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Volume 10, Number 3
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Ineligible Players
Can't Help You!
See Story On Page 9A
Non-Whites To Join
Fight Against Hunger
Wes Carrothers, treasurer of Committee
to Restore and Preserve Third Ward
stands with E.E. Waddell. Carrothers
announced 920.000 pledge from his
committee. Waddell established a
memorial pledge in honor of his deceased
twin E.W. Waddell.
'To J-e Rock Project
Edward Waddell Announced
' “Memorial” Pledge
T Special To The Post
Edward W. “Ed" Wad
del was one of the main
persons responsible for
moving black families out
of First Ward, Brooklyn
and Fourth Ward,
That was one of the me
mories Elbert E. “E.E.”
Waddell jokingly reminded
volunteers and leaders of
the Afro-American Cultur
al Center project to restore
the old historic Little
Rock AME Zion Church.
Ed Waddell was the City of
Charlotte’s Director of Re
location during the late 60's
and early 70's when black
families were moved out in
masses to make way for
Urban Renewal and Com
munity Development pro
jects. On those homesites
now stand Cameron-Brown
Office Building, Sheraton
Hotel, 1-377 construction,
exclusive condominiums
and a freeway. These are
just a few of the things that
replaced formerly all
black inner city neighbor
E. E. Waddell jokes
about it now, but he also got
Use Water Wisely
1. Watering your lawn
only when it needs it. A
good way to see it your
lawn needs watering is to
step on the gnus. If it
springs back up when you
move, it doesn’t need
water. If it stays flat,
fetch the sprinkler.
J Deep-soak your lawn.
When you do water, do it
long enough for the mois
ture to soak in to the roots
where it will do the moot
S. Water during the cool
parts of the day.
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serious enough to establish
a $1,000 memorial pledge to
the Little Rock Restora
tion Project in honor of his
deceased brother.
“I think he (my bro
ther) would want to con
tribute to this project. And
I hope that any persons
who might have worked
with him and who knew
him would also contribute
to this memorial in his
name," Waddell told the
weekly reporting session of
about 20 volunteers.
One of the first contri
butors to join Waddell in
memorializing his brother
wah Retired Charlotte
Mecklenburg Schools of
ficial Elizabeth Randolph.
“I taught those Waddell
twins when I first started
teaching in Charlotte, and
they gave me a fit,” Mrs.
Randolph quipped. "I
would be happy to make
another pledge to the cam
paign in honor of Ed," she
Project director “Dee
Dee” Murphy and chair
man Rolfe Neill reported
that the campaign has pro
duced $703,000 in pledges
and contributions. With the
momentum and enthusi
asm generated in recent
weeks, leaders say they are
optimistic of reaching their
goal of $800,000. Among
new pledges announced
this week were $20,000 from
the Committee to Restore
and Preserve Third Ward.
This was the last reporting
session until the final count
to be announced on July 24
at what is promised to be
the biggest victory party
one has ever seen. That
session will be open to the
Meanwhile, the Charlotte
Post will carry special full
page ads listing names of
individual and corporate
contributors along with
church, club and organ
izational donors.
DWI Arrests
Were Down
For April
Raleigh - Colonel David
L. Mathews, commander of
the State Highway Patrol,
reported that Patrol DWI
arrests for April, 1984 were
down 21.6 percent when
compared to April, 1983
DUI arrests .
"Our troopers made 3,687
DWI arrests in April,”
Mathews said. “That's
1,018 fewer arrests for
DWI than the Patrol made
in April, 1983.”
Mathews credits the de
cline in DWI arrests to stiff
enforcement of the new
Safe Roads Act by troop
ers and the public's aware
ness and observance of its
“Our citizens are re
sponding to the provisions
of the Safe Roads Act,”
Mathews said. "As indi
cated by the drop in DWI
arrests, many are refrain
ing from drinking and
driving ”
Mathews urged everyone
to continue to observe the
laws against drinking and
driving during the coming
summer months. “This is
the period when travel is
the heaviest on our roads.
