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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - April 26, 1976, High Point, North Carolina By Forrest Cates Enterprise City editor Charlie Martin has a furrowed brow a and that bodes no Good for High Point taxpayers. Martin is budget officer for the City of High Point. His primary Job is to assist the City manager in preparing a new City budget estimate for each fiscal year. It now is the time of year for preparing the estimate the City manager Harold Cheek. Plans to retire at the end of May and the major Burden of preparing the budget has fallen on Martin. That probably partially accounts for the worried look which Martin is wearing these Days. But. If reports at City Hall Are Correct. Martin has More problems in producing a balanced budget for the perusal of the manager and. Eventually the City Council. Like what to do about Mak ing up the $600,000 expected in Revenue funds which the City May not get from the Federal government but possibly a bigger problem than that is the Prospect of a Sharp drop in the Normal growth of the tax base usually the property valuation in High Point increases substantially in a year As a result of construction. The increase for the past several years has run Between $20 million and $30 retailers Given display advice in furniture View from bucket of new fire truck photo by Cris pet reel snorkel truck used several ranking members of the High Point fire dept begin training this week on a new $136,000 snorkel truck delivered last week Max Moffitt. Training director said that several officers will train with the representative of the snorkel fire equipment co. Of St Joseph. To. Moffitt said that the regular Crew to be assigned to the truck will then undergo about one months training the truck had been on order since october of 1974 it was purchased to meet in creasing demands on fire Protection by replacing a 22-year-old Aerial ladder truck now in service at the new no. I station on Centennial Street the truck has an articulating Aerial platform reaching a height of 85 feet or almost seven stones the platform is also equipped with a Tower nozzle and connections capable of discharging 1.000 Gallons of water per minute from All elevations. It has the capability of operating the elevating Boom and its 1,250 gallon per minute fire pump simultaneously. By Robert Marks Enterprise associate editor furniture retailers who display merchandise a at its bests in their stores will experience improved sales and profits a group of dealers was told at the Spring Southern furniture Market sunday. Better displays can be achieved. Charles Shaughnessy or. Said by innovative decorative touches trained sales personnel and easy Access to the display by the customer Are also important he said a plan your work and work your plan Quot Shaughnessy urged As he outlined a program for retailers to improve their business and profits each year through 1980 vice president and general manager of the dining room division for the Singer co., Shaughnessy spoke at a meeting of dealers who Are members of furniture marketing services inc., a merchandising and buying group in High Point before Shaughnessy spoke the retailers were told that the Spring Market was a a Good Market with a Strong conservative base for both crime watch 2 men Rob resident by Howard Hayes Enterprise staff writer Roby a. Freedle of English Road reported to High Point police sunday that he was the victim of a Strong armed robbery at his Home officers said Freedle victim holds burglary suspect James Alvin Reed 34. And Betty Mcmasters 38, both of Asheboro were arrested Friday night by Guilford county sheriffs deputies and charged with first degree burglary deputies said the pair was taken into custody at a residence on Highway 220 South near old Randleman Road the name of the victim was not available today. Officers said the occupant of the House told them the door Bell rung about 8 30-8 45 . He said he was already in bed and thought the person at the door to be somebody delivering a package he had been expecting the Man told deputies he did not answer the door because he thought the person would leave the package at the door the victim said that he heard Glass break in the front door and then notified the sheriffs dept he said he then went to the door with a 30-caliber Rifle and held the Man until deputies arrived officers said that they began a search for Reed s car and found the vehicle on a Road behind the House and added that is Mcmasters was waiting in the car Phillip William Moore of Kivett drive was arrested saturday night on a charge of breaking into a motor vehicle deputies said an officer on patrol saw Moore attempting to enter a car at the Holiday inn at 40 and Highway 68 and placed him under arrest told them he was eating supper when two men entered a door at his Back he said they first told him they wanted something to cat and then demanded Money. He said they took $55 from his pocket and ran out the Back door. James f Mcgee of Mont lieu Avenue reported a Rifle two shotguns a Shotgun Rifle and Flash Light value $1,006, taken from his Home he said the burglars also took $83 50 in Bills and change the Back door was forced open to gain entry. Adams Barber