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HELLO!...Here I am once more standing very
tall (mi my 12” biltmore crate. Senses are acutely
tuned to the babblings of the passing currents of
wind which as you know carry the messages
thatltransmit to you each week. While standing
here, I can’t help but reflect on the 57 varieties of
weather that surrounds all of us, and equate it
with the changes that entwine our lives. But
that’s another happening for another time. The
happening or happenings for this time are:
A FAMILY AFFAIR..
Sgt. John Culp, who has
been stationed in Ger
many for the past four
years, was very elated
recently when he step
ped into his sister’s
^me in Pineville to the
le of “Happy Birth
day,’’ sung to him by the
many family members
he had not seen during
To say that it was a
party would not be crediting the gathering fairly.
It was more like a festival with dishes of food
consisting of fried and barbecued chicken,
turkey, dressing, noodles, potato salad, macar
oni pie, candied yams, an assortment of tasty
vegetables, a variety of cakes and pies and
plenty of all kinds of beverages.
Sgt. Culp spent a very wonderful evening with
his family-one that I’m sure will remain in his
memory for years to come.
Helping him celebrate his birthday were Mary
Culp his mother, Monroe Culp, Osie Culp, Emma
Washington, George Washington Sr., George
Washington, Jr., Tina Washington, Mary Miller,
Selora Miller, Betty Cureton, Richard Cureton’
Reginald Cureton, Richard Culp, Etta Morrow]
Sarah Harris, Cassandra Harris, Deidra Harris
Adam Culp, Jackie BeU, Carrie Washington’
Shirley Crawford, James Crawford. Freddy
Purdue, Mimmie Purdue, Mable Culp, Chiang
Washington, Maggie Washington, Roosevelt
^Broome, Andre Culp, David Culp, Deltwan
Brooke, Alfreds Broome, Edna Washington and
his sister Carrie Broome, at whose lovely home
the feast was given.
SWIM MEET...How about the swimmers at
JCSU, a real bright spot in Smith’s Athletic
program thus far.
Riding the strong arms and legs of sophomore
standout, Gerard Eaton, the Bulls beat Emory
and Henry last Saturday at Emory, Va.
Smith scored 82 points in a very convincing
victory, their second in as many outings.
“"Here7 s Hoping thaT the gods of Neptune
continue to watch over the Golden Bull’s swim
ANNIVERSARY FUNCTION...The anniver
sary of one’s birth comes once a year. Each time
_it rolls around, that individual becomes a year
older and hopefully a year wiser. It is also a time
to celebrate. The lovely Josephine Smith did just
that last Friday night. Zelma Young and Betty
Beatty assisted her in this fun-filled endeavor.
The gaiety and laughter lasted from 9 p.m. til
around 3 a.m. and was given in Joyce’s
apartment in Fountain Square.
Many friends were invited to partake in the
enjoyment of this once a year occasion. Among
them were Richard Easter, Mr. and Mrs
Eugene Price, Paul Hughes, Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Roberts, Darwin Corley, Melvin Rice
Virginia Watson, Robert Fuller, Gennie Green,
Lawrence McDuffie, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Brown,’
^Linda Meeks, Peggy Bridges, Sylvia Vinson and
Joseph Powell provided the music for the
: party and Bronwen Pinder baked a layered
cake to go along with all the other party goodies.
Now Josephine, how old did you say you were?
CHRISTMAS FEIST...To help preserve the
Christmas spirit, companies will be giving
parties from now til December 24. North
Carolina National Bank is no different. The
Computer Services Division of NCNB held their
Christmas party last Saturday night in the
' Carrousel Room of the Radlsson Plaza Hotel.
There were approximately 170 guests on hand
to enjoy the music of Rhapsody and the general
conviviality of a well-planned evening.
More than $500 worth of door prizes were
awarded to some of the guests: included were
TVs, radios, cameras, calculators and coolers.
- Some of the guests were Ken Vinson, Judy
; Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Bryant, Mr. and
3 Mrs. Ernest Gilchrist, Mr. and Mrs. Moses
\ Sampson, Mr. and Mrs. George Miffleton, Mr.
\ and Mrs. Gerald Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Grady
| Braziel, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Moore and Mr. and
IMrs. Jim Mills.
