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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1976, High Point, North CarolinaPolitical science majors students questions at congressman rep. Preyer right faces pc students participating Are or. Carl Wheeless mayor Roy Culler Piolo of i is i r by Tommye Morrison Enterprise staff writer sixth District congressman Richardson Preyer and High Point mayor Roy Culler were kept on their toes Friday night As senior political science majors from High Point College fired questions at them Dur ing a dinner and political discussion held at the Home of or. Carl Wheeless political science professor at the College. Obviously Well informed concerning current political problems and issues the students carefully questioned Preyer and listened intently to his responses on the Washington and International scene. In reference to the flu inoculations currently favored by president Gerald Ford Preyer expressed his endorsement of the Bill citing the thousands of americans who died when the previous epidemic swept through the United states. Preyer expressed his support for democratic presidential hopeful Morris Udall calling him a close personal Friend and stated that he Felt a personal loyalty to Udall although he admitted that Democrat Jimmy Carter also made an impressive candidate. His answers were somewhat hesitant and indicated that he wished to drop the subject of his being named in the. News and world report As a millionaire congressional figure. I Don t think people will pay too much attention to the democratic con Gressman remarked. One student on the subject of farm subsidies stated that he Felt the subsidies and governmental stockpiling of farm products was a Ripoff of the american consumer. Preyer agreed saying that the Way governmental subsidies to Farmers were presented to the nation did indeed make them sound like a Preyer explained the fluctuating Supply of farm products and added that the subsidies were used to try to bring some kind of order into a chaotic farm Preyer stated that the Farmer is at the mercy of weather conditions and the need of the United states and other nations for the product and that without subsidies the Farmer could suffer tremendous losses each season. When asked whether he Felt that food should be used As a weapon Preyer said that the. S Supply of food is a commodity which will be easily Replin Shable in the future As opposed to the Oil producing nations which will in All probability run out of Oil and other products which the. Might wish to Purchase. He admitted that trading wheat for Oil might produce a tight bargaining situation because one country could decide to hold up a shipment of an item to further bargain with the other nation. Market opens Strong for. Firm by Jim Hawkins Enterprise staff writer this is where we Are Able to give exposure to our line on a National Jack Nord president Union National inc of Jamestown. Said Friday during the afternoon of the second Day his firm had shown at the Southern furniture Market the firm a Long time producer of High Quality Cas goods including Many hand parted elements is pleased with the decision to display its line Here. We love it Nord said adding that everyone he has come in Contact with has been Eagar to help us get the showroom set up the showroom on the fifth floor of the furniture Plaza display building accents bedroom and dining room furniture As Well As break fronts and Wall cabinets the firm produces at its Jamestown. Plant up to the present Union National inc., has been showing at the exposition building in Jamestown and in Chicago where it plans to continue to Nord explained that this is the Only Market he knows of where the firm can see dealers who Are important to us from All Over the United he said he expects to see people Here who he would not see anywhere else. Of the first Day and a half of the current Market Nord said he has been impressed with the number of dealers who have already visited the space and that he is anticipating an excellent Nord said his firm is seeing dealers who use our line but that this represents the first Opportunity they have had to see a major portion of the line. Some dealers come to the Southern furniture Market but not to other markets Nord said pointing out that at High Point dealers can see a showroom full of our in addition Nord said he has already established some new contacts with dealers he had not met before. The furniture Plaza is pleased with its new tenant which becomes the fourth Jamestown furniture manufacturer to show in the Structure. Max Meeks manager said that for Many years that company has produced one of the most desired Quality lines that s made and we could t be happier that they chose High Point to display their line and the furniture Plaza for their new showroom facilities. Nord said the space and the facilities Are adequate and that he likes the building very he said the building employees Are conscientious. People have made us feel very much at he said. The firm took Over a showroom which Nord said was in excellent repair and did some re Decora Ting to serve As a backdrop for display of the 18th Century european styled furniture and the far Eastern Oriental styles it makes. It has been in the furniture production business since 1901 Nord said it got into the decorative element in 1931 and that it now provides a wide variety of finishes and colors and decorative schemes Many of them hand painted to meet customer needs. A break front on Dis play at the Entrance to the showroom took four and a half Days to decorate he said. In addition the firm utilizes special Low voltage parabolic aluminized reflectors spotlights to bring out texture and colors in some elements. Motorcycle wrecks 2 Are Hurt George Junior Jennings. 