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Bray boy-A Man For All Seasons
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Post Executive Editor
Dr. Jack Brayboy, coacn, teacher,
civic leader and administrator - in
that order - died last week at the age
of 55.
Because of his wide yet unassum
ing contributions to the educational
and civic community and his strong
never-ending commitment to the
needs of youth, the POST salutes
Jack Brayboy as truly "A Man For
All Seasons."
Vice President for administrative
affairs at Johnson C. Smith Univer
sity at the time of his death, Jack
Brayboy will be missed by students
and the citizens of Charlotte alike.
His activities in community affairs
include serving as vice president of
the board of directors of the YMCA
and the United Community Service.
He was also a member of the boards
of Dimensions for Charlotte-Meck
lenburg, the Metrolina Bank and the
Boy Scouts of America, a presiding
elder of the Presbyterian Church,
USA, and a member of Memorial
United Presbyterian Church.
In spite of his administrative and
civic duties, Jack Brayboy had
always felt a need to have close
contact with students. He has told
this writer on more than one occa
sion, "In coaching, in teaching, you
can see progress...In administration
you don't have the human contact
that allows you to see progress."
Dr. Brayboy's commitment to the
needs and problems of youth -
particularly black youths from hum
ble backgrounds - was so strong that
a close friend of his recalls that he
rejected an offer of a position at a
large mid-western university at a
considerably larger salary because
he felt he could render greater
service to Smith's students.
An expression of the JCSU's stu
dents appreciation for Jack Bray
t>oy s interest in their welfare was
demonstrated last year when the
student yearbook was dedicated to
him.
A native of Vineland, New Jersey,
Jack Brayboy graduated from
Smith in 1943, served three years in
the Armed Forces, and then return
ed to Smith in 1946 as an instructor of
health and physical education and
assistant football coach. By 1960 Dr.
Brayboy was director of athletics
and chairman of the department of
physical education. In 1966 he was
named dean of the University and in
1968 promoted to the position of vice
president for academic affairs. He
assumed the position of vice presi
dent for administrative affairs in
1973.
Born to parents of humble means,
Brayboy was instilled with the will
to succeed and the humility to care
for the needs of others. He carried
these values with him throughout his
many years at Smith.
While working his way through
Smith, Brayboy sought his triple
major in chemistry, physical educa
tion and mathematics and yet found
time to play football so well that he
won a berth on Negro Ail-American
Team in 1940, 1941, and 1942. He
earned a position on the All-CIAA
Team for four consecutive years. In
addition, he earned a master degree
and a Ph.D. from the University of
Pennsylvania in 1947 and 1960 re
spectively.
Jack Brayboy's personal success
was surpassed only by his concern
for youth and his efforts to help them
to reach their potential. Those Smith
students who have been helped and
influenced by Dr. Brayboy will
enable a part of a great man to live
on through their own good deeds,
thus, even in death Dr. Jack Bray
boy continues to be "A Man for All
Seasons."
Voting- A Giant StepTo Equality
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North Carolina will again partici
pate in their own local elections. The
big question is: 'Will Blacks also
participate fully?' If history repeats
itself, it is very likely that we will
not." This statement was the lead
paragraph in a POST editorial writ
ten in July of 1975.
The concern that the POST has
today, in 1976, is that it is still, "very
likely that we (blacks) will not"
participate fully in the political
process.
The POST has repeatedly stressed
in its editorials the need for blacks to
register and vote in greater num
bers. Black people cannot afford the
luxury of not voting since the vote is
the most powerful tool available to
blacks in their quest for equality and
justice in America.
In the August 17 primary only 23
percent of the registered black
across the state voted and approxi
mately 27 percent of those in a 14
Îrecinct study conducted by the
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fied to with saying, "Well, only 32
percent of the total registered voters
in the county voted so we did all
right to get 27 percent." That kind of
thinking is self-defeating. If , for
example, there had been a 50 per
cent black voter turn-out across the
state, Howard Lee might have won
an outright nomination as the Demo
cratic candidate for governor.
