PUBLIC LLU/ CF. W' CF. APH 2 3 19/T6 ~ CHARIOT’Cant! MICXLEOSG COUhTt *v ‘ 2 ' ‘ CHAM.OTU. H. C. 28202 r WCKtE«S CSdhl ? = I THE CHARLI ITTE PI 1ST THE BLACK PRESS W ^ ^ A * ^ f V X . “Charlotte’s Fastest Growing Community Weekly” JV2-1306 - __^^^^^HARLOTTE^NORTt^CAROLINA-28216-Thursday. April 22. 1976 "Read by 44.000 Charlotteans' * Pres. Ford To Stop Food Stamps By Charles E. Belle Special To The Post President Ford is expected to change the food stamp pro gram in June. By using his executive pen, the President expects to cut off Congress from correcting abuses in the program. The progam has two sharp cutting edges. First, it enables too many middle class whites to cop a free meal while charging low income workers a dispropor uunaiciy 111511 pal 1 ui uieir pay for supper. White college graduates go down to the local office and complete the com plex form for discount food more often than those on the poverty stricken level. Secondly, the program puts a hurt on low-income earners of all ages and agregate co lors. Food stamp stipenders have to pay part of the cost of stamps, meaning it takes money to make a meal. This pay procedure already is one of the prime reasons whv more than half of the people below the poverty line don’t make use of food stamps. Ford wants to shoot some six million more right off the bread line. President Ford is pushing for a higher down payment for food stamps. This goes along with the present administra tion policy of paying attention to those on a payroll and ignoring those on poverty. ^ wiivi uiucu wiui a nei income of $150 per month will have a 36 percent increase in the cost of $50 worth of food stamps from $33 to $45. Fiscal Ford wants to increase the poverty line for eligibility to 24 months instead of the current 12 months. Thus an increase in the in flation effect on prices would be magnified, making poverty ' people pay the additional year’s increase. Finally, Ford proposes to base the hungry applicant’s eligibility for food stamps on earnings for the past three months instead of on current incomes. The aim here is to jack up the current earnings of the applicant to charge more for the stamps. Sick minds in high places can sink food sales and peoples' stomachs in black urban cities. (NNPA) small Business Seminar Open a To Women A seminar jointly sponsored by Queens College and the Small Business Administra tion on April 24 will focus on the needs of women in organi zing, staffing and operating small businesses. The one-day program will be chaired by Ms. Gordon Freeman, dean of continuing education at Queens. Topics to be eovered include "Organi zing the Business,” "Record Keeping,” “Taxes,” "Profit Margins" and "Marketing.” Enrollment for the seminar will be limited. Information and registration blanks are available from Continuing Education at Queens, 332-7121, weekdays from 9 until 5. WIIMWH Your troubles are probably BEHIND YOU - that is, if you’re 'a SCHOOL BUS DRIVER I MRS. ANN WILLIAMS ...mother of two children Mrs. Ann Williams Is Beauty Of Week oy rony Manning Post Staff Writer A wife and the mother of two las been chosen as this week’s Charlotte Post Beauty. She is Mrs. Ann Williams. Ann is married to Stephen Villiams.Her two children are Stephen 2'/* and Michael 1. They live at 206 W. 27th Street. Our Beauty attended West Mecklenburg where she grad uated in 1974. While there her favorite subject was Biology. “I loved learning about na ture, disecting, and different types of bodily functions,” ad mitted Ann. Mrs. Reagan was her favorite teacher sim ply because she taught Ann for three years and Ann became very attached to her. Our Beauty's hobbies are dancing and sports. She en joys basketball more than any other type of sport. As a fam ily the Williams' enjoy taking their children to the park. “It’s really fun to see how much they enjoy the swings, slide, and all the other things that are in the park,” smiled Ann. “Now that it's getting warmer we plan to go more often.” Mrs. Williams is born under the sign of Capricorn. She describes them as being inde pendent, love to have their own way, and very ambitious Ann is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hayes of Rt. 5, Charlotte. She and her family attend Shiloh Institutional Baptist Church where Rev. J. A. White is the minister. Ann sings on the J. A. Gos pel Choir which recently spon sored it's first calendar tea The Choir was organized si* years ago. “The tea was helc at Greenville Community Cen ter,” stated Mrs. Williams. "Ii was a big success with aboul 300 people attending.” Mrs. Williams stated thal she was very shocked when Post Photographer James Peeler asked her to be Beaut> of The Week. “I’m glad he did,” she smiled. “I’ve told some people about it, and the> actually did not believe that was going to be in the paper Boy, will they be surprised." Ann's favorite actor is Jinr Kelly. She just likes his looks Her favorite television show i: “Six Million Dollar Man.” “ am really impressed with al the bionic devices used on thi show and also with the mec hanisms that are in the arr and leg of Steve Alston," stat ed Mrs. Williams. “Althougl you know this is unreal i makes you wonder will it eve be possible.” Ann’s favorite food is shrimp, favorite colors are Black and red and her favorite scent is "Charley”. 