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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 6, 1976, High Point, North Carolina High Point unlikely to recover Bdl Grant by Ray Hubbard Enterprise sunday editor it App irs More unlikely with each passing Day that the City of High Point will have to reimburse the Federal government for $35,-800 which May have been inappropriately invested by the High Point business development corporation Bdl. The Bdl invested the $35,-800 which came from a Model cities Grant in the Brentwood Plaza shopping Center. The Center has since been closed and reportedly is in receivership. The Money in question was originally granted to Bdl to invest in a chemical firm when this company was sub sequently sold Bdl recovered its investment and reinvested it in the shopping Center without approval of Model cities authorities As v Vizir Quot Watermelon break High Point College officials decided it was the least they could do a so they let students out of class monday for a Short Watermelon break in Celebration of the nation s birthday. About one Hundred students participated in the morning event. After All. Spitting out Watermelon seeds to the beat of a you re a grand old Flag Quot is probably a lot More fun than listening to a calculus teacher to the strains of a fellow student s snoring photo by Sonny Hod gee of v j Weaver backs closed meet a third democratic candidate for Guilford county commissioner has expressed an opinion on the proposed closed informational meeting of candidates but this one is in favor of the meeting. Jack b Weaver said the invitation of county manager John Witherspoon to commissioner candidates for an a overview of county operations Quot was misinterpreted by two other candidates As an attempt to keep the press and Public out. The meeting called by Witherspoon at the request of candidate Hal Lewis Drew protests from candidates Ogden Deal and Marceline Burton who said the press should not be banned from the meeting Witherspoon invitation said that the meeting would be open to candidates Only no press or general Public will be invited a a in a prepared statement. Weaver said the letter from Witherspoon was a Courtesy extended to the candidates a and As such was a in Weaver added that he does not feel the letter was intended to offend the Media or purposely shut out the Media i see the meeting in the same Light As if the county manager had invited a High school s government class to see How county government Weaver said he supported the Media when they report issues with unbiased reporting a and added that his purpose was not to defend w Itherspoon. Whom he said he had t met. Crime watch break in suspects arrested by Howard Hayes Enterprise staff writer Guilford county sheriffs deputies said today that three suspects were apprehended during the investigation of a break in at the Home of or ferry Little on Ragsdale court taken into custody at the scene monday were Bobby Darwin Hole of Willow place Devon Allen of Elwood drive and Walter Lee Pearson of mint Street All 19-years-old and All charged with breaking and entering deputies said the Home was entered by prying open a door. James Howard of route i reported about $3,500 Worth of property missing from his Home following a break in discovered sunday. Deputies said the Home was entered by breaking the Glass in a Back door William. Collins of it i Kernersville reported a theft report new theft reports today 18 this week 37 thit month 102 the losses today $ 6,140 thit week $ 8.398 thit month $18,960 arrests today 4 thit week 6 thit month 13 calculator two watches and a Rifle value $725 missing from his Home after the Back door was pried open. High Point police also were investigating break ins reported to them monday William Junior Dunlap of wind Ley Street said that someone broke a window and entered the Home where he was staying he said that a $139 Check $139 Worth of Lood Stamps and live dresses value $30, were taken Shirley Aikens of Inlet Avenue said someone entered her Home through a window and took a portable television set Michael s. Thompson of Liberty Road said that he was driving Down Meredith Street monday when a Bullet hit the Windshield of his car. He was not injured a 1968-Model car was reported stolen monday off the Gibson Auto sales lot on e Green i it Nve Randy Joseph Harb of e Fairfield Road said monday that someone broke into his car parked at Home and took a citizens band radio tape player and some tapes value $350. Charles Edward Craven of Janice Street said that a $244 citizens band radio was taken from his car parked i his mothers Home in High Point in other Larcenie Thaddeus Spencer of w Willis Avenue reported $60 in Cash stolen from him while he was visiting at a House on Kern Street $43 in Cash was taken from the Kitchen at High Point memorial Hospital. Johnny Davis Smith of Lindsay Street said two bicycles value $150. Were taken off the front porch of his Home and Michael Smith of e Commerce Avenue said a $20 bicycle was taken from his Yard vandals threw a soft see break in on 2bi court log theft defendants heard this week 0 this month 3 convictions this week 0 this month 2 Active sentences this week 0 this month 0 restorations under Way for City Lake buildings by Carol Wilson Utley Enterprise staff writer visitors to sundays a Day in the Park Quot festivities had the Opportunity to look into High Points next h stoical restoration project restoration will be under Way soon for the Quaker meeting House and the Mendenhall store located on the City Lake Park grounds according to High Point museum director John Bauc Kinan. It had been hoped that at least some of the restoration could have been completed for the Bicentennial festivities this weekend but funding delays staff limitations and the complications in the restoration process itself prevented that. The meeting House was nonetheless open for viewing sunday although recent decay of roofing materials prevented opening it for prayer and meditation As had been originally planned. A in order to do the restoration properly we have to take some time to round up the individuals to do the work and the special materials it takes Quot Bauc Kinan explained. A the contracts on the uses of Community development funds have been approved so we re ready to get started Quot while we were getting the funds we needed though further decay of ruled to some of the roof rafters of the meeting Bauckman continue a Many of the materials we need to do these projects have to be ordered from As far away As California and this delays things even More a a Bauckman said he and his staff were going to try to a actually get started on the Brick work shortly after july 4.