We are not making this statement
just because Lee is black, we say
this because he is without question,
the most qualified of the two candi
dates, and the hard reality that some
will not vote for him because he is
black.
Since black people have little
economic power it behoves them to
realize that the vote is the only way
to demand and get justice and true
equality.
Let's stop giving the white man
hell for what he does not do for us or
for how he denies us when we fail to
do what we can for ourselves.
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Do You Care?
ILETTERS TOTHE EDITOR
State, National Election Time
P.O. Box 7371,
Washington, D.C. 20044
August 31, 1976
Letters To The Editor,
THE CHARLOTTE POST
2606-B West Blvd.
28208
Dear Editor :
It is getting pretty close to
State and National Election
time in the aweful big and
great nation of ours-belong
ing to all of we's and us's
regardless of race, color,
creed, how much money we
(is) or (ain't) got, and where
ever we (is) from or what
sections we live in or what
kind of house or "shack" we is
supposed to roof under, rent,
shelter in, own, or share crop
upon!
And in these coming elec
tions in our cities, counties,
states, and the nation, black
voters ought to be as equally
concerned about who repre
sents them in Congress, at the
state house, city council,
boards of education and coun
ty supervisors, and in any
other body in this nation
where Black citizens are ei
ther in the majority or cast the
"deciding votes" of "make or
break"!
So while Black voters are
concerned about who is going
to represent them in the White
House (Jimmy Carter, or
otherwise), they ought to be
concerned about some "house
cleaning" now and not only
in Washington, but also in
Congress, the state senate and
assemblies, the county
boards, city councils, boards
of educations and supervisor,
and the like!
Especially should Black citi
zens, coming this election
times, concern themselves
with the question as to whe
ther they should continue to be
represented by and vote for
some other "minority" mem
ber (American-Italian, Jew,
etc.) when Black voters in the
area are in the majority and
can elect one of their own, or
that Black voters have the
"black vote 'balance of po
wer'" ballot to so determine
whether an American-Italian
or Jew should represent them
or not !
For the school busing
MESS, for example, in both
Louisville and Boston, if not
Cleveland too, suggest clearly
that black citizens in these
areas now represented in our
law-making bodies by some
one of the "other American
'minority,' " or "minorities,"
can best be represented by a
black person or persons! Be it
New York City; Newark,
N.J.; Louisville; Atlanta,
Oakland, or Pascagoula, Mis
sissippi !
To my way of thinking, the
South, Congress, the White
House, and all of our nation's
law-making councils, boards,
commissions, assemblies,and
the like, will all be far better
off places, more productive,
and achieve a more pluperfect
representative complexion of
our areas and of the nation as
a whole, if Black citizens are
elected and appointed to pu
blic offices in representations
of their ownselves-and not by
someone calling himself, or
herself, "I am a 'minority'
too," but who AIN'T BLACK
TOO.jVT ALL !_
Real "Reconstruction of
the South" speaking, the
"more the black, the more the
better," to me! What about
you?
Sincerely yours,
Leonard S. Brown, Jr.
General^KSjAMRet. )
Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor :
This is just a note to let you
know how much I enjoy read
ing your newspaper. Some of
my friends think the idea of
Charlotte having a black
newspaper is something from
the past. Although your pa
per is old, I think it is an idea
whose time has come.
Yours truly,
S.A. Orr
A&T Booster Club
The North Carolina A&T
State University Aggie Boost
er Club chartered its first
satelite chapter in Charlotte
today. The organization is
known as the Queen City
Chapter of N.C. - A&T Aggie
Booster Club. Other chapters
are scheduled to be organized
throughout North Carolina
and the United States.
The purpose of the booster
clubs are to support the athle
tic program at A&T State
University. All chapter will
serve as host to the visiting
Aggie Boosters when A&T ath
letic contests are conducted in
the home city, and will also
assist the A&T coaches in
their scouting and recruiting.
