A ITT]; DA <P ADVERTISING MEDIA • WA JLJjJTVJ X KSJSSS" . “The Voice Of The Black Community -____ -_1__ THE CHARLOTTE POST - Thursday. March 8. 1984 ' -- [ -—- ~ ’ —— _________Price: 40 Cents Dr. Butler b Very Much ^Alive Atifl Hffllthyw_ W'\ Story On Page 8A v . l^3PGC3E3C3CVY3CKiCXlflRcyyxicifyyiryyYyy> —n Performance - To Benefit D.G. Martin’s Campaign Story On Page 12A. I Founder’s Day -Observance Held At First Baptist - West Story On Page ISA Mrs. Wood '———————————--. LOVELY ANTIONETTE PATTON ~ ’ j.- ~~Myer» Park sophomore itton « 5 Week” 1 Tiwi iMmmsm : - Post Staff Writer . Antionette Patton didn’t know that Michael Jackson would win eight Grammys when she Mentioned that be was her favorite enter tainer. —*H like eveiytiling aboot~ him - his voice, the why he talks, anti the way he looks,” Path* stated A Myers Park Senior High School 10th grader, Jofamfe Chosen Alumnus John White, a 1966 CPCC graduate, has been chosen Alumnus of the Year by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges. John, a photo grapher for the Chicago Sun ftmesv won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Photo graphy. John enrolled at CPCC to become an artist. One of his courses included a re quired unit in photography. When the instructor saw John’s work, he said, "John, you are not an artist, you are a photo grapher.’’ John bristled. He con tinuAto take pictures and slowly began to realize that -Ms Instructor sms right “What really touched me," he recalls “is that my Instructor had greater vision tor ms than I had far myself." That individual attention sewed seeds for Ms success. ;g; ^ t I'lUtlUMM to koap you there \ our beauty has dreams of becoming famous herself. “I’d like to be a model. I enjoy beautiful clothes and I think I have the person ality for the profession.’’ There is another aspira tion embedded within our beauty's'heart as well. "I would also like to attend UNC-Charlotte and enter the field of Health Occu pations and become a nurse.” The daughter of Ruth Patton and the late Felix Patton, our beauty has one brother, Anthony Patton. She is a member of Myers Chapel FBH Church of God where she ushers. Patton’s hobbies include dancing and modeling. Her favorite subject in school is Fashion Merchandising and Health. “Good Tunes’’ is to Ms. Patton, one of the most enjoyable television programs currently on the air. “It’s a funny series and it shows the humor that black people really pos sess.” Born under the sign of Aquarius, Ms. Patton be lieves strongly in the les sons taught by the Bible, including “Do unto others “as you would have them do unto you.” She is also concerned about the tragedies of war and hopes that all adverse conditions of the world could be changed for the better. Ms. Patton is an xiously awaiting election. Even though she will be too young to vote, she hopes that a new President will be elected. Being an exquisite young lady has its values. From having excellent taste in music and fashion to hav ing a well-rounded view of the world at 16, our beauty has the making to face the world on any terms and come out a winner. Six Blacks Appointed To Citizens Committee Auto Thefts Continue To Decline Special To The Post First the good news: Thieves stole 11 percent fewer vehicles in North Carolina in 1983 than in 1982 for the third annual de cline. Now the bad news: Thieves still stole 8,565 vehicles - cars, trucks;— trailers and motocycles - and that affects your in surance rates for compre hensive insurance which covers auto theft.. “We are pleased that vehicle thefts continued to decline but the 1983 total amounted to millions of dollars and the insured losses affect future insur ance rates,” said D.T. Bennett, president of the N.C. Insurance News Ser vice. Bennett is a Greens boro-based resident vice president of the Ilailcya— ville Insurance Company. “The theft losses could be cut even more because the majority of thefts oc curred because people left their cars unlocked and the keys in them,” said Ben nett. As might be expected, the state’s most populous county -Mecklenburg- led in the total number of ve hicles stolen with 1,194, an increase of five vehicles over the number stolen in 1982. Clay, Gates and Jones Counties did not report a single vehicle theft in 1983. MRS. INEZ PARKER HI nlunys be remembered Mrs, Parker Dies: Family And Fnends Mourn Loss Of A Great Educator By Teresa Simmons & Karen Parker Post Staff Writers . A peculiar emptiness set tled on the campus of Johnson C. Smith Univer sity and throughout the Five Points Community, as faculty, staff, students and community residents learned about the death of Inez Parker. While everyone admits Mrs. Parker will be missed, they know her con tributions to the University and its surroundings are everlasting. JCSU basket ball coach Bob Moore, Mrs Parker’s nephew, stated, “I know if anybody loved Johnson C. Smith University, it was Auntie,” coach Moore affectionately referred to Mrs Parker. “She was well- respected in all of the school’s de partments,” he added The “coach" always looked to Mrs. Parker as a second Ur. Mary Frances Berry Named ner Special To The Post . .Dr. Mary Frances Berry, a commissioner on the U.S. Com mi sfon of Civil Rights, will be the keynote speak er at the 13th Annual Din Carol ina Committee of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, too. (LDF). The event, which will be held April 14 at the Holiday Inn (N. Try on at Craighead), will M£n at 3:45 p.m. - dinner wiU be served at 7 p.m. Zoei and Esther Har grave are again serving as chairpersons for the fund raiser. Dr. Berry is known throughout the United States for her stand re garding Civil