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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - August 10, 1972, High Point, North Carolina By City Council special session set for stadium the Driver was injured slightly when this truck overturned on n. Main Aion injured when truck overturns Darris Eugene Headen 21, of Greensboro was slightly injured wednesday when his t amp a trucking co. Truck overturned at n. Main Street and Eastchester drive. Headen told police that he was headed North on main when he saw some cars stopped at the traffic Light at Eastchester. He said h e applied his brakes but they Felt like they were not holding. According to Headen he swerved right into a turning Lane where his dump truck overturned spilling its contents of dirt. There was $1,000 damage to the truck. Heavy damages and one minor injury resulted from a two car wreck on Elm Street at Washington drive wednesday. Injured was Sammy Ballas 6, a passenger in a car driven by Gregory Ballas 29, of Chatham drive. There was $2,000 damage to the 1972 Model car. The other car driven by George Warren Atkinson jr., 17. Of Kentucky Avenue had $500 damage and there was see Man on Page 2d Street staff photo by Mark Austin the High Point Enterprise thursday afternoon Augustio 1972. Section d with commission by Ray Hubbard Enterprise staff writer a special session of City Council has been called for Friday in an attempt to wrap up final details on construction of a municipal stadium on the Shady Rook school Complex site. Council still has to a authorize the contractor to go ahead under a $1.1 million contract with construction a take final action on Transfer of about 21 acres of land from the Board of education to the City under a prearranged agreement a Transfer from a City contingency fund another $77, to pay the fee for the stadium architect. The first two items Are routine and had been anticipated for some time but the fee for Leon Schute is a new wrinkle in the finance plagued stadium project. Apparently Only this week was it discovered that the City had to encumber the architects fee before construction can be authorized. City councilman j a in e s Pearce said today that he foresees no problem in transferring the contingency funds and that it was an oversight on someone a part in not discovering that the contract called for this arrangement Iii paying the architect. Voters approved a year and a half ago issuance of $850,000 in Bonds for the stadium but when bids were opened they came to a total of $1,336,292 for the 10,000-scat stadium with All the trimmings. Cir a Council and the Board of education have been scrambling for nearly two months to find the additional funds or a Way to finance the project. The plan includes awarding a $1.1 million contract so that construction can begin with a commitment from the City for an additional $250,000 in next years budget for completion of the project. The school system will control and maintain the stadium and pay the City $16,666 rent per year for the first 15 years of a 25-year lease. It had originally been planned for the stadium to be ready for use for the 1972 football season but the Pinch now is to get it ready for the 1973 season. The stadium is expected to be used primarily by the schools in the High Point school District but Allen Jay which is located in the City but not in the school District has equal right to use of the facility. Social services High Point s crime rate dropping police report to seek meeting Greensboro the Guilford county social services Board will continue to seek a meeting with the Board of commissioners in order to stress the need for additional workers or. Robert v. Cross of High Point chairman said today. Social services Board members had hoped to meet this week with commissioners to ask them to place some of the new workers removed from this year s budget Back into the program but found that two of the commissioners would be out of town monday or. Cross said. Board members or. Cross said Are fully convinced the social services department needs the key workers com student government workshop scheduled a student government workshop and series of seminars is planned for Griffin Junior High the week of aug. 14. Mary Nelle Townsend student government sponsor at the school said that Griffin is the Only High Point Junior High holding such a workshop and a its purpose is to give the students a training period in their student government. Also they will have periods in which they can work on projects for the opening of school. A though the students Are planning the seminars they wish daily sessions Are scheduled in parliamentary proce Dure the a How of being a committee chairman Anc the ways and Means of running a student the first meeting will be at 9 a. In. Monday in the cafeteria when All students will gather to make plans for the weeks activities and discussions. Sessions tuesday through Friday will begin at 8 a. In. And continue through 3 p. In. The sessions will include meetings of the new student government officers a cheerleader practice for girls wishing to try out for the 7th and 8th Grade squad and practice for the 9th Grade cheerleaders. Red Cross names Jensen director a former director of the red Cross chapter in Kenosha wis. Has