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U.S. Postal Official Willie J. Stratford pre
sents framed poster and sheet of the Harriet
Tubman Commemorative Stamps to Johnson
C. Smith University officials Ms. Inez Parker
and Dr. Wilbert Greenfield, president of the
university.
Black Heritage USA Series
New 13 Cent Commemorative
Stamp Honors Harriet Tubman
By Jerri Harvey
Post Staff Writer
Harriet Tubman, known
as the “Moses’’ of black
people, and the conductor
of the Underground Railroad,
born into slavery about
t®> in Dorchester County,
. Maryland and escaped to free
dom's soil in 1846. Subsequent
ly she made at least 19 trips
back into slavery country at
great personal risk and she is
credited with helping more
than 300 slaves to freedom.
On February 1, the opening
day of the Black History Mon
th, the U. S. Postal Service
issued a 13-cent commemora
tive stamp honoring Ms. Tub
man. The vertical, standard
sized stamp is the first in a
Black Heritage USA Series
recognizing the contributions
of Black Americans to the
growth and development of
the United States.
In recognition of the many
contributions Johnson C.
Smith has made to this comm
unity artd nation, The United
States Postal Service at Char
lotte, on behalf of the
United States Postal Service
and all personnel of the Char
lotte Post Office, presented a
framed poster and sheet of the
Harriet Tubman Commemor
ative Stamps to the institution
in mid-February.
The impressive ceremony,
held in the University Church,
was a part of JCSU’s Black
History Month celebration.
Willie J. Stratford, manager,
Retail Sales and Services,
United States Postal Service,
made the presentation. Dr.
Wilbert Greenfield, president
of JCSU, accepted the gift on
behalf of the university with
“grateful appreciation.” He
said the stamp would be plac
ed on public display in the
University Archival Center in
the James B. Duke Memorial
Library on Smith's campus.
Later in the week John T.
Williams Junior High School
was presented a poster of Mrs.
Tubman during a Black Hist
ory Month Program held in
their gymnasium. Mr. Strat
ford again made the present
ation and the gift was received
by the principal, Calvin Davis.
An interesting feature of the
J. T Williams program was
the appearance of Mrs. Maude
Ballou, who at one time was
secretary to the late Dr. Mar
tin Luther King, Jr. She spoke
to the student audience on
those experiences.
The stamp honoring
Tubman was designed by
Jerry Pinkney of Croton-on
Hudson, New York and is
based on a commemorative
photograph of Mrs. Tubman.
This is the first stamp design
for Pinkney, who is well
known for illustrating child
ren's books.
Mrs. Tubman’s portrait
dominates the face of the
stamp; a horse-drawn cart is
in the background.
The stamp was modeled by
V Jack Ruther of the Bureau
of Engraving and Printing and
is printed by the gravure
method in yellow, tan mag
enta.cyan. green and black.
nenteiy Murrell Says
Carter’s Urban Policy
Falls Short Of Goals?
Washington, DC. ...National
Business League President
Berkeley G. Burred last week
declared that President Cart
er’s Urban Policy "is not
enough to reach our parity
goals "
While commending the Pre
sident for realizing the necess
ity of minority participation in
Obviation's major economic
iiJRtives, Dr Burrell conteh
ded that the funding falls short
of the massive federal assist
ance so desperately needed by
the nation's central cities.
Following the formal cere
monies for the unveiling of the
$8.3 Billion Plan Dr. Burrell
said: "The President has real
ized, as few have done before,
that minority America - which
continues to occupy a signifi
cant portion of targeted urban
aMas - has and must play a
r<de in the revitalization proc
ess if permanent economic
stability is ever to be achiev
ed. It is now time for the real
teat of partnership. We must
develop a mechanism that
ensures the input and utilizat
ion of the minority private
sector in the process of getting
these proposals off the Oval
Office desk and into the stre
ets."
The Carter Plan calls for
very little new money, and is
based primarily on the redir
ection of existing federal aid.
Designed to "promote rational
growth and fiscal health in
urban areas," the plan's inad
equate funding may weaken
its major thrust to help finan
cially troubled central cities.
While not agreeing with all
the provisions of the Adminis
tration’s Plan, Dr. Burrell
emphasized that “the Presi
dent's proposal could have the
■ potential effect of stimulating
economic development activi
ties in some of the most
depressed sectors of our coun
try.”
Dr Burrell further noted the
importance of utilizing the
private sector in seeking solut
ions for urban problems
"This is not only wise, it is
vital if we are to begin the long
and difficult journey toward
economic stability, "he said
An important aspect of the
Urban Policy Plan was the
recognition of the minority
set-aside provisions of the Pu
blic Works Act as a valid
method to insure minority
business participation in the
construction industry. "In so
doing, it not only recognizes
minority business enterprises
as an important part of the
private sector, it reaffirms
our fundamental belief that
unless those who have been
excluded from the process are
not included, solutions to our
major problems can only be
illusionary," Burrell stated
The Administration's Urban
Policy included tax proposals
which would give business tax
credits for hiring out-of work
youths.
