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    Mikkelson To Head “Year Of The Student” Activities
Charlotte-Mecklenburg
school Superintendent Rol
and W. Jones today announc
;d the appointment of Dr
lames E. Mikkelson as direc
or of the 1976-77 “Year of the
Student” activities.
Mikkelson, human relations
specialist, replaces Calvin C.
Davis, former^administrative
assistant for pupil rights and
responsibilities, who recently
assumed new duties as area
assistant superintendent for
the Olympic Feeder Area.
“We are pleased that Dr.
Mikkelson has agreed to lead
the “Year of the Student”
activities,” Dr. Jones said.
“He has an established rela
tionship with students and has
long been directly involved
with them in their activities. I
am sure he will do an excellent
job."
Mikkelson, former director
of guidance, has served as
director of human relations
for the past three years His
work has placed him in direct,
daily contact with students.
Plans are now being made
to involve more students in
decision making at the local
school, feeder area and sys
tem levels during the "Year of
the Student”, Dr. Jones said.
"The 'Year of the Student' is .
an integral part of our plan to
improve the school system's
service to the community and
to improve our product-a qua
lity education for each child,"
the superintendent said.
"The thrust for school year
1972-73 was to improve the
flow of information to the
members of the Board of
Education so they could be
kept well-informed about the
school system," said Dr.
Jones.
The emphasis in 1973-74 was
on improving the role of the
principal in system-wide deci
sion-making. "As a natural
follow," Dr. Jones said, "the
emphasis in 1974-75 was to
involve more teachers in deci
sion-making and to extend
more lines ot two-way com
munication into the class
room".
"East year's efforts-were
directed most successfully at
greater involvement of the
community," Dr. Jones said.
"This year the emphasis will
be on greater student involve
ment, and next year will be a
year of assessment and re
evaluation."
"As you can see, target
groups differ each year, but
the goals are similar." Dr
Jones said. "We hope the end
result will be a school system
in which all groups work
together to achieve goals
which have been jointly de
termined and mutual! y a greed
upon."
Planning for the "Year of
the Student" began last Jan
uary at an over-night retreat
for students and school offi
cials held at Sacred Heart
College. Plans are now being
made lor activities to be con
ducted during the school year
Each principal has been
asked to designate a coordina
tqr for the Year of the
Student" program to work
with students and other mem
bers-of the. school family to
identify concerns, assess
needs, set prtonjtes and deve
lop a plan of action.
The kick-off for the year will
be a series of 1U over-night
retreats to be held at the
beginning of the school year
one for each feeder area.
Students, parents and faculty
members will be invited At
the retreats, representatives
will identify concerns and
needs and get tentative goals
for the year. Following the
retreats, participants will con
duct individual school work
shops and planning sessions.
The retreats are being made
possible through a federal
grant to Project Aries. Project
Aries, a student self-help pro
ject. is jointly’sponsored by
the school system, the local
chapter of the National Confe
rence of Christians and Jews
and the local 4-H office
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Dr. Holland W. Jones
...CMS Superintendent
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CONSUMERS A V * THE BLACK PRESS
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VOL. 3 NO. 4 CHARLOTTE. NORTH CAROLINA-28208-Thursday. August 5, 1976 - Read by 44.500 Charlotteans" PRICE 20t
In Top Cabinet Level Positions
Re
miss CLORINA MORRISON
...J.C. Smith junior
Clorina Morrison
Is Beauty Of Week
tf
By Abigail L. Flanders
Post Staff Writer
Independent, career-orient
ed and desireable, Ms. Clorina
Morrison, a rising junior at
Johnson C. Smith University
is this week's enticing beauty.
She is majoring in account
ing and hopes one day to
become a certified public ac
countant in the Charlotte area.
Ms. Morrison, a native of
Maxton, North Carolina, com
bines the innocent appeal of
"Daisy Mae” with the sophis
tication and good common
sense that comes from the
strict upbringing of her pa
rents. "I appreciate the limi
tations and restrictions that
they put on me. Since I've
been in college. I’ve seen how
sojnany girls, perhaps be
cause of a more lenient up
bringing who have settled for
misplaced values and goals.
I'm thankful that my parents
helped me to keep my head
straight and guided me in the
right direction.”
Perhaps another factor in
Ms.Morrison's "down-to
earth" nature comes from her
sign, which is Virgo-the ana
lytical and intellectual sign of
the zodiac. The hobbies that
she most enjoys are reading
and dancing, which accounts
for her alert inind and shapely
TUKTlPttU
i
f' %
Btwiness prophets attempt
to tell us WHAT WIU. HAP
PEN. Business profits tell us
WHAT DID HAPPEN
? I ' '
body.