People want to get to the
beach or the mountains;
there are a lot of people on
“Drinking and driving
along with speeding are the
two leading causes of
highway traffic fatali
ties,” Mathews observed.
“If we can reduce the
number of drinking drivers
on the highway, we can
reduce traffic fatalities ”
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Kellie Talley
.Loves Broadway plays
Kellie Talley Is
Beauty Of The Week
By Karen Parker
Post Staff Writer
Kellie Talley can hardly
remain in her seat when
she attends a broadway
“I tune myself into what
they're (performers) doing
so much that 1 just want to
get on the stage with
them," the Post beauty
smiled. At age 14, Kellie
isn’t just experiencing a
teenage fantasy She wants
to perform on broadway
and is already taking the
steps which could lead her
to that goal.
Naming just a few of the
plays she's seen, Kellie
rattled off “Black
Preacher,'* "Raisin In The
Sun,’’ “The Wiz” (her
favorite), and "Ain’t
Misbehavin." Of course all
the plays are entertaining
for Kellie, but she noted she
also treats them as a
learning experience She
has actually noticed a few
flaws in some of the plays
she attended.
i nonce everything the
performers do, good or
bad, and then I think of
ways I can do it even
belter,” Kellie presented
Her formula has worked
Kellie is already achieving
on the local level as an
entertainer She’s not only
an actor, but a singer as
well. "I won first runner-up
in the Jr. Miss Pageant
held at my church in
April," Kellie staled. Since
then she has received
several requests to
perform her act of the
“Creation" at different
community functions
Kellie is the daughter of
Joseph and Barbarelte
Talley Guy, Tron and
Marcus are Kellie’s three
“My favorite people are
Ella Talley and Novella
Townsend.” Kellie
revealed after some
thought. “Ella Talley is my
grandmother She's my
favorite because she’s
teaching me to be a well
rounded young lady,"
KelUe stated proudly
One self interest which
Kellie attributes to her
grandmother is her
concern about politics. "I
work with my grandmother
at voter registration drives.
That's important, because
blacks fought a Fong lima
for the right to vote.''
Kellie gets upset when she
hears people implying their
votes don’t help to create a
better society
timed For Elder James Davis
An Appreciation Dedica
tion Service will be held for
Elder Janies Davis, 6 p.m.
July 1 at Temple Chapel
Baptist Church, 900 Sep
tember Lane.
Elder Davis is a man who
not only spreads the Word
of God but enjoys doing It.
One of his gifts from the
Lord came in the form of
playing the piano. This is
one way Elder Davis min
isters to others - through
songs of praise.
Around the age of eight
Davis began to tinkle with
the piano keys. Under the
guidance of his grand
mother and the late Sister
Coleman the talent seemed
to flow from his Angers to
the keys, conjuring up me
lodies of beauty.
Years have passed since
thaae first days Davis
played ia-ebwchM like the
House of Prayer Per All
He organised the L. D.
Parker Mass Choir of St.
Luke Baptist Church. He
plays now for Temple
Chapel Baptist and St
James Davis
.Spreads God’s Word
i-uke as well aa for other
local and national musical
Re was chosen as one of
the 1983 Gospel Spiriti*L
Hall of Faroe honorees and
has received several tro
phies and plaques of ap
preciation from both St.
l-uke and Temple Chapel
The Appreciation Service
will be in honor of his
dedicated service to God
and mankind. “Elder
Davis is a person who helps
any group, ray church and
any person at any time,”
stated Rose Jordan, chair
person of the Appreciation
Service. Gene Gilmore,
pastor of Temple Chapel,
will introduce Evangelist
West Mecklenburg
Receives Top
West Mecklenburg High
School received top honors
this year for outstanding
participation in the Red
Cross Blood Program.