Elected officers are Walter
Hunter, President, Robert
Faulkner, Vice President, Joe
Allison, Secretary, Marvin
Rorie, Assistant Secretary,
William Cassidy,.Treasurer,
William Barksdale, Jr., Ser
geant at Arms, and Howard C.
Barnhill Sr., Reporter.
Howard C. Barnhill
2400 Newland Road
392-4754
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EQUAL
Vernon Ε. Jordan Jr.
Campaign And The Issues
This year's presidential election campaign will
be hard fought, and both sides are beginning to
sound the themes they'll be pushing between now
and November.
Jimmy Carter has been quoted as suggesting
the central issue this year is "trust in govern
ment," while President Ford appears to be
readying as his main themes, inflation and
limiting government. φ
Both miss the mark. The central issue this
year should be unemployment, a scourge that
claims about 15 million victims with no end in
sight.
Those who point to the recovery from the
depths of the recession ignore the fact that the
major economicmdicator that matters to most
people-unemployment-is still at intolerably
high levels. And is not likely to come down by
much without a sound federal policy of getting
people back to work again.
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government has the resources to deal with such
an all-encompassing problem, and also because
this is a national issue demanding national
solutions, not piecemeal efforts by local jurisdic
tions of limited powers and resources.
Some people favor a filter-down approach to
creating jobs. According to this theory the way to
create jobs is to cut corporate taxes drastically.
That wav Drofits will rise and business will
expand, thus creating more jobs.
It's a theory that fails to understand the
changes in our society; what might have worked
back in 1920 won't work today. First, this process
of trickling or filtering down takes ages to finally
happen£ad~aftïïlgjthe way much of the resources
will be drained off. Industry is operating so far
below capacity that it will take years for capital
expenditures and higher production to reach
the point where many new jobs will be created.
There's no iron nile that says a corporate tax
cut would result in job-creating investment. A lot
of it will be diverted to other forms of investment
- such as buying tip other companies - and into
higher dividends for shareholders.
The private sector should be given incentives
for direct job-creation, not questionable across
the-board measures that only might result in
more jobs. And governmental public service jobs
should ensure the jobs are available for all who
want them as a matter of right.
There are other issues of importance that
should be in the forefront of this campaign. The
candidates should tell us what they plan to do
about extending quality health care and housing
and education to all Americans, regardless of
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UIC11 111LUIIICS.
The problems of the cities have to be brought
front and center in this campaign, too. It's not
enough to extoll the virtues of small towns and
to indulge in nostalgia for days gone by. ine
cities are in trouble, bad trouble, and their
problems are spreading to smaller towns and to
suburbs as well.
And we are at war today. True, for the first
time in years we're not involved in armed
conflict abroad, but the war against poverty and
deprivation should not be halted by a truce
broken occasionally by outbursts not against the ,
problems of the poor, but against the poor
themseluac
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Lee - A Qear Choice For Lt, Governor
By Gerald Ο. Johnson
Post Staff Writer
The race for Lieutenant Go
vernment of North Carolina
between Howard Lee and Jim
my Green will be over in less
than one week. After the
smoke clears the winner will
know that he was in a brutal
struggle.
But in reality there should
not even be a contest because
it is apparent that Mr. Lee is
the better candidate of the
two.
Mr. Lee has proposed solu
tions to difficult problems fac
ing North Carolina. He has
taken hard stands on critical
issues. I must say that I
disagree with a lot of his
proposals, but it is refreshing
to have politicians speaking
out on issues rather than
side-stepping issues.
Mr. I^ee seems to be work
ing in earnest for solutions
facing North Carolina. He
seems to have done research
on several issues even before
being elected
It would be a shame to let
such a capable talent as Mr.
l>ee he wasted, when North
Carolina is in such dire need
nf such great talents
Mr. Jimmy Green does not
possess the aggressiveness,
the willingness, and the fresh
ness, for a job of such great
importance as the Lieutenant
Governor.
