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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 30, 1976, High Point, North Carolina By Ray Hubbard Enterprise sunday editor it appears almost certain now that there will be an increase of at least one cent on the property tax Levy for High pointers for the fiscal year which begins july i. That appears to be the minimum amount which will be necessary to provide the Board to hear policies Greensboro proposed goals and policies which would guide use of land in Rural Guilford county will come before the Board of commissioners thursday. The statement which has been in the process of development by the planning dept for some months emphasizes that a growth guided by sound planning principles is beneficial to All citizens of Guilford noting that a Guilford county recognizes that growth is inevitable a the document prepared under the leadership of planning director John Hampton warns that a unplanned and uncontrolled growth is destructive to the natural environment and Lowers the Quality of the document commissioners will consider at the 1 30 . Meeting at the courthouse Here thursday sets goals in six Basic areas environment residential development Community facilities and services commercial and Industrial intergovernmental cooperation. Citizen participation. Hampton said the policies suggested in the proposal Are a intended to be a guide for decision making by the Board of commissioners. He pointed out the Broad policies spell out no specific program and that the policies could be adopted without additional Cost to the county. The goal set for the environmental segment of planning requires that a Guilford county Futural and cultural environments should be conserved and protected and that future residential development a promote the development and maintenance of Safe sanitary and adequate housing for ally while a a offering a variety of housing types in proximity to jobs and daily City a share of the operating losses projected for the municipal bus system next year. It could be More City Council is expected to approve thursday expenditure of up to $85,661 in local tax funds to make up operating deficits in the bus system for the current fiscal year. By Forrest Cates Enterprise City editor an announcement monday by High Point City manager Harold Cheek that he will retire May 31 probably wont cause a significant speedup in the search for his successor. A i am speaking personally but i done to think we ought to act in haste if it Means not getting the person we that was from City councilman Joe Patterson chairman of a five member City Council committee assigned to screen applicants for Cheek s Job. Cheek announced last september his intentions to take Early retirement after Jan. I 1976. He acted during a City election Campaign when it appeared that he might become a major political Issue. He said then that he would like to remain on the City payroll after retirement As a consultant until he reaches full retirement age in september. 1978 the members of the Council then in office appeared agreeable although there was never a Public confirmation of a Promise to Cheek. Most of the members of that Council Are on the present Council. There seems to be Strong sentiment among members to keep Cheek on As a consultant until he is 65. The Tenor of his statement however indicates that Cheek May have changed his mind about staying on the payroll at reduced salary As a consultant. Patterson a committee started the search for a successor Early in february Patterson said then that it probably would take a minimum of three and a maximum of six months to screen applicants and submit recommendations to the full City Council advertisements placed by the committee in National municipal government oriented publications have brought in a flood of under the Urban mass transportation administration Usta regulations local governments must provide half of such operating losses. Jim Pennington assistant City manager for Federal programs told Council monday that losses for this year applications Patterson reported. A i Haven to counted them but i know there Are Well Over he said monday. He added a the committee plans to Start screen ing the applications tomorrow tuesday. I suppose it will decide then whether to Speed up or just what the effect of the managers announcement will he added that he personally would not favor speeding up the process a if it Means not getting the person we Patterson and presumably other members of the coun see Cheek on 2b in Lexington Lexington a two Lexington residents have been arrested on charges of bludgeoning two Wilkes county residents to death on january 7. A Davidson county sheriff s dept spokesman said the two have been charged with two counts each of murder in the first degree and one count each of robbery. The sheriffs dept arrested Timothy David Prosser. 23. Of 123 Darotha st., Lexington and David Lee Dollar 25, of Pine top trailer Park on old . 29 South of Lexington monday and charged them with the murders. Davidson county sheriffs it. Ron Everhart said the two Wilkes county residents murdered were Thurmond Royal 67. And his wife Lecia 63, both of Mcgrady in the could amount to about $170,000. The City took Over operation of the system last August and it has been a trial operation from a financial standpoint. It was expected from the beginning that the system would operate at a loss but it was not known with any exactness How much the losses would be. High Points share of the projected losses $85,000 roughly equals the amount a tax Levy of one cent on each $100 of property valuation in the City will produce. The voters authorized Council two years ago to Levy up to five cents on each $100 property valuation to support the operation of a municipal bus system. None of this Levy has been imposed however. The projected losses for the current year include those expected to result from the establishment of half fares for elderly and handicapped persons during non Peak use periods. These fares Are expected to be put into effect some time in april. Pennington said today that thus far High Points bus system has experienced smaller operating losses than other transportation systems taken Over by municipalities in the state. In another federally funded project. Council has set a special meeting to review programs for next year. The see one on 2b Vanoy Community of Wilkes county. Everhart said the two Vic Tims apparently were murdered on Jan. 7 and were not found until two or three Days later by Wilkes county Law enforcement officers the royals were beaten to death with a Blunt and Sharp instrument. Everhart said. The weapons he said have not been found. The two also Are charged with robbed in taking several guns from the Royal residence. Everhart said the investigation of the murders was coordinated with the state Bureau of investigation and the Wilkes county sheriffs dept Over a six week period. Dollar was a former resident of the Wilkes county Community Everhart said and