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^ CHARLOTTE. NORTH CAROUNA-28215-Thursday, April 1, ,976 Read by 44 000 Charlo.teans PRICE 20c
MISS SYLVIA ARLENA CRAWFORD
...Northwest Junior High student
Sylvia A. Crawford
Is Beauty Of Week
By Polly Manning
Post Staff Writer
“It is exciting to me to be
chosen as Beauty of the Week.
It gives me exposure as well
as giving the readers a chance
to know me better." This is the
statement coming from Miss
Sylvia Arlena Crawford, this
weeks Charlotte Post Beauty.
Most girls fantasize about
being chosen as some type of
beauty. Miss Crawford is no
exception. “I still can’t be
lieve that my picture and
story is going to be on the
front page of a newspaper,”
she exclaimed.
She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Sylvester Crawford
of 2717 Coronet Way. She at
tends Northwest Junior High
School where she is a member
of the band and at one time she
was on the track team.
Sylvia’s favorite subject is
.Science. She enjoys it because
of the way the teacher con
ducts the class and because of
the many different things they
study. Her favorite teacher is
►’••s. Nance. Sylvia likes the
patience that she shows to
wards her students and the
way she helps them.
Miss Crawford’s hobbies are
sewing and listening to music.
She enjoys sewing because she
can make the things she wants
and listening to music helps to
get things off her mind
Our Beauty’s favorite food
is chicken. Her favorite colors
are green and red and her
favorite scent is grape.
' Our Beauty, born under
the cusps of Capricorn and
Aquarius has a dual person
ality. The aquarius side is
supposedly intellectual and
compatible with most fire
t
TURTlt'Wft
I
Sign on the back of a school
but: "Approach with care
driver under the INFLU
ENCE OF CHILPREN.
signs. They are friendly,
understanding, and easy to get
along with. The capricorn side
is somewhat hossy, loves to
have things their way and they
can’t tolerate being wrong. *
Putting both of these differing
personalities together you
come up with the personality
of Sylvia. _/
Although she is a junior high
school studepCshe already has
her future^Jlans together. She
plans to become a secretary
because she enjoys all phases
of the business field.
The Crawford’s attend Be
thany Baptist Church, 2300
Sanders Ave. The pastor is
Rev. J. E. Henderson.
Sylvia’s favorite group is
the Commodores. She’s espe
cially impressed with their hit
single "Sweet Love."
Black Women
Caucas Prepares
For Attic Sale
The Black Women's Caucas
is busily preparing for its an
nual participation in the Wor
ld's Largest Attic Sale. This
WBTV sponsored affair is to
be held at the Merchandise
Mart Saturday and Sunday,
April 24 and 25.
The community is urged to
come and support this effort
Funds from this project will
help support the varied com
munity and civic projects of
the Caucus
CMS Student* Get
Friday Off
From School
Charlotte-Mecklenburg pub
lic school students will get a
one-day vacation on Friday,
April 2, but it will be work as
usual for teachers.
The vacation, scheduled at
the end of the third quarter,
provides a workday for tea
chers without students so they
cAn catch up on necessary
reports and other required
paper work.
Class will resume on normal
schedule Monday, April 5, as
the fourth quarter begins.
All school system offices
will be open as usual during
the one-day student vacation
Squandering Of Taxpayers’ Money
Capitol Hill Conference Reveals
Misusage Of Millions Of Dollars
Directory Of Black
Businesses Due Shortly
by Sidney Moore Jr.
Post Staff Writer
Work on a second edition of
a directory of black business
is now being done by the
Business Resource Center, an
affiliate of the Charlotte Cha
mber of Commerce.
A special committee of the
center met recently to consid
er the distribution of 1.000
copies of the January 1976
edition of the directory and
what steps should be taken to
update and add to the informa
tion contained in that edition.
Copies of the directory will
go to the approximately 400
businesses listed in it, 80 to
members of the Minority Pur
chasing Council (another affil
iate group of the Chamber of
Commerce designed to assist
minority businesses), an un
specified number of copies
will go to business and profes
sional leaders in the Charlotte
community, 100 copies to the
Chamber of Commerce and
remaining copies will be rese
rved fo'- later distribution by
the center, the committee de
cided.
