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    Oakhurst School Plans “Dental Health Blitz Week”
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Post Staff Writer
Tooth decay and gum di
sease will not ruin the mouths
of students at Oakhurst Ele
mentary School if James Ro
bert White has his way.
White, appointed this school
year as an elementary school,
guidance counselor, has esta
blished April 3-6, as “Dental
Health Blitz Week”. His
theme for the week in “Happi
ness Is A Healthy Mouth”.
The ideas was concieved
after White held meetings
UIIVIII Will
cials, area dentists, education
and civic leaders, local, state
and national dental associa
tions, and parents.
His goal is “to encourage
Oakhurst pupils to take better
care of their teeth.”
Other objectives named in
an interview of the week-long
effort are to; 1) gain support
of the teachers and parents for
blitz week; 2) have teachers
emphasize dental health by
carrying out suggested activi
ties; 3) increase parent a
wai CIIOO Uy MHiUlIlg UltJIIl
messages, inviting them to
school and encouraging “Stu
dents to discuss the week's
activities with parents; 4)
increase the number of ac
tions taken on dental referals;
5) reduce the fear of going to
the dentist and 6) provide
toothbrushes for all Oakhurst
students.
The manufacturer of Crest
toothpaste annually sponsors
the giving of dental health kits
to third graders. With the help
of the PTA, White has expan
ded this practice to Include all
“iV vAaiiieUCiy 4/U SlU
dents at Oakhurst, kindergar
ten through sixth grade. He
wants to have the kits as a
reward for taking part in
“Dental Health Blitz Week ”
Kits contain a toothbrush,
discoloring tablets, informa
tion pamphlets and mirror
stickers.
Dentists who have promised
to participate in the "blitz”
are Hohn Murphy, Dennis
Kroll and John R. Dunn.
James C. Hull and P. C. Hull
Jr., dentist orthodontist, are
uvipillg WUl WiUI LI Uj CliUI 1.
Health department officials
involved with the “blitz” are
Lisa Archer, Betsy Hardin,
both dental hygenist; and
James Williams, a public hea
lth educator.
White also credits Ruth
Clark nutrition specialist; Kit
ty Parrish, school nurse; Mrs
Christine Price, school secre
tary and Bill Pangle. princi
Dal.
_ Others receiving credit for
being helpful are Mrs.Clara
Jordan, PTA president, Mrs.
ncicii .vioser, careteria mana
ger; Mrs Mary Traywick,
third grade teacher, Shirley
Ann Johnson, community re
lations specialist and Mrs
Ann Brandt, public informa
tion spaecialist.
Information and assistance
was also provided by the
American Dental Association
of Chicago
Before going to Oakhurst,
White served as a counselor
for Tryon Hill Elementary,
McClintock Junior High and
Myers Park High Schools He
nas also worked as an admis
sions counselor and public re
lations assistant at Living
stone College, Salisbury,
where he completed his under
graduate work.
White earned a masters de
gree and principal s certifi
cate at UNCC.
The 28-year-old educator
holds memhershm in several
civic and professional orga
nizations. He is a “young
steward” at Little Rock AME
Zion Church, where his bro
ther the Rev William M.
W’hite is pastor
James R White
...Guidance Counselor
ssr THE CHARLOTTE POST
"Ghariotte s r astest Growing Community Weekly” black consumers
Manpower
To Help
Local Youths
The Mecklenburg County '
Office of Manpower Services
has established a program
aimed at helping economical
ly disadvantaged 16 to 21-year
olds get a better shake in the
job market.
The County's Youth Em
ployment and Training Pro
gram is basically a referral
program, funded through
Comprehensive Employment
Training Act (CETA) Title
III.
To be eligible for the pro
gram , you must be 16 to 21;
not in school (you may be
either a drop-out or a gradu
ate); a resident of Mecklen
burg County, outside the City
o«harlotte; unemployed and
orunderemployed; and your
KVfolMl ftnd-or family in
. come must be at 80 percent of
the lower living standards as
desiffniatarf hv nfflpn rJ
Management and Budget.
If you meet these eligibility
requirements, the next step is
to visit the Specialized Oppor
tunity Services (SOS) Center,
which is in the County Office
of Manpower Services, 623
East Trade Street. The Center
functions as a jpb referral unit
and job bank center for eligi
bleyouth.
Through this center you
have a link with other agen
cies, both public and private;
institutions; and companies in
the private sector.
Youth enrolled in the Youth
Employment and Training
Program receive, in addition
to referral services, other
forms of assistance, such as
counseling, assessment, edu
cational and follow-up ser
vices.
For more information about
the program, contact James
R. Pa ton, Youth Program Co
ordinator, 374-3248, or visit the
SOS Center.
Drive Set For
Precinct 22
A Voter Registration drive
will be held for Precinct 22 on
Sunday, April 2 from 1p.m., to
4p.m., at the YWCA Third
Ward Citisen’s Center, 1445
South Church Street. Regist
ration commissioners from
the Mecklenburg County Bo
ard of Elections will be pre
sent to register people.
