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CHARLOTTE POST
"Charlotte's Fastest Growing Community Weekly
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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA-28208-Thursday. September 9, 1976
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Carolina
Action Meet
By Sidney Moore Jr. .
Post Staff Writer
Lower utility rates can be
brought about if people will
organize, according to Caro
lJRa Action.
The group has formulated
and is promoting the use of
"Lifeline and Fair Share"
utility rates. Over 150 people
attended the first citywide
meeting of the group at Our
Lady of Assumption Church,
Tuesday, August 31.
Another meeting is sche
duled for Thursday, Septem
ber 16, at the church. Each of
the 24 candidates running for
state legislature in Mecklen
burg County has been invited
to this meeting, said a state
ment from Carolina Action.
"At the meeting the candi
dates will be pressed to take a
stand on Lifeline and Fair
Share rates," the statement
said.
Lifeline guarantees that en
ergy for the basic necessities
of heating, lighting and cook
ing be available at a low fixed
cost. Carolina Action proposes
that the first 500 kilowatts be
available at $10 a month or 2c
per kilowatt. Fair Share rates
would end discounts for big
business and industry. Right
now, residential users pay on
the average of 3c per kilowatt,
while industry pays 2c or less
per kilowatt. Fair Share rates
would stop the bargain rates
for industry. Everyone, large
or small, would pay 2.5c per
kilowatt, said the statement.
Carolina Action is a state
wide citizen action organiza
tion. The group is spearhead
ing a legislative campaign for
fairer utility rates, the state
ment indicated.
Community
Activities
Planned
A 3,600 square feet building
space is available for commu
nity and civic activities in the
West Boulevard area.
Representatives of The
Charlotte Post, WGIV and
Elder's Supermarket are try
ing to come up with a worth
while use for the floor space.
It has been proposed that one
or a group of non-profit orga
nizations use the building
space to sponsor and manage
bid whist, pinochle, bridge and
4)ngo parties.
The Post occupies a section
of the building, which is locat
ed behind Elder's Supermar
ket at 2606 West Boulevard. It
has previously been used as a
youth center and billiard hall.
Ideas for using the space are
welcomed. Any worthwhile
project will be considered as
long as it does not involve the
use of alcholic beverages or
gambling.
It has been suggested that
fund-raising projects for scho
larships, legal assistence, fel
lowship groupe and other such
projects will be favorably con
sidered.
Address your ideas to the
Post, P.O. Box 97, Charlotte,
N.C. 28230.
MISS JOAN SLADE
...J.C. Smith junior
Miss Joan Slade
Is Beauty Of Week
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Post Staff Writer
Sporting a petite 5-3, 1 £1
pound frame, our beauty for
this week is Miss Joan Slade.
Proving the old expression
that "beauty is as beautv
does," Miss Slade adds to her
physical appeal an outgoing,
approachable personality. So
there is probably a mutual
liking between her and the
Smithies she describes as be
ing "a big family".
"The people at Johnson C.
Smith University seem to be
concerned with helping each
other," she related.
Miss Slade, who is from
Reidsville, N.C. is one of five
children and the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Slade.
She describes her childhood as
Hearing Set For
Water, Sewer
Referendum
The Charlotte City Council
will hold a public hearing at 3
p.m. on Monday, September
13, in the Council Chamber at
City Hall to receive citizens'
comments on the proposed
$16.5 million water-sewer
bond referendum scheduled
for November 2, 1976.
Persons wishing to speak at
the hearing should contact the
Office of the City Clerk, City
Hall, 600 East Trade Street.
374-2247, by noon on Septem
ber 13.
The referendum will be divi
ded into two ballot items:
$11,675,000 for sanitary sewer
bonds and $4,825,000 for water
bonds. The funds are to be
used by the Charlotte-M«ck
lenburg Utility Department
for improvements in nine
areas adjacent to the Char
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Detour To
Change Temporarily
Bun Route 16
Due to construction on Re
mount Hd the present detour
for bus Route 16-South Tryon
will be temporarily changed
effective Tuesday. September
7.
