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Beny Heads
JCSU 1983
Johnson C. Smith Uni
versity officials recently
named Phillip Berry chair
man of the JCSU 1983
United Negro College Fund
Appeal.
As chairman, Berry will
head a telethon steering;
committee to benefit the
United- Negro College
Fund. The telethon entitled
“Lou Rawls Parade of
Stars” will be aired on
WBTV, Channel 3 on March
19,1983.
Berry, a Charlotte busi
nessman, is representative
elect of the North Carol
ina House. He was elected
to flur Chariotte-Meclclen
burg School Board in 1972;
served as chairman of the
school board from 1976-82;
and is ending a term as
president of the North
Carolina School Board
Association.
Because of the economy,
Berry said, it is becom
ing increasingly difficult
for minority students to ob
tain financial aid to attend
school; and even more dif
ficult for the students at
tending traditionally Black
colleges.
“Times kre difficult, but
we- must do more to see
that support continues. We
must continue to get the
message out on how im
portant Black colleges am
to our overall community
“Wokhow that Black col
leges continue to produce
the most Black doctors,
lawyers and Black profes
sionals in all fiekh, and this
great source of talent ii
vital to our community and
country,” Berry stated.
Arrive Alive, «■
Don’t Drink,
Drug And Dri*e
Most people realize that
if they’ve had too many
a IcoholTc drinks they don't'
function the way they nor
mally do. But many people
don’t realize that they may
not be functioning normal
ly the entire day after
drinking too much. _
Hie North Carolina Me
dical Society advises that
the period during a hang
over, as the condition is
called, can be as hazardous
as the time period im
mediately following heavy
drinking.
As long as alcohol is in
your system, your Judge
ment will be affected and
your coordination will be
reduced.
The morning after a
night of heavy drinking can
leave you feeling thirsty,
with a headache and pos
sible nausea,
There art some mea
sures you can take to re
duce the misery of a hang
over!
-Drink leas.
-Try to eat something
before, during and after
drinking.
veral glasses of water be
fore going to bed since
drinking alcohol beverages
causes loss of water to the
body’s tissues.
XUCTLt-WK
Nothing ia more depreea
tag than to feel bad in the
morning without having
had any fun the night be
fore.
— —
PERSONABLE VEDA GIBSON
...Nortb Mecklenburg senior
Veda Gibson Is
Beauty Of Week
By Teresa Simmons
Post Managing Editor
At age 17 Veda Gibson
has a high spiritual aware
ness. Partially because of
her parents, Rev. and Mrs.
Clifford B. Gibson, but for
the most part because of
the gift of understanding
God chose to beatowe upon
great deal in school and
elsewhere...in my leader
ship roles and in clubs and
organizations,” Ms. Gibson
commented.
‘‘If I could make a
change I would start by
advising everyone to get
good religion behind them,
to love everyone,” she
continued.
c-ven disease can De
changed Ms. Gibson real
izes. "If everyone was
happy there would be no
disease or sickness. Dis
ease and sickness is evil
ness. Happiness and love
are the keys to every
thing.”
Ms. Gibson feels that
through love many accom
plishments can be made.
"Love can succeed any
thing,” she explained.
Influential in her life
have been her parents and
the Bishop of her church,
The House of Prayer For
all People, Bishop W! Mc
Cullough. "Bishop McCul
lough gives me very en
couraging words at times.
Through God he gives me a
lot of strength.”
“My parents remind me
to get things done for my
self in order to help others
while at the same time they
encourage me to become
whatever I want to,” Ms.
-Gibson stated.
Vl’ve been taught that
life is worth living If you
live it right. You must
make yourself be some
one.”
Ms. Gibson is one who
loves working along with
people. At North Mecklen
buHL_Senior Hitfh School
where she is a senior, Ms.
