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...Harding High junior
Miss Barringer Is
Beauty Of Week
By Melvetta Jenkins
Post Staff Writer
Bernadette Christine Bar
ringer, of 405 Honeywood Ave
nue, is featured as the CHAR
LOTTE POST’s Beauty for
this week.
A daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Willie R. Barringer, our Beau
t> is more comfortable being
called Christine. She has two
sisters (ages 18 and 5) and
one brother (aged 12).
Cnristine is presently en
rolled at Harding High School
where she is classified as a
Junior and a B-average stu
dent. She participates in the
Industrial Cooperative Train
ing Club (ICT> and the Spirit
of 77 Club (Pep Squad).
She is also a student at
msirucnonai Arts school in
Minneapolis, Minnesota,
through a self-home study
program. She said this came
about when she took a Com
mercial Art Talent Test and
scored a !)6. Now she receives
lessons by mail every two
weeks which she works out
and returns to the school.
Having been enrolled for a
bout a year at the school,
^Christine believes that the
knowledge that she is acquir
ing now will help her when she
seeks an undergraduate de
gree in Art. As of now, our
petite Beauty is undecided
about exactly which school
she will choose to develop her
Through the ICT Club at
Harding, Christine is employ
ed at the Shiloh Institute Day
Care Center where she finds
the job enjoyable and impor
tant because she is working
with and teaching young child
ren The ICT Program allows
students to arrange their class
schedule so that they may
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The only PERSON who lis
tens to both sides of a
FAMILY argument is the
LADY next door.
secure a job and leave school
early in order to go to work.
Christine says she is glad that
she has the opportunity to
participate in the program
because she is able to go to
school and learn about the
business world at the same
Christine attends Mt. Olive
Baptist Church, pastored by
Rev. M B. Mclllwain. She is a
member of the Youth Club
Our 5’2,” 115 pound Beauty
says that she is serious about
school and tries to buckle
down to her studies. She was
born on September; 27 and is a
16 year old Libra She describe:
Libras as being nice and quite
intelligent people. "I’ve heard
people go as far as to say
that Libras are sneaky,” she
says. “But I don’t believe
bhe enjoys reading, playing
softball, tennis, and cards. She
says that she doesn’t have a
favorite television show be
cause she prefers to read and
draw in her spare time, but
enjoys the actor who plays
‘Re-run’ on “What's Happen
ing” because he, through his
funny antics, “makes the
show a success.”
Christine says that Timothy
Graham, her 16-year-old cou
sin, is the person she most
admires because “he’s really
more like a brother to me. I
feel close to him and we do a
lot for each other.”
Our Beauty enjoys making
her own clothes because it
allows her to expose her crea
tive and self-expressive abili
While talkins about her fa
mily, Christine exposed the
facts that: her father is self
employed at the Barringer Oil
Service; her mother is a sew
ing teacher at the Greenville
Center and a student at CPCC,
where she is taking English
courses; her brother, Michael,
plays baseball with the Twins
(a little-league team in Char
lotte) and was the 74-75 Star
Player. He plays center field,
3rd baseman, and sometimes
pitcher; her older sister, The
ora, is a recent high school
graduate who is considering
furthering her education; and
her baby sister, Tori, takes
ballet and tap lessons at
Young Dancers School.
The POST presents Berna
dette Christine Barringer as
its Beauty of the Week and
' wishes the budding young ar
tist much success in the at
tainment of her goals.
Protest Petition Denial
Angry Northwest Residents To
Take Grievances To Gty Council
North Carolina Council
Approves Death Penalty
CCNS—The N.C. Judicial
Council approved in two ses
sions changes in North Caro
lina's Death Penalty to con
form with guidelines set by the
U.S. Supreme Court when the
high court struck down North
Carolina's law last July as
unconstitutional, the Supreme
Court’s objection was the lack
of discretion of judges and
juries in administering Capi
tal punishment.
