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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - April 19, 1974, High Point, North Carolina By Forrest Cates Enterprise staff writer developers were reported today As a ready to move on first phase construction of a major new shopping Center Here. Plans for the Center which is to be located on the West Side of main South of Fairfield Road have been enlarged. A the developers now Are talking about a regional shopping Center a said Julian White representative of the owners of the property today. A it will easily be the biggest in town a he stated. The Large tract is now under option to Mare Del of Georgia a major land development corporation. Bob Mcauliffe and associates which handled most of the leasing for the huge Crabtree Valley shopping Center in Raleigh is the leasing agent for the developers. Mcauliffe said today that the preliminary plans have been drawn. A the developers Are ready to move on the first phase which will consist of a service Center supermarket drug store and Small shops. The major Structure a two Story mall is not in the first phase. Commitments already Are in hand from major tenants who Are participating in the planning of the Center which will contain 600,000 Square feet of floor space Mcauliffe said. The site now contains 36 acres zoned As planned shopping Center District. The property abuts an Industrial zoned area which also is owned by White and his associates. White said today that the developers Are a anxious now to exercise their option to buy the shopping Center he indicated however that the Deal is contingent on the land owners adding about 15 acres to the site to bring the total to about 52 acres. A they need the extra land mainly for parking to develop the site into a major shopping Center a he said. Adding the extra land involves moving a proposed Street and location of utilities. That involves a change in the subdivision plat of the property. White appeared before the City Council thursday to request permission to make the change without having to pay More for water and sewer lines. The property now comes under an a a old City policy for assessing property owners for part of the costs of water sewer and Street installations. Under a new policy land developers pay a much larger share of the costs. White asked the Council not to consider the changes in the subdivision plat As constituting a new subdivision which would put it under the new policy and see shopping on 2b High Point Enterprise Friday afternoon april 19, 1974 Section b Selling of drinks raises Flap somebody violated the Law. City manager Harold Cheek says it Wasny to the City of High Point. That leaves the . Traffic engineers Assn. To take the blame. The association held a quarterly meeting Here last week at the High Point police Academy on Riverdale Road. Mixed drinks were served which probably Wasny to a violation of the Law. There is a City ordinance which prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages on a City owned facility. City ordinances unless otherwise specified however apply Only to the City limits. The Academy is not inside the City. City Lake Park also is outside the City but the City ordinance specifies that there shall be no drinking there. At least some of the Imbi Bers at the traffic engineers convention paid for their drinks. That probably was illegal since nobody is supposed to sell booze in this state except the state. Cheek said he was at the meeting for dinner but did not see any drinking. Since the word of illegal boozing at the police Academy spread however he has done some checking he said. A was i understand it a bar was set up at the Academy and drinks were available to those who wished to Avail themselves of it. I also understand that there was a see Selling on 2b biggest in town Quot Model cities funding asked by City Council by Ray Hubbard Enterprise staff writer the High Point City Council adopted a Resolution thursday which could help prolong the life of Model cities in High Point. The Resolution urges the Nixon administration and the Congress to restore the funding of the nations 147 Model cities programs to the level in effect in january of 1973. The Resolution results from the fact that the Congress has not yet adopted legislation setting up the Long touted Community development program which will replace not Only Model cities but numerous other federally funded programs such As Urban renewal open space and subsidized housing programs. Other Model cities throughout the country including Charlotte Winston Salem and Asheville in North Carolina Are sending similar messages to Washington. Wayne Pray executive director of the Model cities program Here says there is a Good Chance that the Effort will be at least partially successful. The Congress he said already has Given up on beginning Community development programs by july i the Date set Long ago for the changeover. The new Date is january of next year. This Means that there is a six month Gap in funding of a wide variety of Urban programs which could be devastating to cities throughout the country unless the Slack is taken up by interim funding Pray said. Pray says that he believes there is a Good possibility that Model cities nationwide will get an additional $200 million for the six months period. This would mean that the funding level would approach the level reached when the program was going full blast. For High Point this could mean almost $1 million for the six months or $1.7 million for a full year. Release of Federal funds announced by . Secretary of housing and Urban development James t. Lynn in Washington thursday seems to Bear out prays optimism. Lynn said that $281 million will be released to enable Urban renewal and neighbourhood development programs in 430 communities to continue at approximately their previous funding Levels. In addition he said $75 million will become available for Model cities programs. For fiscal 1975, which begins july i Lynn said Hud will ask Congress for $325 million to provide funds for a the transition Between the present categorical Grant system and the Block Grant see Model on 2b disaster Relief High Point and Thomasville citizens have contributed $260 toward disaster Relief for victims of the recent tornadoes which struck the Southeast and Midwest according to local red Cross officials. As of april to nearly $31,000 had been spent in assisting 124 families in North and South Carolina and red Cross officials estimate that More than $3 million will be spend in the seven Southeastern states hardest hit. The local red Cross chapter will continue to accept contributions for the disaster fun fun regatta a fun regatta will be held sunday at Oak hollow Lake beginning with a Skippers meeting at 9 . With the first race starting at to . A City Sailboat can be reserved for the regatta and the course will be open for practice saturday. A launch fee will not be required for Oak hollow yacht club members participating in the discussions issues before the voters in the May 7 City and county Bond elections will be discussed at the Owca Public affairs forum tuesday at 12 noon at the Owca on Gatewood. Open to All interested citizens the forum will sponsor speakers on the different issues included in the City and county Bond new