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    Charlotte Post’s Top 10 Seniors From CJ 'S Sehonk
By James Cuthbertson
Post Staff Writer
Sewing, piano playing, and
organ playing are the hobbies
of the 1976 Charlotte Post Se
nior of the Year,
During her high school
years she was a junior varsity
cheerleader, and a member of
the National Honor Society,
Debate Team, the Student
Council and the Cooperative
Education and ROTC pro
Graduating number nine in
her class of 286, the 2109 Mil
lerton Avenue daughter of
Mrs. Elouise N. Garland is
President of her Homeroom,
and a District Youth Otticer in
the A.M E. Zion Church (trea
surer) and was named to
Who's Who Among American
High School Students and the
Society of Distinguished High
School Students.
Cheryl Dean Garland's a
wards include being March's
WSOC Scholar of the month,
the Senior Army Instructor
(tops for two years) and the
ROTC Cadet Corp's Honor So
ciety Award.
"She is an ideal student,"
are the comments given by
her teachers andcounselors at
Harry P.. Harding High
The 1976 Charlotte Post Se
nior of the Year plans to
attend Randolph-Macon Wo
man’s College to study to be
come a lawyer.
Top ten Seniors were se
lected on the basis of acade
mic, extracurricular activit
ies and projected future goals.
Over 50 of Charlotte-Meck
lenburg’s finest teenagers
competed for this honor. They
were all nominated by com
mittees at their respective
schools and selected by a com
mittee of area guidance coun
The Head Varsity Cheer
leader at Independence High
School ranks 39 in a class of
about 600, is a member of the
National Honor Society and
the order of the Patriot (ser
vice Club), the French Club,
and the Band, the Student
Council and the NAACP. She
^Iso is a bus driver and re
ceived the Most Outstanding
Sophomore Award and the
Daughters of the American
Republic Award from the
Teresa Annette Johnson, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto
B. Johnson of 1912 Trentwood
Place will attend North Caro
hna A&T University next year
to Study Engineering
Sixteen year-old Eric Law of
2937 Botany Street is the son of
Dr and Mrs James R. Law.
He is the first Black graduate
of Charlotte Country Day High
School and the only area win
ner of the prestigious four
year National Achieve
ment Scholarship. He won the
1975 Harvard Book Award de
noting the top junior boy at his
school, served as treasurer of
the National Honor Society,
co-president of the Latin Club,
sports editor of the school
newspaper called "The Moni
tor ' and participated in the
varsity sports of soccer, base
ball, and track
Tennis and Golf are the
hobbies of the young man who
ranked fifth in his class of 60
' Modeling. Hiking. Skating,
and helping others are the
hobbies of pretty Linda Brat
ton who will attend either
North Carolina Central or Ho
ward University in the fall
The 3500 Manchester Drive
daughter of Mrs. Carrie Brat
ton is 18 years old and an
outstanding senior at South
Mecklenburg In the past vear
she was the 1975-76 Sabre
Homecoming Queen, the
ROTC yueen, and served as
Head Varsity Cheerleader in
addition to gaining a letter in
track, the Field and Track
Award, the Outstanding Teen
Award and the Language Arts
and Social Studies Award
Ranking in the top 12 per
cent in her class of 568, Linda
who has been a cheerleader
since ninth grade found time
to serve as a cheerleader for
the former World Football
League Charlotte Hornets and
her \ MCA and as a church
choir and Ivey's Teen Board
See Seniors on Page 13
Mary Morrow
...North Star editor
Weekly”_ ^^1139^1306^^^
CHARLOTTE. NORTH CAROLINA-28211-Thursday, May 6. 1976 ' Read by -14.000 Charlotteans” _
....Central Piedmont student
Bemetta Parker
Is Beauty Of Week
By Polly Manning
Post Staff Writer
A Central Piedmont Com
munity College student whose
ambition is to become a nurs
ing secretary has been chosen
as our Beauty of the Week.
Mrs. Bernetta Parker is that
student. She lives with her
husband Charles and their two
daughters, Julie, 7 and Sherry
6, at 1200 Georgetown Drive.