Harris Innpc m n a o o r r\ f
market development for the
center, has staff responsibility
for the directory project. He
works with various committees
of the center, area companies,
and government agencies to
develop ways to assis minority
businesses in the Charlotte
area.
Jones said the first step in
fulfilling the function of the
center is to know what busi
nesses areas minorities are
already in. He described the
functions of the center as to
help minorities own their own
businesses, help strenthen and
expand minority businesses,
help minority businessmen be
come aware of the business
opportunites available to them
and to assist minorities in
applying for business loans.
The directory will better en
able the center to do these
things, Jones stated.
Printed material on the ser
vices of the center listed five
areas it specializes in. These
areas are financial resources,
management assistance, mar
keting, business development
and professional develop
ment.
Jones, who played profess
ional football for five years, is
a native of Lake City, S. C
and attended Johnson C.
Smith University.
He indicated that the center
would like to have more input
from the community to make
the next edition to the direct
ory more comprehensive. He
said the directory did not real
ly begin to come together until
a subcommittee of minority
people gave their assistance.
On that committee were Jacob
Anderson, William Biglow, Ol
iver Blue, G. Jack Burney, Val
ory did not really begin to
come together until a sub
committee of minority people
gave their assistance. On that
committee were Jacob Ander
son, William Biglow, Oliver
Blue, G. Jack Burney, Val
Carter, Herbert Clegg, David
Daly, Carey Dowd III, J. Ed
gar Duquette, Les Green, Clif
ton McClenney, Charles Mc
Fee, Larry Melton, Bessie
Reid, B.D. Rodgers, Robert
Suarez, Isaiah Tidwell, Wen
del Waldon, and Lummie
Young.
Other assistance came from
the Chamber of Commerce
Community Development De
partment of the City of Char
lotte, IBM Corporation,
Knight Publishing Company
and PAED-LBDO
Jones urges those who have
businesses to contact his office
about listing in the upcoming
directory. He also said con
tacts about business assis
tance are also welcome.
Miss Tourchbearer
Talent Hunt Planned
For Sunday, April 4
The Charlotte Council of Al
pha Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. will
present a ‘‘Miss Torchbearer
Talent Hunt" Sunday, April 4,
at 4 p.m. in West Charlotte
High School Auditorium.
Eleven girls, between the
ages of 13 and 16, will be
competing for the title of
"Miss Torchbearer” through
their talent presentations.
The Charlotte Council is
composed of Alpha Alpha
Chapter and Alpha Beta Chap
ter. Their motto is: "Lighting
The Way For Living and Lear
ning" and the Council put spe
cial emphasis on activities for
young women and their invol
vment in cultural and com
munity projects.
MRS. GEORGIA BAILEY
...Popular scout leader
42-Year-Old Scout
Leader Loves Kids
WINSTON SALKM, "I've
been in scouting for more than
42 years because I love child
ren and I know how much good
scouting does for boys." says
Mrs Georgia Bailey, Cub
Scout den mother with the Old
Hickory Council here.
Mrs. Bailey. 61, was one of
the more than 75 den mothers
taking part in a Knights in
Armor contest for Winston
Salem-area Cub Scouts spon
sored hy the local scout organ
ization and KJK Archer, Inc. a
locally headquartered com
pany. Archer, which manufac
tures consumer wrapping
materials and foil, supplied
enough foil and decorative
materials for more than 500
Cub Scouts to make -suits of
armor for the contest.
"I guess I really got interes
ted in scouting when a local
judge told me he almost never
has a boy who was in scouting
appear before him in juvenile
court,” Mrs. Bailey said. "I
figures that any program with
that kind of recommendation
was more than worthwhile
Mrs Bailey, who was one of
the first women to be honored
with the Silver Beaver, one of
scoutings highest awards for
adult leaders, said she was
"only 16 or 17” when she first
trained as a den mother.
"We did not have a»s many
adult leaders then, so as the
hoys got older, I just naturally
followed along with that first
group Consequently, I have
not only been a den mother,
but was a scoutmaster and
leader of an Explorer post,"
she said. "In all, I served 20
years as a scoutmaster or
explorer leader for 20 years,
and as a den mother of 22
years."