shop on Dallas Avenue was entered by breaking the Glass in a door taken was $30 from a drink machine and $40 from the Cash Register. An employee at the Merita bakery co on w. Kivett drive said sunday that he saw a Man run through the building. Police made a search of the building and could not find anybody or any sign of a forced entry. Gordon Schiffman of Columbus. Ohio reported that his 1976-Model rental car was stolen sunday from Green drive at main Street he said the keys were left in the car the $6,000 vehicle was from the Hertz rental co office at the Charlotte Airport. Harold Gregory of Arlington Street said that someone entered his car and took $300 in Cash from the Glove compartment while the car was parked in the Carport of his Home. Bryce Lavigne of new York reported two cameras value $120, stolen from his car parked in the 300 Block of w. Green drive Randy k. Lanier of Courtesy Road said that 20 tapes value $60, were taken from his car parked at Brunswick lanes on n. Main Street and William g Hunt of Mon lieu Avenue said a $25 bicycle was taken from his Yard Kathy Harrell Stanley of Grace Street said that vandals broke four windows and damaged screens on her House the damage was estimated at More than $50 High Point vice and narcotics officers arrested three persons sunday on drug charges they said the arrests were the result of three weeks investigation Tern Lynn Richardson 20, of Carr Street was charged with two counts each of Possession with intent to sell Hydro shone. Sell and delivery of morphine Possession with intent to sell morphine Sale and delivery of Hydro morphine and one count of conspiracy to sell morphine. Timothy Lane Byerly. 24, and Terry Lee Beverly 29. Both of e Lexington Avenue were charged with conspiracy to sell and deliver morphine and carrying a concealed weapon. Officers said two vehicles also were constipated at the time of the arrests. Other arrests included Sandra Lee Wilkes 24, of Juanita Street shoplifting Beverly Kaye Werrell. 24, of Friddle Street larceny Spencer Ray fort 19, of route 4 and Ada Rawlinson of Dartmouth Avenue both charged with assault with a deadly weapon Danny Reed Dameron 18. Of Hillside drive Drunken driving Mary Cash. 37. Of n Centennial Street malicious damage and Bonnie Reed Johnson 36, of Shadow Valley Road three counts of issuing worthless checks theft report new theft reports today 13 this Wook 18 this month 328 the losses today $7,792 this Wook $8,124 this month $97,362 arrests today 5 this Wook 7 this month 68 manufacturers and buyers Quot the Market is Active but the buyers Are not acting like sailors on a 72-hour spree Quot h e skin Parker president of furniture marketing services inc., said. He told the retailers that the Basic Effort by manufacturers in new merchandise at the Market is in contemporary styles. A in upholstered furniture the biggest improvement is in the colors of the fabrics a he said. Quot Cottons prints Nylon All look Good Quot retailers Are finding Price increases some on a selective basis ranging from three to five per cent Parker said a backlogs Are building up pretty rapidly but my advice is do not speculate in inventory a a Parker said Quot buy in a Little greater depth you Are going to pay More in july and August than you Are having to pay now because of backlogs some manufacturers Are going to leave this Market with enough orders to keep them Busy until october a a order now a Parker urged a but space the shipments out. Also ask for guaranteed prices on the third Parker noted that most retailers and manufacturers report business improved during the first Quarter of 1976 the improvement is continuing into the second Quarter he said. Quot the Outlook is that 1976 will be a Good year but not As Good As 1973 or the first Quarter of 1974,&Quot Parker said. Quot la the retailer works at it. If he promotes Well and advertises Well he will have a Good year in 1976.&Quot Shaughnessy said retailers should plan carefully their attendance at the furniture Market. Merchandising he said is the Backbone for the Success of the retailer. Quot he should spend More effective hours at the Market. He should know what he wants to keep he should know what the manufacturer wants to drop what the manufacturer will drop. And on what the manufacturer is increasing the the retailer should also be flexible in his promotions Shaughnessy said Quot it you Are promoting a bedroom suite with a Dresser Mirror Chest and bed. Then Why not offer a Choice at the same time for a Dresser Mirror bed and mattress instead of the Chest. Quot some customers might prefer that combination rather than the suite with the Chest floor salesmen in the retail store should understand the product a by training incentive and responsibility a Shaughnessy said Quot in planning your work and working your plan you should Cut out All the fat done to Cut the muscle and Bone and Don t let the fat return a Shaughnessy told the retailers. The meeting of furniture marketing services inc. Was in the press Center on the ninth floor of the High Point National furniture Mart million when the tax rate is applied to the new valuation the result is a substantial increase in tax revenues the Guilford county tax dept has not made Public its projections of