Gibson is a member of the
National Honor Society;
Red Croat; Project Aries;
Frtenddhip Force
The Charlotte Friend
ship Force Exchange, a
program that promotea
personal friemfcMps be
tween people through ex
change visits throughout
the world will holds social
gathering for Interested In
dividuals Saturday,
January 8th. ... v *
This meeting will be held
at the Jewish Community
Center on Sharon Road,
from 7-* p.m.
If you would Bke to tra
vel to a European city or
host visitors from Europe
you are invited to this
Social meeting Wine and
cheese win be served. £
president of the Health Oc
cupations Students of Ame
rica Club; a member of the
leadership program spon
sored by Alpha Kappa Al
pha Sorority and is a mem
ber of Junior Achievement
Also at the House of
Prayer For All People Ms.
Gibson is a member of the
McCullough Youth Choir,
iutfi 'rfoinutd “Miss
McCullough Youth Choir”
and is a faithful Sunday
School member.
Next fall Ms. Gibson
plans to attend either the
University of North Carol
ina, Chapel Hill, Greens
boro or Charlotte.
i a wee to nelp people
within the realms of the
medical field. I love child
ren and I’d like to major in
pre-med and later attend
Duke University Medical
School and become a pe
diatrician."
Ms. Gibson has already
experienced the feel of
working with- -children
during her academic in
ternship at St. Mark Center
and Hospital. “There, I
worked with handicapped
and mentally retarded
children.”
During leisure time our
beauty enjoys playing the
piano and clarinet; read
ing, bike riding and cro
cheting. She also enjoys the
company of her sister,
Berniceta, who is nine and
her brother, Clifford, 15.
JSCSU Economist
i
y
The Forecast For 1983
Food
Prices
Decline
Washington - The Con
sumer Price Index re
leased last week indicates
retail food prices declined
0.2 percent in November -
before seasonal adjust
ment - according to Assist
ant Secretary of Agricul
ture William Lesher.
‘‘Declining food prices
reflect larger supplies of
many food commodities,
and weak consumer de
mand,” Lesher said.
“Prices for food bought
in grocery stores fell 0.4
percent in November, the
fourth consecutive monthly
decline. Prices for food
purchased away from
^ home were up o.a pereapC,
the smaHost rise thia^Sr.
“November food prices
were 3.4 percent higher
than a year earlier,” he
said. “This reflects 2.7 per
cent higher prices for gro
cery store food prices and
4.8 percent higher prices
for food away from home.
In contrast) prices for non
food items have risen 4.8
percent over the past
year.”
Retail prices for fresh
fruits were important fac
tors pushing last month’s
food CPI down. Fresh fruit
prices declined 8.9 percent
in November as increased
supplies and lower prices
of apples and oranges off
set higher prices of bana
nas. Prices for fresh ve
getables rose 3.7 percent
but were still 4.2 percent
below November a year
ago. The rise was due to
higher prices for tomatoes
as rains damaged the Cali
fornia crop.
Retail meat prices were
down 0.5 percent in Novem
ber reflrecting increased
supplies.
Carolyn Linyear
. . .BDC manager
Bobby Lowery
...CBL President
President Reagan
...Signs bill
(Jj Minority Enterprise
Resident Reagan Is Serious
About Innroving Environment
By Karen Parker
Post Staff Writer
proving the environment
for minority enterprise,"
stated Carolyn Linyear,
manager of the Charlotte
Gastonia Business Devel
opment Center.
Linyear was referring to
a bill which President
Reagan signed recently to
help minorities “achieve
fuller participation in the
market economy.” The
President proposed to pro
vide approximately $1.5
billion in credit assistance
and $300 million in man
agement and technical as
sistance to promote minor
ity business development
during the time period of
1983-85.
Agencies like the Char
lotte-Gastonia Business
Development Center,
which Linyear manages,
and others like the Small
Business Administration
will be responsible for help
ing to expand at least 60,000
of the already existing 600,
000 minority businesses.
These agencies are also
expected to encourage
formation of minority
businesses.