FOOTNOTE...Let your holidays be associated
with great public events, and they may be the life
of partriousm as well as a source of relaxation
Community Supports Dr.
by EUeen Hanson
Special To the Poet
The drive to raise 155,000 for
a statue of Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. is nearing complet
ion. The business community
of Charlotte is committed to
raising 930,000 to complete the
drive by Jan. 15, King s birth
“We are better than SO
percent towards reaching the
goal," according to Edward
Dolby, head of the business
committee for the drive. In the
next few weeks, he will be
finalizing the level of giving
i_fmm ^hwrlottrarca busi
“This is an important pro
ject to commemorate King’s
work towards peace and unity
for all people,” said Dolby.
“The black community and
the business community owes
a debt of gratitude to Dr. King.
This statue will be an enrich
ment for our whole commun
Director of branch banking
for NCNB, Dolby was appoin
ted to finalize the business
campaign by NCNB President
Henderson Belk of Belk Bro
thers Stores is also committed
to the campaign. He feels the
drive for the memorial statue
has gone on long enough and is
lending his support to com
plete the effort by Kill’s
“It shouldn’t take long to
raise the needed money when
you're talking about a man
like King,” said Belk.
rormer Mayor John Belk
has pledged $500 to the memo
rial. He is also exploring the
posibility of bringing Dr. Mar
tin Luther King, Sr or May
nard Jackson, Mayor of Atlan
ta, to Charlotte to close out the
According to Rev James
Barnett^ head of the Dr, Mar
_tin Luther IHng, Jr. Memorial
Commission, the artist's
mode* has been completed and
will soon be sent to the foundry
to be cast in bronze This will
take about 6 months
The statue will be placed in
Marshall Park. The artist is
-Or. Selma Burke, a native of
Mooresville, now living in
The drive was initiated in
May 1977 by community lead
ers who wanted to keep King’s
dream of equality and peace
alive in Charlotte
Mayor Belk appointed the
Commission which includes
Barnett, Rev. Coleman W.
Kerry. Mrs Wesley Clement,
Dr J M Mercy, and the Hon
orable Larry Black
The Commission has raised
nearly $20,000 from the com
munity. A number of indivi
duals have pledged and the
city has promised $3,400
When the business communjty
fulfills its goal, the long-a
waited memorial to "the Am
erican Dreamer" will become
a reality in Charlotte
Edward C. Dolby of NCNB is finalizing
business community for the Dr. MarUn
I.uther King, Jr. Memorial in Charlotte.
(Photo by Eileen Hanson).
“Black Artists On Art”
by Eileen Hanson
Special To The Post
"The magic of art is to make
a different world out of an
existing one," according to
Charlotte artist and teacher,
Charles Rogers__ _
Two of his works are among
a fascinating collection of art
contained in a 2-volume set
entitled "Black Artists on
Art," published by Content
porary Crafts in California
Over 150 artists and 400 repro
ductions - a third in color-are
presented in this book set
The purpose of the collect
ion, put together by Los Ange
les artist Ruth Waddy, is to
introduce the works of many
aspiring and undiscovered’
black artists. Each artist is
pictured along with a brief
statement about his or her
Many of the works come out
of the 1960 s and deal with
times of justice and liberation.
"The artists were involved
in the civil rights struggle,"
said Rogers "Their work
speaks of injustices in the
However, today many black
artists are taking a broader
approach, they are less expli
cit politically, according to
"I express what I feel and
see I give an ordinary chair a
new interpretation," he said.
As head of the Art Depart
ment at Johnson C Smith
University. Rogers il con-' ~
cerned about the visual illiter
acy rate in the black commun
_“There isn’t much interest
in black art here in the South
and in Charlotte," he said.
"The visual literacy rate is
low ” Rogers wants young
people to become visually lite
rate, to unravel the mystery of
shapes and forms. He is very
proud that last year, 5 Smith
art students were selected to
exhibit works at the Metropo
litan Museum of Art in New
York City, as part of a special
exhibit from schools in the
United Negro College Fund.
Rogers is a personal friend
of book editor Ruth Waddy,
whom he says is the "prime
mover" of black arts on the *
West Coast. With a shoe-string
budget and lots of determina
ion, she put together in “Black
Artists on Art" one of the
finest available collections of
contemporary black art.
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