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^—-^^__^^__CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA-28230-Thursday. July 8. 1976
The members of the Summer School Library
Staff -were hosted at a luncheon in the S&W
Cafeteria in Charlottetown Mall by the Acting
Head Librarian at Johnson C. Smith Universi
ty. Mary C. Flowe. The guests, who enjoyed
the fellowship as well as the delectable food,
were Belinda Lam, Reference Librarian:
_Anne_Lee, Circulation Librarian; Mildred
Sanders, Technical Services Librarian; Er
nest James, Media Coordinator; Thomasena
Cooper, Assistant Reference Librarian; Bar
bara Knotts, Assistant Circulation Librarian
JoEila Ferrell, Curriculum Materials Center
Librarian; and Peggy Wright, Library Secre
To Protest Violence
Television Blackout Planned
For Dr. King’s Birthday
January 15, 1977 has been
chosen as the date for a
one-day blackout of television
to protest excessive violent
beamed into the homes oi
virtually helpless citizens by
major television networks, ii
was.announced by the Rev. A1
Dortch, chairman of Citizens
Against Violence in Electro
nics (CAVE)
"The average citizen has no
voice in the programming and
they either must watch the
violence or forego television
viewing", said Rev. Dortch at
a press conference announc
ing the presentation of the
musical "Selma" at the Los
Angeles Sports Arena "Sel
ma" is the powerful story of
the life of the late Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., chief propo
nent of non-violent protest
movements in America.
“It is only fitting and proper
that we honor the champion of
non-violence with this 24-hour
moratorium", Rev. Dortch
said. “We are very concerned
with the emulation of violent
acts seen on television and we
are concerned with the rising
crime rate in America. We
feel that sponsors of violent
programming must be made
aware of the need for an
upgrading of TV' program
ming, and only the people who
watch this medium can make
an impact in this area "
Response to the initial an
nouncement of the blackout
has been overwhelmingly in
favor of such action. Don
Johnson, president of J. Wal
ter Thompson, the nation’s
largest advertising agency,
indicated that a survey con
ducted for his firm shows that
“many viewers are turning off
violent TV programs’’ and
may also be rejecting pro
ducts advertised on those
“We are questioning that
part of TV programming that
exploits violence," Johnston
said. “We believe it is socially
and psychologically damaging
to large sections of the popula
Concerned individuals nad
organizations seeking to assist
in the formulation of alterna
tive programming to be pre
sented to network executives
on the day of protest, should
contact Rev. Dortch, CAVE,
Box 525, Venice, California
Top CMS Officals
To Attend State Meet
Public school administra
tors in Charlotte-Mecklenburg
schools will join some 1,500 of
their colleagues from across
the state July 14-21 in Ashe
ville for the State Superinten
dent’s Conference for Admini
strators. The conference,
which has been held annually
in Wilmington since 1970, was
moved to Asheville this year
to give the administrators an
opportunity to meet in the
western part of the State. The
Great Smokies Hilton will
^erve as headquarters.
* The conference will be held
in two parts. Nearly 500 super
intendents, assistant superin
tendents and supervisors are
expected to register Wednes
day afternoon, July 14, for a
four-day session ending Satur
day morning, July 17. On
Sunday afternoon, July 18,
about 1,000 principals and as
sistant principals are expect
ed to register for a four-day
meeting ending Wednesday,
July 21.
According to State Superin
tendent of Public Instruction
A. Craig Phillips, the annual
conference provides an oppor
tunity for the staff of the
Department of Public InstnK
tion to bring administrators
up to date on the latest laws
and policies affecting public
schools, services available to
local schools from the State
agency, and national and
statewide issues and trends in
The administrators will be
able to choose from fifteen
workshops covering such to
pics as "Issues in Education",
led by Superintendent Phil
lips; “Discipline Alterna
tives", conducted by Assistant
State Superintendent for Hu
man Relations Dudley Flood;
and “Budgets and Alloca
tions”, led by State Controller
A. C. Davis.
Dr. Sidney P. Marland, Pre
sident of the College Entrance
Examination Board and for
mer United States Commis
sioner of Education, will ad
dress the superintendents and
central office staff at 9:45 a m.
on Saturday, July 17. Dr. Paul
Brandwein, nationally noted
educational researcher and
author of numerous books and
research articles, will serve
as keynote speaker for the
principals conference. He will
speak on Wednesday morning,
July 21, at 8:30 a.m.
