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...Values her feminity
Ms. Iris Lloyd
Is Beauty Of Week
By Jeri Harvey
POST Staff Writer
POST Beauty of the Week,
Iris Lloyd, is nearing a cross
roads in her life and is having
f, a hard time deciding what
direction to take. On the one
hand, the 21 year old beauty,
v who will £rafkiate jo June
from Central Piedmont Com
munity College with a Execut
ive Secretary degree, is consi
dering joining an older sister
in New York. On the other
hand, she’s not sure the Big
Apple is the place for her. Two
things are certain; she'd like
to try living in some other part
of the country before she
settles down in Charlotte for
life and no longer wants to
be a secretary for the rest of
her life.
“When I graduated from
Olympic High School in 1974 I
was torn between going to a
four-year institution or getting
a two-year degree," she said.
*T decided to get the two
years because it was quicker
and easier and I figured I’d be
making money a lot faster.
Plus, a secretarial job looked
very glamorous to me then.
Now, I guess I’ve grown up
some and I realize there are a
lot of other things I'd rather
do. I’m glad I have the train
ing to fall back on but I’m
looking in other directions. I
kind of think I might like to
p write or get into drama,” she
One career that has positiv
ely no appeal , according to
her, is modeling. As a part
time secretary to local photo
grapher Jim Black, shes been
exposed to the world of fashion
and modeling for the past 11
months but, so far, hasn't been
infected by the bug. “It’s just
something I’ve never been
interested in.” she laughed.
“There are'enough models
out there already without me.
And so few black models
ever reach the top anyway
because there just isn’t much
market for them.”
Iris’s views on the Women’s
Movement seem to very near
ly reflect those of the majority
of black women I’ve talked to.
She feels a woman should
receive equal opportunity to
work in areas she can qualify
for and with equal pay. On the
other hand, she values her
femininity andi enjoys
being pampered and treat
ed like a lady. “The Moveme
nt is largely for rich white
women who have nothing else
to do, though, admittedly,
some of the results have been
beneficial to all women,” she
hastened to add. “But black
women have been liberated
for a long time even though
they may not even have known
what the word meant.”
A Gemini, Iris said she
enjoys astrology as a conver
sation piece and gets a kick
out of reading about it. She's
also a jazz enthusiast and lists
Bobbi Humphries, Steve Khan
, and the late Duke Ellington
as favorites. She is waiting
anxiously for the upcoming
Grover Washington concert,
Speaking of Bobbi Humph
ries, Iris confessed she plays
the flute herself Starting in
the fifth grade, she played all
the way through high school
and was in both the concert
and marching bands at Oly
mpic. Now she plays occasio
nally for her own pleasure and
to "keep the notes fresh”.
Whatever Iris’ decisions ab
out a place to live and a
career, we wish her success
and happiness
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Widening Of McCain Street
North Carolina Department
of Transporation (NCDOT) of
ficials will hold a public hear
ing on the proposed widening
of McCain Street (Secondary
Road 100®) from the
Unlon-Mecklenburg County
line to Seymour Street (Secon
dary Road 1167) in Monroe
The hearing will be held
Wednesday, April 36, at 7:30 p.
m. in the Sunny Valley High
School on McCain 8treet in
Monroe. The hearing will con
sist of an explanation of the
proposed widening and its
affect on the abutting propert
ies, right-of-way requirements
and procedures, relocation ad
visory assistance and State
Federal relationship.
The hearing will be open to
the public for statements, que
stions, comments and submit
tal of material pertaining to
the proposed widening.
The proposed design calls
for widening the existing
pavement from 20 to 24 feet in
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mlTo Make Necessary Repairs 1
Low Income Homeowners May Be
Eligible F or F ederal Assistance
3,000 Educators To Deal
With Policies, Programs
Policies and programs in
1978-79 for the state’s largest
professional association will
be decided this month in Char
lotte during the Eighth An
nual Convention of the North
Carolina Association of Educ
ators (NCAE), according to
its president, Mrs. Linda I.
More than 3,000 educators
will meet at the Charlotte
Civic Center April 13,14 and l£
to deal with 45 amendments tc
the NCAE Constitution, more
than 100 resolutions, and ar
expected long list of new
business items.
Mrs. Rader, an elementary
teacher on leave this year
from Gaston County Schools to
serve as fulltime NCAE presi
dent, will preside over the
convention and related activit
Delegates will come from
public schools, technical insti
tutes. community colleges and
universities throughout the st
ate. They will include teach
ers, principals, supervisors,
superintendents, and others.
Their decisions will govern the
60,500-member NCAE until
the April 1979 convention.
Convention activities begin
on Thursday, April 13, with
special meetings for members
of various NCAE divisions.
The first official NCAE busi
ness session opens at 9 a.m.
Friday morning. Adjourn
ment is set for Saturday.