~ According to ianyear
there are approximately
ISO Business Development
Centers throughout the
country. To make Rea
gan’s outlook on minority
business advancement a
success, these centers
along with Small Business
Administrations will pro
mote minority business by
providing management
and technical assistance
about capital, opportunity
and manpower.
Bobby Lowery of the
Charlotte Business League
certainly believes • minor
ities in Charlotte should
take advantage of this as
sistance and pursue entre
preneurships “The Presi
dent is finally taking a step
to say he will support the
development of minority
business and minorities
need to take advantage of
this opportunity,” Lowery
noted.
Lowery could not pro
mise that minorities will
not have difficulty getting
financial assistance from
local banks if their finan
cial support is not stable
In Salisbury
Robert Davis Is Dr. Martin L. King
Humanitarian Awards Day Speaker
Special To The M
Salisbury - Robert L.
Davis Jr., chairman of the
Mecklenburg County
Democratic Party, will be
the guest speaker at an
annual event in honor of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Luther King Humanitarian
Birthday Awards Day.
Davis will deliver his topic
at 3 p m., Sunday, at Mt.
Zion Baptist Church, 413 N.
Church Street.
Davis is known through
out Mecklenburg County as
a school principal and
Primitive Baptist Church
leader. The son of Robert
and Rosa Davis Sr., he is a
graduate of West Charlotte
High School, Johnson C.
Smith University, Univers
ity of Maryland and Appa
lachian State University.
The vice-chairman of
•Charlotte’s Community Re
lations Committee, Devis
was recently honored by
Gov. Jim Hunt for his
dedication to young people.
The recently-elected
"Principal of the Year”
was honored in Ml whan
Robert L. Davis Jr.
.. CRC vice-chairman
the parents aim siuoents at
J.T. Williams Jr. High
School named their football
stadium after him for 16
years of service to the
school.
Awards at the affair will
be presented by Bishop R.
L. Speaks, resident bishop
of the AME Zion Church
Those to receive rewards
include Homer Lucas,
Fannye Holmes, Thomas
Randall, John McLaughlin
and Dr. George D. Hill.
Lucas is a newspaper
columnist for the SaUs^pry
Daily Post. Miss Holmes is
the oldest black sales
woman employed at J. C.
Penny Company At one
time Miss Holmes operated
a shoe shine parlor on Main
Street. The business was
located in the center of the
do w blown business dtt
trict. A hat shop and other
varieties were sold and
produced a thriving busi
ness. Miss Holmes em
ployed several boys whoo
are now listed among col
lege graduates and com
munity leaders
Randall, who will also be
honored at the event is the
city’s oldest barber. Still
active at age 70, he makes
weekly rounds to the
Rowan Memorial Hospital
and local homes giving free
service to shut-ins. Before
directing his own beauty
and barber shop, Randall
was an outstanding football
player at Livingstone Col
lege.
McLaughlin, a local mer
chant and Dr. George D.
Hill, a pioneer Mack ve
terinarian and operator of
Aid-More Animal Hospital
will also receive awards.
Others included on Sun
day's program are Con
gressman William F
Hefner of the Eighth Con
gressional District; Mayor
W. L. l*ash; Mayor B F
Craig of East Spaneer
Mayor Craig will proclaim
the day of Martin Luther
King's birthday as a holi
day for all workers in East
Spencer.
State Senators and legis
lators will also be pre
sent. Community leaders •
like members of Phi Beta
Sigma Fraternity, Zeta Phi
Beta Sorority and Alpha
Phi Alpha Fraternity will
make presentations. The
public is invited to attend
this annual event. S. R
Johnson Jr. is pastor of Mt.
Zion Baptist Church.
Woman Reach
Woman Reach, Inc. will
meet Tuesday, January ll,
at 1000 East Blvd Pot
luck supper at 6 p.m. and
general meeting at 7:30
p.m.