He hasn't proposed any solu
tions to the problems facing
North Carolina. Mr. Green
seems content to stand on his
past record. This is reason
enough not to elect him.
I would hope, however, after
Mr Lee gets into office that he
will look closely at budgetary
matters facing North Carolina
before taking hard stands on
some of his proposals.
Mr Lee's position on the
Equal Rights Amendment,
overcrowded prison condi
tions, North Carolina earned
wages, and capita) punish
ment are commendable. How
ever. suggesting that teachers
should be given an opporutnity
for collective bargaining is
where we part. I need only
point to the Philadelphia
School System as an example
The Teacher Union in Phila
delphia kept public schools
closed nearly three months on
two different occasions The
teachers won out eventually,
but the divisiveness that was
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Gerald Johnson
caused by the strike still exist
today. Of course school child
ren suffered tremendously
from all of this.
Again, as long as teachers
are paid uniformly rather
than merit wise, then teacher
pay will always be a problem
The state has under its au
spices much more than just
public education For teachers
much more than just public
education. For teachers to get
pay raises ultimately will lead
to higher taxes I personnally
can not afford higher taxes
But even with this Mr Lee is
the obvious choicÎfor Lieute
nant Governor.
FLASH!
I just talked to my man from
Las Vegas,...Ole Ned. I sent
Ned a Charlotte Pott last week
and he really enjoyed It. It did
say that the sports depart
ment was lacking and asked
me if we needed someone to do
"Sports Beat."
I said sure, all I have to do is
clear It with the managing
editor. Well, the managing
editor blew his top. He said we
had somebody doing "Sports
Beat" already That was news
to me.
Anyway, I told Ned that we
couldn't hire him. Ole Ned was
a little disappointed but he
agreed to send me "The
Week's Best Bets" every
week Ole Ned is a good ole
boy!
"The Week's Best Bets"
1 ) JCSU over Lenoir Rhyne by
10 pts.
2) New York (GianUT over
Washington
3) Denver will surprise Cincin*
nati
I had a few Aggies disagree
with Ole Ned about the De
cember 4, Bicentennial Bowl.
They don't think S.C State will
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beat out A&T in the MEAC.
Only time will tell.
Athletics in Black Colleges
It is good to see Black
Colleges and Universities
build their prespective sports
programs to a point where
they can compete with major
college competition. North
Carolina A&T is a good exam
ple.
They have been classified as
a Division I school which
allows them to compete with
major colleges in athletics.
I just hope that N.C. A&T
realizes that being allowed to
compete and competing are
two different things. It is
evident that along with N.C.
A&T'* new classification, new
stadium, and great public re<
lations department, a new
coaching staff is needed for
basketball.
The calibre of coaching in
Division I schools are Division
II schools is completely differ
ent. It is. therefore, hoped that
the entire program is upgrad
ed to Division I.
If you can remember that
scrimmage N.C. A&T put up
against UNCC you will realize
what I am getting at.
The Aggies came to Char
lotte loaded with talent but
short on discipline and funda
mentals.
After the first half it was
easy to see the handwriting on
the wall The suave green
wave of UNCC made every
body's All American Mr.
Sparrow look like a parokeet.
It got so bad that the AliT
players began fussing among
each other on the floor. The
coach was up chasing the
referee because he thought it
was O.K. for Sparrow to run
up Massey's back. I couldn't
understand why A&T coaches
didn't call for a time out to
regroup But it occurred to me
that they wouldn't have had
anything to say, so why waste
the time.
Well, this year the Aggies
will travel to Raleigh to play
N.C. State. The experience
will be futile until the Aggies
get someone that can interpret
fundamentals and instill dis
cipline.
There are a lot of good
assistant coaches gaining in
valuable experience with ma
jor universities This should
be where athletic directors go
to get their head coaches.
    

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