Rights. For merly a U.S. Assistant Se cretary for Education in the Department of Health, Education and Wfare, she wae fired by President Reagan from her Civil Rights Commission pest but was later reappointed by Congress to the poai tfon. Dr Berry currently Dr. Mary Frances Berry .Civil Rights commissioner serves as proft—ia of his tory and law and is a senior fellow in the Institute for the Study of Educational Policy at Howard Univer sity in Washington. She is also a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia Mr. Hargrave, in making the announcement of Ms ~ Perry’s confirmation as speaker, said, “She is in a position to bring us a mes sage.” The committee is delighted that she accepted the invitation. Persons who wish to bear Ms. Berry should make their reserva tions as soon as possible,” Hargrave said. The Legal Defense and Educational Fund, led by Charlotte Attorney Julius Chamber^, assists in fight ing cases of discrimination in employment and housing in both the private and pu blie sectors The educa tional fund of LDF pro vides scholarships to law schools for deserving col lege graduates, Last year, the LDF fund raiser had a full house with supporters coming from most major cities in North Carolina. "We’re hoping to surpass last year's atten dance,” Hargrave said. CAF Job Finding Class To P:cpi The Human Resources Development Program at CPCC will sponsor a job finding class beginning March 14. Areas to be co vered include Riling out job applications, proper, re sponses to interview ques tions, dressing for work and job interviews as well as behavior expected of employees while on the job. The class runs for ap proximately two weeks in the afternoons * The class fee is $11 and will be waived for candi dates who meet Charlotte Area Fund income guide lines. For more informa tion on the class, contact Jeff Sechrist at 37S-S9M. People needing assistance with the class fees should contact the Charlotte Area Fund at 372-SO 10 mother. The only problem he had with her was get ting her away from the campus. “I live in Hunt ersville, and I’d ask her to come home with me for a weekend.” But, Moore fondly recalls,” auntie” re fused to leave her small apartment just around the corner from the college’s main campus she loved so dearly. Other people had joyful recollections of Mrs. Park er as well. Dr Moses Bel ton worked with Mrs. Parker at JCSU for more than 30 years. “She was the motherly type instructor while in the English de partment," Dr Belton stated. Mrs Parker had a keen interest in her stu dents, and would work be yond the required class room time to help them.” Dr Belton continued, “She didn't just develop her stu dents in English, but other areas as well. She had a personal interest in her stu dents.” Describing her as one of , who had a pleasant sense of hnmor, Dr. Belton said Mrs. Parker “never hesi tated to speak out her con victions.” Mrs. Parker was the au thor of two books, both dedicated to her daughter, Amelia Parker The first one, “The Biddle-Johnson C. Smith University Story” was published in 1975. It’s about the history of JCSU Two years later, “The Rise and Decline of the Pro gram of Education for Black Presbyterians of the United Presbyterian , Church USA,’’ was pu blished This presents the background of black Pres byterian schools and col leges throughout the South See Family On Page 12A Group Views City-County Government By Kardn Parker Post Staff Writer The issue of government consolidation is again in the forefront in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Mayor Harvey Gantt and~ County Commission Chair man T. Odom recently an —nouneed the appointment of a broad-based, 25 member citizens commit tee to study and evaluate the feasibility of a consolidated government for Charlotte-Mecklen burg. Six blacks will serve on the committee. They are: Attorney Karl Adkins, co-vice chairperson; school principal Robert “Bob" Davis, Jr.; school coun selor, Mary GilC church spokesperson, Adelaide Hunt; Charlotte-Meck lenburg Youth "Council - director,—Phyllis Lynch_ and Burger King franchise owner and manager, Nasif Majeed. These community achievers along with others accepted the responsibility to study city-county go vernment consolidation and to make recommend ations back to the Coun cil and Commission. "The County Commis sion and City Council have concluded it is appropriate to once again review the possibility of a single go vernment for Charlotte- -■ Mecklenburg," Odom Stated. "This issue should be examined carefully as to whether a unified local government is practical, politically feasible and timely for serious consi deration by the public," he continued. Mayor Gantt added, "The consolidation Study Committee represents peo pie who are pro Charlotte Mecklenburg, but may have different viewpoints on the question of con solidation This way, the City Council and County Commission will have the benefit ~of a cross section of opinion representing City and County residents, the small towns, neighbor hood leaders, business and financial experts, and the academic community.” The committee's evalua tion work will include the following study areas: 1) An examination of present service delivery and a projection of whether such services can be im proved in a single govern ment Conversely, which services are best left in the present format. 2) An analysis of cost savings, if any, undsr a single government format. 3) Evaluation df tha pu blic’s perception of a single government and the real or perceived notion o^treater or leaser acceartflUy, • bignem,” or complexity See Six On Page 11A

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