The present detour routing
from Toomey Ave. to Re
mount Rd. to Brookhill Rd to
Village Ct. to Tremont Rd. will
be changed The new detour
will follow Toomey Ave to
Remount Rd. to Toomey Ave.
to Tremont Rd Schedule
times will remain unchanged
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A Business-Economics ma
jor at Johnson C. Smith Uni
versity in her third year, Miss
Slade plans U> later pursue a
master's degree at UNCC or
UNCG, which she plans to use
to obtain a Business Adminis
trator's position here in Char
lotte.
Right now Miss Slade's long
range goal is to be a successful
business woman and to make
her parents proud of her.
She is a. sports enthusiast
who has no time for television
unless there is a game on and
she wants to see her favorite
teams clobber the opposition.
Our beauty was born under
the sign of Scorpio - on. Octo
ber 31, Halloween Day.
"But I'm not superstitious
about' it," she revealed.
"When I was younger and
didn't know any better, it bo
thered me because the other
kids teased me. But now, it
doesn't matter."
About her personality in
regards to being a Scorpio,
Miss Slade said, "We Scorpi
ans are demanding, we like to
have things right. We are also
supposed to be sexy, I think I
fit all of those," she laughed.
She's probably more than
likely right about that. Her
favorite scent is Musk by
Jovan because it fits a "sexy
Scorpio."
Miss Slade is also a support
er of women's lib - to a point!
"I'd rather let men be men. I
still like to have the door
opened for me." It's not hard
to see that there are probably
a lot of young men who would
gladly oblige our beauty.
In regards to what being
"Beauty olShe Week" means
to her, Miss Aide beamed,
"It's all exciting I think of it
as an honor."
It is indeed an honor for us
to introduce Miss Joan Slade as
our beauty this week.
50,000 Expected To Vote In
I Tuesday's Run-Off Primary
Jim Martin
Kicks Off
Campaign
Congressman Jim Martin
kicked off his campaign for
re-election to a third term in
the U.S. House of Representa
tives Tuesday, saying he ex
pects the campaign to be run
on "pocketbook issues."
Speaking to a large group of
his supporters at his head
quarters on Colwick Road,
Congressman Martin said the
real issues got lost during the
1974 campaign. Martin point
ed out that this year "there
is no 'Watergate' obsession to
dominate news stories and
rhetorical speeches by those
who want to muscle the con
servatives out of Congress."
Martin said there will defini
tely be competing ideologies
opposing each other this Fall.
He noted that these ideologies
can be compared by reading
the platforms of the two major
parties. Martin said he is
proud to be running on the
Republican Platform, saying
its conser u. tive philosophy
"represents the philosophy of
a majority of Americans."
Congressman Martin said
he expects to win, but caution
ed his campaign workers that
"overconfidence in a political
campaign can be disastrous."
He concluded that with the
expected 3000 plus volunteers,
the campaign will be as ener
getic as in 1974 "when the
Democrats came up short...
and in 1972 when we outlasted
their mile runner."
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To Hold
Campaign Caper
With focus on America's
presidential election year, the
Carrousel Chapter of the A
merican Business Women's
Association will hold a cam
paign caper September 14th,
6:15 at Swain's Steakhouse in
conjunction with their regular
September meeting.
The fall campaign caper
will celebrate a milestone in
women's history : The Right to
Vote, and commemorate the
success of The Suffragette
Movement which won this
political freedom for women
in 1920. It will also commemo
rate the first anniversary of
Carrousel Chapter.
ABWA enrollment events
are held semi-annually to in
troduce ABWA and the local
chapter of business women in
this area. Throughout this
period similar events will be
held across the country by
more than 1,300 other ABWA
Chapters.
See Women on Page 4
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Fred Alexander
...State senator
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Robert Walton
...Commissioner candidate
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Phillip Berry
.. .School board member
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Alexander, W alton, Berry
Get Biggest Vote In Primary
ay noyie h. .Martin sr.
Post Executive Editor
Incumbent state senator
Fred Alexander, Mecklenburg
County Commissioner candi
date Bob Walton and school
board member Phil Berry
received the largest number
oi votes in the August IT
primary election according to
a POST study of the votes cast
in 14 predominately black pre
cincts.
