High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Feb 21 1974, Page 27

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 21, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Council endorses governor s plan March Gas Outlook optimistic by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer an encouraging word about gasoline supplies in High Point was Given City Council today. Randall Johnson president of the service station operators assn., said he Felt there will be an improvement in the situation by the Middle of March and a a whole lot of difference in the availability of gasoline by the end of March. Meanwhile Johnson pleaded a the Public has got to Bear with he asked City Council to give its endorsement to the gasoline allocation system announced by gov. James Holshouser last sunday and to urge High Point motorists to do no More driving than absolutely necessary. After hearing a similar request from chamber of Commerce president Clarence Keever Council gave its unanimous approval to a motion endorsing the governors plan and encouraging the Public not to drive any More than necessary and not to Purchase gasoline unless the fuel gauge of the car is registering at the half Way Mark. Johnson Keever and Don Gilstrap who is chairman of the transportation committee of the chamber of Commerce All appeared at councils session this morning As area motorists were confronted with their longest lines yet in trying to buy gasoline. Keever president of patrician furniture co. On Sherman Road said he had to drive around the Block before he could get into his office this morning because of a line of cars waiting to get gasoline from a service station at the Corner. A i know one thing in a going to Start carrying my lunch to the office a Keever said. A we know what the problem is but no one seems to have a solution not even the Federal government a Keever said. A that is Why we Are turning to our City government for guidance. We think that an endorsement of the governors plan and your encouragement to motorists to follow the plan would help. A perhaps greater use of bicycles and the marking of bicycle lanes on our streets might help Keever continued. Quot we suggest that you Lead us. Whatever you want us to do we will Johnson who operates delayed 2 weeks Council postpones Londonderry action by Forrest Cates Enterprise staff writer City Council refused to act today on a subdivision plat proposal for Londonderry estates apartment project which apparently meets All demands of the previous Council and in face of charges that a deferments Are costing the Developer an incredible amount of Council indicated approval of the subdivision plat which shows no connection with Shadow Valley Road the source of the controversy which has delayed approval of a final plat for a year and a half but postponed for two weeks action on the proposal. Only councilman Jim Pearce voted against a move to postpone action on the proposal. Londonderry estates is in Davidson county and was annexed by High Point in 1969 on petition of the owners of the 80-acre site located South of Westover drive and North of Shadow Valley Road and adjacent to Emerywood estates where Many of the City a More affluent citizens live. Emerywood estates is not within the City limits of High Point but its residents succeeded in persuading City Council that Londonderry estates ought not to be accessible from Shadow Valley Road. The previous City Council turned Down the plat on the basis that it provided for a connector with Shadow Valley. Attorney Bill Ross representing Londonderry told Council today that a fall of the City departments have looked at the plans and have approved them. We have 108 apartments ready to rent a he added. He said a Law suit to Force the City to approve the previous plat proposal would be dropped when the new proposal is approved. 1 in to 900 units have been proposed for the tract when fully developed. Councilman Arthur Kirkman moved for the addition Al delay on the basis that attorneys for the residents of Emerywood estates who have protested the development were not present at today a presentation. A one of them is in Hong Kong. One is in Africa a Kirkman said adding that As chairman of the committee which has been handling the Londonderry matter he was not prepared to make a motion for approval. The Council is slated to act on the matter two weeks from today. Since the Shadow Valley Road connector dispute developed More than a year ago High Point has relinquished its extraterritorial zoning authority to Davidson county officials. Consequently the matter of whether there eventually will be a connector from Shadow Valley Road to the apartment Complex apparently now becomes a matter of negotiation Between the Developer and Davidson county authorities. I g e n t h v r r p r p 0 i i n t s g thursday afternoon february 21,1974 Section d Frye Webb a announce three seeking state House seats Greensboro two incumbent democrats including the chairman of the Guilford county legislative delegation and a Republican have announced that they will run for seats in the North Carolina House of representatives. Rep. Henry Frye chairman of the Guilford delegation rep. Charles Webb and Republican Vernon Hart All of Greensboro each will seek one of the seven Guilford House seats. Frye will be seeking his fourth term in the House. During his tenure he has been Active on Many legislative committees and has served As chairman of the House committee on Federal and interstate cooperation. At the time of his election in 1968, he was the first Black to be elected to the . General Assembly in the 20th