been named executive director of the High Point Thomasville chapter of the american red Cross the chapter Board of directors was told at a meeting wednesday. Norman Jensen who currently is assistant director of the red Cross blood Center in Detroit mich., will begin his duties Here on aug. 15, replacing j. Neil Hadley who resigned recently to become executive director of the Forsyth county red Cross. Directors also were told during the meeting that the chapters capital funds drive is still less than half Way toward the goal of $20,000. Calvin Bryant drive chairman said that approximately $8,800 has been donated or pledged by local businesses and individuals. He said that the Money is vitally needed to pay for improved parking facilities at the chapter House and for a new roof on the chapter House building. The red Cross has do Reserve funds Bryant said and Only daily operating expenses Are budgeted by the United fund to the local chapter. Contributions Are being accepted at the chapter House on English Road Bryant said. The directors also were informed that the swimming class for 4 and 5-year-Olds and their mothers has been completed. Mrs. Molly Pierce water safety chairman said that the mothers were taught How to work with their children in the water and How to show the children the Correct method of learning to swim. She also said that a Canoe to aiming course will be offered at the boy scout Camp this fail. A sailing class is being planned and Small sailing Craft Are needed by the red Cross mrs. Pierce said. Michael Quinto blood donation chairman reported that blood usage is still ahead of donations but that More people Are giving blood. He said that plans Are being made to take the Bloodmobile to factories and to operate the facilities later in the Day to suit More people. Missioners failed to include in the 1972-1973 budget. L. M. Thompson social services director indicated the department will especially stress its efforts to secure 26 of the 36 additional workers it originally sought. Commissioners have already granted 12 of the 26. In addition Thompson said the social service department understands that the new budget provides funds for these. Thompson said the other 14 workers being sought include 13 who would be assigned As eligibility specialists to help with preparation of longer forms now being used for applications for financial Aid. The other worker is a supervisor the social services department listed As its first priority at the time the budget was presented to the Board of county commissioners. Thompson said the supervisor is really not a new position. He said the position was held formerly by a person who has since retired and that Ute Post was reclassified to that of fiscal officer. He said Ralph Shepperd who Heads the general financial Aid Section has been doing his Job and that of the supervisor As Well. Stressing the need for the 14 eligibility specialists Thompson said that the state has directed use of a much More detailed form than had been used in the past. He said the old form required about two hours of work while the new form takes at least five hours. He said social services workers attending a recent meeting at which Board members discussed the need for additional workers told officials that personnel assigned to the new special project at the Public housing units in Greensboro do not handle routine social services work but must under Federal regulations handle new programs. In addition he said this program is expected to bring an influx of new clients As a result of work with residents in the housing units. He said that although 40 persons Are assigned to the Federal program. Only 22 Are doing social services work. He also noted that the social services department in Guilford county produces work now at a rate equal to two times state standards. He said state officials have called production commissioners have indicated a desire to a try new ideas Quot in handling of applications for Aid county officials said. County manager John Witherspoon said commissioners have instructed him to a study More effective ways of handling the he also said the county will a make every Effort to get the work done without swelling the payroll. One commissioner has suggested that methods of determining eligibility will be in for a a thorough by Howard Hayes Enterprise staff writer while neighbouring cities in the state and those across the nation keep reporting increases in their crime rate High Point figures keep showing a decrease. Police chief Laurie Pritchett says that there was a 8.3 per cent reduction in crime in the City the first seven months of this year compared to the corresponding period in 1971. The City of Greensboro recently reported at 27.56 per cent increase in crime during the first half of 1972 compared to last year. The figures were compiled on six categories of crime. In the first three categories High Point reported increases. Those figures Are comparing 1971 to 1972. Murder. 