By Bob Johnson 1
WORLD'S GREATEST GOSPEL SHOW...Gos
pel music - bora of the Black experience ; music
of the tired and poor and wretched; music that
soothes the soul and eases the burden; music -
that promises a brighter day tomorrow; music
that reaches out and makes participants of
listeners. That's what gospel music is all about.
A full coliseum was
bathed with this type of
sound recently. Great
gospel singers who
reached out and touched
an excited audience
with the magic sound of
their .voices and the
magnetic energy of
their being. This combi
nation was enough to
rack the excited crowd
with emotion and send
them humming and
singing as they dashed
to their cars ducking the ran drops, when the
show was finally over.
THE REV. JAMES CLEVELAND, who head
lined the show, performed a variety of his
greatest hits. However, the gospel sounds of the
Mighty Clouds of Joy, with Brother Joe Ligon
leading, put the audience in such a frenzy that
only the fire department could have cooled them
off or more singing by the Clouds could have
taken them higher. Also performing grandly
were Inez Andrews, The Williams Brothers, The
Greensboro, N.C. Chapter Gospel Music Work
shop Mass Choir, and The Gateway-Gospel
ι ne ionowmg people really had a time, getting
off on some fantastic gospel music: Sandra
Price, Fred Spicer, Jackie McCullough, Mrs.
"R.B. Phifer, Carolyn McCleave, Janie Mc
Cleave, Beatrice Rogers, Johnny Mobley, Jea
nette Spicer, Russell McDowell, Betty Morrison,
Mrs. Bob Erwin, Jo F. Connor, Sybil Scott,
Gloria Pickett, Ray Brown, and Betty Stroud.
RECEPTION TIME...Marriage is the mother
of the world, and preserves kingdoms, and fills
• cities and WiUWhes, fcë^éri11
' With thà«h«ûght itt1 ïhe
wedding reception held last Saturday at the
Downtowner Motor Inn, honoring a marriage.
An elegant affair was given for Margie A.
Appling and William H. McCoy as they began
their new life together.
Many friends and relatives were in attendance
aiding in the celebration. Among them were: Mr.
and Mrs. Joe L. Appling and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. William H. McCoy Sr. and family, Maggie
McCoy, Mattie McCoy, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Howie, Arthur Givens Sr., Ola Mae Ardrey,
Eunice Gray, Sheliah Ward, Hattie Leeper,
Mattie White, Thomas Pharr, Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Cureton, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey McCoy, Mr. and
Mrs. R.L. Roseboro, Lois Bryant, Kit Massey,
Mary Massey Rivens, Sarah Boyd, Marilyn
Little, Delphia Horton, Marilyn Cunningham,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gillispie, Mr. and Mrs.
Pnhprt Wallc ΙΜΓι* onrl Mre Α
and Mrs. Joe Word, Belinda Long, Jennie Green,
Lovelia Weddington, Mr. and Mrs. Walter W.
Weddington, Mr. and Mrs. John Berry, Margaret
Maxwell, Dorothy Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip
Jackson Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Jackson,
Denise Cathey, Naomie Miller, Frances Miller,
Mr. and Mrs. June Woodard, Glenda Patterson,
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Cunningham, Barbara Rice,
Mr. and Mrs. James Whitmire and Sarah Polk.
DANCE FUN...All sorts of compliments and
congratulations are in store for the ladies of the
Las Amigas Social Club for putting together a
real satisfying dance last Saturday night.
The vibrations that flowed between the Reali
ties Band and the guests had even the die-hard
wall flowers sweating from doing it anyway they
wanted on the dance floor.
Some of the people seen doing their thing at
this merrymaking affair were Mr. and Mrs.
Sammy Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. William Gill,
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Johnson, Margaret Vaughn,
Mabel Belton, Fred Caldwell who were celebra
ting birthdays, Sandra Caldwell, Ruth Vaughn,
Beverly Brandon, Mary Massey Rivens, Mr. and
Mrs. Reginald Durante, Elouise English, Pat
Daniels, Mr. and Mrs. Delano Rankin, Mr. and
Mrs. William Samuels, Mr. Mitchell Hyde, Lelia
Davis, Clara Davis, Mr. and Mrs. John Pryor,
and Mr. and Mrs. James Murdock of Kannapolis.
