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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1973, High Point, North Carolina New Council holds Fate of epic in High Point by Forres Cates Enterprise staff writer this could be a crucial year for High Points plans Roget into the electric Power business the future of project epic at least As far As High Point is concerned apparently rests in the hands of the City administration which took office this week epic stands for electric Power in Carolina its members Are most of the cities in North Carolina which operate their own electrical distribution systems and the Rural electric cooperatives within the state they now buy Power from the private Power companies at wholesale and sell it at retail to customers Over their own distribution systems High Point is one of the largest electric cities in the state As have the other cities and the coops High Point has made annual contributions for four years to epic to finance studies to determine if establishment of their own Power production system is feasible High Points contributions so far amounts to about engineers have advised epic members that the project involving the construction of several Power plants and a vast transmission system is feasible a test Case has been initiated in the courts to confirm the constitutionality of the cities and coops undertaking such a joint venture the court proceedings appear to be approaching termination epic officials say that a determination May come As soon As this Spring in All probability the proceedings will be concluded within a year and certainly within the two years that the present Higl Point City Council will serve the projects has stirred opposition among the private Power companies and even from local officials Bill Bencini who just relinquished the High Point mayor Post to Paul Clapp was a longtime adversary of the project which he called a Pierin Shesky proposal Clapp on the other hand started out in 1969 against the proposal but later became convinced that the project idea should be fully explored the Energy crisis Clapp said after taking office this week makes it even More important that the cities and co Ops fully explore All the prospects under epic there is some question however whether enough members of the new Council favor the project to keep High Point in it if the Issue comes to a vote five of the eight councilmen Are incumbents and have had previous encounters with the epic Issue councilman Jim Pearce for one has never appeared to be committed to the project in reply to a questionnaire during the recent campaigns Pearce questioned whether the Council was capable of making such a technical decision of the other incumbents Only councilman Arthur Kirkman gave an unqualified answer to the question of whether High Point should continue to participate in epic he answered affirmatively Sam Burford another incumbent agreed that the City should stay with the program while feasibility was being determined he did not commit himself further Roy Culler who has served several terms on the Council was of the opinion that High Point should stay in program until the court rules then take another look before continuing if the ruling is favourable Frank Wood the remaining incumbent did not respond to the questionnaire answers from the three new members of the Council indicate some reservations or possibly Lack of understanding about epic councilman Arnold Koonce who has served previously As a councilman but not of the last Council said the City first should determine just How profitable the electrical distribution system is then determine if it would be advisable for the see new on 2d in Thomasville Mobile Home dealerships protest lot restrictions by yen Carver Enterprise staff writer a proposed ordinance regulating Mobile Home dealerships has drawn a protest from one of the people who would be affected by it Bill Price proprietor of Tville Mobile Homes on Lexington Avenue wrote a letter to the Thomasville times registering his complaints about the restrictions proposed for Mobile Home sales lots in the letter he accused the City of pointing a discriminatory Finger at Mobile Home dealers leaving some other businessmen to their own devices concert Here is postponed the Community concert Assn program with pianist Rudolph Firkusny scheduled for thursday at 8 pm in High Point College memorial auditorium has been cancelled word has been received that Firkusny is ill the concert will be rescheduled for a Date in january a spokesman for the Community concert Assn said today fuel shortages May Cut crowds at state zoo Asheboro North Carolina state zoo officials say the Energy shortage will not affect planned construction of the zoo however a shortage of fuel could Cut Down on the number of visitors from Long distances William Hoff zoo director said that once the facility opens next March the crowds will probably consist of area residents rather than the Distant ones As originally anticipated apparently zoo officials feel the facility will draw enough local residents to carry it Over the crisis period the first exhibit building is expected to be open in March and some of the animals Are expected to be on hand for the viewing Public As far As can be determined Price is one of Only two Mobile Home vendors within the cites zoning jurisdiction the other sales lot is located across Highway 109 from Southgate shopping Center the proprietor is Carl Wray contacted tuesday after noon Wray indicated he was also initially opposed to the ordinance neither Man has consulted City officials about the proposed amendments to the zoning code despite the fact the proposals have been publicized for the past two weeks moreover the City planning Board and zoning commission formally approved the proposed changes at an announced Public hearing monday nov 26 neither Man appeared at the