Franklin Freeman, Execu
tive Director of the Judicial
Council said on November
24th that major changes in
clude: (1) formation of sen
tencing juries to determine
whether the death penalty
should be administered in ca
pital cases and (2) an automa
tic review by the N.C. Su
preme Court to determine
whether the death penalty
when administered by senten
cing juries meets the stan
dards of the law.
The Judicial Council, a little
known State Commission,
function to review legislation
which may be considered by
the N.C. General Assembly.
Except for access through the
Judicial Council, the new dea
th penalty statute was drafted
by the N.C. Attorney Gene
ral's office for a legislator
which the office has not Identi
fied. Mike Carmichael, Press
Secretary for the Attorney
General, has said the new
statute could not be released
to the press and was confiden
The new law would allow
judges to recommend the
death penalty in specific cas
es. These cases, outlined by
the new law, are: First and
second degree murder by poi
son; lying wait; imprisonment
starving; torture; or by any
other kind of willful, delibe
rate, premeditated killing; or
any killing which was commit
ted while rape, robbery, bug
lary, arson or another felony
was attempted. Also included
is first degree rape.
In all of these cases the
Superior Court would have to
select a jury to determine
guilt or innocence. If the de
fendant is found guilty the
trial judge would summon a
special jury to determine the
issue of the punishment. The
new law proposes to allow any
information, during the sen
tencing hearing, regardless to
its admissability in a court of
law, as long as "the defendant
is accorded a fair opportunity
to rebut any hearsay state
The proposed law provides
that following the presenta
tion of information at the
sentencing hearing, the jury
must determine if mitigating
grava11ng circumstances
found to exist at the time of the
capital crime. Those circum
stances, at least one of which
has to be established before •
jury can recommend the
death sentence, are: The capi
tal crime was committed by a
person serving a sentence of
imprisonment; the defendant
had a previous conviction of a
felony involving the use of or
threat of violence to the per
son; the capital crime waa
committed to avoid or to
prevent arrest or effecting
escape from custody or impri
sonment; the capital crime
See Council on Page 4
Jim Hunt Needs
Blacks In Top
Management Jobs
CCNS-A Black member of
Governor-elect James Hunt’s
transition team said last week
that Hunt needs qualified
Blacks to fill top management
posts in the new administra
tion. Hunt's administration
begins January 8 following his
John Edwards, a member of
the transition team which is
seeking minority applicants,
said Blacks have applied for
jobs, boards and commis
sions, “but the problem in
getting Blacks who are quali
fied for top secretarial posts
and high level positions is that
they are already in good jobs
and are afraid to leave them
for a political appointment.”
Edwards said that many may
not believe Hunt's promises
that his administration is open
in its hiring of minorities.
Edwards said that the over
all response of Blacks to the
request from the transition
team for applications has been
good. The transition team,
composed primarily of Hunt's
top campaign staffers, has
received over 5,000 applica
tions with a large percentage
of them for Blacks, Edwards
Prospective applicants who
desire applications should
contact Hunt "Keys” in their
communities. "Keys” refers
to Hunt’s top campaign staff
in each county. Edwards said
if prospective applicants can
not get applications from Hunt
"Keys" they should contact
Governor-elect Hunt's transi
tion office for application.
. Bk JM
— With guest speaker Dr. Thelma Adair
Raises $4 Thousand
Catawba Hunger Committee
Climaxes Fund-Raising Drive
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Post Staff Writer
The Hunger Committee of
Catawba Presbytery cli
maxed a fund-raising drive, to
raise money to help “alleviate
hunger in Catawba Presby
tery and its bounds," last
Sunday evening with a pro
gram at Memorial United
Presbyterian Church at 2600
Beatties Ford Road beginning
at 3 p.m.
