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JLovely Kegina HJderbrand
Is Our Beauty This Week
By Melvetta Jenkins
Post Staff Writer
Regina M. Hilderbrand, a
native of Reidsville, N.C. is
our Beauty for this week.
, Regina is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William Hilder
brand Sr., of Reidsville and a
member of a family with four
Before graduating form
Reidsville Senior High School,
Regina says that she was a
cheerleader for three
and the Secretary of the Stu
dent Body for two years.
Regina, who sAys her major
at Johnson C. Smith Univer
sity is business administra
tion, is what seems to be a
Bicentennial Classic
Celebration Begins Friday
V i_t_A_ n _
»iiigoiunc VA/UCgC OI oailS
bury and Johnson C. Smith
University of Charlotte will
sponsor a week-end of activi
ties on October 15-16. The
focus of interest will be a
football game which comme
morates the fact that in 1892,
just 24 years after Princeton
and Rutgers Diaved the first
intercollegiate football game,
Johnson C. Smith (then Bid
dle) University and Living
stone became the first two
black colleges to attempt the
sport. After 84 years on inter
mittent rivalry in football,
baseball and basketball, the
two teams will meet as a
tribute to black athletics and
as a salute to the nation’s
The events of the weekend
will begin on Friday, October
15 with a commemorative
banquet which will be held at
the Convention Center of the
Holiday Inn-North, 3815 North
Tryon Street. H. Matthew
“Matt” Snorton, Vice Presi
dent, Senior Commercial Loan
Officer, National Division of
North Carolina National Bank
will be the after-dinner speak
Mr. Snorton, who played
flight-end for the Denver Bron
cos in the mid-sixties, has
been a resident of Charlotte
since his employment as Exe
cutive Vice President, Direc
tor of Motion, Incorporated in
1971. Since that time he has
distinguished himself as
Chairman of the 1976 Caucus
of Black Democrats, as Color
Analyst • WBT Radio ror the
World Football League Char
lotte Hornets and with such
civic organizations as the Uni
ted Way, McCrorey Branch
YMCA, the Minority Econo
mic Development Committee
of the Charlotte Chamber of
Commerce and many others.
/ i
Heredity is something every
man believes in until his own
SON begins acting like a
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uuests ot honor for the
Commemorative Banquet will
be the descendants of the 1892
teams of Livingstone and Bid
Among those in attendance
will be W.X Trent Jr., whose
father W.J. Trent Sr. became
president of Livingstone Col
lege and was the lone survivor
of the 1892 teams at the time of
his death in the mid-fifties.
The sons and daughers of
Charles H. Shute, who became
a full professor at Johnson C.
Smithr-his Alma Mater, will
also be present. Two daugh
ters, Vivian Shute Washington
and Lone Shute Gamble and
two sons, Marlow F. Shute and
Matthew A. Shute, Sr., their
wives and children will also be
Among the descendants of
Rev. W.L. Metz Sr. will be W.
L. Metz Jr. and F.P. Metz Sr.
of Charleston, South Carolina,
J.M.'Metz Sr. of Denver,
Colorado, Mrs. Beulah Metz
Simpson of Gaffney, South
Carolina, Mrs. Melissa Metz
Lowry of West Haven. Connec
ticut and their families. Rev.
Metz, who played full-back on
the 1892 team, became Jour
nalist of Africo-American
Presbyterian Newspaper, the
See CLASSIC qn page 12
welfare Lrroup
Asks For
Major Reforms
rican Public Welfare Associa
tion (APWA) has sent a set of
welfare recommendations it
described as "realistic and
achievable" to the Congress
both Presidential candidates
and major public interest
groups across the country. It
calls for. among other things,
the consolidation of certain
assistance programs ■ includ
ing Aid to Families with De
pendent Children iAFDC*.
food stamps, and local general
assistance programs •• into a
single program with a nation
wide minimum payment fully
funded by the federal govern
The level of the national
payment, iii« group said,
would be based upon a percen
tage of an "objectivly esta
blished and annually updated
United States poverty index.