At the present time Bernetta
is employed at Presbyterian
Hospital as a nursing secre
tary. Her duties as she ex
plained them are to transcribe
doctors orders, keep patients
charts up to date, and give
medvFation according to the
doctors instructions.
Our Beauty is a graduate of
Second Ward High School
where she played the clarinet
in the Marching Band.
She is the daughter of Mr
an# Mrs. George Boggan of
BOO Kingston Avenue.
While attending Second
Ward Bernetta enjoyed her
Math classes most of all. "I
liked all of my math teach
ers,” she stated and 1 was
fascinated with the various
ways to solve the problems.”
Mrs Parker's favorite teach
er was Mr. Cooper. "He was
our band diriKtor and besides
from being very understand
his students. This is what I
liked most about him.”
Bernetta’s hobbies are Ten
nis, dancing and reading all
types fo novels. As a family
the Parker’s enjoy teaching
their daughters to play tennis.
She and her husband also en
joy going to movies and par
Bernetta is born under the
sign of Taurus and describes
them as being very affectio
nate, and the majority of the
time desiring their own way.
The Parker family attend
Mount Moriah Primitive Bap
tist Church where Rev. T. W.
Samuels is the pastor.
Our Beauty’s favorite foods
are rib-eye steak, green beans
and cream potatoes. Her favo
rite colors are brown and
The person Bernetta most
admires is her sister-in-law,
Mrs. Virginia Blackmon, "She
is a great person all-around,"
explained Mrs. Parker. "She
has a very outstanding person
ality and appears to be liked
by everyone.”
Bernetta is also very fond of
her beautician, Charles Wil
liams, "I feel that Charles is a
very odd and unique beauti
cian. He plays with your hair
and experiments. He makes
up his own hair styles and if it
doesn’t look good on you he
will not give It to you. He is
really the best I’ve found in
Bernetta’s favorite actor is
Billy Dee Williams. She states
that she likes him because of
his looks and because he re
minds her of her husband.
"They both always seem to
A GOSSIP: One who can give
you all the details without
knowing any of the facts.
For Additional
Stories And Pictures
On The Caucus Of
Black Democrats,
Please Turn To
Page 12
Black Democrats Say Candidates
Ignoring Needs Of Black People
Blevins Leaves CAF
Resignation Effective May 9
By Sidney Moore Jr.
Post Staff Writer
“Nothing is controversial a
bout it," said community or
ganizer Dave Blevins of the
Charlotte Area Fund about his
May 3 letter of resignation to
his boss Sam Kornegay.
Kornegay, executive direc
tor of the fund, readily agreed
when he was contacted about
the resignation Tuesday.
“People resign from jobs
everyday,” said Kornegay no
ting that he had resigned and
been rehired for the job he
now holds. “Nothing is special
about this oneCBlevin’s resig
“What can I say," Kornegay
added, indicating that he is
aware that some people would
want to read about Blevins but
saying that the resignation
holds no significance from this
Blevins explained his point
of-view by saying the resigna
tion is “simply...ah...for my
own good. I think it’s time to
move on to something new.”
Although no offer has been
made, yet, Blevins is hopeful
that his next job will offer
more challenge and responsi
bility. He also said authority is
“another factor" he will be
looking for in his search.
The resignation has not been
finalized by the Area Fund but
neither Blevins nor Komegay
made remarks about the pos
sibility of reconciliation. Ble
vins requested in his letter
that it become effective on
Friday, May 9. He indicated
that it may take longer for the
fund to name a replacement
for him at the East Side Neigh
borhood Community Center.
"I think I learned a lot -
accomplished a lot,” said Ble
vins about his eight years with
the area fund. During that
time, he worked as a training
officer and planner before be
coming an organizer.
The Richmond Indiana na
tive came to Charlotte after
graduating from Wheaton Col
lege in Chicago and after re
ceiving a graduate degree at
Columbia University in New
York City. -
He was relunctant to assess
overall changes or the effec
tiveness organizing has had to
develop that black community
in Charlotte. He did cite the
heightened awareness of peo
ple in both the black and white
communities as the major ad
vance he has observed in his
experience as an organizer.