West Mecklenburg
sponsored a bloodmobiie in
March, collecting 164 pints
of blood The school had the
highest percentage of
eligible donors to
participate in its blood
“It was a very close con
test,” says Jane Shepherd,
director of Youth Services
for the Greater Carol inas
Chapter of the American
Red Cross. "West Meek la
to be congratulated for a
Jotrwett done Thle i* the
second time they have won
in the past three years.”
The school's name will be
added to a plaque that
travels to the winning high
Group To Focus On Wavs
To Attract Minorities
Special To The Post
Washington After 10
years of Championing poor
and hungry people around
the world, one national
Christian social justice
group is hoping to change
its own “social order" by
aggressively seeking more
non-white members and
Bread for the World, an
interdenominational citi
zens' lobby against hunger,
has 45,000 members in con
gressional districts nation
wide. But because its sup
port has always been from
'mainline" denomina
tions, only a small per
centage of the members
are black, Hispanic, Ori
ental or from other non
white U.S. racial groups
“Our members are com
mitted Christians who
would give you the food
from their tables' if you
needed it, but as a group
they don't represent the
ethnic diversity of the body
of Christ," said Sharon
Pauling of Bread for the
World. “We need our pre
sent members more than
ever, but we also need
compassionate people from
other backgrounds to join
forces in the movement
against hunger."
Ms. Pauling, who is
black, has been on the staff
at Bread for the World for
more than five years. The
organization is now cele
brating its 10th anniver
sary year
Ways to attract more
minorities will be a major
focus of Bread for the
World's National leader
ship Gathering July 23-27 in
Washington More than 200
anti-hunger volunteers
from across the country
will assemble at Catholic
University to worship,
study hunger problems and
sharpen advocacy skills
before visiting their U S
senators and representa
tives to lobby for anti
hunger initiatives
Dr George f). Thomas,
pastor of Shaw Temple
AMFC Zion Church and a
professor at the Interde
nominational Theological
Center in Atlanta, will lead
Sunday morning's worship
service June 24 Also sche
duled are several work
shops on broadening the
movement," which will be
conducted by Bess Cobb
Howard, assistant director
for resource development
in the Washington, D C ,
oublic school system
Right now people are
dying in Africa from star
vation and suffering here
at home from hunger,"
said Rev Arthur Simon,
executive director of Bread
for the World. "We need all
people - males and fe
males. blacks and whites,
rich and poor to resolve to
ehd hunger and starvation
wherever its exists.”
Participants also will re
ceive Intensive briefings on
two issues that Bread for
the World is currently ad
yocating in Congress the
l' S response to the Africa
famine and the BFW ini
tiated Human Needs and
World Security bill H R
For several months. BFW
members have been seek
ing more U S. emergency
aid for drought-stricken
African nations
Jim Martin
...VC. Congressman
Martin Support*
Reduction In
Tobacco Tax
Calling it "a victory for
North Carolina tobacco,'
Congressman Jim Martin
<R-NC), announces his
support for an additional
four cents reduction in the
federal tax on cigarette*
beyond the four cents re
duction he had already won
last March. The North »
Carolina Congressman
vowed "a personal lobby
ing effort'' to ensure that
the new version of the tax
bill passed the House of
Martin, a senior memoer
of the House Ways and
Means Committee, had
successfully introduced .in
amendment that reduced
tKe 16 cents per pack ri
garettes tax to 12 cenis.
harly this morning a
Committee lowered the tax
back to its original pre
1982 eight cents per pack
level, agreeing to an
amendment engineered by
Senator Jesse Helms
"I am pleased to support
the new package," said
Congressman Martin
"The final version of the
bill has gone even further
than my original amend
ment and this makes me
very happy ”
Martin pointed out that
“taxes take away jobs
I>ower taxes mean addi
tional jobs 1 have never
believed that our nation’s
tobacco farmers, cigar
ette manufacturers and the
people who work for them
should bear a dispro
portionate tax burden I am
happy that my colleagues
in the Congress have final
ly allowed the tobacco in
dustry to function as a
business without the mere- __
dible tax burden that it had
been under in the past This
tax decrease can be de
scribed quite simply, as a
pro jobs program "

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