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Swine Flu
Vaccination
Set To Go
KALtiuH -In light of th<
recent action by Congress re
solving the liability questior
concerning swine flu vaccina
tion, North Carolina's pro
gram is set to go-except foi
the starting date, according tc
Dr. J. N MacCormack, head
of the state's Communicable
Disease Control Branch.
"Your guess is as good as
mine as to when the vaccine
will be available,” MacCor
mack said. "Indications are
that it will be mid-September
at the earliest before the
vaccine will be available."
The bivalent vaccine immu
nizes against both A-New Jer
sey and A-Victoria viruses.
This vaccine, to be used for
people over 65 and those with
certain chronic diseases, will
probably be availaote in large
quantities ffrat SO immuniza
tion of this high-risk group can
begin at once. The communi
cable disease specialist said
there is still some question as
to whether those under 18
years of age will be immuniz
ed unless they fall into this
group.
Thp IinHpr-A^ arnnn mill
ceive the monovalent vaccine,
which is the A-New Jersey
(swine) type. MacCormack
said there is a possibility that
each of these vaccines will
require two doses for those
under 25-years of age. The
need for a two-dose schedule
■will not be known until field
tests, currently under way,
are complete.
The vaccine will be distribu
ted to county health depart
ments by the Division of
Health Services. The vaccina
tion campaign will start in the
west and proceed east on a
12-hour, sever, day-a-week
schedule until the state is
covered. Provided the vaccine
is available by mid-September
the target date for completion
of the campaign is. mid-No
vember.
MacCormack revealed that
the campaign will be waged on
a regional basis because of the
limited number of jet injector
vaccine guns available. He
said the reasons for starting in
the west are to give the
eastern countries time to fi
nish harvesting tobacco and to
take advantage of the earlier
school starting dates in the
west.
When questioned regarding
some pork producers' concern
over calling the A-New Jersey
virus swine flu, MacCormack
said there is no reason for
people to be concerned over
the name since catching the
disease does not occur from
eating pork.
‘‘The reason the virus is
referred to as swine flu virus
is because it closely resembles
a virus that causes influenza
in pigs.
NCNB Declares
Quarterly Dividend
The NCNB Corp. board of
directors today declared a
quarterly dividend of 13 cents
a share, payable Sept. 24 to
shareholders of record Sept. 3
NCNB Corp. is a Charlotte
based holding company which
has North Carolina National
Bank and seven other finan
cial companies as subsidia
ries.
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REMEMBER when the
)NLY PAY CHECK deduction
vas the one slipped out for a
JEER on the way home from
work?
MS. GLORIA GOODLEY
...An introverted extrovert
Ms. Gloria Goodley
Is Beauty Of Week
By Abigail L. Flanders .
__Post Staff Writer
Sleek and stunning, Ms. Glo
ria Goodley. a summer grad
uate of Johnson C. Smith
University, personifies both
the inner and outer qualities of
beauty.
She describes herself as a
loner who graciously accepts
the responsibilities of interact
ing with others when it be
comes necessary. “I guess
you would have to call me an
‘introverted extrovert.’ There
are times when I know that I
must relate to and with other
people and I am able to do that
quite well when I am in these
situations. I guess I’m no
different than a lot of people in
this respect,” Ms. Goodley
said.
Ms. Goodley is a native of
Rome, Georgia. Although she
left her family and some of her
friends in Rome, she enjoys
the new life that she has found
in Charlotte, and hopes to find
a job working in a Kindergar
ten or nursery here.
“I enjoy working with child
State Rates
City Transit
System Tops
Cost control is very much in
evidence at the City-owned
Charlotte Transit System. The
System, purchased on June 24
but supported by the City
since 1974, ranks first in the
State in services offered and
passengers carried, but last
Statewide in cost-to-the-public
per passenger.
As revealed by North Caro
lina’s Department of Trans
portation’s FY-76 Operating
report, Charlotte Transit Sys
tem boarded over 7.7 million
passengers in FY-76. Income
in that period, was $2,657,000
and expenses $3,519,000. Cost
per passjnger - the expense
borne b^the City, State and
Federal taxes - was 12 cents in
Charlotte.
