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“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
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.
Your troubles are probably
BEHIND YOU - that is, if
you’re 'a SCHOOL BUS
...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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.

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