Program Offered
For 55, Older
Senior Scholars, a non-profil
organization sponsoring edu
cational programs for adults
55 and older, will offer a varie
ty of free lectures and work
shops for Charlotte-area se
nior citizens in May. The pro
grams include a “May Pot
pourri,” a piano concert by
Gary Towlen, "Health Mainte
nance for Older Adults” and
“May Days at the Greenville
The “May Potpourri," a se
ries of varied and informative
topics, begins on Tuesday,
May 4 with “I See What You
Mean-A Look Into The World
Of The Blind." The program,
led by Ms. Sharon Jennings
of Central Piedmont Commu
nity College’s Services for the
Blind, will feature a participa
tory "trust walk,” a film and
discussion. On Tuesday, May
11, Police Officer M. J. Wilson,
Jr. will conduct a “Self-Pro
tection Walkshop” focusing on
personal safety methods and
measures for older adults.
Chuck Stiles of the Communi
ty School of the Arts will offer
a music program based on the
Orff-Schulwerk method of mu
sic appreciation and instruc
tion on Friday, May 14.
tor I he Year 1976
JCSU Names Morris Distinguished Alumnus
Charles Edward Morris, Jr,,
a member of the Class of 1952
of Johnson C. Smith Universi
ty has been named the Distin
guished AJumnus for the year
of 1975. Mr. Morris will be
presented at a university con
vocation on May 6 at 10:00
a.m. The convocation will be
held in the University Church.
Mr. Morris is a native of Big
Stone Gap, Virginia and prior
to coming to Smith, he attend
ed Swiff Memorial Junior Col
lege in Rogersville, Tennessee
Following his graduation
from Johnson C. Smith, where
he received the Bachelor of
Science degree Cum Laude
having majored in mathema
tics, Mr. Morris spent two
I •
years in Detroit, Michigan
working in the automobile in
dustry. Returning to North Ca
rolina in 1954, he taught for
four years at William Penn
High School in High Point,
North Carolina.
In 1958, Charles Morris be
gan what was proved to be a
fruitful association with the
University of Illinois in Urba
na. His stay began when he
entered the University as a
participant in the UI Mathe
matics Academic Year Insti
tute. He was awarded the
Master of Science degree in
mathematics the following
year (1959). _ '
From 1959 to 1962, Mr. Mor
ris worked as a Research As
sociate with the University rf
Illinois Committee on School
Mathematics and as a teacher
in the University High School
From 1962 to 1966, he served
as a teaching assistant in the
Department of Mathematics
and in 1966 after having re
ceived the Ph D. in mathema
tics, Charles Morris was ap
pointed Associate Professor of
Mathematics of Illinois State
Subsequent appointments at
Illinois State include Director
ship of the Preservice Insti
tute in Mathematics (1967
1972), Directorship of Summer
Institutes for Teachers of
Lower Division College Ma
thematics (1969 1971 > and Act
ing Director of the High Poten
tial Students Program <1968
The academic year 1972-73
found Charles Morris serving
an internship in academic ad
ministration in the pffice of
Undergraduate Instruction at
ISU, a program sponsored by
the American Council on Edu
cation This period of intern
ship was followed by his ap
pointment as Secretary of the
University, the position which
he now holds.
As secretary of the Univer
sity, Mr. Morris has responsi
bility for Personnel Services,
Health and Safety Services,
Environmental Services, Go
vernance Services. Liaison
Services, with the Board of
^ Charles Ed Morris Jr
...1952 Class member
Regents and the Board of
Higher Education, and Affir
mative Action Black Affairs
...Interline payables clerk
Ms. Katie Williams
- Is“Mother Of Year”
ay janii's ^umoenson
Post Staff Writer
As she sat in her Hving room
pinning pattern pieces to some
beautiful cloth for an evening
gown for her mother and her
self, "Mrs. Katie J. Williams
the 1976 Charlotte Post Mother
of The Year”, gave her opin
ion of what makes a good
"Understanding and tole
rance," she said. "Also a de
voted and loving husband
helps to make a mother a good
Our mother of the year who
lives at 5401 Evanshire Drive
is a 42-year-old Charlotte na
tive who is the wife of Sar
geant First Class, Arthur Wil
Iidms, 44, and the mother of
five children, all who have
ranked in the top percentage
of their classes.