Unofficial published reports
on the primary revealed that
Alexander received 5,236
votes. Walton 4,620 votes and
Berry 4,123 votes in the 14
precincts studied. Others re
ceiving large vote totals in
these precincts were Demo
cratic gubernatorial candi
date Jim Hunt with 3, 872;
county commission candidate
Lewis C. Coleman, 3,240; in
cumbent county commission
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er Liz Hair. 2,967; and Demo
cratic 9th congressional dis· j
trict candidate Arthur Good
man, 2,871.
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The study revealed further .(
that the overwhelming majo
rity of blacks are registered as
Democrats. For example,
with the exception of Fhil
Berry, the non-partisan school
board candidate, all of the
leading vote-getters are De
mocrats. Furthermore, Caro
lyn Mathis' 69 votes as a
candidate for the state senate
was the largest vote number
received by a Republican Par
ty candidate. She was followed
by gubernatorial candidate
David T. Flaherty with 65
votes.
The 14 precincts had a voter
turnout of approximately 27
percent as compared to 23
percent for blacks state-wide
uid 32 percent for all Nlecklen
iurg County voters.
The study data did not in·
lude votes cast for the office
if District Judge and lieute
îant governor and other state
vide offices.
In a related development.
Lhe Black Political Caucus
(BPC) and the Black Women's
Caucus ι BVVC ) endorsed 21
and 17 candidates respectively
For both state-wide and local
jffices.
Of the 21 candidates endors
ed by the BPC, 12 won places
m the November ballot, seven
A'ill be in the September 14
runoff primary tan eighth
candidate chose not to partici
pate in the runoff) and one
lost. The Black Women's Cau
cus' 17 candidates won eight
races, received six runoff
spots and had three losses
/uro- American Culture Brings
Back Dignity In Black Heritage
By Abigail L. Flanders
Post Staff Writer
Throughout our historical
American teachings of the
days when Columbus disco
vered America to the days of
slavery and up to the present,
the Black man has taken the
traditional back seat in terms
of his contributions to the
foundation upon which our
American heritage was borne
Today,· in an effort to educate
and substantiate many find
ings concerning the active
participation of Blacks to our
nation, people like James Jee
der, the director of the Afro
American Cultural Center are
exhibiting Afro-American ar
tifacts, literature and some of
the history of Africa in the
form of lectures, all of which
is free to the public
"We think that it's impor
tant for Black youth to have
something and someone to
identify with other than the
great black athletes of our
time," Mr. Jeeder said. "This
does not mean that we are not ■
proud of athletes, but it does
mean that the Black popula
tion has contributed far more
to America than many peo
pie, Black or White are aware
of " A more specific reason
for the establishment of the
Afro-American Cultural Cen
ter is to.make the people living
in this area, the Carolines,
aware of the vast contribu
tions made by their neighbors.
"There is an awful lot of
history made right here in
Charlotte and in our neighbor
ing towns that has gone un
noticed by many people. One
of the things that the Afro
American Cultural Center is
doing is promoting the Black
history that is being made and
has been made in black
churches, and by Black orga
nizations like the ·γ·," Mr
Jeeder said.
Presently, James Jeeder
and others who are involved in
the Center, are working on the
history of the McCrorey
branch "YWCA."
James Jeeder. a native of
L'nion, South Carolina, has
always wanted the opportuni
tj to become involved in the
kind of. work that he is now
doing "After his graduation
from CPCC and UNCC, Mr
Jeeder took his degree in
business administration to the
Firestone Tire Co where he
worked for a number of years,
until he heard about an open
ing for a director for the
Afro-American Cultural Cen
ter
The center was established
in 1974, from a class at UNCC
that dealt with Afro Ameri
can history
Nine Seek
Five School
Board Seats
By Hoyle H. Martin Sr
Post Staff Writer
William Β A. Culp, execu
tive secretary of the Mecklen
burg County Board of Elect
ions. told the Post in a tele
phone interview on Wednes
day that his office expects
50,000 to 55,000 or 35 percent of
the county electorate to cast
ballots in the state-wide pri
inary run-off election on Tues
day, September 14
Culp noted also that a major
change in weather condition
could affect the voter turn-out
by as much as 10 percent.