Ruby S. Murchison of Fa
yetteville. 1976 National
Teacher of the Year, will tie a
special guest of the State
Superintendent during the
Blue Chapter Set*
Monthly Meeting
The Charlotte Blue Chapter
of the National Association of
Accountants will hold their
monthly meeting at 3:30 p m
on July 13. Members and
guests are to meet in the
auditorium on the 12th floor of
NCNB Plaza for a tour of
North Carolina National
Bank's accounts receivable
' facilities
Growing old is a question of
MIND over MATTER. If you
don't MIND, it doesn't
Carter Pledges To Create
National Urban Policy
161 Persons
On Fourth
By Sidney Moore Jr.
Post Staff Writer
July 4th weekend was an
appropriate time to register to
vote for some area citizens.
A unit of the Board of
Elections registered 161 peo
ple at Freedom Mall Shopping
Center, 3205 Freedom Drive,
July 2 and Saturday, July 3.
The unit was asked to come to
the mall by a representative of
its merchants.
Other area vote registration
drives were not as successful.
Plans had been made to
register potential voters for
the August 17, primary elec
tion at Freedom Park on July
4th, but, rainy weather put a
damper on the project.
Another July 4th project
involved 9 chruches in the
Pineville area. But, a repre
sentative of the Board of
Elections said they did not
receive confirmation from the
sponsors of the project as to
wheather or not this project
would be carried out.
voter registration is being
urged by many black leaders.
It is considered by some as the
most patriotic thing an unre
gistered citizen could do to
observe the Bicentennial
Other leaders want blacks to
be as influential as possible in
the upcoming August 17 state
primary and in the November
8. General Election.
It is estimated that 27,000
blacks are already registered
to vote in Mecklenburg Coun
ty. This is a little over half of
those eligible to register to
Of those already registered,
it is estimated that many have
changed addresses without no
tifying the Board of Elections.
It is a violation of the law to
use a registration certificate if
the users has changed his
address 30 days before-voting.
All persons intending to vote
in the primary must be regis
tered at their correct address
30 days before the election.
The deadline is on or before
July 16. Questions about voter
registration can be answered
by the Board of Elections at
710 East 4th Street. The
board's telephone number is
...WGIV personality
Michelle Hagins
Is Beauty Of Week
By Polly Manning
Post Staff Writer
Have you ever listened to
WGIV and wondered who the
female voice delivering the
Public Service Announce
ments belongs to?
Well, you can stop wonder
ing. Meet Ms. Michelle Ha
gins, Public Service Announc
er for WGIV and our Beauty for
this week.
‘‘I love my job", beamed
Michelle. "I did an announce
ment for Central Piedmont
and Slack Johnson heard the
tape. He liked my voice and
has really taken me under his
wing. I'm in training now and
I love doing the announce
ments;” she stated. She went
on to say that this is the only
job she knew of where you
worked while doing one of the
things you enjoy, listening to
Michelle has plans ot getting
licensed and maybe someday
doing her own show . She also
stated that she gets to meet
some very famous and excit
ing people.
Our Beauty resides at Apt
58 Winbrooke Way. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Earl Robinson of 308
N. Davidson St.
She is a graduate of Myers
Park High School and is pre
sently attending Central Pied
mont Community College
where she is majoring in Data
At Central Piedmont Ms.