Dr. Thelma D. Adair, the
first black woman Moderator
of the 188th General Assembly
of the United Presbyterian
Church, U.S.A., was the fea
tured speaker for the occasion
which was attended by ap
proximately 300 persons
Speaker Adair is only the
second woman to hold the post
of Moderator, the highest of
fice in the United Presbyte
rian Church, U.S.A. The Co
lumbia University professor is
a native Charlottean and the
sister of Oaklawn Avenue Ele
mentary School principal
Gwendolyn Cunningham
The effort grossed $4,723.97
for the Hunger Committee of
Catawba Presbytery and was
headed by Mrs. Anna M
Hood. Chairperson, and Rev
Eugene Randall,
person. Other Hunger Com
mittee members included:
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United Presbyterian Church.
Kannapolis. N.C.; Rev. Tom
my Davis, Minister of Third
Street United Presbyterian
Church, Gastonia. N.C.; Rev.
Danial O Hennigan, pastor of
Matthews-Murkland United
Presbyterian Church, Char
lotte; Miss Wilma E. Powell of
Woodland United Presbyteri
an Church, Charlotte; Tony
Russell of Bethpage United
Presbyterian Church, Kanna
polis; and Rev. Raymond
Worsley, pastor of Grier
Heights United Presbyterian
Church, Charlotte.
The Hunger Committee re
ported contributions of $150
from Bellefonte Church; $120
from Ben Salem Church; $464
85 from Bethpage Church;
$350 from Black's Memorial
Church; $257 from Catawba
Presbyterian Church; $825 41
from Catawba Presbyterial;
$100 from Cedar Grove
Church; $152.05 from Cove
nant Church; $100 from Da vid
son Church; $158.45from First
United Church (Charlotte);
$100 from First United Church
(Waxhaw); $205 from Grier
Heights Church, $115 from
Love's Chapel Church; $230
from Matthews Murkland
Church; $718.91 from Memori
al United Church; $336 from
\lt. Olive Church; $50 from
New Hampton Church; $43
from Ryburn Memorial
Church; $62.30 from St. Paul
Church; and $186 from Wood
land United Church.
Music for the two-hour-long
program, presided over by
Co-Chairman Rev. Eugene
Randall, was provided by the
Presbytery Choir, under the
direction of organist Charles
Program participants in
cluded: Chairperson Anna M
'Hood, who issued the Call To
Worship; Dr Thomas Jen
kins, Moderator .Catawba
Presbytery, who delivered the
Invocation; Mrs Willette Bar
rette, who read the Old Testa
ment Scripture, Rev. Edward
C. Wilson and Issac T. Gra
ham, who brought Greetings;
Rev. Daniel O Hennigan,
Stated Clerk. Catawba Pres
bytery. who spoke of the Com
mittee's Concern For Hunger;
Rev. Raymond Worsley, who
gave a Response to Dr. A
dair's speech; Mr. Tony Rus
sell, who lifted the Offertory;
Rev Tommy Davis, who
made Acknowledgements;
and Dr Howard W Givens,
pastor of the host church, who
delivered the Benediction.
A Reception, catered by Mr.
Earl Russell, followed in the
i^orm Carolina Central To Host
Conference Against Repression
CCNS-A state wide organiz
ing conference with six work
shops on areas of repression,
including repression in educa
tion institutions, police crimes
in the community, the free
dom of the Wilmington Ten
and Charlotte Three, prison
conditions, the defeat of the
death penalty, and repression
of labor, has been announced
for Saturday, December 4,
at the North Carolina Central
University Student Union
Building in Durham, North
Anne Mitchell, co-ordinator
for the North Carolina Alli
ance Against Racist and Poli
tical Repression said today
the six workshops will develop
the policy of the North Caro
lina Alliance. The two-year old
organization previously spon
sored a Labor Day March for
Human and Labor Rights in
Raleigh on September 6 that
drew a gathering of 5,000
Workshop leader Dr. James
Grant of the Charlotte Three
said that "Efforts will be
made to get Governor James
Hotshouser to do a last deed
for the sake of Justice.” Grant
and the Alliance have launch
ed a petition campaign of
North Carolinians'‘requesting
clemency for the Charlotte
Three and new trial for the
Wilmington Ten. Supporters
for both groups say that the
civil rights activists were vic
tims of frame-ups by state
and federal law enforcement
Rev. John Fleming, a Shaw
University Professor, and a
leader in the repression in
education workshop said that
one of the objectives of that
workshop is to educate the
public on the nature of school
suspension and expulsion
from public schools. Fleming
said that North Carolina
schools have gone from a
"segregated school system to
in-school discrimination."
