^WFHE CHARLl ITTE PI IST-afe * “The Voice Of The Black (xmummity < — Volume 10, Number 3 «|F z*r? Heats woman i j Off Hie Year Contest w. > I I Verona Vaughn I d Small: Academically 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 -I 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 hoods. 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 food. S. Water during the cool parts of the day. wenpuM _ * ' I 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 said. 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 public. 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 provisions. “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 vacation. “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 ” *—— . I 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 play. “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 brothers “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 3 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 People. 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 groups. 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 members. 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 Massey. West Mecklenburg Receives Top Honors 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 mobile. “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 school 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 leaders. 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 4440). 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 Representatives. 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 House-Senate Conferer.ee Committee lowered the tax back to its original pre 1982 eight cents per pack level, agreeing to an amendment engineered by Senator Jesse Helms <R-NC) "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 "