Mrs. Williams, who is an
Interline payables clerk at
Johnson Motor Lines, attends
Greater Bethel AME Church
where ‘‘she is very active in
numerous church organiza
tions and functions and a dedi
cated Christian; one whom
you can always call upon when
a need arises,” said Reverend
L. S. Penn.
Her former minister, the
Rev Harry U. Patterson had
these words to say.
‘‘She's one ot the best people
I've ever worked with. She
See Mrs Williams on page 7
Candidates Failed To
Impress Black Caucus
By Hoyle H. Martin. Jr.
Post Staff Writer
On Sundayfat-the final ses
sion of the Caucus of Black
Democrats 3-day issues' con
ference, held at the Charlotte
Civic Center, last weekend
some 1,200 delegates and ob
servers witnessed four Demo
cratic presidential candidates
attempt to answer questions of
national significance and of
particular concern to black*
Rep Morris Udall of Arizo
na,Senator Frank Church of
Idaho, former Georgia Gover
nor Jimmy Carter and Califor
nia Governor Edmund 'Jer
ry” Brown, Jr. appeared for 2
hours before a panel of six
caucus members who asked
each of them 10 questions
developed from the 12 issues
that formed the basis of the
conference. The appearance
of the candidates was a part
of their effort to respond to
complaints by black leaders
that they, the candidates,
were not only ignoring the
needs of blacks but were also
neglecting to comapaign a
mong blacks.
uic v.uiut-1 fiitt' b siaiea
priority issue - full employ
ment ~ the four candidates all
agreed it should be the first
national priority. Each fur
ther expressed support for the
Humphrey-Hawkins bill, cur
rently pending before Con
gress. The four candidates
were also unanimous in their
opposition to a guaranteed mi
nimum income on the grounds
that welfare reform and pas
sage of the proposed full em
ployment legislation would
better meet human need.
All the candidates said they
would: appoint black judges in
the South, be "color blind" in
selecting a running mate but
each stopped short of promis
ing to choose a black VP
running mate, support in
creased funding for black col
leges and universities, and
support tax reform including
closing loopholes affecting the
On the question of court-or
dered busing. Brown, Church
and Udall expressed support :
Carter said he favored voiun
tary busing with efhphasis on
black administrators in shcool
leadership positions "
Except for this slight differ
ence on the "busing' issue
there was a sameness about
the answers given by the can
didates There is no doubt that
the two minute, then one min
ute, time limit given the candi
dates to answer each question
inhibited there ability to be
more specific, ^rfevertheless.
many delegates left unim
pressed and no more sure
about where the candidates
stood on vital issues at the
close of the conference than
they were at the beginning
Los Angeles Mayor Thomas
Bradley reflected the dele
gates feeling on sameness
See candidates from page 9
Summer Youth
Program To
Provide 1£00 Jobs
Dwight M Leonard, Mana
ger of the Charlotte office, has
announced that the Employ
ment Security Commission
will operate the Summer
Youth Work Experience Pro
gram for the City of Charlotte
The target date for begin
ning the eight week program
is June 14.
The program will serve
youths who reside in the city
limits of Charlotte. To qualify,
youths must meet the federal
eligibility guidelines esta
blished for the porgram. The
program will serve economi
cally disadvantaged youths
ranging from ages 14 through
21. Youths presently enrolled
in the In-School Program will
be given special considera
Junior high and senior high
students will work 30 hours
per week at an hourly rate of
$2.30, while college students
will work 40 hours per week at
the same hourly rate. Work
sites will vary throughout the
Funds from Title 1 and Title
III grants will provide for
approximately 1800 jobs for
youths during the summer.
Jobs will be located in non-sec
tarian, public and non-profit
Initially, the program will
be operated from the Alexan
der Street Center The staff
will consist of a supervisor,
three employment interview
ers, and one clerk-typist

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