&Quot the available tune of Bauckman s staff is one problem in the restoration As he has Only one full time Carpenter and a Par time Secretary High Point historical society volunteers will be doing the extensive research work that goes into a project such As this one. Historical society Board member Mary Jarrell who worked on the restoration of Haley House will be working on these two buildings As Well serving As consultant will be John Bivens former director of restoration for old Salem Bauckman said a target Date. Could t be set for the completion of the restoration but said it should t take the three years that Haley House needed the restoration begins with detailed photographs taken of the a whole building top to Bottom Quot according to Bauckman workers will then go in and strip off All replacement parts those things that were added to the Structure since it was built. A then Well take out All decayed materials trying to save As much of the original material As we possibly can Quot Bauckman said while these Early Steps Are being taken researchers will be trying to determine precisely when the building was built exactly it at it looked like. And what its purpose was. Quot when you do a restoration like this you try to look at other similar structures still standing a Bauckman said Quot you also examine historical documents that May contain detailed descriptions of the buildings or some reference to their use a the Quaker meeting House was probably a a family meeting House not a meeting House for a big group Quot Bauckman said the Church is said to Date Back to the second decade of the nineteenth Century and the store to 1825, although exact dates Are not known yet. Once research and investigation of see history on 2b required by Law according to u. S. Dept of housing and Urban development Hudi auditors Hud instructed the City following a final audit of the Model cities operation to attempt to recover the Money or justify Why this should t be done the City attempted to negotiate with Bdl officials for return of the $35,800. But was unsuccessful. Then last March about a year after these negotiations had begun Bdl announced that the shopping Center was no longer solvent and that its primary investors i North Carolina National Bank and the Small business administration were foreclosing on the property. John Langford a High Point lawyer and president of the Bdl. Said at that time that the corporation had no liquid assets with which to Settle the financial dispute with the City. Jim Pennington assistant City manager in charge of Federal programs said today that Hud had been notified of tins development but that no response has been received from Federal authorities. Pennington said that Hud has been told that even if the City presses its claim for recovery of the $35,800. Final settlement of the Case could be As Long Asio years away and that the City a claims would probably be considered by the courts to be subordinate to the primary investors in the venture in the meantime Pennington said the City has recovered furniture which the City had furnished Bdl offices located in the Brentwood Plaza shopping Center a we have gotten that much Back Quot he said. Pennington said that several other items which failed to meet the approval of the final audit of Model cities also Are Jap ending these include the coronary care unit and the cardiovascular Catheri nation lab at High Point memorial Hospital in which about $280 too in Model cities Money was invested and deficiencies in the High Point housing development corp which was initially funded by Model cities the question arising about the Hospital funds has to do with the Impact these expenditures had on residents of the Model cities neighbourhood the housing Agency discrepancies have to do with unauthorized retention of $27,788 and the administration of a write Downs Quot on the Purchase Price of housing units developed by the Agency Pennington said today that Hud has not responded to the explanations and justifications of these deficiencies which the City furnished several months ago. High Point Enterprise tuesday afternoon july 6, 1976 Section b City amp area civic business Leader Edgar Snider 61, Dies Edgar Howard Bucky i Snider who combined careers in civic service and business development with virtually unmatched Success died today at the age of 61 death came at 7 25 . At his Home 515 Ashe St., following a year of declining health from the founding of a Small printing company which permitted him to work his Way through College Snider created a National organization to produce electronic accounting card products he founded electronic accounting card co in 1957 subsequently sold the operation to co Frol data corp established National electronic card co. And repurchased the tabulating card operation from control data and acquired the nationwide operations of business supplies corp. Of America making it a wholly owned subsidiary. At the time of his death he was chairman of the Board of the Parent corporation he attributed much of his Success to the techniques of leadership acquired in civic service notably in the Jaycees then the Junior chamber of Commerce he was president of both the High Point and North Carolina Jaycee organizations and was honoured with life membership in both he served also As president of the High Point Kiwas club and High Point toastmasters. Born in High Point dec 22 1914. A son of the late w w and Mattie Lovelace Snider. He was educated in the High Point Public schools and earned his business and Mim station degree at High Point College in 1936 earlier this year he was awarded an honorary doctor of Laws degree by his Alma mater in addition to his Early work at Snider printing co. He w As president of tick tag corp. And Grace Flower shop inc. In 1939. He married the former Dixie Thomas who survives of the Home. Also surviving Are three children Edgar Snider or of Greensboro mrs. Roy Vicki Shipman of 509 Ashe St. And mrs Barry Alice Walden of 511 Roc Spring Road two Sisters. Mrs. A a Helen Koonts of 1909 Wakefield place and mrs than i Marie Calyon of Chattanooga. Tenna brother. Joseph f Snider of 506 Flor Ham or. And Stepmother mrs Lessie Snider he was a member of Wesley memorial United methodist Church having served on the administrative Board and various commissions he was past president of printing Industry of the Carolinas member and past treasurer of the graphic arts technical foundation member of the society of Fellows of graphic arts technical foundation based in Pittsburgh a. And a member and past director of printing Industry of America he was a 32nd degree Mason member of Oasis shrine member and past director of the Myca and the High Point chamber of Commerce he was a former Demolay funeral will be wednesday at 4 p in at Wesley memorial United methodist Church by or Bernard h Fitzgerald burial will be in Floral Garden Park cemetery the body will remain at Sechrest funeral Home until placed in the Church 30 minutes prior to the service the family will be at the funeral Home tonight 7 30 to 9 pallbearers will be Wayne Ruth Richard Hallman Sidney Childress William j Callahan Wallace Hinkle and Bill Treadaway. The family requests that memorials be directed to the american cancer society or to the childrens Home society of North Carolina in Greensboro rather than to the funeral Quaker meeting House at City Lake restoration of oldest area Structure planned for near future photo by Sonny

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