new valuations for High Point Greensboro and the county officials say they probably will make the announcement this week a figure however has already been Given to City officials to use in the Early preparation of the 1976-77 City budget estimate the word at City Hall is that the increase is Quot Way Down Quot for this year. One source said the increase May be As Little As $10 million that would mean an increase in Revenue from taxes of Only about $83 a too at the current tax rate of 83 cents per $100 property valuation the City received More than that in a Windfall which occurred after the 1975-76 budget was adopted final figures Tor the property valuation exceeded the Early estimate on which the budget was based by $14 million which boosted the tax yield by $114 xxx while Martin is in and out of sessions with department Heads in attempts to pare their budget requests mayor Roy Culler fidgets in his office Down the Hall in a 15-minute interview today the mayor said three times Quot this budget really has me part of his concern is because he does no to know when the Council will get its hands on the budget estimate to begin studies the Council is compelled by Law to adopt the new budget by june St Quot i m just sitting Here waiting the Council s finance committee has had practically no input into the budget we Are going to get hit with this thing cold Quot Culler stated that has always been the Way of councils and budgets under the City manager City Council form of government the manager prepares an estimate my the Council makes whatever changes it chooses before adopting it Culler acknowledges that that is the procedure but its does no to Lessen his anxiety Quot this is the tightest Money situation i have Ever seen in in y y e a r s i ii Cit y Culler Comite budget on 2b brass baby Cradle attracts attention at Market brass Beds reappearing styling is traditional by Tommye Morrison Enterprise staff writer the Mellow Rich look it brass illuminates the showroom of the brass bed company of America and Marvin Alperin feels that his company is responsible for the resurrection of the brass bed on a National basis court log theft defendants heard this weak 0 this month 47 convictions this Wook o this month 32 Active sentences this Wook 0 this month 5 Guilford gop to choose delegates Guilford republicans will hold their county convention tonight to choose their delegates to the sixth District convention in May the county convention will be held in Grimsley High school auditorium in Greensboro beginning at 7 30 . This is a change from Smith High school in Greensboro which was scheduled originally As the site for the convention in an attempt to Appeal to America s Young people who were looking for remnants of the past and real objects they could a Latch onto a As heirlooms for their children Alperin a company began manufacturing brass Beds and accessories in a Small garage Type building in los Angeles calif., several years ago the demand for brass furniture has increased and the brass bed company of America now has its own Plant and Home offices in los Angeles although Alperin says the most widely sold item in their line is the brass bed their designers have made popular other furniture items in brass which include sofas chairs benches coat Racks mirrors and Deacon s benches. This year a brass baby Cradle takes Center stage and has attracted Many furniture buyers into the showroom in the Commerce Street Wing of the Southern furniture Market Center Alperin said the baby Cradle is More of a sales gimmick but that some of his friends who have purchased the Cradle have converted it into a bar after the baby was too Large to use it. The brass bed company of America began showing in High Point several years ago in the High Point accessory Mart. The organization is the Only brass bed company in the United states which makes an entire sales program of brass Beds and distributes on a National basis Quot some companies have brass Beds and accessories for Sale with other furniture but our company specializes in brass furniture Quot Alperin said the brass bed company of America Dot All of its own work and uses an enamel finish on the brass which prevents tarnishing brass is an Alloy of Copper and Zinc Alperin explained Quot and the Metal will Darken when exposed to air. Some manufacturers use a lacquer finish on the brass but the lacquer will often separate if moisture gets on it. The enamelling process we use is much harder and won t in affected by moisture and air the Only cleaning required is an occasional dusting with a Damp cloth Alperin said he discovered thai brass Beds were appear my in antique shops and that Young people were snatching them up Quot they like the warm Rich look of brass which is unlike the sophisticated and sometimes cold look of Chrome brass is Mellow exciting it s almost like being enveloped in Gold a a the brass bed company of americans major clientele at first were Young people but Tias expanded to persons in their 30s and 40s Alperin said their line has sonic modestly priced items which a a brass on 2b/ traditional styling with canopy added stall photo by Sonny Hmyt Coch balancing City budget budget officer has problems

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