The boundaries of Precinct
22 are: 1-77, Clanton Road,
South Blvd., and Independ
ence Blvd. If you live within
these areas, please register to
vote.
PRETTY BARBARA BROWN
Bi°i°8y instructor
Miss Barbara Brown
Is Beauty Of Week
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Post Staff Writer
Barbara Brown, a Barber
Scotia College Biology instruc
tor, is The Post Beauty of the
Week. Ms. Brown comes to us
from Tarboro in eastern North
Carolina by way of Niarobi,
Kenya in East Africa. And,
according to her, Charlotte
will be “home” from now on.
“1 joined the Peace Corps as
part of my master’s work”,
she explained, “but termina
ted my enlistment after six
months and came back home.
I decided if I wanted to do
volunteer work there was
plenty to be done here in the
states. I went to Africa pretty
naive about the people and the
culture and I found that while,
on the surface, people w?re
friendly, many of them were
on the lookout for people they
could ‘use.’ They have the
misguided notion that all A
mericans, even blacks, are
rich and they look for someone
to subsidize their education.”
Barbara went on to say that
there was often overt hostility
and resentment toward Ame
ricans. The natives seemed to
be saying, "You’re not doing
us any favors coming over
here, we're doing you a favor
by letting you come over
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Upon returning to he United
states, Barbara decided to
come to Charlotte to be near
her only sister, Mrs. Evange
lone Hillard, a counselor with
the Youth Services Bureau.
She applied for, and received,
the position at Barber-Scotia
two years ago and says it is
really a pleasure to be a
member of the faculty.
A graduate of North Caroli
na Wesleyan in Rocky Mount,
Barbara taught high school in
Pamlico County before going
to graduate school at the Uni
versity of Southern Florida
where she earned a masters
degree in Science Education.
After growing up in a small
town, Barbara enjoys the big
city flavor of Charlotte and the
availability of recreation and
plenty of shopping centers. "1
spend much of my time rea
ding, biking, and learning to
play tennis", she said, "but
it's nice to have a large
selection of entertainment to
choose from when I do want to
go out.”
Barbara is currently doing
her apartment over to "ex
press" herself and said she
wants to create a mini-botani
cal garden atmosphere with
many, many plants, highligh
ted with her astrological sign,
Aquarius.
She has very nearly comple
ted a modeling course at the
Barbizon School and its done
wonders for her.
Public Meeting To
I)i*eu88 Old
Monroe Road
North Carolina Department
of Transportation (NCDOT)
officials will hold a public
meeting Tuesday, April 11, to
discuss the proposed widening
of Old Monroe Road (Second
ary Road 1009), from just east
of Lake Drive To Sardis Road
North in Charlotte. This high
way improvement project in
cludes the replacement of a
bridge over McAlpine Creek
and improvements to the Sea
board Coastline Railroad un
derpass.
Sunday Afternoon
JCSU To Observe Founder’s Day
The One Hundred Eleventh
anniversary of the founding of
Johnson C. Smith University
wll be observed on Sunday,
April 2.
At 2 p m., the Mary Irwin
Belk Early Childhood Center
will be dedicated. The facility,
whose two-fold function is to
provide day care for children
and to offer on-campus stud
ent teaching for early child
hood education majors, is a
wing of the university's ndw
education building. The bulk
of the money came from the
Belk Foundation, a philant
hropic foundation established
by the family of Charlotte's
former mayor John M. Belk,
his brothers and sisters
The center was named for
their late mother.
At 3 p.nt. in the University
Church, former JCSU Presi
dent Dr. Rufus Patterson
Perry will be guest speaker
for the annual observance of
Founders Day. As part of this
service, the new Science Hall
will be dedicated and named
in honor of Dr. Perry.
A native 61 Brunswick, Ga.,
Dr. Perry is a 1919 graduate of
Johnson C. Smith where he
served as President from 1957
99. He is also a graduate of the
University Of Iowa where he
[•ceived the M S and Ph d
Dr. Perry hps served as
vice-president and professor
of chemistry at I^angston Uni
versity, director ot Ine aivis
ion of arts and sciences at
Prairie View A4M College,
and professor of chemistry
and chairman of the natural
science departments at Prai
rie View
From 19*59-70, he served as
professor of chemistry at
Washington Technical Insti
tute, and is presently a private
consultant
Johnson C. Smith is an
independent, private college
of liberal arts that was found
ed in 18*57 under the auspices
of the Committee on Freed
men of the Presbyterian Chu
rch, USA
National Funeral Directors
To Discuss Unfair Treatment
CA Enters
Insurance
Controversy
Carolina Action, a statewide
consumer oriented group, has
taken up the fight against
controvert intwance l®*w
lation passed by the North
Carolina General Assembly
last year.
The consumer group held
meetings across the state this
week (March 20 -26), vowing
to call for reversal of that
legislation. The group meeting
in Durham asked North Caro
lina Insurance Commissioner
John Ingram to endorse their
fight. Ingram, who has oppo
sed what he has labelled “bad
legislation," called the gro
up’s action “a step forward for
the people of North Carolina."