Hagins is a member of the
Lioness flub, a club designed
to help people aspiring to
become models, a member of
the football club, co-director
for the cheerleaders and Pu
blic Relations Director for the
Student Government Associa
See Beauty on page 11
Here Sunday Night
Friendship Baptist Church To
Present “Debutantes For Christ”
By Sidney Moore Jr.
Post Staff Writer
Friendship Baptist Church,
the Rev. Coleman Kerry, pas
tor, will present "Debutantes
For Chris*” Sunday, July 11, 7
pm. in the church sanctuary.
The event is presented by
the Baptist Young Women
(BYW) of the church every
two years. Its purpose is to
provide young ladies with reli
gious. educational, spiritual,
social and cultural enrich
ment, said a statement from
the church.
"Bicentennial-In-Black" is
the theme of the presentation.
Mrs. Mazie Ferguson of Co
lumbia, S C. is the guest spea
ker for this year's program.
She is a second year law
student at the University of
South Carolina, ex-editor for
Carolina Afro Weekly, former
adminstrative assistant for
the South Carolina Black Cau
cus, member of Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority, and a graduate of
S.C. State University. The
speaker also received a Wood
row Wilson scholarship to at
tend the University of Geor
Participants in "Debutants
for Christ" have had a number
of activities These activities
include a visit to Biltmore
House and Gardens, charm
clinic conducted by Tena Mar
tin of Tena's House of Charm,
"rap" session with Cathy Wat
son of the Critterion House of
Florence, S.C., slumber party
and cook-out.
The "Debutantes" will take
part in a fashion show Friday,
July 9, at the church.
They will also have an after
rehearsal dinner for their pa
rents and escorts Saturday,
July 10
The 14 "debs" are Yolanda
Yvette Graham, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Churchiff Gra
ham, Elsie Livette Gladden,
daughter of Mr and Mrs.
James Ligon: Carla Marie
Chambers, daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. Kenneth Chambers;
Kenee Tuck, daughter of Mr
and Mrs. Stephon Tuck. Janet
Kenee Polk, daughter of Mrs
Patricia Polk; Vennie Inez
Boyd, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. fsiah Boyd. Jacqueline
Denise Grier, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William Grier; Shir
ley Elaine Alexander, daugh
ter of Mr and Mrs Oscar
Alexander; Annie Celestine
Johnson. Daughter of Mr and
Mrs. William Johnson. Angela
Michele Gates, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. McArthur
Gates. Pamela Renee Reid,
daughter of Mr George Reid,
Leah Kay Kendrick, daughter
of Mr and Mrs Joseph Ken
Rev Coleman W Kerry Jr
Friendship pastor
drick; Yvonne Davette Me
I-aurin daughter of Mr. and
Mrs Daniel McLaurin and
Jacquelin Bernice Robinson,
daughter of Mr and Mrs
l.enard Robinson
Urban Areas Facing
Serious Money Crises
By Hoyle H. Martin Sr
Executive Editor
Jimmy Carter, the Demo
cratic Party's most likely
presidential candidate, last
week told more than 300 L'.D
mayors that, if elected presi
dent, he will actively support
major programs to help re
solve the problems of our
urban centers
In a speech to the Confer
ence of LI.S. Mayors during
their five-day meeting in Mil
waukee, Carter pledged to
create a comprehensive na
tional urban policy The poli
cy, as outlined in Carter's
address, will be based largely
on the list of federal aid to the
cities' programs developed by
the Democratic Party mayors
last December and sanctioned
by Carter last April.
In spite of adopting nearly
100 percent of the mayor's
proposals. Carter warned
however, that greater efficien
cy, management and other
reforms to end waste and
corruption in local govern
ment will be required in order
to get help from his adminis
i ne center piece ot Carter s
urban policy will include eco
nomic assistance for those
cities with the highest unem
ployment levels, money for
low and middle-income hous
ing, and welfare reform.
These key items in the may
or's proposals, were incorpo
rated into the Democratic
Party platform in May.
In an apparent move to
illustrate good management
of his proposed urban policy.
