'υ3. tr.c. 28202 YOUR BEST , ADVERTISING MEDIA IN THE LUCRATIVE BLACK MARKET CALL 392-130Ç CHARLOTTE POST "Charlotte's Fastest Growing Community Weekly" black newspapers EFFECTIVELY REACH BY FAR, MORE BLACK CONSUMERS CHARLOTTE, NORTH ÇAROLINA-28208-Thursday, December 30, 1976 PRICE 20c Radisson Plaza Hotel To Employ 350 Local People Inn Prefers Experienced People By Hoy le H. Martin Sr. Post Executive Editor Downtown Charlotte's first new hotel in 36 years, will open at the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets on or about February 1 with a staff of iipproximately 350 men and women recruited and trained trom the local labor market, according to Harold Britt, persona) director for the 15 story 381-room Radisson Pla za Hotel. Britt ar.id they arc "accept iiig applications through the local Employment Security ( ommission office· and will begin interviewing applicants next week. Britt noted that the Radisson is "seeking appli cants as much for their inte rest as well as having an aptitude" for hotel work. "Obviously," he concluded, "we prefer experienced peo ple, however, others who show a strong interest may lie hired and given on-the-job train ino Ms. Gail Anderson, an ESC applicant interviewer, con firmed that her office is giving initial interviews to job seek ers responding to newspaper ads about employment at the new hotel. She added that Kadisson company applica tion forms are filled-out and appointments arranged for each applicant to be finally interviewed by Mr. Britfs office. Kxcept for a few key per sonnel transferred to Char lotte from the Kadisson Hotel Corporation's Minnesota headquarters, all of the office and accounting personnel, bell service and housekeeping staff, and food and beverage employees will be employed from the local area The Charlotte Kadisson, a reported $17 million invest " ment, represents the 15th to be operated by the Kadisson Ho tel Corp. City Auto Decabt (ίο < In Sale Monday All owners of motor vehicles who live inside the city limits must purchase a city auto decal by February 15, 1977 The decals are SI.UO each and may be bought at several locations Beginning January the decals may be purchas cd at the North Carolina De partment of Motor Vehicles License Plate Bureaus at F reedom Village Shopping Center, 2949 Freedom Drive und 8050 Ε Independence Boulevard City decals will go on sale January 4 at various locations visited by the Mobilc City Mall and a window num ber one on first floor of City Hall, BOO Ε Trade St All oil ices of Charlotte city go vernment will l»e closed Janu ary I in observance of New Year's Day. SENIOR CITIZENS ENJOYING CHRISTMAS DINNER Sponsored by businessman Oliii Grier Grier Sponsors Dinner For 50 unn oner, owner of G & M Supperette at 1215 Oaklawn Ave. in the Green viUe residen tial section, sponsored a Christmas Dinner for 50 Sen ior Citizens of the neighbor hood last Friday evening at Westside Neighborhood Cen ter. The elderly neighborhood residents enjoyed a dinner of Turkey, Ham, sliced barbeque and all the trimmings follow ing a brief program which included a short speech by Mr. Sam Kornegay, Director of the Charlotte Area f und, and the singing of Christmas ca rols by the Huey Sisters of the Waves of Joy Baptist Church. Mrs. Verona Mclllwain is Director of the Westside Neighborhood Center where the dinner was held. Mrs.Wil lie Hart catered the food pro vided by Mr. Grier who also gave each of the Senior citi zens a bag of fruit and a monetary gift to neighborhood resident Mary Allen who brings Grier and his assistant, ' as unci M^a, — Kay Brown, breakfast and cakes from time to time and, she is our mama. GrifT sponsored a Christ mas party for 300 neighbor hood kids last Christmas and says he plans to make the Senior Citizen Dinner "an an nual thing." He is a member of McClin tock Presbyterian Church, pastored by Rev. Deforestei Baxter, where he serves as a Deacon and a member of the Gospel Choir. Governor-Elect Jim Hunt Asks 169 Policy Makers To Resign ι ) -viovernor-eieci Hunt's request for the resigna tion of 169-top state govern ment policy makers only in cluded positions held by three Blacks. Hunt said his "re sponsibility is to run the go vernment" as he said that many of the career workers would be retained. Hunt's move to require the top policy makers to resign and possibly be retained by him would allow him to "get con trolof the bureaucracy." The thiW Black policy, makers within the 169 were Dr. Renee Wescott Hill, Director of the Division of Social Services of the Department of Human Resources; Harold Lilly, Ma nager of a Geographic Com mand Section within the Divi sion of Prisons of the Depart ment of Corrections; and Frank Bright, Field Opera tions Director of the Adult Probation and Parole Section of the Department of Correc tions. The positions asked to be vacated by the governor-elect mciuueu