(The current poverty level,
which is adjusted each > year
lor inflation, is $5,500 for a
non-farm family of four >
rare specimen in our society-a
female sports freak.
“My hobbies include play
ing baseball, swimming, and
watching football games,” she
Born under the sign of Cap
ricorn, on January 6, 1955, our
Beauty describes herself as
being “an ambitious and ob
servant leader.”
“My goal in life is to become
a successful businesswoman
and operate my own business
Our Beauty enjoys watching
“The Jeffersons” on television
because “George” possesses
personality traits that her fa
ther has. Her favorite movie is
"Imitation of Life,” because it
has “realism.”
In expressing her philoso
phy on life and living, Regina
further emphasizes the ambi
tious aspect of her personal!
ly. J,
“I believe people should
strive to do Uie things they
want to do, Bit they should
always remember to show
respect for themselves and
Regina’s list of favorite
things include seafood, the
cologne, Charlie, and the co
lors red, black, and white. Her
favorite subject has always
been mathematics and her
favorite teacher is Earnest
James, a Communications In
structor at Johnson C. Smith.
The POST is proud to pre
sent Miss Regina Hilderbrahd
as Beauty af the Week.
College Street To -
Close For Walkway
College Street will be closed
between Fourth Street and
Trade Street after 6 p.m.
Friday, October IS for erec
• tion of steel for the pedestrian
bridge now under construc
tion. The work was originally
scheduled to be done October
Motley, Lynch Named To Carter Committee
RALEIGH-A six-member
compiittee has been named to
promote democratic presiden
tial candidate Jimmy Carter
in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
County area.
The formation of the com
mittee was announced Wed
Atty Julius Chambers
'...Committee member
nesday in Raleigh by Milton
Short, Carter Campaign Co
ordinator in Mecklenburg
County, and by Joel Mc
Cleary, Director of the Carter
effort in North Carolina
According to Short, who will
chair tk|e committee, other
members include Mrs 'Flo
Bryant. Mrs. Martha Shaw.
Mrs Billie Staff. Mr Rowe
Motley and Ms. Phyllis Lynch.
In announcing the formation
of the committee. Short noted
that it would function in co
operation with the total demo
acratic effort.
“Democratic Unity in 76 is
our theme throughout North
Carolina and we intend to
apply that principle in Meck
lenburg County." said Short
“We expect to work closely
with the regular democratic
party and with campaign ef
forts of other candidates." he
McCleary noted that the
Carter organization was
pleased to see that Mr Short
has organized such an out
standing group of people in
Mecklenburg "
"As the largest county in the
state, Mecklenburg is of great
importance to our overall ef
fort." said McCleary
"We are confident that the
committee will help enlarge
the majority we expect from
North Carolina voters," he
Short noted that all mem
bers of the Mecklenburg Com
mittee had been active in
Carter's successful effort in
the March Presidential Pri
Mrs. Shaw and Mrs Staff
were co-managers of Carter's
Mecklenburg County Primary
effort and Mrs. Bryant was
also active in the March Cam
Short served as co-manager
of Carter’s effort in the Ninth
Congressional District
Carter gained a larger per
centage of votes in the Ninth
district than in any other in
the Primary.
Motley, in addition to serv
ing on the Mecklenburg Com
rhittee, is also a member of
the North Carolina Carter
Steering Committee, as are
Short and Mrs Bryant.
Several other prominent
members of the Mecklenburg
community also serve on the
statewide steering committee.
State Senator Fred Alexan
der and Congressional Candi
date Arthur Goodman, Jr. are
members, as is Ms Liz Hair,
who chairs the Mecklenburg
County Board of Commission
Also members of the state
wide committee include Mrs
Louise Brennan, attorney Ju
lius Chambers and Luther
Hodges. Jr.