Market the pre school conference for All children who will be six years of age on or before oct. 15 and who live in the new Market school District will be held at new Market school tuesday 7-8 45 . Registration will be from 7 until 8. Parents needing registration forms Are requested to come by the principals office during school hours. Church dinner a Chicken and dumpling dinner will be served at mount Vernon Baptist Church on Leonard Avenue saturday starting at 12 noon and continuing until 6 . The event is sponsored by the senior usher Board and takeout orders will be available. It will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Library program Lexington a popular Lexington native will be the principal speaker at a convocation tuesday at la . At Davidson county Community College As a highlight of National Library week april 21-27. Richard Walser professor of English at North Carolina state University will speak on North Carolina folklore and his newest Book a Star Heel also in the program will be miss Ruth Merritt professor emerita of English. Louisburg College who will present a fifteen minute program on original eyes a rated films by Don Wrenn Enterprise staff writer Archdale a the Issue of the rating of movies showing at the tar Heel drive in is Likely to come before the Archdale City Council according to reports. Randolph county sheriff Lloyd Brown says his office has received about a half dozen complaints about the a rated movies being shown at the drive in movie located on s. Main St. In Archdale. Sheriff Brown said his men will deliver a copy of the City ordinance outlawing a rated movies but he will leave it up to the City to decide what Legal Steps to take. Apparently said Brown most of the complaints received Center on the fact the films can be seen from the Road and by neighbors living near the drive in movie. Recently the theater management agreed to and built a tall Fence around the exit from the grounds but Brown said the screen can still be seen from the Road. While City officials Are not commenting on what action if any might be taken they have talked with City attorney Don Miller and the subject May come up next tuesday night when the Council meets for its regular april session. The City passed an ordinance in 1973 Banning the showing of a rated movies within the City limits. This ordinance if legally enforceable apparently would not affect the tar Heel drive in because the theater was in operation prior to the adoption of the ordinance by the Council coming under provisions of a a Grandfather a verdant rebirth what better Way to spend an afternoon in Early Spring than taking in the wonders of Mother natures annual reawakening Here Cathy Stanley whiles away some sunny hours at the Park beside High Point City Lake. Naturally she a doing whatever happens to strike her fancy. A senior at Allen Jay High school miss was selected Homecoming Queen by her classmates last fall. Stah photo by Sonny he a go it Ock shopping Center plans Are ready investigator sets hours for office the office of the attorney conducting an investigation of the High Point police dept. Will be open from 9 . To 5 . Monday through Friday beginning monday. The attorney Luke Wright will be available by Telephone at other times at his Home and Law office in Greensboro a special City Council committee announced today. The office is located at 519 n. Hamilton St. In the basement of the social Security office building. The office can be reached from the Street and parking lot the committee said. Wright who was hired by the special committee at the direction of the Council is authorized to hire an assistant and a clerk. The Telephone number at the office is 883-9914. Wrights Home phone in Greensboro is 299-2497 and his business phone 273-9444. The committee said the office Here will be manned during the specified hours either by Wright or an assistant to accept information from the Public concerning the police department. Two accused of break in City officials told Archdale citizens fear Rise in property tax Piedmont Gas hikes rates for industries Kaleigh apr the state utilities commission has granted Piedmont natural Gas co. A rate increase for its commercial and Industrial customers. The increase amounts to More than six cents per thousand cubic feet of Gas used. The commission excluded residential customers from the temporary increase. It will decide after a hearing in october whether to make the increase permanent and whether to extend it to residential customers. Piedmont is the states Large natural Gas distributor. It serves Charlotte Greensboro and much of the Piedmont Section of the state. Curtis Lee Davis 19, and Johnnie Davis 25, both of Mobile Street were arrested by police thursday on a charge of larceny after breaking and entering. Warrants allege the pair broke into the Home of Robert Williams on w. Willis Avenue april 12. Doris Simmons 31, of Sturbridge drive was arrested on charges of Misdemeanour breaking and entering and malicious damage. She is accused of breaking into the Lucille m. Comer residence on Madison Avenue thursday. She allegedly scattered clothing from closets onto the floors damaged furniture and the window in a car John w. Austin of Lindale Avenue said someone entered a shed below his Home and took about $145 Worth of tools. He said the thieves climbed in through the loft. Would be burglars broke a window at Piedmont Iron and Metal co. On w. Ward Avenue but apparently did not gain Entrance. Clyde a. Gardner of Westchester drive said someone took a Box of tools valued at $500 from the Carport of his Home and Boysie Eugene Gladney of Brentwood Street said that a tape player and 18 tapes valued at $152 were stolen see two on 2b by Don Wrenn Enterprise staff writer Archdale while some property owners might like the idea of seeing their land go up in value when water comes to town other residents on fixed incomes find this to be a threat members of the Archdale City Council were told thursday night at a Public meeting held to discuss the upcoming May 7 water Bond referendum. The second Public hearing held at the Trindie school again found Only a very Small number of people turning out to ask questions and to listen to the water planners. One resident thursday night said he and others who Are out working to get the Bond Issue passed found a number of retired residents who had indicated they were concerned about their property increasing in value thereby requiring them to pay More taxes which would be a problem on their fixed incomes. City attorney Don Miller said this year a new state Law has gone into effect that provides Relief for property owners Over the age of 65 and he believed the increased property value would not really be a problem. There were also indications the Council members had previously discussed this problem and have taken it into consideration. Councilman Bill Kinley chairman of the water committee said after the Bond Issue is approved by voters on May 7, firm dates will be set for the beginning of construction and it could be sooner than the january 1975, Date mentioned at the first meeting tuesday night. City Engineer Leonard Bloxam said the project could possibly get started in november or december see Archdale on 2b

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