Concern About Citizens Projects
Ms. Galloway Into Sheriff Race
By Sidney Moore Jr
POST Staff Writer
Concern about citizens of
Charlotte-Mecklenburg and
about the way the present
sheriff does his job has put
Vivian Galloway into the sev
en way race for sheriff in the
May 2, Democratic primary
"Since the office of Sheriff is
an adminstrative position,
Mrs Galloway feels that her
background in management
has prepared her for the dut
ies involved," said a prepared
statement from the Galloway
campaign office.
The 33-year old mother of
three is a painting contractor
She is the sole owner and
manager of Viv’s Painting
Company..
"In this job," said the state
ment, "she is responsible for
bidding on contracts and then
supervising the rehabilitation
work of the homes She is
currently under contract with
the Federal Housing Adminis
tration and the City ofCharlot
te for four major target areas
These areas are Dilworth.
North Charlotte. Grier Hei
ghts and Five Points *’
Born in Roberson County,
the 105 pound. 5’2'' mother has
been in Charlotte for five
years. Her children are Will
iam Allen, Jr.. 10; Michelle, 7,
and Detria, 6.
The candidate identified
‘ two major responsibilities of
the Sheriff's Department: 11
Overseeing the operations of
the jail and 2) Providing Law
Enforcement Officers for the
courts In addition to seeing
that these responsibilities are
met, Mrs. lialloway intends
"to analyze and improve the
present rehabilitation pro
grams in out jails when elect
ed."
Community affiliations held
by the candidate include me
mbership in St Mark United
Methodist Church, Zack Alex
ander Assembly No 35 Order
of the Golden Circle and the
Black Women's Caucus She is
also tutor in the school sys
tem
tier campaign statement
says. We must also develop a
more positive culture within
our confinement setting, this,
to me. is more important We
must provide programs such
as counseling and referral
services to our inmates Be
cause of fhe short period of
time of-detention in our local
facility, no Tong-range progr
ams can be provided Howev
er. programs directed toward
basic positive attitude chang
es will not only help the
inmates, it will also benefit the
community There is no way
to convince me that crime
Mrs Vivian Galloway
Mother of three children
ratps will not ro down if people
learn to respect the prosperity
of others We must go hack tc
tlie basics, such as teaching
love and responsibility
At Special Call Meeting
Charlotte Area Fund Will
Select Executive Director
New Pupil
Assignment
Due April 13
All students in Charlotte
Mecklenburg Schools will be
notified of school assignments
for next fall with third quarter
report cards to be distributed
on April 13.
Report cards for elemen
tary students will include
press labels with assignment
information. Assignment
cards will be enclosed with
secondary assignment, April
13.
Students are assigned on the
basis of residence as of the
day of assignment, April 13.
Once assignments are
made, requests for reassign
ment must be made within 30
days of receipt of the school
assignment. Each school will
have request for reassignment
rorms available.
Some 4,600 students are be
ing reassigned for the 1976-79
school year because of revis
ions in the public assignment
plan. Junior high students who
have been reassigned have the
option of remaining in their
current schools or attending
me scnoois 10 wnicn assigned
under the revised plan.
Rising seventh and tenth
graders will be assigned to
schools designated under the
revised plan. Present senior
high students whose school
assignments have been chang
ed under the revised plan will
be assigned to the schools they
are now attending.
Students being reassigned
will be notified by the schools
they are now attending Rec
eiving schools to which stud
ents are being assigned are
planning open houses and ori
entation activities to help stu
dents and parents become
familiar with the new schools
A schedule of orientation
programs will be provided by
the Communication Depart
ment as activities are plan
ned The first orientation pro
gram scheduled will be Sun
day, April 2, 2-4 p m., Spaugh
Junior High School, 1901 Her
bert Spaugh Lane. A joint PTA
meeting with parents from
Marie G. Davis Elementary
and Rama Road Elementary
will be held Tuesday, April 4.
7.30 p.m.
Misi Jl'lfe)kESA MURRAY
...An unusual woman
Teresa Murray
Is Beauty Of Week
By Jeri Harvey
POST Staff Writer
Nineteen year old Teresa
Murray is The Post Beauty of
the Week and admits to having
a favorite pass time that is
rather unusual for a woman
Whenever she wants to relax
and enjoy herself she goes to
the poolroom and takes on
anybody who's brave enough
to play her T love to shoot
pool," she says, "and I'm
good I usually play on East
Morehead Street and I play at
least two days a week ”
Asked if men mind playing
her she said, "No, they don't
mind playing women as long
as the woman knows what
she's doing "
Teresa used to hang around
and watch her brothers play
and about four years ago they
began teaching her the rudi
ments of the sport, she's been
hooked ever since
According to her the men in
me pool room treat her like a
ladv but they don't give her
any slack when the game is
on
Teresa said her best game
was last summer against an
opponent^she'd been wanting
to bea^0Pa long time, and she
won't forget that too soon
On the more serious side,
Teresa is a student at Central
Piedmont Community Coll
ege. completing work on her
high school diploma l.ater,
she would like to study to
become a registered nurse,
and possibly do some
part-time modeling
The daughter of Mr and
Mrs. John Henry Murray, Ter
esa nas six sisters and three
brothers. There are four child
ren younger than she is still at
home so she pitches in to help
her mother, a private duty
nurse, with the housework and
cooking I love to cook." she
See Beauty on page 4
Three Finalists To Be
Interviewed Monday Night
By Sidney Moore Jr.