Short noted, "We feel that
we in Mecklenburg have a real
input into Jimmy Carter’s
Rowe Motley
.. County commissioner
CMPCSets Rezoning Date
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Chavis Cites Federal Involvement
Says A1
Hall Lied
Special To The Post
Wilmington Ten defendant
Rev. Benjamin Chavis, Jr.,
charged Monday that federal
involvement in the 1972 prose
cution of the Wilmington Ten
by the State of North Carolina
has been demonstrated con
cretely in papers filed by Chief
Council for the Wilmington
Ten, James Ferguson, of
Chamber, Stein, Ferguson and
Two motions were filed by
Ferguson, one to amend a writ
of habeas corpus under consi
deration by the court, and a
motion for bail for the defen
dants while the court ponders
the case that began in 1971.
Bail was denied earlier this
year by U.S. Magistrate Lo
gan Howell because in his
determination the defendants
did not show a likelihood that
their case would win on ap
peal. Ferguson seeks to a
mend the writ of habeas cor
pus because the State’s main
witness against the Wilming
ton Ten admitted in a sworn
ctntAmAnt iknt k» 11_I_I_t _
gave testimony.
"I think Al Hall's statement
which is included in the mo
tions that we filed today in
federal court shows concrete
ly that there was federal
involvement in the prosecu
tion of the Wilmington Ten on
the part of Alcohol, Tobacco
and Firearms Division of the
Treasury Department - Agent
Bill Walden," said Rev. Cha
vis from McCain Prison,
where he is serving a 34-year
sentence for arson and conspi
racy to arson a white-owned
grocery in Wilmington’s Black
ghetto in 1971.
The sworn statement of Al
len Hall raises considerable
doubt that the 1971 trial can
stand careful scrutiny of a fair
court. First, Hall said that he
did not know the defendants;
although at the time of the
trial he had testified that he
knew them well. Hall said that
then Assistant District Attor
ney Jay Stroud, who prosecut
ed the case, coached him in his
testimony. Hall explained how
he identified the Wilmington
Ten in court, saying Stroud
helped him and told him what
to say. "They would show me
the pictures and tell me who
this one was and like, ah,
Jerry Jacobs, you know the
one with the burned, you know
the diseased face, like they
said, I couldn’t quite remem
ber his name, you know, so
they said, well you just say,
well you call him sparface.’’
See Chavis on page 5
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/ * •
—Following meeting with Black Press members
Jimmy Carter Promises
Full Equality For Women
Jimmy Carter last week
pledged that as President he
would seek total equality for
women in such areas as em
ployment. politics, education,
health cafe, housing and jus
Speaking before the Nation
al Women’s Agenda Confer
ence, and unprecedented ga
thering of the leaders of more
than 200 major women’s orga
nizations, Carter condemned
the Ford Administration for
responding to women's needs
with “vetoes, indifference and
empty rhetoric.”
“We need to restore the
faith and trust of our people in
our government,” Carter said,
“but we cannot expect Ameri
ca's women to have faith in a
government that ignores your
legitimate needs and aspira
tions, and excludes you from
the decisions that shape your
Carter outlined nine actions
he would take to guarantee
equality to women, with spe
cial stress on the need for
economic opportunity for wo
men His nine points were:
(11 the development of a com
prehensive program to help
fund state and local child care
(2) vigorous enforcement of
federal anti-discrimination re
(3) the appointment of addi
tional women to the Equal
Employment Opportunity
Commission and the promise
to give EEOC the staff it needs
to carry out its mandate;
(4) a directive to the Office of
Federal Contract Compliance
in the Department of Labor to
enforce the Executive Order
forbidding discrimination by
federal contractors or subcon
tractors, including institutions
of higher learning;
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(5) insistence upon a hiring
policy that will bring far more,
women into the top grades and
throughout the entire govern
<6> the encouragement
throughout the federal govern
ment and private business of
flexible working times for
men and women, and action to
provide for additional part
time jobs;
(7) action to correct the dis
crimination agaist women in
obtaining credit and insu
18> support for American
homemakers, including legal
assistance and counseling for
women who must enter the job
market without experience;
<9i the elimination of inequity
of federal financial aid to
women for education.