63 Year-Old CMS Administrator O. N. Freeman Announces For School Board By James Peeler Post Featrure Writer Oliver N. Freeman Jr., Ad ministrator in the Charlolte Mecklenburg School System, filed as a candidate April 4 and announced his intention to seek seat on the Charlotte Meckienburg School Board in the August 17 election. In an interview last Tuesday the Wilson, North Carolina native, who is retiring on June 30, 1976 from the Education Profession after 40 years ser vice, said he "decided to run for a seat on the Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board” because of my board base of experience in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System and other systems - and be cause of my broad experience In holding office in several national, state and local orga nizations." He added, "The School Board does not have a person on it with a strong I professional (Education) background and I feel my record and qualifications would bring added dimension to the Board?" Freeman continued, "The way the Board operates before the public should bring confi dence and credibility to the educational community. The public posture of the Board should give credibility and confidence to this whole com munity.” Candidate Freeman says he believes "There is a growing need for the county, state, and federal government to revise the total financial base of pu blic education without adding an additional burden to our current tax structure - they must set new priorities for proper funding of Public School Education." According to Freeman, "The school has got to develop a new working relationship with other agencies and pa rents throughout the commu nity if we are to educate our children to deal with the pro blems of the last quarter of the 20th century." As an example of this philosophy. Freeman sayk, "The Police Department will have to help educate chil dren to have respect for po licemen and the law by putting them in contact with the right type of policemen." If he is successful in his first try for elective office Free man says he would work for and would like to see: 1. Each student guaranteed competence in communica tions skills. 2. All students who take a vocational cirriculum finish school with marketable skills. 3. A School Board posture that creates a healthy climate in which teaching and learn ing can take place. 4 Teachers paid at a level where they can afford to edu cate their children without "moon lighting" or holding a second job. 5. Fairness in pupil assign ment, stability in pupil assign ment, fairness in terms of time and distance traveled for all students. He adds.JT believe we have an urgent need to address ourselves to the needs of ex ceptional students, with speci fic reference to Talent De velopment, Educatable Men tally Retarded Students, and other students with unique physical and psychological needs," Freeman says that while the School Board and the present school administration is "within the spirit of the court order" the School Board will have to "Maintain a position of good faith and fairness in all of the requirements that were made while the system was under court order, as relates to the compromise proposal MM* O. N. Freeman . Retiring after 40 years worked out by the School s Administrative Division and The Citizen's Advisory Group and presented to and accepted by the court." Another reason for his first try at elective office, accord ing to Freeman, is "my real concern for the future of Pu blic Education Here Next Weekend Presidential Candidates To Attend Black Caucus Meet Teachers To Rally For Pay Raise A statewide rally of educa tors planned for May 1 in Raleigh will attract more than 6,000 members of the North Carolina Association of Edu cators, Dr. A. C. Dawson, executive secertary, said to day. Dr. Dawson said the total attendance could exceed 10, 000. The rally, authorized by the NCAE Representative Assem bly meeting in Charlotte last week, is planned to dramatize the demand by teachers for a cost-of-living salary increase from the 1976 General Assem bly. The Assembly meets on Monday after the educator rally on Saturday. Dr. Dawson said Dorton Ar ena at the State Fairgrounds will serve as the site for the rally, tentatively slated to be gin at 11 a.m. The NCAE official said the format of the rally has not been fully deve loped, but he said he will be “surprised if it is not a lively affair.'