43 of Gordon Street and his passenger Wanda Jennings. 10. Of Ann More Circle were injured Friday at j 15 when the motorcycle they wore Riding wrecked on Hodgin Street near Burton Avenue Jennings told High Point police that the motorcycle hit a Rock in the Road and overturned Charles Kowm Hudson 21. Of Avenue was injured when his car and one driven buddy allure 60 of Hodgin Street collided at 9 28 Friday on English Road at Juanita Street Allred was charged with tailing to yield at a Stop sign Linday wms let Gulley of Montgomery. Ala was injured at 5 15 Friday when her car and another vehicle collided on an 1-85 ramp at w Green drive the other Driver got out of his car asked if everything was alright and then left the scene. Matthew Scott Bourlakas. 11. Of Ferndale Boulevard was injured when his bicycle and a car driven by Dallas William Jones 27, of route 2 collided at 12-41. On n rotary drive at Hillcrest drive the High Point Enterprise established 1uu published every afternoon and sunday morning an Independent newspaper published by the High Point Enterprise inc 210 Church Avenue High Post n c 77361 member of the associated press rates by mail payable in and Vance 1 or 6 to 3 to 1 to daily and sunday w20c s21 00110m 1350 sunday Only sum if 10 455 51 m by Carrier wkly monthly i so or 14200 mail subscription in n c subject to 4% sales the associated press is entitled to the use or reproduction of All local news armed m this newspaper As Well As All a news dispatches entered As second class matter at the Post office nigh Point n c under act of March x 1879 second cd fuss postage paid at High Point n c an carriers dealers and distributors Are Independent contractors and the High Point Enterprise inc is not responsible Lor Advance subscription payments made to them or their representatives for Nome delivery rate Contact your local Carrier Ward Griffith company National advertising representatives More financial problems medical insurance rates for state Rise Haleigh state treasurer Elm Gill invited the leadership of the general to his office in the Albemarle building on a re cent Early morning to drop a Bombshell in their laps to had no intention to doing so literally nonetheless in the course Olathe meeting a telephoned bomb threat was received in the building and treasurer lieutenant governor speaker and the rest had to Lastih adjourn to other quarters legislators weren t nearly As scared by the Telephone Call As by the news which Gill handed them Blue Cross and Blue shield which handles the Hospital medical insurance Tor state employees is raising rates the total Bill Lor this com in hot Al will be 5 million higher than anticipated and that is Dor just nine months of the year by Bill Noblitt Assoc motion of afternoon dailies since the hike would take Al feet october 1 the total annual Bill for employee insurance runs More than million dependent coverage is paid by the employee in addition a time when legislators Are trying to Cut the budget raise new funds and provide a raise for teachers and other state employees or. Gill s news was bad. Indeed. Request for More Money during these difficult budgetary times does not give me any pleasure and i assure you i would not make such a request except for my concern for the Well Beme of our teachers and state the treasurer said he also outlined three options reduce the in stance coverage to Cut Cost let the employees pay the in creased Cost or increase stale spending for the insurance. He recommended the state increase its spen Ding legislators will lean toward that solution but some Are already figuring the dollars will have to come out of the Pav raise which employees have been promised such tinges Are after All a part of the benefits and paying out 5 million More for insurance will just have to come off the raise some legislators say. Meanwhile the tax withholding idea put Forth by it. Gov. James b Hunt and endorsed by gov James e Holshouser that some million from the next fiscal year be pulled into the 1976-77 fiscal year and spent for pay raises is beginning to raise legislative eyebrows. There has been Little Public reaction but there is a growing mood that using next year s Money for this year s expenses which would also have to be paid next year if spent for a recurring item like pay raises is not a very Good suggestion. Those legislators who have studied the proposal now con clude that problems out weigh merits it would be a Gamble on increased income next year the raises plus other necessary increased spending piles up into the foundation for increased spending in the following Vear so that in two or three years the Shock is great and budget cutting efforts Are proving futile in terms of amassing big dollars additionally several responsible lawmakers now concede that while any tax hike proposal even one on luxuries and alcohol would be political suicide in an elec Tion year that is really the Only Way out. If a substantial pay raise is to be Given. Some Are beginning to believe that following Hunt s suggestion will inevitably lock the general Assembly into a hefty tax increase in 1978 or 1979 As the future Shock of the scheme multiplies there is a growing mood in the legislature to bypass a recurring salary raise in favor of a Bonus for each state employee that would be paid once and not guaranteed to keep the budget at a higher level in future years some sly politicians also see it As a method whereby employees next year would end up fighting for another Bonus rather than seeking an even higher salary increase. Bicentennial South Indian Spear Moon Rock in exhibit by Tommye Morrison Enterprise staff writer visitors to the Tennessee Valley Bicentennial South caravan on Friday at Westchester mall were treated to a giant step Back into the Early civilization of the