All women welcome. |
“It’s always been a little
harder for creditors to view
minority businesses
anything more than a ven
ture,” Lowery stated. “But
I don’t think minorities
with good, solid financial
credit will have any pro
blems starting or expand
ing their businesses.”
Those who may experi
ence turndowns for finan
cial assistance should rely
on the government agen
cies like Business Devel
opment and Small Business
Agencies. They promote in
creased participation of
private firms and other pu
blic sector resources.
Within the bill signed by
President Reagan is a pro
mise that the Federal go
vernment will increase
procurement opportunities
for minority businesses.
“Direct and indirect fe
deral procurement dollars
going to minority busi
nesses will increase to $22
billion for the three year
period 1983-85 This repre
sents a 38 percent increase
over the $11 billion award
ed between 1980-82 ”
Along with many other
measures issued in the
Minority Business Bill,
President Reagan declared
an annua) event to begin
the first full week of Oc
tober. Minority Enterprise
Development Week will be
a national focus on minor
ity businesses and their
potential to contribute to
future economic growth
and development
Folk Medicine
Really Works?
Do those old time home
remedies great grandma
believed in really work9
the North TSroIma Medic
al Society says some do,
others don’t.
Many of us grew up
hearing that we should
apply butter to a bum The
North Carolina Medical
Society advises that ap
plying butter to a bum can
be dangerous
Butter has no ingredient
in it that can relieve pain
and, in fact, it can irritate
injured skin and contamin
ate the wound.
If you suffer a bum from
brief contact with a hot
object, run cold water over
the injured area of apply a
cold water compreee made
of a clean towel or hand
kerchief. See your
physician.
Another home remedy
suggests that you drink
chicken soup for the com
mon cold.
Decreasing
Jobless Rates
Projected
By Bob Cairns
Special To The Post
Economic prognosticator
calling for recovery in 1983
are playing a tune they
made popular last year -
“It’s just a matter of
time.”
“The expectations for
1983 are similar to the
picture we’d hoped to see in
1982," said Dr. John S.
Lapp, a North Carolina
State University associate
professor of economics.
“Significant economic
growth and decreasing un
employment rates are ex
pected for the coming
—yew; we just arent sure
when the changes will
occur,” Lapp said.
Lapp believes interest
rates, will continue to de
cline and the progress
against inflation should be
sustained.
According to Lapp, Real
Gross National Product
(the production of goods
and services in the coun
try), which increased mar
ginally in 1982. is now
expected to accelerate
“When the business sec
tors finds production to be
more profitable, economic
activity will increase.”
Lapp said. “This will lead
slowly to a decrease in un
employment rates.”
Lapp cautioned that al
though unemployment will
decline, it may take sever
al years to reach the nor
mal rate of about six per
cent.
Assuming that the go
vernment doesn’t attempt
to stimulate the economy
by increasing the money
supply, inflation should re
main at about the same
level as in 1982,’’ he said
“If the Federal Reserve
opens up on the money
supply as it did in 1977,
inflation may well in
crease," Lapp explained
Lapp says that short
term steps of this sort can
prove costly in the long
run
"We’ve been fighting in
flation for the past several
years by tightening up on
money We’re just now be
ginning to see some
results,” Lapp said. "Un
employment has risen, but
it always does when infla
tion is pushed down sharp
ly_Everything cuts two
ways in economics "
Lapp sees two forces
pushing in opposite direc
tions influencing U.S.
interest rates for 1983.
"On the one hand an
economic recovery may in
crease the demand for cre
dit and produce rising in
terest rates," he said
"On the other hand, as the
financial markets adjust to
slower inflation, Interest
rates can begin to fall.”
Of these two forces, Lapp
says the impetus toward
lower rates is stronger,
especially in the long term.
"While short-term rates
may rise during some of
1983, overall long-term
interest is expected to de
cline in the coming year,”
be said.
HOW will 1983 economics
affaet the average Amort
can citizen? / a
    

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