Century. In a statement Frye said Henry Frye that if re elected he would continue to work for better voter registration and election Laws tax Reform of the Public welfare system improvements in the criminal Justice system and a More equitable distribution of tax dollars. Webb 37, will be seeking Charles Webb his second House term. He expressed a desire to continue the work he has begun this session on the environment and taxes. Quot i worked on a lot of important issues and i gained some experience which is necessary if a legislator is going to become effective in Vernon Hart his second or third term a a Webb explained if re elected. Webb said he would like to work for repeal of the food sales tax and for passage of any environmental legislation left Over from the present session. He also indicated an interest in sup so a House on 40 furniture City Gulf on s. Main Street said a i can solve the problem. Just get us More gasoline. That is the Only Way. But we done to have the gasoline. A the people say they want to follow the governors plan but the people come in and buy one dollars Worth of gasoline when the limit is for three dollars Worth. A we need to plead with the people to Stop driving too much. I feel like the Middle of next month you will see a difference and by the end of next month a whole lot of difference. A the Public has got to Bear with us a Johnson said. A we Are caught in the Middle Between the Oil companies on one Side and the Public on the Gilstrap asked Johnson if the operators could let the Public know what hours their stations will be open to sell gasoline. A there Are different situations in different sections of the City a Johnson said. A some stations open at 6 . And some open at 8 . I even get into my own station this morning because of the cars already waiting in line there. A the people Are scared to death. I Don t think we have that much shortage now if people will just Calm Johnson concluded. Shooting suspect sought Asheboro a a warrant has been issued against an Archdale Man wanted in the shooting of a High Point radio announcer tuesday night Randolph county sheriff Lloyd Brown said today. Brown said the warrant charges Dwayne Culler of Englewood drive in Archdale with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to cause serious injury. Brown said the warrant was issued after Culler was sought for questioning in connection with the shooting of Max Parrish another Englewood drive resident. Parrish was shot in the neck and remains in critical condition in Community general Hospital in Thomasville. The shooting which Parrish reportedly told doctors was accidental occurred around 7 pm. Tuesday in a wooded area off Finch farm Road near Trinity. Deputies still have been unable to talk with Parrish concerning the incident. Carlton avents of Trinity reportedly carried Parrish to the Hospital after he found him wounded in Woods behind the avents House. Avents said when he got Home tuesday he found a red Volkswagen parked in his driveway. He said a Man who later was identified As Culler came from the Woods said he had shot someone and then left the scene. Avents heard some noise in the Woods went to Check found Parrish and then took him to the Hospital. Sheriff Brown said reports he had indicated Parrish and Culler left together from radio station wipe where Parrish is program director announcer and Engineer on tuesday to go target shooting mrs. Barbee seeks position presenting the declaration t Reedom week in the City reached one of its High Points recently when fifth Grade students at Johnson Street school received copies of the declaration of Independence from members of the Freedom week sponsors the High Point be r Tom a club. Pictured Here i to Pool Defeated Greensboro mrs. Zoe Barbee wednesday became the fifth person to announce As a candidate for the Post of Guilford county commissioner. A resident of Greensboro she is a Democrat and a teacher at a amp t University. She will be subject to the May 7 primary election. One other Democrat has announced b a. Hall of Greensboro. Three seats on the Board of commissioners Are open. One present commissioner . Bodenheimer of Sedgefield has not announced his plans. Mrs. Barbee said she is running to a try to get Good she said there is a a need for better communications and a need for More citizen input into mrs. Barbee is making her i Zoe Barbee second attempt As a candidate for the office of commissioner. She ran third after commissioners Richard Maxwell and Robert Shaw in an election two years ago. Dog school a new session of dog obedience classes will begin on wednesday March 6. Orientation will be held at 7 . At the City Lake gym for the beginner advanced beginner open and Utility classes. A new Puppy kindergarten class has been added this session for dogs three to nine months old. Information sheets and registration slips will be distributed at orientation or they May be picked up in Advance at the Parks and recreation office on Nathan Hunt drive. Open House Greensboro the staff of the Guilford county social services dept will hold an open House and reception sunday at the alumni House on the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Campus Here in Honor of l. M. Thompson department director who is leaving his Post after 22 years of service. Friends Are being invited to the event planned for 3 . To 5 . Jamestown Pat the Jamestown Junior High school Pat will hold its february meeting tonight at 7 45 of clock the program will include a panel discussion of Corporal punishment. Paper drive the United methodist youth Fellowship of the Rankin memorial Church will hold a paper