meeting most decisions made by the planning Board including the adoption of changes in the City ordinances must be reviewed and approved by the City coun cil a special Public hearing on monday dec 17 at p m will be held by the Council to consider adoption of the amendments both Mobile Home dealers evidently had misconceptions about the provisions of the amendments to the zoning ordinances it appears that Price who was the first to Register a protest May be Able to continue doing business As he is now with slight modifications of the Way the Homes Are arranged on the sales lot under the proposed amendments a lot20000 Square feet in area prices estimate of the size of his would be entitled to an inventory of 11 Mobile Homes at any one time Price currently has five Mobile Homes on his sales lot his situation is Slighly complicated however besides the five Homes on his main lot he has two other units located across a Side Street the Adja cent lot is not zoned Commer Cial 4 the proper zone for Mobile Home but is classified office institutional furthermore he leases property on the other Side of Lexington Avenue where he warehouses Mobile Homes before moving them onto his main sales lot that lot is zoned for manufacturing which is not acceptable see Mobile Ort 2d n i e r p r i wednesday afternoon december 51973 Section d cheer fund total is still lagging contributions to the 1973 Christmas cheer fund continue to trickle in at a slow Pace after nine Days of the Campaign the received total has not reached the Mark in comparison to last year on dec 5 this years Campaign is Way behind a reasonable Pace to reach the goal of at this Point last year the fund had a total of the 1973 total to Date is following today donations of the biggest donations for today was 50 from Michael and Susie Only the fourth Dona Tion of or More in this years Campaign the drive Hopes to raise the Money in order to provide Christmas gifts for about 2500 children and furnish More than 1000 deserving families with an appropriate Christmas dinner contributions can be sent to the Enterprise p 0 Box 1009 or the cheer fund p 0 Box 5467 a donations will be acknowledged by the enter prise today contributions Are or and mrs Frank l ring s 1000 in memory of or George t Wood or 2500 a randers j Gibson or 1500 or and mrs Paul Stamey 1000 Robertg Parks 2000 Charles t Ingram Iii 2500 Michael and Susie 5000 or and mrs James h Hogg 1000 or and mrs Reese Felts 1000 in memory of Ted Reid 1000 in memory of Emery Wood Baptist Church mens Bible class members who died in 1973 2500 or and mrs Joe h Smith 2000 High Point african Violet society 2000 Jeanne b Cooke 1500 today totalj24500 previously reported 56000 total Odate 12500 rest Home resident is beaten James Grason 74 a resident of Longs nursing Home on Lon acres Road was listed in satisfactory condition today at Moses Cone Hospital after allegedly being beaten in the head with a walking stick by a fellow patient Guilford county deputies said Grason and another Man were seated in the lobby of the nursing Home the other Man reportedly walked Over to Grason said something to him and then starting hitting him Over the head with the Cane Grason suffered a fractured Skull according to deputies no charges had been filed today the investigation into the incident reported about am monday is continuing i new buildings in City Are shaping up Enterprise photographer Sonny Hedgecock stood atop the North Carolina National Bank building at the Corner of main and Commerce Street to get this picture of the construction of the Commerce Street Wing of the Southern furniture exposition building and the new City Hall the new buildings Are being constructed in the same Block on s Hamilton Street the new City Hall in the background faces the Cit county building which is just to right in the photograph in the foreground workmen can be seen As the new Wing to the exposition building is rising floor by floor both buildings Are scheduled for completion and occupancy in 1974 the new City Hall is expected to be in use sometime in the first half of the year and the addition to the exposition building is scheduled to be in use at the fall furniture Market next october the tall building in the upper left Corner of the picture is Astor dowdy towers on e Green drive staff photo by Sonny hedge Coop despite Praise for program future of youth Bureau in doubt by Ray Hubbard Enterprise staff writer the High Point youth services Bureau has completed More than a year of operations and is drawing High Praise for the first year of work but even As those most closely associated with the Agency were praising the Job done so far As the first years work was reviewed at a Board of directors meeting tuesday night deep concern was voiced about continuation of the program the youth services Bureau program was started Here in August 1972 under joint funding by Model cities and a Grant through the Law enforcement assistance act it is a nonprofit Agency with a 17 member Board of directors made up of local citizens Many of whom Are involved in youth work professionally the aim of the Agency is to help keep youngsters out of serious trouble primarily through a counselling and tutorial program during the first year of the program 148 youth aged 7 to 19 received various services through the program the staff has just done a tremendous Job and i dont think we can enough for them said Stanley Shavitz chairman of the Board of directors All the Board members think they have done a great Job this first year but we Are worried about what is going to happen when the next fiscal year comes around Shavitz said most of the for this years budget came from Leaa and Shavitz said that it is hoped that additional Money will come from this source for another year Model cities contributed about this year and there has been some private contributions executive director