Many of Mrs. Bailey’s form
er Cub and Boy Scouts are now
grown and she says she is
proud of the way many of
them turned out.
"One of my boys, Robert
Robertson, is working at the
White House." she said, "Sev
eral are military officers, and
some hold elected office in
North Carolina.
Because of her longevity,
Mrs Bailey is now working
with the sons of some of her
former Cub Scouts "In fact,
this young man's father was
one of my Cub Scouts, she
said, pointing to nine-year-old
Robert Lyles who was waiting
for contest judges to check his
suit of armor.
Despite her years of service,
Mrs Bailey says she sees no
end to her work in scouting.
Reports Says Intent Of
Congress Being Thwarted
Special To the Post
WASHINGTON. D C., - A re
port documenting flagrant
misuse of millions of tax dol
lars intended to fight urban
blight and improve the living
conditions of poor city dwel
lers was presented Wednes
day, to Senator William Prox
mire (D-Wisc ) at a Capitol
Hill news conference
The 130-page report - pre
pared by the Southern Govern
mental Monitoring Project of
the Atlanta-based Southern
Regional Council (SRC) -- is
the first independent compre
hensive survey of the Com
munity Development Act of
1974
Joining the SRC in calling
for Congressional oversight
hearings on the new program
were the National Urban Lea
gue and the National Associa
tion for the Advancement of
Colored People (NAACP).
George Esser, SRC execu
tive director, said, “Since Sen
ate Anpropr’ations Committee
hearings are scheduled to be
gin next week, we must insist
that the Department of Hous
" ing and Urban Development
be made accountable for these
expenditures of public mon
ies.”
Monitoring Project Director
Peter Petkas added. "We
found that the intent of Con
gress is being thwarted. There
is no other way to describe the
misuse of federal funds under
this Act than waste — a squan
ering of the taxpayer’s money
that must be corrected."
The report is based on on
the-spot investigations in 26
Southern cities and towns con
ducted during the summer of
1975 by investigative interns
for the Monitoring Project.
Of those cities surveyed,
very few spent the bulk of
their community development
funds on projects of maximum
benefit to the Act's intended
beneficiaries - low and mod
erate income urban Ameri
cans. The report states, ".. .the
very mixed achievements of
Southern cities have shown
that local diversions from the
national purpose are not just
occasional abuses, but rather
form a pattern inherent in the
implementation of the Act."
According to Haymond
Brown author of the report,
11 CD oversight must be sharp
ly improved and local govern
ments must be held account
UrJth Ubservance
J. C. Smith To Celebrate Founder’s Dav
The one hundred and ninm
Anniversary of the founding of
Johnson C. Smith University
will be celebrated on April 4 at
3:30 p.m in the University
Church Dr. James Hester
Hargett, Co-Pastor of the Liv
ingstone Avenue United
Church of Christ in New Brun
swick, New Jersey and mem
ber of the University Board of
Trustees will be the featured
speaker.
Rev. Hargett is a 1952 grad
uate of Johnson C. Smith Uni
versity. He received his Bach
elor of Divinity degree from
Yale University in 1955 and his
Doctor of Divinity from Col
gate-Rochester Divinity Scho
ol in 1975.
A native of Greesboro,
North Carolina, he is married
to the former Louilyn Funder
burk, of Lancaster, South Car
olina. Mrs Hargett is also a
Smith graduate
Immediately preceding the
Founders Day Convocation
there will be a ceremony of re
dedication for Biddle Memor
ial Hall and Carter Hall, two
campus buildings which have
been designated as Historical
sites by the Charlotte-Meek
lenburg Historical Properties
Commission and the North
Carolina Department of Cul
tural Resources,
The ceremony, which is sch
eduled to begin at 2:30 p.m ,
will include W.G. Lino, Class
of 1916, Dr Worth A Williams,
Class of 1917 and W .P. "Perk"
Williams, Class of 1918.