7 and to rape 2 and 5 and robbery 13 and 35. Murder and rape Are considered crimes of passion and Are for the most part considered a preventable. In the remaining four categories. High Point showed reductions. Those figures Are comparing 1971 to 1972, aggravated assault 34 and 28 burglary 494 and 457 larceny 972 and 870 and Auto theft 102 and 85. Totalling the crimes in these six categories figures show that there were 1.624 crimes committed in the first seven months of 1971 compared to 1.490 for 1972. Pritchett said the percentage of crimes being cleared also showed improvement. There were a total of 380 cases in those categories cleared in 1971 and 543 cleared in 1972. The chief said that percentages in the crime rate and in cases solved were mostly favourable during the past two months of june and july while the department was 14 men Short. The shortage was brought on by the dismissal of 12 men accused of participating in or having knowledge of a theft ring within the department. The other vacancies were caused by routine turnover. Pritchett said that comparing this june to june of 1971 there was a 1.7 per cent reduction in crimes but a 18 8 per cent reduction in the clearance rate. Comparing july of each year showed a 4.5 per Cen decrease in crime and a 2h 8 per cent increase in clearances. From City Council apartment development action is to be asked by Ray Hubbard Enterprise staff writer City Council will be asked to act next week on a proposal by Londonderry estates inc. To begin an apartment development on an 80-acre tract in the Emerywood estates area. The High Point planning and zoning commission has approved w Ith certain conditions the first phase of the development which Calls for 268 Multi family townhouse Type apartments in the area located South of Westover drive and North of Shadow Valley Road. The planning and zoning boys state delegates three local boys prepare to attend boys state organized similar to a political convention at Wake Forest next week. The select group of boys from across North Carolina will hold political rallies elect candidates for two parties and run the election process during their weeks stay. Pictured left to right Are Julius Dawkins of Ragsdale High school Johnny Hinson chairman of boys state for the Roger Kirchofer american legion Post Rankin Brown of Allen Jay and Sherman Hancock of Trinity. Staff photo by Sonny Hedgecock conditions Are that additional streets be dedicated and developed before any of the units can be occupied. Concern by present residents in the area that the thoroughfares in the area Are inadequate to support the proposed development prompted the planning and zoning commission to seek commitment for a More adequate Street system before occupancy. Except for minor changes in the final apartment site plan planning and zoning approved the first phase development As outlined by the Developer. They will require relocation of a swimming Pool and Tennis courts but this apparently presents no major obstacle. City ordinances permit Council to approve t h e apartment plan and authorize issuance of building permits under t hese circumstances and Council is expected to do this next week a spokesman for the firm said that construction could Start within 30 Days of the issuance of building permits and that some of the units could be ready for occupancy by the first of next year. The tract of land which is located in Davidson county was annexed by the City in 1969 on petition of the owners. It was proposed at that time to develop an apartment project there but the matter had not been brought up since that time. One two and three bedroom units Are planned in the first phase they will be in the High rent category. Nearly 800 units could be developed eventually on the tract. Some of them would be single family units. There has been no indication when the second and third phases of the project would be carried out. Two receive sentences in robbery Lexington two of three Thomasville residents facing charges in connection with an armed robbery were Given Active sentences tuesday during Davidson county Superior court. Charles Dell Miller 23. Of Carroll Street was Given 10-12 years after pleading guilty to armed robbery. Miss Linda Arlene Humphries 19, of Forsyth Street also charged with armed robbery pleaded guilty to common Law robbery and was sentenced to five years As a Youthful offender. A nol pros with leave was taken against the third defendant Evelyn Coleman 18. Of Forsyth Street. The state took that action on the grounds there was insufficient evidence. A fourth person charged in connection with the robbery of a re it the part knee Mote on i 85 near Thomasville was tried earlier this year. Joe Floyd Medley 21, of Thomasville pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 5-7 years. The state charged that Miller held a Shotgun on the Motel clerk while Medley took $265 from the Cash Register. The defendants were taken into custody after the robbery on Ball Park drive in Thomasville. Red Cross gets new Secretary Asheboro a mrs. Amy Williams has been named executive Secretary of the Randolph chapter of the american red Cross succeeding miss Jane Allen who recently resigned. Miss Allen who has served As Secretary for the past three years announced plans to move to Daytona Beach Fla mrs Williams is the wife of John Williams of Asheboro. Who is associated with Stedman mfg. Co. The Asheboro office also is looking for an administrative assistant to serve under mrs. Williams

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