ii irum uie uepan ment- of administration, 11 from the Corrections, 10 from Commerce, 10 from Cultural Resources, 27 from Human Resources, 15 from Military and Veterans Affairs, 7 from Revenue, 22 from Natural and Economic Resources, and 27 from Transportation. Whether the three Blacks in top positions will be reap pointed and more Blacks hired in policy making positions to replace the traditional all white core of policy makers is yet to be seen. Gary Pearce, press secretary for Governor elect hunt, said that the ap pointment of Howard Lee, a Black, and former mayor of Chapel Hill and Dr. Sarah T. Morrow to first cabinet ap pointments indicated a "diffe rent perspecitve." Most of the positions that Hunt asked to be vacated were management level positions. John Edwards, a memeber of the transitional staff of Gover nor-elect Hunt said recently that Blacks were much needed in top management level posi tions, and that an effort was being made to recruit Blacks Poet Office To Observe Holiday New Year's Day will be observed as a national legal holiday by the U.S. Postal Service. All administrative offices will be closed, said a state ment from the Postmaster. No call window service will be maintained at any station. Self-service units will be operating as usual and stamp vending machines will be a vailable. said a statement. No regular delivery service willjie made. with management skills. Ed wards said that Blacks with management skills do not want to leave the security of their jobs in business to take a job for four years. Fearce said that Blacks are being sought for management level posi tions to fill top cabinet level posts. Blacks have been hired in policy making positions in scarce numbers by most ad ministrations since the turn of the century when Blacks lost most of the electoral power attributed to the decline of the Reconstruction Era. Most recently, the Demo cratic administrations which preceeded the Holshouser ad ministration had only one or two Blacks in visible positions as a sign of Black progress Government Figures Offer Mixed Views By Sidney Moore Jr. Post Staff Writer Government tigures on tne economy offer mixed views of how workers are getting a long. The figures show workers had more money to spend in November than in October. A report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics says the in crease resulted from (1) an increase in average hours worked, (2) a rise in average weekly earnings, and (3) a slowing in the rate of inflation. Rule Changes In Social Security Law Rule changes in the social security law will benefit retir ed workers and result in high er taxes for the upper middle class. Presently, retired workers can earn up to $2,760 per year before social security pay ments would be cut off. The new 1977 limit will be $3,000. Under the old rules, a retir ed worker could earn up to $230 in any month before a social security payment would be denied. That limit changes to $250 in 1977. Since the social security tax rate is still 5.83 of covered wages, most people will pay the same amount. Only those persons earning over $15,300 per year will be affected, according to published re ports. Previously, the govern ment did not require social security tax payments on earnings greater than this fi gure. Now the government will require tax payments on income up to $16,500. About 19 million people will be affected by the change. Each will pay a maximum of $70.20 additional social securi ty tax during 1977. Self-em ployed persons may pay a slightly higher amount. However, the figures also show that workers have .less money to spend this Novem ber than in November 1975. The bureau blames inflation and recession. Since 1967, economists at the bureau have been measuring the effect of the changing economy on workers. It is using these measurements to determine the value of money workers earn and spend. From this information, the bureau reports whether the worker is better or worst off. According tO| the bureau, workers have experienced slight increases, in spendable earning from July through ' November. In addition to earnings, the bureau measures the effect of prices. This measure is called the consumer price in dex. The index shows that prices have risen 173.8 percent since 19fi7 During the recent recording period, the index shows a small decline in food prices. The rate was 0.3 of 1 percent. Prices for goods other than food rose about 0.4 of 1 per cent. Charges for services also rose. Lower overall food prices resulted from sharp decreases in the price of fresh vegetables and pork. Dairy products were also lower for the first time this year, said the bureau. Food prices that increased include beef, fresh fruit, eggs and coffee. Non-food goods with in creased prices include furni ture, tobacco products, appa rel, used cars, gasoline, motor oil, fuel oil and coal. Costs