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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - January 20, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Toffi kits a Ai m m Art Buchwald Howard Hughes mystery Man Washington a there is far More at stake in the Howard Hughes Mcgraw Hill life Magazine affair than whether or. Hughes did or did not sell his autobiography for publication. The american people who have been reeling from one credibility crisis to another Are now being asked to decide whether two of the most distinguished publishing companies in this country or one of the richest men in the world Are telling the truth. The evidence is Strong on both sides. Howard Hughes in his famous Telephone interview says there is not a shred of truth in it. Mcgraw Hill and life both insist they have the real thing and plan to go ahead and publish the autobiography no matter what or. Hughes says. The problem for the Public which up until this time has remained Neutral is that or. Hughes is such a mystery Man that we Don t even know what he looks like any More and its causing tremendous paranoia in everyone s Home. For example the other night my family was watching the news and suddenly Hubert Humphrey came on the screen to announce he was once again a candidate for president. A you my wife said a it s funny but i get the feeling that that in t really Hubert a How can you say that Quot i said looking closer at the screen. she said a just suppose that person was Howard a impossible Quot i said. A i know Hilbert Humphrey. That a his voice. Besides Why would Howard Hughes want to be Hubert Humphrey Quot a nobody knows Why Howard Hughes does things a a she said. A it would be a perfect disguise for him. Everyone would think he was locked up in the Bahamas. And All the time he would be going around the country making speeches and meeting people and looking for new things to invest a i can to believe i said with my face pressed As close to the screen As i could get it. A Well we All know Humphrey has no Money. Its very interesting that he would announce for president right after Howard Hughes denied he had sold his a a in a sure its just a i said. A you have to come up with something More Concrete than that a by then Hubert Humphrey had faded from the screen and after a commercial we were shown films of Sheik Mujibur Rahman being welcomed in Bangladesh by his supporters. My wife said a did you notice his fingernails0�?� a a what a wrong with his fingernails Quot i said. A a they re Short. Howard Hughes said in his press conference that he had Short a lots of people have Short fingernails. Wait a minute. You Don t think Sheik Mujibur Rahman Howard Hughes a is a a in a not saying he is and in a not saying he in t. But look at his hair. Howard Hughes said he cuts his own hair. The Sheik looks As if he cuts his own hair a a you re going bonkers Quot i said. A Well Why did no the say that he Wasny to the Sheik in the interview Quot the news program went to another commercial and then gave an interview with Ralph Nader. I watched my wife carefully. Finally she Shook her head and said a no he a too the final segment of the show showed pictures of Africa natives dancing Drums beating and eventually the camera closed in on mrs. Richard Nixon wearing a native dress and a towering headdress. My wife sat up in her chair and said. A of course. Who Hadnot i thought of it Quot a my god Quot i cried. A you done to think Pat Nixon is really Howard Hughes a she just smiled. A a in a not ruling it out. Everyone knows the real mrs. Nixon hates to copyright 1972. Los Angeles times electrical system already at capacity Council told by Ray Hubbard Enterprise staff writer an electrical s y s tems engineering expert warned City councilmen today that High Points electrical distribution system already is loaded to full capacity and must be expanded to meet certain increased demands of the immediate future Herb temme. Representative of Black amp Veatch engineering consultants who has worked with the High Point electric system for a number of years urged updating and expanding the electrical system while outlining what funds from a proposed $5.6 million Bond Issue will be used for. Council has set March 7 As the Date for the Bond election which will also include $350,000 for renovating the old City Hall and Paramount theater to make it into culture convention Center. The total Bond Issue to be voted upon will be $5,950,000. Temme traced the growth of the use of electricity by High pointers which has catapulted from Only five million kilowatt hours Kwh in 1939 to 308 million last year. And he predicted that to years from now consumption will have readied 670 million Kwh. The Bond Money i f approved will be used for construction of a second delivery Point from Duke Power co. From which the City obtains its Power Supply. Improvement to existing substations additional substations and additional transmission lines also will be included in the package. Voters turned Down a