Ms. Morrison admits that
she is somewhat of an intra
vert, which is indeed surpris
ing for a young woman who
grew up with ten other child
ren...But she has always
maintained her individuality
and self-reliance, tempered by
a spirit of giving that she also
received from the influence of
her parents.
As a young woman who lives
in an age of "women's lib,"
Clorina describes herself as
a person who utilizes portions
oi the women's lib philosophy
to meet her own life style. “1
don’t feel that a woman's
place is behind her man, bul
rather beside him. There ar«
many of the aggressive as
pects of the women's lib move
ment that I disagree witl
because they are not congru
ent with my personality," th<
attractive Ms. Morrison said.
Ambitious, intelligent anc
attractive, Clorina Morrisoi
personifies the new contempo
rary woman who wants mori
out of life than just a whirl
wind of compliments fron
potential suitors.
Wood Repeats
Opposition To
Death Penalty
George Wood Saturday r«
pealed his opposition to th
death penalty and pointed di
that he is the only candidat
for governor opposed to thi
form of punishment.
Meeting with black leade
in High Point at a breakfas
Wood said. "I am basical
and religiously opposed to tl
death penalty. As governor,
would not want lobe ies(»on!
tile for killing anyone "
Wood said he doe* no< b
licve thiit the death penalty
a deterrent to tn.nr and th
this has been demonstrated
study after study
Alexander
Seeks
Re-election
Fred D. Alexander, 66, of
2140 Senior Drive, is a leading
candidate for State Senate in
the August 17, primary elec
tion.
He is one of five Democrats
vying for one of four seats in
the two county 22nd Sena
torial District.
Alexander, a one term, in
cumbent, is the first and only
black person to be elected to
the Senate in this century. He
also made history by becom
ing the first black person to be
elected to the Charlotte City
Council in modern times.
The political veteran was
recently appointed to the local
board of directors of Wacho
via Bank and Trust Company.
Other Democrats in the race
are Cecil R. Jenkins Jr., 35, of
690 Knollcrest Drive, Con
cord; Craig Lawing, 50, of
Route 9, Box 195-G; Jim Mc
Duffie, 46, of 1800 Eastway
Drive and J. Carlyle Rutledge
of P.O. Box 24, Kannapolis.
Republicans in the race are
Sam C. Cesena, 45, of 1240
Worcaster Place; Carolyn
Mathis, 34, of 8045 Regent
Park Lane; Barry G. Miller,
51, of 1050 Ardsley Road; Leon
Olive, 51, of 1300 Queens Road
and James B. Rowe, 69, of 3136
Wamath Drive.
Stanley Ezrol, 25, of 192
Tyvola Drive No. 3 is also a
candidate on the Labor Parly
ticket.
JCSU Swim Meet
I Johnson C. Smith Univer
i sity's Physical Education De
partment will host a competi
■ tive swimming meet for han
dicapped people on Thursda;
i August 5.
The public is invited, says
Melinda Johnson, swimming
instructor
Joe Arnold, left, presents a trophy to William
Gill, center. One of the city's most popular
young golfers, Gill is being honored for his
exceptional showing in the annual Squaws.
Inc. Golf Tournament last week in Cleveland,
Ohio. He posted an even par 72. Charlotte
Photo by James Peeler
native and retired PGA golfer Charlie Sifford
looks on. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold entertained 40
local members of Squaws, Inc. and their
guests at their spacious home in Hyde Park
Tuesday night following the presentation.
Lyndon White Nominated For
Young American Bravery Medal
By James Cuthbertson
Post Staff Writer
Mrs. Tillie Davidson the
mother of Lyndon Maurice
White was reportedly over
come with joy when she heard
that her deceased son was
nominated for the Young Am
erican Medal for Bravery.
He was nominated by Go
vernor Jim Holshouser. She
said that it has almost been a
year since his rescue effort
resulted in his life and that she
is planning to take flowers to
his grave on August 27.
White was nominated for the
honor awarded annually by
the United States Department
of Justice for evacuating three
people from an endangered
flood area around 9 p.m. on a
day when more than three
inches of rain fell in Charlotte,
flooding many areas.
Living then with his mother
at 1023 N. College Street, one
of the hardest hit areas, he left
his home, assisted sleeping
and standed neighbors and
was on his way back to one of
the areas to look for others
when he slipped off a foot
bridge and was swept into
rushing water and through a
culvert. His body was recover
ed the following morning.
White was a student at
Garinger High School and pre
sident of Explorer Post 244 He
has been awarded the Honor
Medal with Crossed Palms
posthumously, a resolution by
the Charlotte City Council.
See While on Page fi
Mere Sunday Morning
Mayfield Memorial Church
■ To Hear Arthur Fletcher
e On Sunday. August 8. at the f
s II a m. worship service. Ar
thur Fletcher. Assistant to
,s president Ford. For Urban
I Affairs, will be the featured
' "Laymen's Day" speaker at
the Mayfield Memorial Bap
. list Church.