members of his family still live there Dollar and Prosser were transferred to Wilkes county jail monday Everhart said High Point Enterprise City amp area tuesday afternoon March 30, 1976 Section b Cheek action big Surprise to councilmen two men jailed in twin slaying to cover bus deficits one cent property tax increase is expected by Phil Speaks Enterprise staff writer Thomasville recreation commission members met at Carver Park monday were Given a tour of facilities and shown locations of planned renovations and additions to the buildings and land the commission came under pressure last summer after their decision to close Carver Park Pool when several Hundred members of the Black Community called demonstrations to protest the closing. After a complaint was filed with a Federal Agency members of the commission and the Black Community arrived at a Compromise the Community was granted $40,000 in Community development cd funds to renovate the Park As a result of the negotiations recreation director Clint Ingram said that the cd funds made available to the City should be released immediately after completion of an environmental Impact study after Reading a Story in monday s news about the sex Istance of thousands of dollars of Revenue sharing funds within the City a budget self appointed Black Community Leader Dewitt Wilhite appeared at the commission meeting to criticize the commission and its plans for renovation of the Park Wilhite s most specific complaint was that the com theater group likes children and the South by Robert Marks Enterprise associate editor one of the first things Margaret Hogan did in High Point was go shopping at the big Star supermarket a big Star. I love that a she said laughing a big Star that a what i want to something else happened on that shopping trip too. The Man at the checkout counter said to her a you All come of i loved that. It s so Good to be out of new York for a Margaret Hogan is one of the Prince Street players appearing in High Point this week for the children a Carousel theatre the players gave two performances of a revolutionary Mother Goose in the auditorium at Andrews High school yesterday were to give two More today at to and i ., and two on wednesday at 10 a m and 4p in All of the shows except the last performance wednesday Are for children in kindergarten and the first three grades the performance wednesday afternoon is for adventure theatre ticket holders in grades four through seven High Point is the first Stop on a tour through North Carolina South Carolina and Virginia for the Prince Street players they go to Myrtle Beach next play later at Roanoke and in two weeks will return to the triad for a performance in Winston Salem one of the players is Michael Reeder from Southern Illinois who studied for four years at the North Carolina school of the arts in Winston Salem Jerry Korobow who is from new York is making his second appearance in High Point with the Prince Street players. He appeared in a the emperors new clothes a presented by the Carousel theatre last november. A this is a Good time to get out of new York a said Margaret Hogan. A when we left it was cold still Winter in the City. As we came South we could leave off our Coats it is shirt sleeve weather. And All the dogwoods Are in there is something else about the tour too she indicated a the children Are different. It is Nice to realize that All of a a theater on 2b Donkey dance Isnit it funny How a High school coach will permit to bucking stomping donkeys on the gym floor to play a basketball game but if you walk on the floor with your shoes on hell scream the place Down. Then again what coach is going to Tell to bucking stomping donkeys to get off his floor this Donkey basketball game was held monday night at High Point Central gym Between Central key clubbers key ettes and High Point Kiwan ians As a part of key club Yeyette week 1976. All proceeds from this weeks events will go toward an air conditioning system for the school s cafeteria Kitchen. I staff photo by Cris Petree renovations additions planned Carver Park examined Mission s plan does not include Clearing the wooded area on the far Side of the Creek he complained that if the wooded area were left undesirable elements of the Black Community would continue to utilize it for drinking and other activities Winston Salem consultant Gardner Gidley who Drew the plans for the Park s renovation said that $40,000 would go Only so far. And that the most practical expenditure would be to build in the areas already cleared mostly on the Doak Street Side of the Creek City councilman Tom Burwell who served As a member of the commission Tor a number of years said that the commission was representative of the entire Community and seeks to do what is Best for All. And not just Lur one group Burwell charged that Wilhite had come to the meeting a just to find something to criticize a at that Point Wilhite became even More animated and made his see Carver on 2b two held in Tennessee kidnapping Lexington Davidson county sheriffs dept it. Hon Everhart said two county residents have been arrested on charge of kidnapping a child in Greene county Tenn March 28 arrested were Gary Lee Yokely 35, and Vicki Frye Yokely 25 Everhart said the two were arrested on Davidson or. Which is located off Gumtree Road near Forsyth county they allegedly kidnapped Benjamin Frye Vicki a son who was in the custody of Francis Frye Vicki smother. Everhart said the two Are being held in Davidson county jail on fugitive warrants Anding their return to Green county to face charges. They have not yet waived extradition procedures Everhart said. The policy statement urges placement of Community facilities a to enhance health safety and welfare of citizens and it Calls for a a diversified and continually expanding system of employment opportunities in the area of commercial and Industrial development. The goal for intergovernmental cooperation Calls for coordination of planning at All Levels of government and that for citizen participation seeks to guarantee continual participation in county government. The new policy approach is built on premises that a the Public and private sectors must work together to make the Best uses of natural and human environments and that a growth should be encouraged in areas of the county which Are better equipped to accommodate in addition the background of the policy says a fall Legal uses for land have a place in so Board on 2b Prince Street players members of the Prince Street players performing in High Point for children a Carousel theatre take a break monday during performances of a revolutionary Mother Goose in the auditorium at Andrews High school. That is David Lisket playing the guitar at left and Jerry Korobow playing the Banjo at right. The others Are 1-Rfront Row Joyce Griffen Jane Ann Sarnia Margaret Hogan Back Row David Cohn Brenda Broome and Michael Reeder. See additional photo on 2b photo by Frlj pet reel

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