drive saturday. Those having paper which they wish picked up at their Homes a amp a Call 886-4484 r Are club members Tai Leverett . Crooks and Barry Nixon As they present the declarations to the students. All fifth graders in the City received copies and mayor Paul Clapp received a framed copy to kick off the week. Council approves Bond Issue items by Forrest Cates Enterprise staff writer six proposed Bond issues with a total Tab of $8,815,000 were approved by City Council today. The proposals will be submitted to City voters for their approval on May 7. Which is the Date for the primary elections. The six issues include $500,000 for expansion of the High Point Public Library but nothing for a proposed indoor swimming Pool for the City. The Pool had the support of local swimming enthusiasts and was endorsed by the High Point Parks and recreation commission. But a move by councilman Arnold Kooncejr. Today to include the swimming Pool on the proposed Bond Issue list was House seat sought by Greensboro Man Manley c. Lewis of Greensboro today joined the growing list of Republican candidates seeking election to the state House of representatives. A landscape architect. Lewis is making his first Effort for election to Public office. He has served on the Guilford county Republican executive committee and As a precinct chairman. He is the fifth Republican to announce As a candidate for the state House. The others Are Kenneth Furr of Jamestown. Lucile Schwartz of Greensboro. Vernon Hart of Greensboro and David Maas of High Point. Filing deadline for candidates is monday. A native of Kansas Lewis is president of Manley c. Lewis associates in Greensboro. He is a graduate of Arkansas City Junior College in Kansas and the University of Georgia. A a viable two party system is imperative if we Are to remove ourselves from this abyss that one party Rule has dug Over the Lewis said in announcing his candidacy. Manley Lewis a a change of party in the governors mansion is not enough if the legislature is not in tune to his programs. A i want to see a legislature that recognizes that the states problems Are too important to be diluted by partisan self perpetuating tactics. I want to see a legislature that recognizes that we Are entering a Post Industrial period where with proper planning we can gain the Prosperity for which North carolinians Are already paying a he said. Turned aside by Council on a 5-4 vote the motion by Koonce was to round out the Bond Issue total to Sio million to provide funds for constructing the Pool. Voting with Koonce for the motion were councilmen s. E. Burford. Jim Pearce and Bob Wells. Opposed were mayor Paul Clapp. Councilmen Roy Culler jr., Frank Wood and o. Arthur Kirkman and councilwoman Rachel Gray. Kirkman voted no to All of the proposed Bond issues. He had indicated earlier he was opposed to the City going any further into debt. The six issues that will be submitted to the voters for their approval Are As follows $2 million for construction of a new City garage. $350,000 As the City s share for establishing a municipal bus system $2.-565,000 for Street improvements. $2 million for improvements to the electric system $14 million for water improvements and $500,000 for expansion of the Library. Voters will also be asked to authorize a tax Levy of up to five cents per $100 valuation to defray costs of maintaining and operating a municipal bus system. Officials have said other increases in the tax rate will be necessary to finance the Bond program. Hospital gets Duke Grant High Point memorial Hospital has received $11,193 from the Duke endowment Aid to hospitals recently distributed to 189 hospitals and 43 child care institutions in North Carolina and South Carolina. Between the hours of 9 . And 12 noon any Day Between now and saturday. Paper will be picked up saturday from 7 to to . Spaghetti supper Jamestown the Florence school Pat will hold a Spaghetti supper Friday in the school cafeteria from 5 to 8 . The school is located just beyond the Fairgrounds on Penny Road applications taken Raleigh the Central North Carolina school for the deaf in Raleigh is now accepting applications from hearing impaired children from infancy to 20 years of age according to a school spokesman. Among the counties which the school serves Are Guilford Randolph Davidson and Forsyth. Numa l. Everhart Robert g. Hedrickjr. Davidson seats sought Lexington eleven persons have now announced intentions of running for election to the Davidson county Board of commissioners. Those most recently announcing were incumbent Stokes Craver a Republican of Wallburg Republican Numa l. Everhart of Wallburg and Democrat Robert g. Hedrick of Lexington. The others who have said they plan to run include five republicans and three democrats. With Craver s announcement Only one of the five Republican incumbents on the Board j. C. Glosson has not indicated what his plans Are regarding his candidacy. Craver 54, and a construction contractor filed wednesday. He is a lifelong resident of the county and a graduate of Welcome school. In his announcement Craver said that if he is elected again he plans to devote his time to the implementation of a county sewer network would work to help eliminate the drug problem a a which is one of the worse things in the county a and would also work for the senior citizens programs. He and his wife Edna have two children Jimmy and Mike both of whom Are in the real estate business. Everhart is a supervisor with the Western electric co. In Winston Salem. He has been Active in the county so a Davidson on 4d a j

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