Comparatively, the State fi
gures show Wilmington with a
cost-passenger rate of 36
cents. High Point, with a 20
cent cost per passenger, ranks
just above Charlotte. Cost per
passenger among the other
publicly-owned bus systems is
Asheville, 24 cents, Chapel
Hill, 23 cents, Raleigh at 26
cents and Winston-.Salem, 30
cents.
See State on page 6
ren. I feel that I relate well
with them and they relate well
to me. I've always wanted the
opportunity to .mold young
minds and be a part of their
growth and maturity.” Some
of her work has already begun
with her twenty one month old
son, Correy. “I enjoy watch
ing him grow and learn. He's
probably the greatest joy in
my life right now," our beauty
elated.
Born under the sign of Li
bra, Ms. Goodley readily ad
mits that she is not familiar
with the personality traits of
her sign and has little interest
in astrology in general...How
ever, her even temper, mild
mannered ways and definite
individuality unequivocally
spells LIBRA!
When she is not chasing
after her active son or job
hunting, Ms. Goodley enjoys
her favorite hobbies of swim
ming, sewing and participat
ing in outdoor sports.
She's 5-feet, 5 inches of
energy, ambition and aggres
sion, tempered by a sense of
self awareness that inhibits
her social growth, yet enhanc
es her spiritual and intellect
ual maturity...And she comes
in a neat package of curves
that weigh 120 pounds This
week, The Charlotte Post sa
lutes Ms. Gloria Goodley as
this week's enchanting beau
ty.
Overwhelming Victory
By Hoyle H Martin Sr.
Post Executive Editor
Phillip O. Berry, 35, was
re-elected to the Charlotte
Mecklenburg School Board on
Tuesday with 19,765 votes. Ten
other candidates will face
each other in a September M
run-off for the remaining five
vacant seats.
Berry's victory represent
two historical firsts Ori
ginally in 1972, he was the first
black ever elected M the local
school board. Secondly, Ber
ry's vote total made him the
only candidate to be elected
outright in a field of 27 candi
dates, the largest ever for a
local school board election.
In commenting on his vic
tory, Berry told the POST, “1
am delighted with this out
right victory, but a little ap
prised that some of the other
candidates were not as fortu
nate in avoiding a run-off. I
am grateful to the many peo
ple who worked for me in this
effort." Berry also reaffirmed
that his priorities are in main
taining academic achieve
ment standards, restoring mo
rale among teachers, working
with other governmental a
gencies, and "communicating
what our educational philoso
phies are” to the community
at-large for all to see and
understand the board's com
mitment to education.
Following Berry in votes
received were Wade T. Fox,
Thomas B. Harris, Pat Lowe,
Ward McKeithen, and Carrie
Winter. These candidates re
ceived vote totals ranging
from 15,765 for Fox to 13,363
for Winter. Since none of them
received a majority vote, they
must face a run-off election on
September 14 according to
William B.A. Culp, executive
secretary of the Mecklenburg
County Board of Elections
Culp reportedly said at the
Civic Center’s Election Cen
tral Headquarters on Tuesday
night that if the seventh high
est school board candidate
vote getter. Barry A Teague
with 11,914 votes, seeks a
challenge there will be a run
off involving himself and the
five candidates receiving
more votes than he has ex
eluding Berry's majority vote
A run-off vote could also be
called for, Culp explained, if
either Henderson Belk, Don
Browder, Ernie Phipps or
James H. Coble ~ the llth
ranking vote-getter with 7,372
votes - decided to challenge
the five front runners behind
Berry. Reports Tuesday night
indicate that Teague and
Phipps will call for a runoff.
Three ither blacks were in
the field of 27 candidates
seeking seats on the Charlotte
Mecklenburg School Board
Oliver N. Freeman, the retir
ed professional educator with
40 years of service, finished
12th in the race with 7,212
votes, just 160 votes short of a
possible tun off bid. The other
candidates Maggie Nicholson
arid'the Rev K B Phifer,
finished 22nd and 23rd with
2,471 and 2,160 votes, respec
tively.