Other participants will in
clude Mrs. Mildred P. Alridge,
representing the state and lo
cal historical agencies, Rev
Thomas A. Jenkins, Class of
1928, Seminary Class of 1931,
Rev. H.L. Counts, Class of
1933, Seminary Class of 1936,
and Dr. Joseph A. Gaston,
Class of 1950, Seminary Class
of 1953. Dr. Wilbert Green
field, President of the Institu
tion will preside.
The names Biddle and Car
ter are highly significant in
the early history of Johnson C.
Smith University. In 1867 Rev
S.C. Alexander and Rev W.L.
Miller saw the need of estab
lishing an intitution in this
section of the South and began
devising such plans as would
secure the desired results On
April 7, 1867, at a meeting of
the Catawba Presbytery in the
old Charlotte Presbyterian
Church, formerly located at
the corner of D and Forth
Streets. Charlotte, North Car
olina, the movement for the
school was formally inaugura
ted and the Reverends Alex
ander and Miller were elected
teachers
Information concerning the
establishing of the school was
brought to the attention of
Mrs. Mary D. Biddle, an ex
cellent churchwoman of Phil
adelphia. who through appeals
on behalf of the work in one of
the church papers pledged
$1,400 In appreciation of this
first and generous contribu
tions, friends of the project
requested of Mrs Biddle the
privelege of naming the new
ly-established school after her
late husband, Major Henry
Biddle The request being gr
anted. the school was named
"The Biddle Memorial Insti
tute" and later was chartered
by the State Legislature under
that name Biddle Memorial
Hall, the oldest building on the
campus still stands It is a
five-story building with a tow
er which contains the chime
clock It is located on a high
hill on the campus and may be
seen from almost any section
of the city
Dr James H Hargett
Featured speaker
Carter Hall is a resident
hall for men built in 18% The
orginal building was a gift
from Miss Lorna Carter of
Ceneva, New York, Although
the building has been mnder
nized in recent years.
able both to federal taxpayers
•- through HUD and Congress
** and to the local citizens
whom the Act was intended to
serve, “Perhaps even more
important," Brown said, "lo
cal political pressures must be
shifted in such a way that the
needs of low and moderate
income persons receive their
proper weight in all locaLcom
munity development deci
sions."
According to William Mor
ris. Housing Director of the
NAACP, his organization's
audit of local government ex
penditures in 120 communities
across the nation reinforces
SCRs finding that "meaning
ful citizen participation in 'he
program is largely non-effec
tive; that far too many expen
ditures under local govern
ment decision-making powers
are going into projects that
benefit more wealthy popula
tions, rather than the poor;
ana that HLL) lacks the capa
city and willingness to assure
compliance with the spirit and
letter of the law, as the Con
gress intended."
Morris went on to say, "Now
that this three year program
is nearing the half-way mark
with little to show in the way of
productive results, it becomes
a matter of extreme urgency
that the Congress schedule
oversight hearings without do'
lay Prompt and decisive com
gressional action is the only
recourse, if the poor and dis
advantaged people of the na
tion are to receive their ^air
share of the benefits promised
in this New Federalism pro
gram.
"The NAACP is, of course,
particularly concerned with
the plight of the black poor,
who suffer the added hard
ships of racial discriminatory
practices by local officials It
is time that the federal gov
ernment stopped ‘winking' at
biased local governments in
the wholesale approval of ap
plications which do not meet
the strict requirements of the
Black Firm
Awarded
$10 Million
FAYETTEVIIXK The Fuller
OH Company, a small, minor
ity owned firm located in Fay
etteville, North Carolina, has
been awarded a $10,000,000
contract for the delivery of
fuel oil and gasoline to Fort
Bragg and Pope Air Force
Base, North Carolina
U S Small Business Admin
istration Itegional Director,
Wiley S Messick, who signed
the contract, March 31, with
Fuller in Governor Holshous
er's office said, "this is the
largest minority business con
tract ever awarded in this
region by the Small Business
Administration."
Mr Fuller started his Fay
etteville oil business in 1962,
operating from the kitchen of
his home Over the years, he •
has steadily built the Fuller
Oil Company into a thriving
enterprise The contract will
run until March 31, 1977, with
an estimated dollar value of
$10,000,000
Minority owned or managed
firms interested in performing
government contracts are hel
ped through Section 8<a > of the
Small Business Act.
    

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