Furthermore, he said the ex
pected voter turn-out is about
the same as it was for the
August 17 primary
In Mecklenburg County nine
individuals will be seeking
five seats on the non partisan
school board and four Demo
crats will be seeking two
places on the November ballot
as nominees for the Mecklen
burg Board of County Coin
mission
In state wide races eight
candidates are seeking nomi
nations to appear on the .No
vember ballot as candidates
for governor iR>, lieutenant
governor iD>, State auditor
< L> · and commission of latior
iDi.
School Board primary run-off
will include the lop five vote
getters behind Phil Berry who
won an outstanding re-election
to the Board in August The
candidates are
-Wade Fox, 48. a business
executive who received 15,765
votes
Thomas Harris. 48, a real
estate agent and board incum
bent He got 15,609 votes
Pat Lowe, 39. a former
educator and hom'emaker She
received 15,286 votes.
-Ward McKeithen. 38, a law
yer who drew 15.166 votes.
-Carrie Winter. 46. a home
maker and PTA worker She
drew 13,363 votes
These candidates are auto
matically in next Tuesday's
primary run-off as a result of
their vote totals and challeng
es by the following
Barry Teague, 33, an insu
ranee salesman who received
11,914 votes.
Henderson Belk, 52. a busi
ness executive and a 12 year
veteran on the school board
ending in 1971 He received
10.071 votes
•Ernie Phipps, 39. a small
businessman He received
#,//*· voies.
Jim Coble. 45. a business
man who drew 7,372 votes
In the Mecklenburg County
Commission race black candi
date l,ewis C. Coleman will be
trying to hold the lead he
gained in the August 17 pri
mary as he seeks one of the
two berths on the November
ballot in a bid for votes against
Henry McKinnon, Ben Wos
ham and Bill Freeman
In the quest for state wide
nominations, David Τ Flaher
ty will be facing Coy C.
Privette in the Republican
gubernatorial race In the De
mocratic run-off, Howard Lee
will oppose Jimmy Geen for
the lieutenant governor nomi
nation, Lillian Woo will be
challenging Henry Bridges
for the state auditor nomina
tion. and John Brooks will face
Jessie Kae Scott for the Com
mission of l^abor slot
Voting in these races may
not be large, however, consi
derable interest has been gen
erated as a result of the
See Nine on Page 7 ,
TURUfc-WA
A good LISTENER is not
only popular everywhere but
after a while he KNOWS
SOMETHING.
Lee s ((i/n/Μΐψη Worker» aay
Yoice of Black Community Can Double
uy aianey Moore jr
Post Staff Writer
"We know now that the path
of justice starts right in the
voting booth," according to
the National Coalition on
Black Voter Participation. 733
15th Street. N.W., Suite 820,
Washington. D C . 20005.
This idea is also being re
flected from information com
ing out of the Howard Lee for
Lieutenant Governor Cam
paign Lee promoters say the
voice of the black community
can double if blacks will vote
in greater numbers
Half of voting age blacks are
not registered, says the coali
tion Only 35 percent of all
eligible blacks voted in 1974
The coalition also says that
only one out of six in the 18-24
age group voted that year.
Lee backers have released
figures showing that black
voters in 13 major Charlotte
precincts do not vote in great
numbers. The figures also
indicate what increases the
campaign staff would like to
see in the Tuesday. September
14 run-off.
The number of registered
voters at Mt Moriah, precinct
II. is 1,355 Only 345 voted in
:he August primary election
Clinton Chapel, precinct 12,
)as 1,794 registered voters
'rimary voters number 507
First Ward, No. 13. has a
otal of 1.184. Only 178 voted
At Hawthorne. No. 14. 323
fOted of a total of 1,β38 regis
ered.
Precinct 16 is East Stone
wall where 1,407 people are
registered voters The tally in
August was 698
Other precincts were Wil
more (22), 292 of 1,478, West
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Charlotte (25), 785 of 2.194;
Barringer «31 », 377 of 1,650;
Amay James 139), 219of 1,291;
Hidden Valley <42», 657 of
2,246; St. Mark. (52). 481 of
1.993; Oaklawn (54). 648 of
1,702 and Druid Hills. (56), 450 ,
of 1,685
The Lee campaign would
like to double the number of
voters at each of these pre
cincts in the run-off election.
"Double your Power," says
a Lee campaign handbill
"For. the real struggle, the
rea| power, is the power of the
vote'"
Howard Le*
    

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