Berry, one of two incum
bents and currently the boards
vice chairman, is a native
Charlotiean and an assistant
vice president of Mechanic
and Farmers Bank He is a
graduate of the Univeristy of
Omaha 'engineering! and has
done graduate work in bank
ing at the t University of North
CaroTir5B~at Chapel Hill and
Rutgers University
A U S Air Force veteran
and a recipient of the “Out
standing Young Man in the
United States Award" in 1972,
Berry is on the board of
directors of United Communi
ty Service and a member e<
the Charlotte Community Re
lations Committee Berry is
also a member of the board of
Phillip O. Berry
...History maker
deacons of Salem Baptist
Church of Charlotte
He and his wife Johnnie are
the proud parents of three
children who attend Sedge
field Junior High School and
the Irwin Avenue Open Ele
mentary School
In Tuesday’s Election
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Alexander, Berry, Walton,
Coleman (iain V ictories
J.c. Smith
Expects 880
Freshmen
me ottice of Admissions at
Johnson C. Smith University
this week revealed the fact
that they have received over
1,100 applications from pros
pective students this year. Of
that number, 880 were ap
proved.
Attrition prior to matricula
tion may reduce that number
to some degree but the fact is
that Smith will open its doors
on August 22 to one of the
largest freshman classes in its
history.
Moses Jones, Director of
Admissions, says that , al
though housing is a major
problem, his office will eon
tinue to accept students who
do not need Campus housing
through September 14, the last
official day for registration
Charlotte area students arc
still being encouraged to seek
-admission and will be assisted
by the admissions office in the
completion of the necessary
forms,
TVlO Vmncinrl nrnWb.m
thrown the Director oi Student
Life. Calvin A. Hood, into a
dilema. He has placed over 300
students off-campus but states
that he still has 101 freshman
students on a waiting list lor
housing and an equal number
of upperclassmen. The firm of
Cousar Realty is working with
Dr Hood in placing students
in the Magnolia Garden Apart
ments (formerly Northwest
Manor) on Beatties Ford
Road.
The majority of the incom
ing students at Smith are
Carolinians. Leonard C. Ni
xon, John B. Parker and Lloyd
Sigler, Jr. Admissions Counse
lors for North and South Caro
lina and Virginia, have report
ed major increases in their
recruitment figures for 1976.
Recruitment efforts have also
been aided greatly be organiz
ed teams of alumni. A major
effort conducted in the Dis
trict of Columbia has resulted
in a 300 percent increase in
enrollees from the area this
year.
Processing of applications
has been hastened by the
newly formed Office of Vete
ran Affairs on the Smith cam
pus and by the Univeristy
Computer Center.
MS. M ARIK STEELE AND MRS. PURCELL BOWSER
....living cvriijivd to vote in Tuesday's.election
Young reels
Blacks Are Excited About
Presidential Nominee Carter
Cpnruit) ( Vmoroccmnn An all If ilk’ a h;ird InuL- at Iho a hiifhhoht rtf (ho Pnhlio
drew Young feels that Ameri
ca’s Black people are more
excited about Jimmy Carter
than they have been about any
Presidential nominee or in
cumbent since John Kennedy
Young was the guest on the
special hour king edition of
Black Perspwdive on the
News taped at its OPTIONS
‘76” New York headquarters
for nationwide broadcast on
the last night of the Democra
tic Convention.
The Black Perspective
Options '76 newsteam is now
gearing up for the 1,300 mile
trek with portable studio and
remote unit to the Republican
Convention in Kansas City for
exclusive public television <-o
verage of the campaign.