for services that in creased include transporta tion, auto-insurance rates, parking fees and medical care. An overveiw of these statis tics seem to indicate that the economy in November was at a standstill. Slight increases in spendable income for workers was matched by increased prices for some foods, non food goods and services. MISS MARILYN DENISE TILLMAN ...Born under sign of Capricorn Marilyn Tillman Is Beauty Of Week By Gardenia Dalton Post Staff Writer Miss Marilyn Denise Till man comes to us as the CHARLOTTE POST S Beauty of the Week. Miss Tillman resides at 315 East Meeting Street in Lancaster, South Carolina. The daughter of Mrs. Alice Tillman and the late Henry Tillman, our Beauty was born under the sign of Capricorn on January 5,1958. This dutstand ing young lady is now 18 years old.^ A*junior at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster1 Regional Campus. Miss Till man is majoring in elemen tary education She has been a cheerleader at the Regional Campus for three years and has served as head cheerlead er for two years. She has received two trophies for cheering at this point Along with cheering, Marilyn's inte rests are also centered on basketball. She is a member of the girl's basketball ieam at USC-Lancastêr. She was se lected "Miss Homecoming" by the men's basketball team for 1975-76. Her other interests and hobbies include meeting new people and participating in track In June of 1976, Marilyn Tillman competed in the "Miss Black Lancaster Pa geant." She won the evening gown competition and also the title of Miss Black Lancaster She also competed in the state pageant, held the following month Says Marilyn, "I did not place in this pageant but I met some of the nicest people you could ever want to meet and some of the most beautiful girls " Her plans for the future are to become an elementary school teacher and to live in Columbia. South Carolina. Governor-Elect Hunt's Inauguration Set For Noon, January 8. υ., λ«η ι_ . .. * Post Staff Writer Governor-elect Jim Hunt will be inaugurated at noon, in Raleigh, Saturday, January 8. The inauguration is the highpoint of a two-day sche dule of ceremonies and events "We want this inaugural to be for all the people of North Carolina and I look forward to seeing the people from throughout the state at the inaugural," Hunt said. Governor James E. Hols shouser Jr. is scheduled to proclaim the beginning of in augural ceremonies al 11 a m Friday, January 7 The Inau gural Ball begins at R ρ m. Three events precede the inauguration on Saturday The ceremony will be followed by a I:to unit parade, which will be viewed from a special stand by Governor and Mrs Hunt. Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Green. Mecklenburg Democrats are sponsoring a parade float. There will also be Army ROTC units from North Carolina A4T University, St Augustine College and five other schools A public reception follows the parade at the Executive Mansion at 3:30 p.m. Hunt is a 39-year-old Greensboro native. He attend ed public school in Wilson County. The new governor earned a Β S degree in agri cultural education from North Carolina State in 1939 and an M S degree in agricultural economics in 1962 He also earned a law degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1964 in aaainon (ο practicing law. Hunt has been economic advisor to Nepal and has worked for the Democratic National Committee. He has held membership in a number of civic, professional and so cial organizations He was elected the state's first full-time lieutenant go vernor in 1972 and, in four years, presided over four ses sions of the General Assem bly He was the highest-rank ing Democrat to overcome a Republican tide that year, for the first time in this century. Republicans won the race for Governor and United States Senator As lieutenant governor, he established a record of pro gressive. people-oriented lea dership He was responsible for enactment of campaign ι muni r iriurms mut rruui eu the influence of special inte rests in elections and for tin passage of an ethics code requiring legislators to dis close their economic interests He followed suit by disclosing his own income tax returns and full details of his econo mic interests He also actively supported utilities reform, the establish ment of a reading program for the schools, land-use legislu lion, the Equal Rights Amend ment, the Energy Policy Act and a state kindergarten pro gram In his campaign for gover nor. Hunt called for a New Beginning" in North Carolina He emphasized educational improvements, particularly better reading instruction, strong anti-crime legislation Jim iiuni People oriented leader stronger utilities regulation and a new thrust ior economic development in the state. TUKTLt-WK Nothing is more depressing than to feel bad in the morning without having had any fun the night before.