Post Staff Writer
A new Executive Director
may be named by the Char
lotte Area Fund". Inc., on
Monday. April 10 at 7:30 p m
Herbert Hitch, chairman of
the Board of Directors, has
called a special meeting for
the purpose of interviewing
three finalists of the agency's
director selection process
The meeting will take the
place of the regular April
meeting, said a statement
from the anti-poverty agency
Interim Director. Paul Kel
ler. said interviews of candi
dates for the position have
been conducted since March 3.
Over 70 applications were re
ceived. said Keller.
Three of the 18 board mem
bers (three seats are vacant)
serve on the committee re
sponsible for making the final
recommendation. They are
Thomas E. Cummings, attor
ney; Mrs Luciel McNeel,
community organizer; and
Douglas Oldenburg, minister
"No information is avail
able on the candidates at this
time," Keller said. It was
noted, however, that the fina
lists will attend the special
board meeting.
Other members to be con
sidered by the board at the
meeting are amendments to
the by-laws of the organiza
tion, insurance program and
authorization to accept an
approved grant
The meeting will be held in
the Fund's Central Office. 213
15 E Morehead
Former CAF Director, Sam
Kornegay recently resigned
after intense public discussion
of his leadership of the agen
cy.There was even some talk
by local politicians to the
worthiness of the agency its
elf
Kornegay had expressed the
belief that there were logical
explanations lor the growing
criticism
"Beginning in 1964 when
they wew started to eradicate
poverty, community action
agencies received much sup
port, "Kornegay said to the
Post early this year But in
1968, the support began to
decline and as a result other
federal programs were imple
mented to do similar things
such as Revenue Sharing and
the Community Black Grants
"But these grants were in
the hands of the system and
the poor people did not share
in the administrative level,"
he continued
"For a program such as
ours to tie successful we need
the support of the community
r or instance, me local govern
ment has to match the funds
we get and as we get more
funds the matching has to
increase," said Kornegay
He said CAF basically only
had support from the poor
Many other Community lead
ers agreed and pressured C'AF'
lioard members to replace
Kornegay with someone who
could cultivate broader based
support, published articles in
dicate
The board of Directors of
the agency is structured to
give one-third representative
to the Door, one third to priv
ate industry and one third to
government entities
Public criticism of Korne
gay and CAF has quieted since
the early March resignation
If it is true that Kornegay s
leadersnip aid not meet the
challanges faced by the agen
cy, then the decision currently
before the board is all-import
ant 11. nowever. me criticism
had to do with competition
CAF is facing from other more
powerful government agenc
ies and political interest
groups, then the appointment
of the new executive director
may be an exercise in futility
Win Places
Welfare
Recipients
Washington -- More than
203.000 welfare recipients fou
nd unsubsidized jobs through
the Work Incentive (WIN)
program in the first nine
months of fiscal year 1977 -
producing estimated savings
in public welfare costs of $4">5
million.
Almost half - 94,000 of the
new jobholders were earning
enough to enable them and
their families to leave wel
fare. The other newly employ
ed WIN program participants,
whose earnings weren't e
nough for them to leave wel
fare immediately, continue to
receive some assistance but at
'A rpHnppH IpvspI
Placement of the 203,000
WIN registrants resulted in
welfare grant reductions of
more than $300 million in the
nine-month period Additional
savings in Food Stamp and
Medicaid costs brought total
reductions in public expendi
tures for welfare to approxi
mately $455 million for the
nine-month period
Average hourly starting pay
for men entering employment
from the WTN program was
$3 70, for women it was $2 73
or about 75 percent of men's
wages In the mainstream
labor force, women's earnings
are about 60 percent of those
of men
Nearly two thirds of the jobs
obtained by the women in WIN
were in clerical, sales, and
service occupations These ac
counted for only a little more
than a fifth of the men s jobs
About two-fifths of the men s
job were in such relatively
well paid fields as machine
trades, structural work, and
transportation
About 61 percent of the
lobholders were women
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* mirier ninri
(1»ml For 2 Wwks
Beginning Monday, April I,
Orange Street will be closed
between Dunn and Neely Stre
et* The closing will occur
between yam and 4 pm
daily for about two weeks The
street will reopen to normal
traffic all other hours
The street is being closed for
construction of storm drain
age and street improvements
No designated detour will be
installed Motorists are advis
ed to use Skyland Avenue to a
avoid the construction area
< 'omplete traffic flow is ex pec
ted to he resumed by Friday,
April 14
DKUMMl
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