KNICKS FEAST...The New York Knicks
along with their manager Matthew Shute enjoy
ed a bit of rewarding last Tuesday night.
The Knicks in this case is the name for the
teams that won McCrorey Branch YMCA's
annual membership drive.
r or meir untiring enoris me rvnicKs composed
of Joe Bryant, Susan House, John Southerland
and Matthew Shute were treated to cocktails and
dinner at Jimmy McKee's Excelsior Club.
The following people helped the Knicks enjoy
their spoils of victory: Mr. and Mrs. Zoel
Hargraves, James Hannah, Kathryn Allen,
Robert Faulkner and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin
SahirHnv nioht NnvomKa»o(\
"MISS YMCA 1977"
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Branch YMCA presented its Sixth Annual
Miss YMCA pageant at the McCrorey Branch
YMCA Gymnasium on Beatties Ford Road
The title of Miss YMCA 1977 was bestowed at
the well attended pageant upon Miss Thea
dora Tolbert, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Johnny S. Tolbert Sr., 2132 Barnnger Drive
Miss Tolbert is a student at Alexander
Graham Junior High School. The pageant
featured a fashion show, awards and presen
tations, and musical entertainment by the
crowned by Miss YMCA 1976, Miss Tina
Koberson. First and second runners-up were
Miss Lenoir Duff and Miss Alesia Smith,
respectively. Miss Duff is the daughter of
Mrs. Barbara Duff ο11712 LaSalle Street. She
is a student of Independence High School.
Miss Smith is the daughter ot Mr and Mrs.
Edward Smith of 3625 Griffith Street and a
student at Robert F. Kennedy Junior High
Freedom Is Constant Struggle
The North Carolina Alliance
Against Racist & Political
Repression Tuesday issued a
call to all interested organiza
tions and individuals to attend
it£ state-wide organizing con
ference to be held Saturday,
December 5 at North Carolina
Central University in Dur
Anne Mitchell, explained,
"Our aim is to share experi
ences and establish new chan
nels of cooperation in the
struggle against racist and
political repression in North
Carolina." She continued,
"The poor people of this state.
Black, Brown, Red and White,
■ are coming together to sharp
en our understanding of the
repression we experience and
to unite in active, organized
struggle against it."
The one-day conference will
focus on the issues of criminal
justice, civil rights, the death
penalty and working peoples'
efforts to unionize. There will
be workshops on the Wilming
ton 10 and Charlotte 3; the
struggle to Abolish the Death
Penalty; Labor's Right to Or
ganize; Prison Conditions;
Police in the Community and
Repression in Educational In
Scheduled to participate are
many North Carolinians dis
tinguished in the struggle for
human rights and social jus
tice. They include Dr. James
Grant, Charlotte 3 Defendant;
Rev. W.W. Finlator of the N.C.
Commission of the U.S. Civil
Rights Commission; Atty.
Jerry Paul of Durham; and
representatives from Wo
men's International League
for Peace and Freedom.
Registration begins at 9 at
NCCU's Alfonso Edler Student
swim;i li \λ< < ink
All citizens 18 years of age and older are eligible
to receive free flu vaccinations at the Mecklen
burg County Health Department. The vaccina
tion program will continue through Tuesday,
December 14. The vaccine is available at these
locations, and it is suggested that you come at
these hours in order to avoid a wait.
1. Health Department Building,
1200 Blythe Boulevard
8 to 11 AJVf.
2 to 4 P.M.
2 to 4 P.M.
2. BELMONT COMMUNITY CENTER,
700 Park wood Avenue
10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
2 to 4 P.M.
3. HUNTERSVnXE HEALTH CENTER
Highway No. 115
10 A.M. to 12 NOON
2 to 4P.M.
1 to 3:30 PJVI.
Each person who receives the vaccine must sign a consent
form. These forms are available at all branches of the Public
Library and at the Health Department and its annexes
Monovalent vaccine will be given to healthy persons 18
through 59 years of age, and bivalent vaccine will be given to
those who are 60 years of age and older and to those who are
chronically ill The monovalent vaccine is protection against
swine flu and the bivalent vaccine is protection agftinst swine
flue and A-Victoria flu.
For Additional Information
ence which will last from 10
am to 5:30 p.m. Registration
fee is $2. general public; $1
students, unemployed and se
For More Information: Kay
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