Other key Democratic li
gures interviewed on Black
Perspective On the News dui
ing the Democratic Comm *
tion - Hubert Humphrey and
Frank Church among them
echoed Young's praise for
Carter's adeptness at harness
ing Black support and, over
nominee's racial policies and
Ins platform for the Balck
community
In addition to ihe interviews
with Young. Humphrey and
Church. Black Perspective on
the News has begun produe
inn on two national specials
dated tor PBS broadcast in
he lull one of Black political
>lralegs in this election year
md Ihe other to feature net
cork correspondents teamed
ip with Black Perspective
■egulars. for a cross referen
lal look at major national
ssues
From its extensive coverage
if the Kepobltcan Convention,
flack Perspective will broad
ast an hour long special on
'hannel on Saturday, Au
;ust L'l at 7 no p m Interviews
vith other major Kepublican
igtncs will be broadcast fol
owing Uie Convention in the
a i ics regular time slot
Black Perspective on the
News, a production of WHYY
iVilnungion-Philadelphia, en
ersiits thii'd.season this fall as
Broadcasting Service's public
affairs schedule. Produced by
Reginald Bryant (who doubles
as series host-moderator) and
Acel Moore of The Philadel
phia Inquirer, the series is
broadcast on more than 150
public television stations
coast-to-coast Director; J.M.
Van Citters; Associate Pro
ducer: Nora Price; Research
Associate: Shirley Jones.
Local Ambulance
Service To Be
Upgraded
I'he N C. Office of Emer
gency Medical Services re
cently awarded the Centralina
Council of Government $41,273
to upgrade ambulances in that
area This includes Iredell,
Rowan, Stanly, Union, Meck
lenburg, Cabarrus, Lincoln
and Gaston Counties
Freeman,
Phifer
Eliminated
By Hoyle H. Martin Sr.
Post Executive Editor
In the first state-wide pri
mary held in August, Lt.
Governor Jim Hunt appears to
be the big winner in the
Democratic primary race for
governor.
While Edward O’Herron
beat Hunt by 3,000 votes in
Mecklenburg County, Hunt re
ceived over 50 percent of the
votes state-wide based on a
count of 47 percent of the votes .
cast. More significantly,
Hunt has more than twice the
number of votes than 0 Her
ron, the drugstore millionaire
who resides in Charlotte. How
ever, late returns might drop
Hunt below the required ma
jority and possibly result in a
runn-off.
in me KepiDlican primary,
former state secretary of hu
man resources, David Flaher
ty appears to have easily won
a first ballot victory over his
nearest rival Coy Privette,
Report* from 47 percent of the
state’s 2,345 polling places
have given Flaherty over 50
percent of the vote with a
relatively low voter turnout.
In the race for Lt. Governor,
three-time mayor of Chape)
Hill, Howard Lee, led a field of
eight seeking the Democratic
nomination for the state's se
cond highest office He re
ceived 27 percent of the vote
as compared to his nearest
rival, Jimmy Green who re
ceived 25 percent.
According to television news
reports, Lee said that while he
did not think the state wide
low voter turnout - reportedly
only 30 percent - had any
bearing on his vote count, he
was “disappointed" that the
turnout in black precincts was
not as high as the 50 percent
that he had hoped. Consider
ing that much support did
come from white voters, Lee
reportedly said The results
show that North Carolinians
have matured beyond the race
issue." Lee has said repeated
ly during the campaign that he
was “not a black candidate
but a candidate who happened
to be black.”
| AA u/ill faro r.rAnn in lUn
September 14 run-off election.
In other important races at
the state level, black busi
nessman Asa Spaulding won
the Republican Nomination
for Secretary of State, John
Ingram won the Democratic
nomination for Commissioner
of Insurance after a tough
fight with Joe Johnson, and
Craig Phillips handily defeat
ed Ben Currin for the seat of
Superintendent of Public In
struction ;
In the State Senate race,
incumbent Fred D. Alexander
was the second highest vote
getter in a field of five for four
slots in the Democratic nomi
nations. He won along with
Craig Lawing, Jim McDuffie
and Carlyle Rutledge. They
will oppose four Republicans
headed by Carolyn Mathis a
resident of the City of Char
lotte. V 1
In the Mecklenburg County
Commissioner race, tocum
bents Liz Hair and Pete Foley
who are Democrats and Ed
Peacock, a Republican, gain
ed positions on the November
ballot Black candidates Ro
bert Walton and Lewis C.
Colemap^.who finished third
and fourth respectively in the
Democratic primary, may
, See Blacks on page 4
    

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