High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Jul 20 1972, Page 33

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 20, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Civic theater renovation group named by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer a committee to direct he renovation of the old Paramount theatre into a civic theater convention Center for High Point was established by City Council today. The 12-member committee includes representatives of the City schools system the Community concert Assn., Carousel theatre and the arts Council. Last january High Point voters approved a $325 too Bond Issue to renovate the Paramount theatre build1 on s. Wrenn Street at e. Commerce into the civic Center. Named to the committee were Earl Congdon. Bill Freeman Jake Froelich Harold Johnson. Robert Rankin Sheppard Ames. Ernest o Banion Douglas Kerr miss Mary Browne mrs. Mildred Clinard mrs. Mary Wood mrs. Nadia Coble and Phil Lombardo. Congdon Freeman Froelich Johnson and Rankin Are members of the original com Book Loans increasing says Library the number of books loaned by the High Point Public Library increased during 1971-72, but there was a drop during the year in the circulation of phonograph records and the use of the Library a audio visual room. The figures Are listed in the preliminary annual report presented to the Library a Board of trustees wednesday by librarian Neal Austin. The report showed that the Library loaned 250,587 books during 1971-72. This compared to a circulation of 230,711 books in 1970-71 and 217.865 in 1969-70. Increases Are also shown by the Library in the number of Art reproductions loaned reference questions answered and film showings. Circulation of Art reproductions totalled 86, up from 67 during the previous year. The number of reference questions handled by the Library a staff was 6,766, compared to 5,173 previously. Film showings totalled 927. The films were viewed by an audience estimated at 27.024 persons during the year. In the previous year an estimated audience of 18,744 persons attended 753 film showings offered by the Library. Circulation of phonograph records dropped during the year from 3,215 in 1971 to 2,924 in the 1972 year. The figure for slides loaned was also Down from 2,666 to 1.659 use of the audio visual room dropped from 685 meetings and programs with an estimated audience of 15.584, to 576 events with an audience estimated at 13,267, Austin told the trustees that the Library had on hand at the end of the 1971-72 year 144.603 books. Tile Library added 8.923 volumes to its collection during the year and discarded 3,753 volumes. Mrs. Robert v. Cross presided during the meeting of the Board at the Library. Mrs. Cross is the new chairman of the Board succeeding Leo j. Heer. Other officers of the Library a Board of trustees for 1972-73 Are mrs. James Burnley Secretary and or. Harold Conrad treasurer. Mittee which proposed renovation of the old theater. Ames was chairman of the committee which supported the Bond Issue. Of Banion represents High Point innkeepers Kerr the Southern furniture manufacturers Assn. Miss Browne the school system mrs. Clinard the Community concert Assn. Mrs. Wood the Carousel theatre and mrs. Coble the arts Council. The committee will elect its own chairman. Discussion among members of Council today indicated that the general Assembly will be asked next year to establish a convention Center authority to operate the renovated theater. Negotiations were also authorized by Council for the employment of an architect to plan the renovation. Five persons named to commissions two men were chosen to take seats on the High Point civil service commission and three Parks and recreation commission members were reappointed in City Council action today. Council chose Bill Green of Acme Sample books inc., to succeed Stanley Shavitz and Louis Nick Fisherjr. To succeed James Lovelace. They will serve four year terms. Shavitz was not eligible for re election to the Board and Lovelace who was filling an unexpired term had asked not to be reappointed. The Only other nominee for the positions was the Rev. John Trot Man whose name was offered by councilman s. E. Burford. Renamed to the Parks and recreation commission were Bill fester mrs. Robert Davis and Harry Rothrock. Their new terms Are for three years. Mayor names 7 men to new High Point housing Board by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer mayor Bill Bencini named seven men to the new High Point housing authority today bringing about the merger of the authority and the redevelopment commission into one body. Five members of the new authority Are from t h e redevelopment commission and two Are from the old housing authority Board. The merger of the housing authority and the redevelopment commission into a single body is to become effective sept. I. The seven men appointed by the mayor were recommended to him by councilman Roy Culler. The