wilmington 10” case, has
begun organzing prison in
mates around grievances
since his incarceration
ruary 2nd. A few days ago
after a very peaceful meeting
of over 200 inmates at Cale
donia Prison Farm, Rev. Cha
vis and Marvin Patrick (also a
member of the Wilmington 10)
were intimidated, harrassed
and threatened lor having
called the inmates together.
The most serious threats al
legedly came from F.K. Saun
ders, the area superintendent
who also reportedly threaten
ed Rev. Chavis’ life in central
prison in 1972 Rev. Chavis,
Marvin Patrick and others
were warned not to hold fur
ther meetings or conduct Sun
day evening church services.
The national Wilmington If
defense committee has charg
ed that this harrassment is in
violation of all laws and that it
represents a continuation o^
the persecution of the Wil
mington 10.
The defense committe
which is based at 1330 Mass.
Ave., N.W. Washington, D C.
recently formed itself to aid
Rev. Chavis and his 9 co
defendants against continued
harrassment and their efforts
to obtain their freedom from
the 282 year sentences they’re
now serving. The defense
committee is stimulating the
formation of branches throu
ghout the country and hopes to
launch a campaign for their
freedom as large as the
“Angela Davis" defense
Rev. Chavis stated a few
days ago that although the
prison officials have threaten
ed him, the Caledonia inmates
have already won three con
cessions. Visiting hours have
now been extended, inmates
will now have access to law
books which had been donated
to the prison by. law students
some time ago, and the strip
search procedure of inmates
before receiving visitors will
be ceased. Rev. Chavis report
ed also that an on-going In
mate Steering Committee will
continue to meet and work for
more reforms in the less than
adequate conditons at Cale
donia Prison and other prisons
throughout the state
Rev. Chavis and Marvin
Patrick also reconfirmed their
innocence of any crimes and
indicated that their lawyers
are continuing to appeal the
I ’.
Rev. Benjamin Chavis
Principle defendant
convictions of all 10 defen
dants popularly known as the
Wilmington 10
Chavis and Patrick hope the
public comes th their support
now and prevent physical
harm —
the site will house the Educa
tion building with Sunday Sch
ool Classrooms.
Charlotte City Councilman
Harvey Gantt, partner in the
firm of Gantt-Huberman As
sociates. Architects - the firm
that designed the new church
was included among the plat
form guests _
Rev J B Humphrey is as
sisted in his pastoral duties at
First Baptist Church by Rev
A L Tutt, Assistant Pastor;
Rev Herman E. Thomas. As
sociate Minister, and Rev.
Paul H Hailey, Associate
Church officers include: Ed
ward High, Chairman of the
Board of Directors; Mrs. Mil
dred P. Alridge, Chairwoman
of the Building Committee;
Mrs Oreatha Bridges. Chair
man of the Deaconess Board;
Robert W. Wood. Chairman of
the Deacon Board, and Ray
mond P. Rorie, Co-Chairman
of the Building committee.
See First Baptist on page 12
Vows To
Speak For
The People
by Sidney Moore Jr.
Post Staff Writer
A need for more black rep
resentation in government has
prompted businessman and
civic leader L.C Coleman to
announce his candidacy for a
seat on the Mecklenburg Coun
ty Commission.
. Although the Democratic
Party primary is not until
August and the General Elec
tion is not until November,
Coleman is already drumming
up support He initiated his
campaign this week by mak
ing his announcement to the
Coleman, proprietor of Cole
man's Westside Sundries at
1116 Beatties Ford Road has
been active with many com
munity projects. He serves as
president of the Northwest
Community Action Associa
tion a coalition of 29 neigh
borhood groups. Several of
these groups have joined the
association since Coleman as
sumed leadership of the assoc
The association has been re
sponsible for a number of
community improvements,
said Coleman. Among the
most important accomplish
ments Coleman cites a city
sponsored lunch program at 26
sites where a large number of
children are fed daily, a $36,
(XX) lighting project for West
Charlotle High School tennis
courts and the initiation of
publicly financed ambulance
services for the west side of
Charlotte Coleman has also
worked to limit the drug traf
fic in the black rnmmuniiv
and for better services for
retarded persons
The candidate says he wants
to continue to "speak for the
people He said he has ded
icated his life to seeing that
justice is being done.”
He indicated that getting
more citizen participation in
county and city goverenment
is what he would concentrate
on as a commissioner He
said he intends to organize
committees in each commun
ity to keep him informed of its
Coleman said he will contin
ue to fight for a hospital on the
westside He wants to work for
a drug center in this area to
facilitate better rehabilitation
for drug addition victims.
The candidate said he would
seek state and federal funds,
including Revenue Sharing to
finance these projects.
To get his campaign off the
ground. Coleman has named
Mildred Baxter Davis as his
campaign manager Margaret
Flanders will be his Fund
Raising Chairperson.

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