Retiring NCAE Executive
Secretary A. C. Dawson will
be honored Thursday evening
at a dinner-dance Dr. Dawson
is winding up more than 40
lubJic Hearing
Set For Short
Range Park Plan
The Charlotte City Council
will hold a public hearing on
the Short-Range Park Plan at
8 p.m. on Monday, April 17, in
the Board Room of the Educ
ation Center The meeting will
be televised live by WTVI,
Channel 42.
The public hearing is being
held to receive citizens' com
ments and suggestions on Cha
rlotte's parks and recreation
needs The Charlotte City Cou
ncil is considering funding alt
ernatives to include possible
bond financing. They are re
questing community input be
fore developing a park impro
vement program
Persons wishing to speak at
the hearing should contact the
Office of the City Clerk, City
Hall, 600 East Trade Street.
Charlotte, telephone 374-2247,
by noon on April 17. Comm
ents may be made orally or
submitted in writing
The hearing follows a series
of seven informational meet
ings which were held through
out Charlotte during the mon
th of March. At the informa
tional meetings staff memb
ers of the Charlotte-MeckJen
burg Planning Commission
and the Charlotte Park and
Recreation Commission expl
ained that the Short-Range
Park Plan analyzes existing
parks and recreation facilities
and identifies projects which
serve areas presently without
facilities The Plan covers a
period of five years and is
aimed at serving Charlotte's
i960 population
years in education, including
service as a teacher, princi
pal, superintendent, and assis
tant executive secretary. He
will be succeeded on July 1 by
Lloyd Isaacs, currently assit
ant executive secretary for
information services.
Coveted School Bell Awards
will be presented to 12 news
media on Friday evening in
recognition for excellence in
reporting school news.
Also orTTYiday, the 12th
Annual Terry Sanford Award
will be presented to an educ
ator for building positive hum
an relations. Other special
presentatioons will be made
on Friday evening.
Following Friday even
ing’s session, a fund raiser
will be held for the Political
Action Committee for Educat
ion (PACE) in the Radisson
Hotel ballroom. Maurice Will
iams and the Zodiacs will
rwrfnrm in ronrort anH Hanna
At the close of business on
Saturday, officers for 1978-79
will be installed. C. Stewart
Stafford, coordinator of the
gifted and talented program in
Cumberland County Schools,
will succeed Mrs. Rader as
president. He has served this
year as vice president-presi
dent-elect. Six members of the
NCAE Board of Directors also
will be installed.
North Carolina’s Teacher
of-the -Year for 1978-79, Ruth
Watkins, will be recognized
twice during the convention.
Mrs. Watkins, a teacher at
Richmond County Senior High
School in Rockingham, will be
honored as Teacher-of-the
Year on Friday evening. Then
on Saturday, she will be instal
led as vice-president-elect. Af
ter serving one year, she
automatically becomes NCAE
Dresident in 1979.
Open HouMe To
Honor McNeill Smith
An open house honoring
state senator McNeill Smith,
Democratic candidate for U.
S. Senate, will be held at 8
p m..Friday, April 14, at the
Charlottetowne Inn Pent
house,600 S.Kings Dr
J. C. Smith University
Faces Schedule Problems
By Sidney Moore Jr
Pqat Staff Writer
Schedule problems for the
Johnson C. Smith football
season are being worked out,
according to retiring coach
Eddie McGirt
One of six dates submitted
to the Charlotte Parks and
Recreation Commission for
approval was turned down
Although it was rumored to be
the annual Homecoming Con
test, McGirt said the date for
this event was accepted
An official with the
commission said another gro
up made a request for that one
date before the JCSU made its
application Hence the other
group got priority
It had been the intention of
college officials to play a
home game with Winston-Sal
em State on October 28, the
disputed date McGirt said
this game is still on the
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Eddie c. McGirt
.. Retiring coach
schedule even though the site
for play has not yet been
determined He said the game
may be played in Winston Sal
Homecoming will be celebr
ated the weekend of October
21 The opponent will be Shaw
Otis Stroud, Smith's Sports'
Information Official, said
about 25 seniors will lead the
Golden Bulls into play this
vear Fans are hopeful that
such experience will help
overcome last year's meager
3-8 record
The season begins on Sept
ember 9 when the Bulls face
I^enoir Rhyne Other home
games are Hampton. Sep
tember 23. A*T. September
and Fayetteville State on Nov
ember 11.
Road games are with Virg
inia Union in Richmond. Va .
.September 16. S C State at
Orangeburg. S C . October 7;
Livingstone in Salisbury. Oct
ober 14, N C. Central in
Durham. November -d
Virginia State in Pe <.
Va on November ,A
students Sheliah Ward and Robert Martin
take advantage of beautiful spring weather to
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study on the campus lawn. Sheliah is a senior
from Charlotte, and Robert is a junior from
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Jim Martin: University Park
Mail Service Will Continue
Special to the POST
Congressman Jim Martin
says he has been assured by
the U. S. Postal officials that
the University Park Post Off
ice will not be closed as had
been feared by some residents
of the area.