appointments Drew protests from a group of Resi dents of Public housing in High Point and also from councilman Jim Pearce. Named by the mayor to the new enlarged housing authority were Roy Frazier c. E. Yokely j. Roscoe Adams Pat Brown Carson Stout f. C. Morehead and James a. Dixon. All but Morehead and Dixon Are members of the redevelopment commission. Morehead was chairman and Dixon was a member of the old five Man housing authority. Stout was chairman of the redevelopment commission. The new housing authority will elect its own chairman. Following the presentation of Culler a list of recommendations to the mayor lists were also presented by Pearce and councilman s. E. Burford. The list submitted b y Burford was proposed by the residents Council representing tenants of Public housing. On this list were the names of Brown Frazier Dixon Johnny Wood who was a member of the old housing authority mrs. Ethel Hughes and mrs. Nancy Craley. Mrs. Hughes was identified As a Community representative and mrs. Craley As a representative of residents of Public housing. In submitting the list Burford read a Brief statement from the residents Council which said it Felt these people would a properly represent the list of names proposed by Pearce contained three members of the redevelop it ment commission and three members of the housing authority. They were Stout Frazier and Yokely from the commission and Wood. Morehead and Dixon from the authority. A it seems Only fair to me in merging these two bodies that there be equal representation from each a Pearce said a and that employees of each organization be Given equal Pearce proposed that the seventh person for the new major housing authority be chosen by Council itself. Under the Law however the appointments Are made directly by the mayor without any vote of Council required. Ben the High Point Enterprise thursday afternoon july 20, 1972 Section d Council okays Southside nip construction on High Point City streets for the past few months has caused a lot of driving pains and More will be added by the tearing up of Wrenn Street where English Road crosses on its Way to fire death defendant committed for exam City Street blocked City Council today approved the neighbourhood development plan nip proposed for the removal of High Points Southside slums. In doing so. Council overrode a recommendation of the planning and zoning commission that no property within the area be zoned from one use to a More restrictive classification unless the redevelopment commission has acquired the property or has the consent of the property owner Council turned Down a recommendation of the planning and zoning commission to rezone the Hughes Mccrary property on the East Side of w. Green drive Between Vail and Tryon avenues from residential b-4, Uhic permits duplex construction to neighbourhood retail. The Only stipulation Council made in adopting the nip As prepared by the redevelopment commission was that property will eventually be zoned residential As will most of the property in the area officials believe. Councils action today was the redevelopment commissions last hurdle before implementing the first half million Dollar increment in the renewal of the area. The u. S. Dept of housing and Urban development has already allocated funds for the first year of work on the project which ultimately is expected to Cost More than $12 million. Named year s Cini proposed to Council on april 6 that the two bodies be merged into one. Later when the democratic majority on Council appeared to be hesitant in opening the Way for the mayor who is a Republican. To appoint the entire new Board Bencini said he would follow the wishes of Council in making the appointments. Bencini quickly made Clear today that he would follow the list proposed by Culler in making the appointments. A this is not my list but i will stand by it a the mayor said. A i have said in the past i would follow the consensus of Council in this matter. I appoint the people or. Culler has recommended and stand by Culler who is mayor pro tem of Council is a Democrat. Pearce a Republican challenged the action by Bencini. A do you think this list is the consensus of the Council a he asked. A yes if put to a vote a Bencini responded. Mrs. Julia Harmon a resident of Clara Cox apts and a member of the residents Council also questioned the appointments by Bencini. A Are you going to pass Over our list a she asked. A How is see mayor on 2 d a m reports 2nd Quarter sales Rise with higher volume recorded in All operating divisions in hosiery yarn and knit fabrics. Adams Millis corporation today reported net sales of $16,108,259 in the second Quarter ended june 30 compared with $14,299,392 a year ago. Net earnings for the Quarter of $118,190 equal to 5 cents per share while materially lower than the $588,551 registered in the second Quarter of 1971, improved significantly Over Macaroni woman the Anuial three months of the current year when a loss