of the program Edgar Timberlake said Model cities goes out of business at the end of the current fiscal year however in addition to Timberlake the full time staff consists of four Counselor and a Secretary if you consider Only the counselling and tutorial services which comprises most of our work the Cost for the first year has been about a youngster Timberlake said that compares to about to it costs to maintain a youngster in a state training school or about in a group counselling facility he added in addition Timberlake contends that the youth services Bureau is dealing with the youngsters problem before it becomes a tragedy rather than attempting to Salvage wrecked lives the Bureau works closely with the juvenile court schools dept of social services Law enforcement agencies Kendall Center and other mental health centers from which most of the youth it serves Are referred in addition to counselling youth parents and loved ones of troubled youngsters also Are counselled and helped in dealing with Home related problems City school authorities have been particularly enthusiastic about the program a typical comment is one from a Central High school guidance Counselor i can name at least eight to 10 students right now who Are in this school because they have had someone to work with at youth services i think the ser vice is just invaluable to the youth of our Community i think there is an involvement and a reaching from this group of Counselor that probably we dont have anywhere else in the Community she concluded Holshouser to address land use policy meeting Greensboro a land use policy meeting Here thursday and Friday will feature talks by gov James e Holshouser and by us rep James Martin of Mecklenberg county Holshouser and Martin will speak at a joint meeting of the North Carolina land use Congress and of the Piedmont Urban policy conference at the Holiday inn four seasons the talks by gov Holshouser and rep Martin will come thursday during an Allday session featuring the following topics an overview of land use on Federal state regional and local Levels a panel discussion on the Public views land a panel discussion on planners View land and a panel on the state and statesmen View land use fridays session will be built around the annual business meeting of the North Carolina land use Congress and a business meeting of the pied Mont Urban policy conference Holshouser will speak at Weatherman predicting Normal cold Winter by Van Vanuch associated press writer North carolinians count on the weather to help them very much this Winter As they struggle to simultaneously stay warm and conserve Energy while november was unseasonably warm and temperatures so far in december have been mild the National weather service at Raleigh says Winter will assume its normally cold disposition around the latter part of this month Winter will begin dec 22 and extend through february and predictions Are that the period will be about 50 per cent above Normal and about 50 per cent below Normal that the service said will average out to Normal which Means a cold Winter in the Raleig Durham area the average temperature for november was 546 degrees about 46 degrees above nor Mal the spokesman said but i feel sure Well have spells to balance it out january and february Are Usu ally our coldest months Irr the first two months of last year the state was covered first in ice and a few weeks later by Snow leaving travellers stranded and forcing the closing of schools and offices the weather service has compiled temperatures projections based on data gathered Over a 20year period figures show that in the Southern mountains of North Carolina an area where Ashe Ville is the largest City Resi dents can expect temperatures to average 386 degrees in de Cember 38 in january and 396 in february in the Southern Piedmont around Charlotte predictions Are for 428 422 and 441 in the three months the coastal area around Wilmington can expect an average of 456 449 and 466 the weather service also maintains a statistical area it Calls degree Days which is provided to fuel Oil companies it enables them to determine How much fuel will be required to maintain a theoretical com notable heat level a degree Day is derived by averaging a Days High and Low temperature and subtracting the average from 65 a base figure the higher the result the More fuel required for example Asheville can expect an average degree Day of 26 in december the weather spokesman said while the pre diction for Wilmington is 19 that Means it will take More fuel to heat Homes in Asheville than in Wilmington on a Given Days the comparable figures for january Are 27 and 20 and february 25 and 18 meanwhile temperatures continue at record High Levels for this time of year Raleigh Durham had a High of 75 tuesday breaking a record of 74 set Back in 1956 pm on the topic land use in North Carolina he will be introduced by Roger Swisher mayor of Kernersville and chairman of the Piedmont triad Council of governments Martin who is a former chairman of the Mecklenburg county Board of com missioners and was the first chairman of the Centralia Council of governments will speak at 7 pm on the topic a Federal View of land use Lindsay Cox executive director Piedmont triad Council of governments will preside at the opening of the today session he is presi Dent of the North Carolina land use Congress the overview of land use will be Given by Earl Starnes state planning officer for Florida and a former chairman of the Dade county Board of com missioners there the panel on the Public views on land use will include Wilbur Hobby president n c Falcio who will give labors View mrs Harry Caldwell president of the n c Grange who will give the Rural View and William Coley a Carolina Light and Power co official who will discuss development of land use

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