year ago a $4 2 million Bond Issue to accomplish essentially the same thing being sought in the March referendum. Temme pointed out that his firm s study in 1967 pointed to essentially the same recommendations that Are being made today. Council adopted Jan. 6 a notice of intent to hold the Bond election and today a action completes the Legal requirements by Council to hold the election. In other action at today a regular session Council a approved a request against the recommendation of the planning and zoning commission to close Gavin place an undeveloped Street in an area zoned for a shopping Center South of i Andale and West of Brentwood Street. A turned Down a request for rezoning of a tract located North of English Road and East of the Davidson co univ line from residential a-2 to lndustrial�6. A approved rezoning of property of citizens housing inc., located South of Kivett drive and West of Triangle Lake Road to permit development of a Low income apartment Complex a approved rezoning t o business a tract North from Zaire s on Westchester drive to the rear property lines of houses on the West Side of Westchester at Whittier Street. Council referred Back to the planning and zoning commission rezoning t o residential c a tract from Whittier to Coventry Road the High Point Enterprise thursday afternoon january 2ft. 1972. Section b medicaid costs up slightly Greensboro the Cost of medicaid in g u i i f o re county climbed slightly according to january figures provided by county a a Countant Thomas Cashwell. The january Cost for the program was $16.416 11. Compared to the december Cost of $15,946 the Money amounts to 15 per cent of the non Federal share of the program. Last year the county was paying 50 per cent of the non Federal share of the program. Cashwell said that thus far this fiscal year since july i the county has paid out $133,159.53 As its share in the program. He said that the original budget for the current year was for $170,000. But that current estimates indicate that the budget figure will be surpassed. The state he said. Recommended a budget of $250,190 for the current year. Of the level of payments continues at the level of the january 1972. Figure the county a Cost will reach to about $198,000 by june 30. Woman injured in minor wreck Deborah Lynn Evans of like Street was slightly injured wednesday when officers said her car was hit by a vehicle driven by Leon Buford Owens 29. Of Stratford Road. Owens was charged with following too closely. The collision caused the Evans car to hit a pole at s. Main Street and Springdale Avenue. Miss High Point hopefuls these four Young ladies Are among the 21 contestants in the 1972 miss High Point pageant to be held Jan. 29 at High Point College auditorium they Are left to right Shela Owens Suzy Mower Christine Anne and Carolyn Nash. Miss Owens 21, is the daughter of or. And mrs. R. I. Owens of 1223 Mon lieu ave. She is employed at National fabrics and lists her favorite Hobby As macrame the Art of rope tying. Miss Mower 18. Is the daughter of or and mrs. G. Jack Mower of route 2. She is a senior at East Forsyth High school and is a cheerleader and member of the schools Madrigal singers. Miss Cutrona 19, is a Sophomore at High Point College. She Hopes to become a physical therapist and is Active in inter mural sports at High Point College. Miss Nash. 18. Is the daughter of or and mrs. Edwin Thomas Nash of 1501 Darden St. A 1971 graduate of Andrews High 1970-71 Homecoming Queen school she was at the school. The researcher will deliver address or. Stanley h. Appel research grantee of the National multiple sclerosis society and chief neurologist of Duke univ Ersita medical Center will be the featured speaker of the annual meeting of the Central n c chapter of the m s society to be held sunday at 2 30 p m at the Pilot life count y club. Greensboro. All m. S. Patients and families As Well As the Public Are eligible to attend. Knights of pythias grand rapids i it de 103 knights of pythias will meet Friday at 8 p m. At the pythian Hall on Centennial Street. Outlook is Good at Market close Guilford Vic will hear commissioner Greensboro state Highway commissioner Lynwood Smith of High Point will be the featured speaker at a meeting of the Guilford county Young democratic club tonight. Tie meeting to be held at Nuckles restaurant on us 29 North will begin with a Buffet dinner at 7 p. Rn., to be followed by Smiths address at 8 p. In. Smith who managed gov. Robert Scott a successful election Campaign in Guilford in 1968. Has served in the Highway Post since his appointment by Scott in july of 1969 and is expected to become a candidate in the May democratic primary for one of Guilford a three state Senate seats. Guilford rdc president Roger Chance also of High Point said that Smith would discuss his role As a Highway commissioner and the status of the Many projects now under Way in the county. Having some problems Morton to name leaders in near by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer Greensboro Hugh Morton anticipates that he will name the High Point manager of his Campaign for the Democrat nomination for governor a in the very near in Greensboro wednesday Morton hinted he is having some trouble in putting together a s t a t e w i de organization for his gubernatorial Campaign. A you know the other candidates picked up parts of other Peoples machines Quot he said. A i have no machine. A i am putting my Campaign leadership together carefully and i Hope to be naming some people in High Point he said. The Wilmington businessman was in Greensboro to tape a program for later showing on television the program featuring Morton in an unrehearsed news conference with area news Hugh Morton has no machine representatives was shown As a paid political telecast Over a my to Channel 2. Wednesday night. Morton said it was the first time in North Carolina that a a live open news conference was paid for by a candidate for similar programs Are being shown by other television stations across the state this week. In response to questions Morton said that a the biggest Challenge for the next governor will be Public a i done to feel we need new taxes at this time Quot he said in answer to another question. Morton said he was a amazed Quot Campaign future at the indication by it. Gov. Pat Taylor also a candidate for governor that he was a not Adverse to More Rew Morton said he strongly advocated an e a s t w e s t interstate Highway across North Carolina. A Awre have got to have an East West interstate Highway Quot he said. A North Carolina has Cut the state into pieces with North South interstate routes. We need to put pieces Back together. North Carolina is the Only coastal state that does not have a major Highway tie in with one of its a Large part of the program was taken up with questions and answers from Morton about racial troubles i n Wilmington. Morton blamed much of the conflict on outside people who. He said a fanned the flames of dissent. A i would want the Black people of we Ilmington and of North Carolina to feel they have a voice in the affairs of their Community Quot he said. If by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer the retailers Are Back in their stores the salesmen Are preparing to return to tie Road. Behind both is the Winter furniture Market which closed today in High Point. One of several regional furniture markets held across the country during january the High Point Market attracted retailers primarily from North Carolina South Carolina. Virginia and West Virginia they also came from Ohio. Kentucky. New Hampshire several Eastern states and from throughout the Southeast. Among those at the Market today were several japanese furniture men. They were visitors at the Southern furniture exposition building where they viewed showroom displays of Home furnishings. The Winter Market which opened monday reflected a regional optimism in the Outlook for Home furnishings. Attendance was on a level comparable to that at the Winter Market last year. Many retailers indicated in comments at the Market that business increased for them Auto firm hit by safecracker Thomasville sae crackers removed $275 from the Safe at Thomason Chevrolet co. While the business was closed tuesday night according to police reports. Police determined that the thieves broke into the Safe by knocking off its dial. The Safe is located in the company a office. The break in was discovered by an employee when he arrived at 7 a. In. Wednesday. In news of other thefts wednesday Marvin Summey of Aycock Street said two hubcaps were stolen from his car and two paper machines at Thomasville furniture industries Plant b and at Carolina underwear were reported robbed. During the final months of 1971 and into the Start of 1972. The opinion was expressed that Home furnishings retail sales will continue to Rise during the first half of 1972 manufacturers meanwhile Are operating from substantial backlogs of orders. Reports from the Southern furniture manufacturers Assn. Show a steady Rise in orders and deliveries for manufacturers through the last half of 1971. The increase is expected to continue through the first half of 1972. Manufacturers say. The next Market in High Point will be the Spring show april 21-28 the Spring Market draws furniture buyers from across the country to showrooms not Only in High Point but in Thomasville Lexington Hickory and Lenoir As Well. Meanwhile the Board of directors of the Soma is scheduled to meet in High Point on feb. 16 to consider a recommendation for one introduction of styles at one National Market a year in the South. The recommendation from a task Force within the Soma proposes that the one major National furniture Market be scheduled in the Early Spring. The proposal if carried out. Would eliminate the october Market As a second National furniture show. Action of the Soma Board on the recommendation will be forwarded to the Board of directors of the furniture factories marketing Assn of the South which is scheduled to