of Coronado Calif. A actress Sophia Loren has been named a Macaroni woman of the Robert m Green executive Secretary of the National Maca connection with Hamilton Street. It would be advisable to Drivers to avoid using Wrenn Street unless absolutely necessary if you wish to avoid More headaches and a loss of time staff photo by Art Richardton i the commercial property near Roni manufacturers association. Fairview Street school would be allowed to continue to be zoned for business until acquired by the redevelopment commission. This told the groups 66th annual convention wednesday that the italian actress is a dazzling representative of women who eat Macaroni. James Nollie Lee Martin charged with arson and three counts of murder after an apartment fire three weeks ago has been committed to Goldsboro Scherry Hospital. To 60 Day commitment signed by assistant solicitor Rick Greeson and judge Elreta Alexander is for the purpose of determining Martins ability to stand trial said Deputy District court clerk Donna Amos. Although the commitment period usually lasts 60 Days a ruling on Martin s condition could come a at any time a mrs. Amos said. A neighbor mrs Josephine Hogan and her two children died in the june 28 fire from asphyxiation. Police said the fire was set with lighter fluid in the apartments staircase. The fire climbed the stairway but never reached the Martin apartment. James Martin and his wife suffered bums in the fire and both have been released from High Point memorial Hospital. Police have also charged Martin with breaking into the Hogan apartment and taking a television and a stereo. Mrs. Hogan lived across the Hall from the Martins. It fire chief h. L. Thompson said arson was also suspected in two other fires which occurred in the same apartment shortly before the one in which three people died but no formal charges have been made. Major drive continues to raise band financing a i we Don t get the Money they done to go. Its that that a the situation in a nutshell regarding the drive to raise funds to Send the t. Wingate Andrews High school marching band to Germany this summer according to one of the members of the fund committee but the consensus of the four Man committee at this Point is that the $75,-000 goal will be reached a at least we re operating under that Assumption a said Phil Lombardo. Heed Kemp George Covington and j. V. Morgan have been busily engaged wednesday and this morning in a Telephone and person to person Campa Ign contacting major contributors a mostly 80 to 90 big corporations and businesses in the area a in an attempt to reach the goal. As of wednesday the fund drive was slightly past the Halfway Mark but Lombardo declined this morning to give an exact total. A we really done to know the exact amount we be lined up at this Point a said Lombardo. A we Haven to had a Chance to get together today and compare the four Man group held a meeting wednesday evening and generally found that the reaction to their efforts had been although the committee is concentrating on a a big contributors it still welcomes individual contributions and. In fact wednesday received several such donations. Lombardo said that such donations could be brought to the a Gap to studios in the Sheraton hotel building or to t. Wingate Andrews High school. Deadline for raising the Money is 5 Friday. The Andrews band was one of to High school bands in the United states selected to participate in the olympic marching band tour and Competition in Germany on aug. 13-27. It was the Only band chosen from the Southeast. The trip to Germany will include a tour of the olympic see major on 2 d bus Stop list runs Only once the Enterprise published in it wednesday editions a on Page 20-c a the schedule of bus stops for pick up of children for Tho Early Start programs which begins Friday for rising first graders. Also published was a description of Tho areas in which children Ere eligible for bus transportation. Those same bus stops and eligibility areas a applicable for All elementary students when the regular school year begins aug. 24. Parents a reminded that the Enterprise will net publish these schedules again for Tho next school year. Electric ties wants order set aside Raleigh api electric ties of North Carolina wants the Federal Power commission to set aside its order granting an interim wholesale rate increase sought by Duke Power co. Electric ties representing municipalities that own their Power distribution systems made the request in a motion filed wednesday with pc. At the same time electric ties said the Foyice commission has refused to go along with the rate increase scheduled to go into effect Friday. The proposed increase would allow Duke Power to raise or lower its wholesale prices according to changes in the Cost of Coal. Electric ties said this technique would Cost $5 6 million a year or More annually. Groomtown to Lexington 1-85 link to be delayed Raleigh a construction of the proposed