High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Jul 8 1974, Page 9

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 8, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Of . 68 Greensboro the state division of highways will hold a Public hearing tuesday to explain the proposed design for improvement of the final segment of . 68 Between High Point and the regional Airport area. The hearing on the Section from a Point immediately South of 1-40 to the Vicinity of the intersection of . 68 with state Road 2011 will be held at 7 30 . In the auditorium at Western Guilford High school on Friend Way drive. Work on improvement of the segment from n. Main Street to near deep River friends Church has been completed. In Davidson May be closed by Lee Mortimer Enterprise staff writer Thomasville despite the heaviest use in its history the Holiday rest Stop located on 1-85 May have to cease operation Davidson county Rescue squad president Larry Murdock said today. Murdock estimated about 3,000 july 4 weekend Drivers took advantage of the Coffee and doughnuts served at the rest area during the Holiday period. It was the heaviest food Stamps to be discussed by Jim Hawkins Enterprise staff writer Greensboro the status of the new Federal food stamp program which took effect in Guilford county eight Days ago will be a major item on the Agenda for a Guilford county social services Board meeting tuesday. The meeting planned for 7 30 . At the Guilford county building in High Point will be the first to be attended by Wayne Metz who recently took office As director of the department following the resignation of l. M. Thompson. Metz said late last week that approximately 1,600 families totalling about 5,000 persons have thus far been certified for food stamp eligibility. The food stamp program makes it possible for eligible persons to Purchase Stamps having a far greater value for use to Purchase foods. Metz also said the need for temporary employees to help process the current flood of applications for participation is being studied. Metz will Confer with staff members to determine the needed number of temporary workers needed and this information will be taken to county manager John Witherspoon for approval. Officials said today the social service dept currently has five temporary workers assigned to handle food stamp applications. In addition they said the department has hired nine persons including six eligibility speciality workers out of 27 requested a for the program. The Board of county commissioners in the budget approved last week included All 27 positions but directed that the remainder cannot be hired until the level of caseloads per worker reaches 24. However commissioners and Witherspoon have emphasized that the social be food on 2b use the rest Stop at the . 109 crossing has experienced since its beginning about two years ago Murdock added. However he said the state Highway department will require the Rescue squad to erect a special reflector Zed scotch lighted sign on the interstate Highway from now on. Estimated Cost of such a sign is $300 to $400, Murdock said. A consulting firm is supposed to quote a Price for erection of the sign Murdock said and if his estimate is Correct then the matter will have to be brought before the Rescue squad membership to decide whether the rest Stop will operate during the labor Day Holiday. A this is not a fund raising operation a Murdock said a we Are offering it As a Public he added that the Cost of a sign would represent a very heavy expense for the Davidson county Rescue squad. State Law will not allow the squad to accept any financial donations either he added. A but maybe someone will donate us a sign a he commented. Another problem is that the squad is prohibited even from asking donations from motorists to help defray the Cost of the refreshments served. Murdock did express satisfaction that the state finally gave its approval for operation of the rest area and defined the regulations for erecting a Highway sign. The state has granted and then rescinded permission for a sign to be erected on the interstate Highway several times during the last two years. Final approval was received by the squad in june. Monday afternoon july 8, 1974 Section b victim found a asleep Randleman after dragging deep River most of saturday night Ash Rand Rescue squad members found their victim intoxicated but alive Early sunday morning. Object of the intensive All night search was 26-year-old Larry Bennett of Fayetteville whose abandoned car was found on a Bridge at Worthville with its lights on and motor running officers reported. A night watchman at a nearby Plant reported to deputies he had seen Bennett sitting on a rail of the Bridge just prior to his disappearance. A Call to the Many a wife in Fayetteville revealed he had been under the treatment of a psychiatrist after a previous suicide attempt according to officers. Dragging operations ceased about 9 . Sunday when Bennett was found peacefully sleeping on the Bank of deep River some distance below the area being searched. Bennett was arrested and charged with Public drunkenness. Reflecting on Progress at summer furniture Market Jim Pinto c of Turner accessory co., Lin Orkin Sherman Owrutsky staff photo by Mark Austin Market moving briskly after sunday opening by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer its sunday opening considered a Success the summer regional furniture Market in High Point was in its second Day today with three meetings scheduled to inform retailers about merchandising and business trends for the last half of the year. Activity at the Market Sun Day brought generally favourable reactions at the Southern furniture Market Center. In its first sunday opening since 1969, the Market had an attendance nearly equal to that at the summer Market last july. Attendance at the summer Market comes mostly from furniture retailers in North Carolina South Carolina and Virginia. The sunday opening was intended to attract those retailers who find it difficult to get away from their stores during the week. Buyer traffic at the Market Center yesterday afternoon showed a Welcome response by the dealers. One remark heard Over and Over was a they should do this again next among Many of the people identical to Guilford ordinance at the Market on sunday were a number of pairs of husbands and wives and. In Many instances family groups. Some did More than just shop the Market too. One manufacturer reported he had sold a car Load of furniture by the end of the Day. Robert p. Gruenberg general manager of the Market Center said a the sunday opening appears to be a Success. It is achieving the purpose for which it was intended. The attendance is Good for a first Day of the Market i think if the Atten dance holds up on monday then we can say the Market has been a Good fall and Christmas sales promotion plans were outlined for members of the Southern buying Syndicate at a breakfast meeting today. This afternoon at 4 45, a panel of retailers was to discuss a profit making and Cost cutting ideas that the program in the sky room at the top of the Mart was sponsored by the Southern Home furnishings Assn. At a sofa breakfast meeting tuesday at 7 30 am., Sheldon London will talk about supplier performance in Home furnishings. Another event at the Market on tuesday will be the presentation of a lifetime pass to the Market Center to Irving Langbaum. President of the Nova manufacturing co. Of Brooklyn. X. Y. The pass will be presented to Langbaum by Gruenberg in his office in the Market Center. Langbaum has been a principal in Nova since its formation 51 years ago. He says that the Reading of a passage in the Bible provided the spark for the company to go into the manufacturing of lamps. A after giving some thought to the fact that our customers used to say that would like to do business with us on More than table pads and velvet paintings. Which we produced at the beginning of our company we decided to follow in god s path a Langbaum said. A the old testament tells us that the first order of creation was a let there be Light a and that is How we got into the lamp the Nova company specializes in lamps shades smokers Hassocks and valets. Gunman robs theater flees City planners to consider erosion Law by Regina Whittington Enterprise staff writer the planning and zoning commission this week will consider for the second time a proposal that would establish a soil erosion ordinance for High Point. Slated to be considered at their meeting tuesday at 7 30 ., the ordinance is the same one that Greensboro and Guilford county officials Are studying. City planning director Jerry Yarborough said today that the ordinance is being resubmitted to the commission in Hopes that a countywide ordinance can be achieved. The ordinance involves establishing controls on. Land disturbing activities on building Sites in excess of 40,-ooo Square feet or about an acre Yarborough said. If passed it would include presently graded areas As Well As future building Sites. The direct Impact of this ordinance would be on builders and developers. Yarborough said that they were for the most part sceptical of the ordinance while environmental groups were enthusiastic. His observations were made at a recent Public hearing in Greensboro on the ordinance. Plans Are still very much in the preliminary stages Yarborough added. A it will probably take at least another meeting after this one and then a Public hearing before anything can get underway a he said. Whie support for or opposition to the ordinance seems to rely on personal interests Yarborough said that additional costs incurred by builders in order to comply with the ordinance would eventually be passed along to the Developer of the land. There Are three primary ways to prevent soil and land erosion Yarborough said. The builder can construct a berm a soil Ridge or incline to keep surface material from being washed away by rain. This would also Lessen the Hazard of damaging adjoining property Yar Borough said. Planting grass Rye or some other Long stemmed Plant Over the area called seeding also prevents the removal of surface soil. A sedimentation Basin can be used forming a a dish or Pond to retain water with the valuable soil in it a he added. Later the Basin water can evaporate or be pumped out leaving the soil behind under this ordinance the builder would be directly responsible for submitting a plan indicating How he in tends to Grade the site and by what Means he will control soil erosion. Yarborough said however that he is unsure As to what City Agency would be responsible for administering the ordinance. The planning dept is not equipped with engineers and he feels that the plans should first be reviewed by