( The 6 p.m worship service
speaker w ill be Robert Hayes,
one of the men of the church
I’.nosevelt Gooden. "May
is field Man of The Year" for
■ t l*J74 and 1975. is serving as
n Chairperson for the annual
Day, and will preside over the
II o'clock service
The Mens Day activities
will begin with a Reception on
Saturday. August 7 between
the hours of 7-9 p m where
members and friends ma>
meet Mr. Fletcher and his
wife. The reception will be
held in the Church's Fellow
ship Hall
The Sunday Church School
will begin at 9:30 a m and all
teachers w ill be men. At the 11
a m. and 6 p.m. worship ser
vices. an all male choir, ush
ers. and other participants
will be in charge The Baptist
Training Union, held each
Sunday at 5 p.m will be
conducted by the men of May
field
One of the highlights of the
day will be the recognition 01
the^ "Mayfield Man ol the
Year" lor I9TH as was deter
mined by the membership
through secret ballot.
Arthur A Fletcher, the It
a.m. featured speaker, is pre
sently serving as Deputy As
sistant to President (Jerald
See May field on Page 4
Arthur Fletcher
Ford's top aide
Hunt To Give Attention
To Minority Business
By Hoyle H. Martin Sr.
Post Executive Editor
Jim Hunt, a Democratic
gubernatorial candidate and
currently Lt. Governor, has
slated that if he is elected
governor he will appoint
blacks to cabinet level posi
tions™ his administration!
Hunt's campaign promise
was made in an interview last
week at his Winston Salem
campaing headquarters. Spe
cifically. the Lt. Governor
said, “If I am elected gover
nor of this state, I will have
black leaders in high positions
in state government."
The candidate for the state’s
highest public office said fur
ther that he was committing
himsell now to support two
items that he believes are of
particular interest to the black
citizens of North Carolina.
“First,” Hunt [Minted out,
"I will make the North Caro
lina Human Relations Com
mission a strong and well-fi
nanced advocate for blacks
and other minorities. " He add
ed that he would urge people
to find problems and bring
them to his attention for im
mediate action. "I want the
voters," Hunt said in conclu
sion, "to find either publicly or
private where discrimination
exists and tell us what must be
done to correct it. I will give
personal attention to it."
The other item Hunt will
give immediate attention to,
on behalf of blacks, is in the
area of minority business. The
Post To Promote
Orioles Gaines
Friday
By special arrangement
with promoters of the Char
lotte Orioles, readers of The
Charlotte Host will have ar
opportunity to attend the base
ball games played Friday
August fi. at the low discount
rate of $1.
A split double-header will b
played by the Orioles agains
the Montgomery Rebels
Game times are 12::t0 and I
p m Discount coupons an
printed on page 8 of this issui
for readers who are basebal
fans
An autograph session w ill b
held prior to the 8pm game
Readers may use the specie
Orioles poster in this issue a
•he session
This promotion is being
I sponsored by the HOST i
•-ooperalior with ,^1
|>on Swoit -I'd to show th
Orioles that the blatk colt
muiiity want' -to support th
team
Jim Hunt
...Gubernatorial candidate
candidate said that the Office
of Minority Business Enter
prise (OMBE i is "still just a
sign on the door and a rug on
the floor." He charged that
OMBE is not fulfilling its
mission of reaching out and
giving assistance to small'
black businesses across the
state.
"I would give OMBE money
and leadership. I would insure
that the people who receive
state funds and with whom the
state works closely, would
cooperate with it in terms of
contracts and other matters.'
Hunt's commitment to an
improved OMBE program ap
pears to be consistant with his
position paper on the state's
economy entitled, "A Full
Employment Development
Program for North Carolina '
The paper says in part, “A
program for the expansion ol
economic activity must in
dude attracting economic
activity from out of the statt
and assisting economic activi
tv now in the state to exoand ‘
State Senator Fred Alexan
der expressed no surprise a
bout Hunt's announced inten
lions to draw on the state':
blacks for leadership role:
and his commitment to somi
specific concerns of blacks, fi
an interview with the POST
Alexander praised Hunt fo
his effort and noted that tb
Lt Governor had appoints
him and John Winters, tb
. state's only other black sena
tor. to important Senate com
miltees during the 1975 an<
, I97*> sessions of the Legislator
Alexander added. "Hun
, really knows how to mak
I things happen. I've seen hjr
exert strong leadership in
. many ways during my term i
the Senate
I Furthermore. Alexander
, pointed out. Hunt was th
first gulM-rnatorial candidal
to have a special stall men
, be working with minority a
,. lairs ' Or John Larkin.
L. veteran ol ;4 years m slat
goverinent service and no
t. retned is serving us Hunt
niinority all.ms advisor
    

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