South and a look into the future of the South and the United states. Co sponsored by the Tennessee Valley authority the North Carolina army National guard and the North Carolina Bicentennial commission the caravan was presented locally with funding from the Westchester mall merchants Assn. And the High Point Jaycees. The caravan will also be available for inspection on saturday and sunday in the parking lot of the Greensboro coliseum the caravan consisting of five exhibit trailers arranged in a connected a shaped configuration featured such unusual displays As a year old Clovis Spear Point which was discovered in an Alabama Cave and a lunar Rock Sample which was brought Back from the Moon by Apollo astronauts in 1969. Designed to isolate the visitor from present Day sights and sounds a time Tunnel was used whereby the visitor was transported Back into the late 1500 s when Indian tribes were found throughout the Southeast. Displays of Indian decorative items tools and utensils and Hunting implements were exhibited in a room reminiscent of an Early Indian earthen walled hut artefacts from pre colonial times and various photographs depicting life in America past and present were featured in another trailer the Southern antebellum Days were explained prior to the exhibit on the civil War items from this period in time were displayed in a room which featured a Wall mural of Union and Confederate soldiers engaged in Battle. Unusual items on exhibit included original Confederate soap and hardtack a cup filled with the original Coffee rations and spices a newspaper printed on wallpaper for Lack of newsprint a slave enlist ment form for the Confederate army and various uniforms and weaponry from the period. Another trailer showcased 19th Century articles which included crafts and Folk Art from the appalachian Region gadgets popular during the period such As a Ceramic Pill roller and Cigar Mold toys musical instruments such As a handmade Banjo and political Memorabilia. A Dis play of first edition literature including such Well known books As Tiger Uncle Tom s Uncle Remus classics and look homeward also featured a program from the premiere performance of gone Lith the exhibits of nuclear and solar Power were also included in the caravan along with1 an Overall View of crops raised in the South during the past 400 years. But the highlight of the entire caravan for the younger visitors was getting a glimpse of the lunar Rock and the Nasa space suit which was worn by Cut. Joseph p Kerwin on the skylab ii space exploration expedition the suit on loan from the smithsonian Institute was displayed while the recording of astronaut Frank Gorman s voice Reading the Story of the creation was played in the background. An award winning audiovisual program entitled Celebration was also available for Public viewing. It featured scenes of the con temporary South in Combina Tion with original music. Costing approximately million the caravan will tour the South through october and appear in cities throughout Kentucky Tennessee Virginia Alabama Georgia South Carolina and North Carolina. No admission is charged to see the caravan and Tennessee Valley Bicentennial South is staffed by volunteers and retired employees of Tva. Graveyard is location of stabbing Willie Covngton 38, of Leonard Avenue reported to High Point police today at 1. That he was stabbed in the shoulder while walking through the graveyard on Meredith Street. Covington who was not seriously injured said the Only description he could give was that his attacker was wearing a White shirt. John j. Patterson of Winston Salem reported Fri Day that a House under construction on pin Burr Road was damaged by fire and that a Back door had been forced open. Patterson said the fire on the Back porch of the House occurred prior to april 18, but that he was not notified until Friday. Robert Lee Gill or. Of Pershing Street reported that someone entered his Home and removed clothing value ?60. There was no sign of forced entry someone entered the cleaner world on n. Mam Street through an unlocked Side door. Missing were three pairs of pants value the burglars also forced open a vending machine and removed about in change. Brentwood Street school was entered through an unlocked door. The intruders then broke a window and entered the principal s of fice. Nothing was reported missing. Franklin Peele of n. Hall Street reported a Garden Tiller missing from his backyard. Vandals broke the Glass in a door at big v supermarket causing damage and did damage to a car belong ing to Rhonda a. Underwood while parked at the Cavalier inn where she is manager. Arrests included Margie Walker Smith 30, of Lexington embezzlement Alice Parker. 48, of it. 2, Weldon unlawful concealment Harold Lee Harper 39, of Taylor Avenue assault with a deadly weapon g. Alvin Edwards 25, of Ragan Street leaving the scene of an Accident and improper passing i i kill Point City area saturday afternoon april 24, 1976 Page 2a trash fire is caused by Sparks City firefighters were called to Hatteras Yatch on Kivett drive Friday at. When Sparks from an electric welder set fire to residue in a trash dumpster there was no damage there was another Call to Hatteras Yatch today at. When an automatic sprinkler head was hit by a door and activated. There was no fire. At. Friday there was a Call to 605 c Park St. When a matters caught fire. There was no damage to the House. There was a malicious false alarm at. Fri Day at Adams Street and Kennedy Avenue and a Woods fire at the rear of the 500 Block of Jeanette Street at. Firefighters said the Woods fire was intentionally set As have others in the area the past month. Declaration in exhibit David Whitly 12, reads copy Prato by Art Rocha run

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