an engineering department. After that his department would handle the necessary procedures. Larger projects such As see City on so High Point police were still searching today for a Man who robbed the thunderbird drive in theatre sunday about 10 15 . And fled with $115 in Cash. Bettyjo Lomas an employee said she and her Boyfriend were in the Box office when the Man approached with a 22-caliber pistol and demanded the Money. The Man then fled on foot through some nearby Woods. He was described As White about 5-foot-8 and weighing about 150 pounds. He was wearing Blue pants and shirt. Lee Roy Hairston of Park Street reported an assault and robbery. He said he was walking about i . Sunday on Kearns Street Between Park and Mangum streets when three men approached him and asked for a match. He said he told them he did no to have one and continued walking. The men then jumped him started hitting him took his Wallet containing $45 in Cash and fled on foot he said. Estelle Mcdowell of e. Commerce Avenue reported a purse snatching. She said she was walking Home from the grocery store saturday about 2 30 . Along White Oak Street when two men ran up behind her grabbed her purse and pushed her away. She said the purse contained about $24 in Cash. Wayne Breeden 28, of Greensboro has been arrested and charged with shooting into the occupied residence of Ann Flowers of Moreland Avenue. Is. Flowers gave this account of the incident she and her Boyfriend were sitting in her living room saturday about 10 40 . When she heard someone knocking on the door. She got up and asked who was at the door. There was no answer. The person then Cut the screen and kicked the door. The person fired about three shots and left. A neighbor said she heard the shots looked and saw Breeden is. Flowers a Boyfriend Nina May Bacuem of e Green drive told police that she was shot in the right Lei with a Shotgun sunday Aboul be gunman on 7b High pointers yen the dark Power usage indicates residents still conserving electricity by Forrest Cates Enterprise staff writer although there is no shortage of electricity High pointers Are still inclined to conserve it. The urge to conserve is not As Strong As it was Back in the Winter at the height of the Energy crisis. But As City officials who Are in charge of the municipal electrical distribution system put it a they Are still cutting off the the officials would like to think that the conservation Steps Stem from a sense of duty on the part of High pointers to conserve the resources but concede that the rising costs of electric Power might also be a major Factor. Within the past two years a electric rates have increased by about 50 per cent. The latest hike was 6 per cent which went into effect july i. A we have noticed a said Clarence Grubb who is in charge of the City system a that consumption of Power tends to drop right after a rate increase. The same is True after an increase in water rates. After a while a consumption tends to return to Normal. A this has not been the Case however in the electrical consumption recently. A normally Power use increases annually at a rate of Between to and 12 per cent. I would guess that the rate increase right now is running Only about five per cent. That May even be a Little too High a Grubb stated. Consumption dropped sharply during the Winter when there was talk of a developing Power shortage resulting from the Energy crisis. A the actual consumption figures for the first six months of the fiscal 1973-74 year were very close to our estimates but bad things happened during the last six months january through june a Grubb said. A june was a Little better but we still Are not up to our Normal increase a he added. Consumption of kilowatt hours of Power translate into Revenue a a vital concern to officials since the Revenue is a major contributor to the municipal budget. Officials Are projecting a rather modest gain in Power sales for 1974-75. The new budget recently adopted by the City Council anticipates $8.7 million in electric sales this fiscal year up Only $500,-000 from the estimate for the previous year. Grubb noted that some of the evidence that High pointers Are continuing conservation practices is visible. A you still see a lot of stores for instance which Burn Only half their lights a he said. The so called Quot Coal clause rate increase seems to be causing most concern among customers on the City system according to Grubb. A they done to understand that Duke Power co. Which supplies Power to the City system at wholesale charges the City for fluctuation in Coal prices and we just pass it on a Grubb stated. While it appears there is no threat of a Power shortage there also is no Assurance that the Price of electricity will remain stable. The City Council has adhered to a policy of keeping the City retail rates identical with Duke s retail see Power on 2b the Young and the old there is a time to be Young when the world seems to be seen clearly for the first time. And there is a time to be old like these towering Chestnut Trees who have seen so Many Young lovers come and go spending summer afternoons watching the sky go on forever. On the Brink of High Point municipal Lake this couple was found surveying Summers reflection across the water. Staff photo by Art Richardson hearing slated for discussion rest Stop

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