In a statement released from
his Washington office, Cong
ressman Martin said he "insi
sted to the Postal managem
ent that service to this (Univ
ersity Park i community not
be disrupted "
Martin said, "Regardless of
whether the station will conti
nue at the same site or at a
nearby location, there will be
no reduction in service or
inconvenience to these citiz
ens ” The University Park
Post Office lease expires in
late 1979
The Congressman said his
office conducted an inquiry
into the future of the Univers
ity Park mail facility after
residents of the area express
ed alarm over a number of
management changes which
are being made throughout
the entire postal operation in
Charlotte The changes are
part of a city-wide plan to save
more than $1.5 million in
postal operating costs Cong
ressman Martin said, "I have
been assured that University
Park is not alone in this plan to
improve postal efficiency.
Futhermore, the taxpayers
and postal customers will ap
preciate any efforts on the
part of the Postal Service to
cut costs without sacrificing
Martin said he plans to
monitor postal service to the
University Park area to be
sure the residents are being
properly serves. He said he
will "encourage the mainten
ance of the exsisting level of
mail service." He added that
he is "confident the U. S.
Postal officials will support
that goal."
After residents of northwest
Charlotte contacted me about
postal service ir. the Univers
ity Park area, my office cond
ucted an inquiry into the mail
facitity and its future. I have
insisted to the Postal manage
ment that service to this com
munity not be disrupted
I have been assured by
Postal official that the Univer
sity Park area will not lose its
Post Office Regardless of
whether the station will conti
nue at the same site or at a
nearby location, there will be
no more than reduction in ser
vice or inconvenience to these
A number of management
changes are being made in the
entire postal operation for
Charlotte as part of a city
wide plan to save more than
$1 5 million in postal operating
costs over the next 10 years. I
have been assured that Unive
rsity Park is not alone in this
plan to improve postal efficie
ncy Kuthermore, the taxpay
ers and postal customers will
appreciate any efforts on the
part of the Postal Service to
cut cost without sacrificing
I can fully understand the
fears of those individuals serv
ed by the Postal facility at the
University Park station and
on their behalf I have insisted
and received assurances that
their service is not being cut
back as had been rumored.
I plan tomonitorpostal serv
ice to the area for residents of
the community served bv the
facility and will encourage
the maintenance of the exist
ing level of mail service I am
confident that the U. S. Postal
officials will support that goal
Minor Repairs
Could Provide
100 New Jobs
By Sidney Moore
POST StaffWriter
Low income homeowners
may be eligible for assistance
to repair their homes under a
program administered by
Family Housing Services, Inc.
Federal money funneled
through the Employment and
Training Department of the
City of Charlotte is intended to
be used to repair up to 300
homes Repairs are intended
to minimize excessive consup
mtion of fuel, or prevent pers
onal injury.
Of the total homes to be
repaired, fuel consumption
limitation may be a reason in
up to 200 home repair sites.
Painting and minor repair to
avoid personal injury may be
a reason for 100 of the jobs
nine youths between the ages
of 16 and 19, some are drop
outs, have been employed to
do the work. They are being
trained by three adults, who
were formerly out of work
Theadults are responsible to
train the youth in a market
able skill so that they may
have a better chance of being
employed at the end of Sept
ember when this program
may end.
Original authorization for
the program is contained in
the Comprehensive Employ
ment and Training Act of 1973
Funds for this year are avail
able as a result of an amende
ment to the original act by the
Carter adminstration, said an
official of the City ofCharlotte
Permissable repairs inclu
de weatherstripping doors, re
pairing rotted porches and
steps, replacing loose tile,
small plumbing repairs, secu
ring doors and repairs that
improve the livability or safe
ty of the home, said a state
ment from Family Housing
c.acn person assisted is res
ponsible for the cost of the
materials, but labor supplied
by program youth is free of
charge, the statement said It
also said the agency can often
get material at a reduced cost
City residents may learn if
they qualify under low income
requirements by calling the
service at 375-4489 For a
family of four, the income
requirement is less than $7.
313 This amount varies with
family size.
Adult trainers currently em
ployed under the program are
Charles Krnie. Bobby Hodg
coe and l,eroy Brown
Youth trainees are Warren
Trent, Danny Watson, Nathan
McWaine, Cindy Bruce and
James Miller
The non-profit agency also
employs seven counselors who
determine which families sho
uld receive assistance
Glamour Features Beauty
Guide For Black Women
All black women have one
very big beauty advantage -
they posaets skin that shows the
signs of aging much less
dramatically than other skin A
special beauty guide for black
women is beina featured in
Glamour's April laaue Thu
guide give* the lateat new* on
health tipa for aolving the
draatic akin problema faced by
black women, aa baaed on the
reaearch by nationally famoua
drrmatologiata. Dr Gary Julea
Rrauner and Dr Greta Clarke.
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