Carter told the mayors that
his administration would re
view and consider consolida
ting some programs; give
mayors greater discretion in
the use of federal funds; and
provide cities with sufficient
sums of money so that local
taxes would not have to be
Futhermore, Carter said his
administration would get pri
vate enterprise involved in the
task of rebuilding the cities
through incentives such as tax
credits and low-interest loans.
Hopefully, these efforts would
also stem the tide of large
corporations moving out of the
cities taking potential tax dol
lars and jobs.
i ne carter speecn was time
ly and somewhat dramatic
considering the fact that at the
time of the five-day confer
ence a number of urban areas
across the nation were facing
serious money crises The city
of Detroit layedoff 1.000 po
lice officers in an effort to
cope with a multimillion dol
lar deficit An estimated 100.
000 New Jersey summer
school students were locked
out due to a technical and
legal problem related to fi
nancing public education In
the city of Philadelphia 24.000
municipal workers went on
strike last Thursday after a
Biuinea* Women
To Hear Mrs.
Evelyn F. Newman
The District Traffic manag
er of Southern Bell, - Mrs
Evelyn Farris Newman, will
be the July speaker of The
Carrousel chapter of the Ame
rican Business Women's As
Mrs Newman is on the
Mecklenburg Commission on
the Status of Women and was
the 1973 Car?ei Woman of the
Year in Charlotte
The meeting will be held
Tuesday, July 13 at fi 15 at
Swain's Steakhouse
breakdown in contract nego
tiations Finally. New York
City was awaiting a $500 mil
lion federal loan to take care
of its immediate fiscal needs
While many of the nation's
Mayors claim that thev still do
not really know Mr Carter .the
conference nevertheless turn
ed into a Garter rally on the
third day. Reportedly. Mayor
Richard Daley of Chicago ask
ed his colleagues to get on the
Carter bandwagon. Richard
Hatcher. Gary. Indiana may
or, and probably the longest
holdout against Carter among
the nation's black leadership,
responded to Daley's plea by
endorsing Carter
Charlotte Mayor John Belk
was among the 300 mayors at
the conference. He is out of
town this week and unavaila
ble for comment However,
published news reports indi
cate that Belk was pleased
with Carter's urban policy
statements and that he would
support Carter s presidential
Forum Planned
F or Democr aik
The Young Democrats Club
of Mecklenburg County is
sponsoring a public forum for
the Democratic candidates for
"Governor from 8 p.m. to 10
p m on July 15 at the Eastland
Mall Community Auditorium
Candidates Jim Hunt, Ed
O'Herron, Andy Barker, and
Tom Strickland have con
firmed their participation in
the forum while George Wood
has indicated his participation
pending a schedule change
The forum is open to the
public, which will be invited to
ask questions of the candi
dates. There will be no cost for
Eastland Mall is located at
the corner of N. Sharon Amity
Kd and Central Avenue
For further information call
Mr. Sandy Welton after 5:30 at
374-0294 or Bill Williams after
5:30 at 536-7611
Cover Democratic
Channel Nine will cover the
Democratic National Convcn
tion beginning Monday. July
12 at 7 pm Coverage will
feature more sophisticated
tabulation of balloting than in
the past, and new faces will be
included among NBC News
top echelon of on air report
New at the 1976 conventions
is an easy-to-read computeriz
ed electronic display of the
balloting tabulation. The com
puter calculates the balloting
in microseconds and flashes
the totals directly onto the tv
Newsmen John Chancellor
and David Brinkley will co
anchor the coverage Tom
Pettit. Catherine Mackin.
Tom Brokaw and John Hart
will make up the floor team A
total of 450 persons, supple
mented by over 100 back up
personnel are assigned to the
On Tuesday. July 13. cover
age is scheduled to begin
between 3 and 4 pm. On
Wednesday. July 14 the cover
age will start at 7 pm, and
Thursday. July 15 coverage is
expected tnh*>einat 12:30p m

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