* The rally idea was adopted wjr me nvstxE, xvcpreseniauve Assembly as an alternative to a resolution which would have required a statewide “sick-in" by members. The motion to hold the rally left with the NCAE Board of Directors the authority to take whatever action it deems appropriate if the cost-of-living salary in crease is hot granted. Techni cally, the Board could still request that members partici pate in a “sick-in" if the Legislature does not act favor ably. The NCAE has figured the cost-of-living since the last general salary increase for educators is 16 to 19 percent, and the delegates last week made it crystal clear they will will not be happy with any thing less. Dr. Dawson said. I He noted that Dean Westmore > land, who has just completed a term as the Association's pre i sident, told reporters in Char lotte that the five percent sala i ry hike legislators are talking t about is "too little and too ■ late.” Dr. Dawson said teachers are “angry and scared.” He said they are angry that the General Assembly "left them out in 1975 Ms. Lena Sammons ..University Relations Director Ms. Betty McCarroU ...Skilled business manager 5 Blacks To Compete For Gold Rose Award Rv A hidoil I _ Well as her linHer«it;tnHin0 r% f PoirStaff Writer For 11 years, Charlotte has 'ecognized the outstanding achievements of the working woman through an annual ce remony called “Salute To kVa j.cn Who Work." This year, 34 talented and hard working ladies have been no minated for the coveted "gold rose,” the award given to the woman who is voted the work mg woman of the year, Friday April 23rd at the Downtowner East Motor Inn at 7:30 p.m. Out of the 34 nominees, which incidentally is 10 more than in 1975, five black women have been nominated for their hard work on their jobs as w ell as in the Charlotte Communi ty: Ms. Lula Mae Stanton Moore was nominated by the Church Women United and the National Conference of Chris tians and Jews for her re markable work as regional Director for the Hornet’s Nest. Serving in this capacity, Ms. Moore has worked toward the training and development of the Girl Scouts in the Char lotte area. She developed the girl scouting program for in ner city dwellers and expand ed scouting to the housing development by adding twen ty new troops and thereby recruiting three hundred girls into the scouting program. She is also the first and only black president of the Church Wo men United. Ms. Bobbie L. Toatley is being sponsored by the Bethle bem Center for her enormous contributions as Head of the School Social Workers for the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. Her hard work in the realm of community affairs as the problems of youth have served as an inspiration to Chariot te-Mecklenburg. Ms. Lena M. Sammons. Di rector of University Relations at Johnson C. Smith Universi ty ha= been r.ojrit'ated for her efforts to improve and pro mote the affairs of the Univer sity. which is also her alma mater. She began working at J. C. Smith in 1907, but be came the Director of Universi ' ty Relations in 1973. She has also been very active in the National Alumnae Council of the United Negro College Fund and was this year elected Vice-President She holds the position of Chairman of issues and Policies for the Black Woman's Caucus of Charlotte Mecklenburg In 1974. she be came a candidate for a seat in the Board of Education, but was not elected, however, her determination and hard work within the community, contin ues to impress the people of Charlotte Both Ms. Betty P. McCaToll and Ms. Maxie Granger were nominated for their skills as business managers by Mr Harris Jones, market develop ment manager for the Char lotte Business Resource Cen ter. Ms. McCarroll is the own er and manager of a catering sevice. She is also involved in community activities Ms Maxie Granger is em ployed at C&M Heating and Air Conditioning as an office manager The gold rose award carries honor in a growing tradition of dignity and consideration for the working woman in Char lotte Community. Sn orton To Coordinate Three-Day Conference «-»T II. iTldllUIOr. Post staff Writer Five Democratic presiden tial candidates have been invi ted to appear before the Cau cus of Black Democrats, meeting at the Charlotte Civic Center from April 30 through May 2. The Caucus will be composed of 2,000 to 5,000 black political, civic and busi ness leaders and clergymen from across the nation. Matt Snorton, local coordi nator for the 3-day conference, told the POST Tuesday that Sen. Henry