He said, “Your cause is
right.” Ingram told the group
that the injustice done by
House Bill 658 could be correc
ted by their efforts
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gram rejected recently goes
into effect April i, and Ingram
said, “The April Fools gift
was bad medicine for the
people of North Carolina."
Representative Howard Cle
ment, who was aDoointed to
replace Mickey Michaux (now
a federal prosecutor), spoke
strongly in support of In
gram's fight against the legis
lation
Clement, who is also black,
spoke as the insurance repre
sentative for the group. He not
only praised Carolina Action's
past efforts, but he praised the
efforts of Ingram to do what
Clement said was fair for the
people of North Carolina
Clement said Ingram has
conducted a "campaign of
iaimess in 1872 and 1976,"
and vowed he would have no
problems in the 1878 General
Assembly when conducting
such a campaign
SAM “CHATMAN” WICSHN
—.ny Mecklenburg Plumbing Com puny
County To Build New Health
Center On Beatties Ford Road
Mecklenburg County Go
vernment has broken ground
in two locations for the con
struction of Health Centers
that will decentralize the
County's delivery of health
and social services, making
these services more accessi
ble to the citizens of Mecklen
burg
The Beatties Ford Road
Health Center, located at Bea
tties Ford Road, 1-85, and
Hoskins Road, and the Ran
dolph Road Health Center, lo
cated at Randolph Road and
Billingsley Road, are due to be
completed in eary 1979 the
Beatties Ford Road Center by
March and the Randolph Road
Center by April - and at that
time the current Mecklenburg
County Public Health Depart
ment operations in the Rankin
Health Center Building, 1200
Blythe Boulevard, will be re
located to the new facilities.
Full clinical services, inclu
ding the Family Planning Cli
nics, Well-Child Clinics, VD
Clinics, and immunization ser
vices, will be offered at both
centers.In addition, limited
services of the Department of
Social Services and the Area
Mental Health Office will be
offered at the Beatties Ford
Road Center
The administrative head
quarters for the Health De
partment and the Vital Statis
tics will lie in the Randolp
Center ine Health Depart
ment will continue to offer
services at Belmont Center
and in the Health Department
building at Huntersville
The construction of the two
new buildings in the result of
many months of study and
consideration by the County.
In October, 1976, the Board of
County Commissioners called
for a space study covering
Health Department facilities
and several other County
operations In response to that
request, in February, 1977,
Brice Morris Associates, Ar
chitects, presented a Space
Planning Study to the Board
recommending "the concept
of decentralized dispensing of
public health services" and
citing similar recommenda
tions in the June, 1975, report
of the Special Committee of
the Charlotte-Mecklcnburg
Hospital Authority on Plan
ning for Health Care and the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Plan
ning Commission's Compre
hensive Plan 1995
1 he advantages of decentra
lization, said the report, will
be:
Improved accessibility of ser
vices to the citizens of the
County;
Reduced length of travel for
users of health and social
services;
Relief of over-crowding of
present Health Department
operations at Rankin Health
Center;
More efficient layout to im
prove productivity, and
Decentralized "full-ser
vice" facilities to meet public
4-Day Meeting
Begins Here
Saturday
By Sidney A. Moore J r.
Post Staff Writer
“Unfair Treatment by the
Federal Trade Commission"
is one of the topics morticians
and funeral directors will dis
cuss at the Kadisson Plaza
Hotel. April 1-4.
“Civil Rights" is another
ADout 2/3 delegates are ex
pected to take part in the 41st
Annual Board of Directors of
the National Funeral Direc
tors and Morticians Associa
tion, according to Eugene Gri
er, vice-president of the North
Carolina association
The association represents
about 4.000 members in each
of the 50 states and abroad
“For every 25 members in a
state association," said Grier,
“there is a slot for a board
member."
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the funeral industry upset, ac
cording to published reports
A requirement that funeral
directors serve as bereave
ment counselors is not sup
ported by NFD&MA. the re
port indicates
Robert H Miller, NFD&MA
Executive Secretary, said the
“FTC does not understand the
practical side of our bust
ness.”
He continued. “We are clos
er to the bereaved and know
more about his or her pra
blems than anyone else
He also said, “Certainly the
FTC Staff would not know how
to counsel, "
Of civil rights proposals to
be discussed at the conference
is one by Mrs Clare Collins
Harvey of Jackson, Miss , said
the report She wants to place
historical markers at sites
such 'as the Brown Chapel
AME Church in Selma, Ala ,
where jthe late Dr Martin
Cuther King. Jr began an
hifilnnr marrh tn Mnnloomp
ry
Financing of the associa
tion's affairs and promotion of
a scholarship fund will also be
important topics
It is anticipated that 25 of
these delegates will compete
in a gold tournament schedu
led for Saturday. April 1
Three trophies will be given to
champions in as many flights
Pawtucket Golf Course, on
I 85 south of Charlotte, will be
the site of play\
i.ater that evening a social
hour and get acquainted ses
sion will be enjoyed by dele
gates and their guests, said
will
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for worship
meeting
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