Fleming said that one pro
blem is just as serious as the
other The veteran civil rights
advocate said that the "denial
of faculty members to speak
out on issues as they see
them" is also a focus of the
Keynote speakers for the
conference are Dr. Helen O
thow, sister of Rev Ben Cha
vis of the Wilmington Ten,
and Ms Charlene Mitchell,
executive secretary of the
National Alliance Against Ra
cist and Political Repression,
stated Anne Mitchell
viiuiui a i cuunaiii^i iidii
Dr. Miller Is
New County
Health Director
Dr. Charles H Miller has
been named Mecklenburg
County Director of Public
Health, according to an an
nouncement made today by
County Manager Glenn C.
Dr Miller succeeds Dr.
Maurice Kamp, who is retir
ing after serving as County
Director of Public Health for
15 yeahs.
The new director has served
as assistant to Dr Kamp since
October, 1975. He assumes his
duties as the director this
By Hoyle H. Martin Sr.
Post Executive Editor
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Planning Commission will re
commend to the Mecklenburg
County Commission and the
Charlotte City Council on Mon
dav that thev deny a zoning
petition (76-661 request calling
for the re-zoning of three
tracts of land on the west side
of Beatties Ford Road in the
vicinity of the Northwood E
states community.
David Howard of the Plan
ning Commission staff told the
Post on Wednesday that the
petition denial is based on the
Commission's view that an
individual or a group should
not be allowed to rezone pro
perly belonging to someone
i UK I1UI IIIWUUU £i9ldlC3
Community Organization
(NECO) the group submitting
the rezoning petition, has tak
en strong exception to the
decision of the Planning Com
mission. In a "Statement of
Rebuttal” NECO said, "the
Planning Commissioners re
fused to consider the merits of
"the rezoning petition as is
required by law.
Furthermore, the rebuttal
statement notes that in a
related zoning request, the
Planning Commission recom
mended approval of rezoning
of a piece of property owned
by the Coca-Cola Company
because the company had
reached an agreement with
NECO; however, the Com
mission rejected a request of
500 signers for a rezoning of
their-own property. This ac
tion, the rebuttal statement
says further, “is inconsistent
with the action taken on the
Coca-Cola property and in
consistent with the policies of
the Planning Commission on
neighborhood preservation.”
In conclusion, the rebuttal
statement says, The NORTH
quests that the Mecklenburg
County Commissin refer this
matter back to the Planning
Commission for complete and
thorough study based on the
merits of the petition. The
number of inconsistencies cit
ed above shows that the Plan
ning Commission acted hasti
ly and without adequate infor
mation. Specifically, we re
auest that the Planning Com
mission staff make its presen
tation of professional recom
mendations before any further
decisions by the Planning
Commission and the County
Commission and the City
SDeakino al nno nf ihs nnhli/T
hearings on the rezoning re
quest. Mrs Johnsie S. Evans,
chairperson of the Northwood
Estates Community, told the
City Council and the Planning
Commission that our group
desires to "continue to up
grade the zoning in our com
munity. We have presented
such a large area to be rezon
ed because we wanted you to
develop an overall zoning plan
for the area, instead of chang
ing zoning piecemeal."
Particularly up-setting to
NECO is the fact that one of
the tracts of land owned by
another party that they desire
to have rezoned is composed
of rental property of duplex
apartments, yet all this pro
perty is rated below average
in quality

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