"1 have often said that the
Voting Rights Act was the best
thing that ever happened to
the South, because it not only
liberated the blacks, but it
liberated the entire South and
permitted us to move finally
into the political mainstream.
"In the same way," Carter
said in conclusion, "I agree
with y«j that the Women’s
movement can do ag much for
men as for women, by passing
the Equ li Rights Amendment,
by enat ling us to overcome
our old Drejudices and stero
types, i nd to move toward
richer, f jller more rewarding
relation|hops with one ano
"Char ge does not come ea
sily or juickly, but you and
other v omen like you are
making it happen. What you
are teaching us is simply that
we shci^ld treat people as
people, and not limit or cate
gorize or sterotype others on
the basis of sex."
"I have an eight year old
daughter whom I want to grow
up knowing that she can be a
doctor as well as a nurse, a
lawyer as well as a secretary,
a President as well as a
President’s daughter."
“All of you are helping
make that possible and for
that I give you my deepest
"I hope you’ll help me in
this election. If you will, I’m
going to do all I can to help the
women of America for the
next eight years.”
Carter's audience for the
Washington, DC. speech
brought together such diverse
elements of the women's
movement as the Junior Lea
gue, NOW., Y.W.C.A. Wo
men's Action Alliance, and
Girls' Clubs of America, a
mnnff others.
Requests To
Be Heard
By Hoyle H. Martin Sr.
Post Staff Writer
The Charlotte-MecKienouig
Planning Commission has
scheduled a public hearing for
October 25 in response to the
Northwood Estates Communi
ty Association's request for
substantial rezonings of pro
perty in the vicinity of Beat
ties Ford Road extending __
from Interstate 85 to Capps
tfill Mine Road.
The NEAC’s petition re
quest, filed with the Planning
Commission on August 31,
calls for changing the chec
kerboard mismatch of proper
ties zoned industrial (I-i and
1-2), business <B-l>, office
(0-9 and 0-6), residential mul
ti-family (R-9 MF), and single '
family residential (R-6 and
R-9) to single family residen
tial R-9 only.
The Planning Commission
sent a letter dated October 5 to
f-** WJ/Va vJ uniivi J III lilt
districts affected by the zon-,
ing request change. In addi
tion to explaning the nature of
the zoning request, the letter
noted that the hearing will be
held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday,
October 25 in the Board Room
of the Education Center at 701
East Second Street.
In preparation for the Octo
ber 25th hearing, the North
wood Estates Community As
sociation held a meeting last
Thursday for the purpose of
explaining in greater detail
the nature of the zoning
change request and to solidify
community support
Mrs. Johnsie S. Evans,
chairperson of the NECA and
coordinator for the seven resi
dential communities repre
sented in the zoning petition,
told the more than 90 people at
the meeting, held at the
Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church, “We have bought
homes in a residential section,
but we find zoning for busi
ness apartments and office
buildings threatening our pro
perty yalues "
Dave Blevins, an experienc
ed community organizer and
advisor to NECA, told the
group, “New zoning will not
change existing facilities,
however, such facilities as
apartment complexes and of
fice buildings could not be
enlarged under the requested
zoning change "
Blevins told the POST in an
interview that "The NECA’t
zoning change request is de
signed to protect and preserve
the basic single-family resi
dential nature of the major
portions of the seven commu
nities and to encourage the
establishment of a policy and
procedure for good zoning.”
In a separate interview,
Mrs Evans told the POST,
"We feel our neighborhoods
should be properly zoned
Most Charlotte area neighbor
hoods do not have the complex
of zonings that we have. We
favor a united neighborhood
zoning policy."
The October 25th session
will be a joint hearing before
the Bpard of County Commis
sioners, the Charlotte City
Council and the Charlotte
Mecklenburg Planning Com
mission because the zoning
request involves land in both
the city and the county The
hearing will include an expla
nation of the zoning change
request and both proponent!
and opponents will have ar
opportunity to express theii
opinions about the request.
Earlier this year NECA
launched a successful cam
paign to prevent the building
of a county maintenance ga
gare in northwest Charlotte.'

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