relocation of interstate Highway 85 Between Groomtown and Lexington has been set Back for at least a year state Highway officials said wednesday. A $20 million cutback in Federal funds for the interstate Highway system in North Carolina is responsible for the delay according to Billy Rose assistant director of the state Highway commission. Rose said Congress had appropriated $99 million for All types of Highway construction in North Carolina but a the present administration Cut this amount to $75 he said. A total of $47 million was designated for interstate work As opposed to the expected $67 million. In addition to the 1-85 Cut Back. Work planned on 1-95 around Rocky mount will not be done this year Rose said. He added that contracts on these projects were supposed to have been awarded this year. He also said funds for right of Way acquisition on the portion of 1-85 Between Lexington and Thomasville have been allocated and some phases of the project will not be affected by the Cut in Federal funds. But construction contracts cannot be let for at least one More year Rose said. No one now knows what Federal funds will be allocated next july the assistant director also said design problems on the part of 1-85 where it will Cross u. S. 311 and environmental problems have added to the delay. Second Public hearings must be scheduled for the proposed Highway through Davidson. Randolph and Guilford counties. Rose said and for that Section of the Highway no a rights of Way funds have been allocated. A and with this cutback of Federal funds no right of Way funds Are available this year for that purpose a he said commenting upon the cutback chairman Lauch fair cloth said the reduction was so substantial that it was obvious some interstate contracts which could have been let this year were a going to have to be delayed a $268,285 12 cents per share was reported. Including the first Quarter net loss for the six months ended june 30 was $150,095, or 7 cents per share against a profit of $1,103,352, equal to 49 cents per share posted in the first half of 1971. Sales for the period were $28,321,098 compared with $26,872,380 in the previous year. A the return to profitable operation in the second Quarter reflects the steady Progress in both volume and earnings of the hosiery division As Well As reduced losses at both the Yam and knit fabric j. H. Millis president said a inventory write Downs of raw and finished polyester yams which accounted for the larger portion of the first Quarter loss have ended Weare however continuing to experience Normal although lessening Start up expenses at our new textured Yam facility in High Point and at the knit fabric divisions new dyeing and finishing Plant in Winston Salem both of these units Are expected to be operating efficiently and profitably in the second half our new textured yarn dyeing facility in High Point is under construction and should be on Stream in the last Millis added aided by contributions from the company a recently organized National marketing organization for knit fabrics Millis said profitable operations Are anticipated in both the third and fourth quarters. Five to be honoured tonight demo lays Ope a conclave Here Roy b. Culler or. Of High Point and four other North Carolina residents will be honoured tonight in the opening session of the annual n. C. Demolay conclave at High Point College. The five Are to receive the legion of Honor the highest Honor which the Demolay organization can Confer upon adults. The recognition is for the recipients work with demo lays and other Community activities. State master councilor Don Etheridge of Raleigh will preside Over the conclave a activities until his successor is elected during the series of meetings which will continue through sunday morning. It is expected that some 400 members of the organization for Young men 14 to 21 years of age will attend the annual gathering. All the activities will be held at the College and the delegates from the various North Carolina chapters will be housed in the College s dormitories. Following the legion of Honor ceremonies tonight a carnival will be presented in Albion Millis stadium. Fridays program includes a number of athletic competitions Between chapters to be held in the stadium and degree Competition. A concert is planned for memorial auditorium Friday at 8 ., with music by the crisis the partly Cloudy and the big brother. Saturdays morning a r. 1 afternoon sessions will be devoted to business meetings in the auditorium at which time Etheridgee a successor will be announced. At the saturday night banquet the winners of various competitions will be announced and awards made. These presentations will be followed by the annual sweetheart Ball which in turn will be climaxed by the announcement of the name of the new state Demolay sweetheart. Tonight a legion of presentations will be open to the Public starting at 7

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