Jackson (Wash ington), Rep. Morris Udall (Arizona), Sen. Frank Church (Idaho), former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter and Edmund J. Brown, Jr., Governor of Cali fornia have been invited to appear before the Caucus dur ing the May 2 Sunday morning session. Each candidate will have the opportunity to give an opening statement and then respond to questions from a five-member panel composed of black elected officials and trade union leaders Snorton said further the Caucus will put emphasis on Democrat party platform is sues and input, and will not as a body endorse any candidate He said further that the speci fic purpose of the Caucus of Black Democrats conference will be to “examine and for mulate positions on issues affecting the needs of blacks and to present them to the ^residential Aide To Speak At J. G Smith The 1976 "Honors Convoca tion" at Johnson C. Smith University will feature the Honorable Arthur A. Flecher, Deputy Assistant To The Pre sident for urban Affairs Mr. Fletcher will address the annual assembly on Thurs day morning. April 22nd. dur mg which members of the student body are awarded ho nors and recognitions from various honor societies In addition to Mr Fletcher. NASA Public Affairs Officer. Leon N Perry will also attend and participate in the special campus program. The space agency will be participating in the "Honors Convocation for the second consecutive year Last year, NASA Astronaut Colonel Wil'iam Pogue was the featured speaker Presidential Assistant Flet cher is best remembered for his previous service as Assis tant Secretary of Labor, dur ing which he instituted the famous "Philadelphia Plan." The plan was designed to bring more minorities into the construction industry. Flet cher is credited with forcing Unions and Companies to open up their ranks to admit minor ities on an across the board basis, to all areas of the con struction field Dr Lemoine Collins, Vice President for Academic Af fairs extended the invitations to both Perry and Fletcher uiattorm Commute at the National Democratic Conven tion as well as to the Democra tic presidential candidate for infusion into his main plat form." Reading from a letter sign ed by Frank Cowen. director for minority affairs of the Democratic Party and confer ence director for CBD, Snor ton said the conference will devote most of its time to exploring in workshop ses sions 12 issues. These are crime, education, energy, e qual opportunity, foreign poli cy, full employment, income maintenance, minority busi ness development, nation health care, rural and small town development, urban poli cy, and voter participation. A mong the 2 to 5 thousand participants in these sessions will be Rev. Jesse Jackson and Georgia State Senator Ju lian Bond as well as a number of national labor leaders in cluding George Meany. presi dent of the AFL-CIO Registration for the confer ence will begin at 9 a m. on Friday, April 30. Speeches and workshop sessions will be open to the general public for a $5 observer's fee per person. Four major adresses will be given beginning with Coleman Young, Mayor of the City of Detroit, who will give the opening address at 1 p.m on April 30. His address and the workshops to follow beginning at 3 p.m. on the same day will reflect the conference theme, "Maximizing the Influence of Black Democrats in 1976.” Richard Hatcher. Mayor of ' Gary. Indiana, will speax io the Conferees at the 9 a.m. plenary session on Saturday. Congresswoman yvonne Burke will be the keynote speaker at the 12 noon Satur day luncheon and Mayor Tom Bradley of Los Angeles will speak at the 7 p.m dinner meeting Tickets to the lunch eon and dinner sessions are $10 and $15 respectively for non participants who care to attend Such tickets may be mirrh^cpH at ih<. Pk _ Civic Center. Snorton also noted that the third caucus meeting held in Gary, Indiana in 1972 attract ed 10,000 people Gantt, Tucker, Motley To Ride In Bike-A-Thon Bank executive Walter Tuc ker. City Councilman Harvey Gantt and County Commis sioner Rowe Motley are part icipants in the 1976 Spring Bike A-Thon of the American Diabetes Association, Sunday april 25 Charlotte is one of u North Carolina cities where this e vent will take place. Three routes have been marked off in Charlotte for riders. Each rider has a sponsor pledged to donate a certain amount of money to the association for every mile the rider covers As an incentive for riders three prizes will be awarded to those covering the greatest distance. First prize is a *ioo savings bond Second prize is a *50 sayings bond and third prize is a *25 savings bond me Bike A fhon will raiso money for public education professional education, pa tient education aAd research for cures of diabetes.