meet in High Point during the afternoon of feb 16. The Lemas is the organization which sets the dates for the april and october markets. Consideration of the future schedule of the april and october markets does not affect the january and july markets in High Point. The regional Winter and summer markets Are scheduled by the Board of directors of the exposition building. The summer Market is scheduled for july 10-13. Parking Holdup outlined by Ray Hubbard Enterprise staff writer a downtown businessmen s group pressed City Council today for Early action on a Long delayed parking facility and then were told that the greatest hold up is Lack of financial commitment by downtown businesses. William b Gray co chairman of downtown merchants for Progress pressed councilmen for a Date when an up dated study on the parking garage could be expected and when completed plans could be expected. City manager Harold Cheek said that the study probably will be ready within a week and that plans Are about 98 to 99 per cent Complete. But he pointed out that financial commitments still Are lacking from the private sector to finance the project the parking garage has been in the planning stage for a number of years for the so called Plaza Block or behind the stores of the too Block of the West Side of s. Main Street. It is part of the City a share of the East Central Urban renewal commitment and is to be financed by a Cash contribution of the City and about $900. Xxx in Revenue Bonds which must be purchased by private investors. Pledges from downtown merchants and landowners to Purchase the Revenue Bonds have been hard to come by and Gray said today that Only Between $300,000 and $400,000 in firm pledges have been received. Gray told councilmen that his organization which is attempting to spearhead a revitalization program for downtown High Point believes that three things Are needed to get the Job done promotion beautification and parking. He observed that the parking project has been stalemated for years and that merchants Are beginning to feel a let Down Quot he also observed that in the too Block of n. And s. Main alone there Are la buildings vacant with for lease signs on them councilmen told Gray that they Are ready to move ahead As soon As financing and plans Are ready but Cheek cautioned that there probably would be at least a six months delay in Selling the Revenue Bonds after All the local administrative details Are worked out. Permits top $23 million g r e e Ansboro building permits issued during the Pat year by the Guilford county inspections dept had a total value of $23,513,030 officials said the inspections department issued 878 permits for r e s i d e n t i a1 developments 780 of these for single family houses. The single family Homes had a total value of $16,476,645 and the Sven Multi family permits issued during 1971 had a total value of $255,430 non re identical building permits numbered 376 and had a total value of $3,840,451. In addition the inspections dept issued 463 permits Worth $2,715,470 for additions or repairs to existing structures. It also issued 445 other permits with a total value of $234,034 in All the inspections department is used 2,069 permits in 1971. Schubert satisfactory reckless driving charge filed in traffic fatality blowing Rock a charge of reckless driving has been filed against Charles Hayden Mckenzie. 19. Of Ferndale Boulevard in High Point in connection with a three car wreck near Here on . 321 tuesday night in which another High Point youth was killed. A third High Point resident Charles Theodore Schubert 18, of Wellington court who was injured critically in the Accident was listed in satisfactory condition this morning in Watauga county Hospital at Boone following surgery wednesday. Schubert was a passenger in the car driven by Daniel Wayne a Danny Bartley 18. Of country club drive who was dead on arrival at Watauga county Hospital following the Accident shortly after 11p m. Tuesday. Mckenzie was treated for minor cuts and bruises and released. A passenger in the car Mckenzie was driving Laurie Pritchettjr. Of Westwood drive in High Point was not injured. The vehicle driven by Mckenzie was owned by High Point police chief Laurie Pritchett. Investigating state trooper r r. Harris said the Accident was caused by excessive Speed and driving left of Center by the Mckenzie and Bartley vehicles. Harris said that the Mckenzie and Bartley cars were both heading North on . 321 when they met a car driven by John Wesley Suddreth 23, of blowing Rock which was headed South. The Mckenzie car in front of the Bartley vehicle sideswiped the Suddreth car and then the Bartley vehicle on the left Side of the Roadway skidded into the front of the Suddreth car the trooper reported. Bartley a car ran along the shoulder of the Road Down an embankment and under a felled tree. Suddreth was admitted to blowing Rock Hospital following the Accident where he was listed in satisfactory condition

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