High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Oct 8 1972, Page 3

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 8, 1972, High Point, North Carolina High Point Enterprise sunday october 8, 1972 3a new courthouse ready in january Wilber Jones mrs. Wilber Jones or. Wilber Jones or. Memorial honors Jones family or. And mrs. Wilber Jones sr., prominent in the business and cultural development of High Point and their son Wilber Jones jr., Are honoured in a memorial at the High Point museum. The memorial is Given by mrs. Valette Harriss Walsh daughter of or. And mrs. Jones and sister of or. Jones or. Wilber Jones or. Was born in Parkersburg w. Va., in 1870, a son of Oliver and Mariette Jones. He was a grandson of gov. Francis Harrison pier Pont of Virginia. Or. Jones was educated at the University of Virginia. In 1897, he was married to Minnie Valette Snowden Abbey of Atlanta a. They had two children Wilber or. And Valette. Or. Jones moved his family in 1901 to High Point where he founded the South a first furniture Trade paper the Southern furniture journal. He was the publication. His reason for choosing High Point As the Home of the paper he said was a its potential for becoming the South Scenter of the furniture Industry due to its nearness to Large stands of lumber used in the manufacture of furniture which would Cut Down on the Cost of or. Jones was a member of the episcopal Church. He was a Mason and a Shriner. He was a member of the elks club the Fairfield shooting club and a charter member of the manufacturers club. While attending a furniture convention in Asheville he died of a heart attack on june 3, 1911, at the age of 40. He is buried in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Jones the former Minnie Valette Snowden Abbey was born june 16. 1976, in Sardis miss., the daughter of Richard n. And Fanny Snowden Abbey. She was a descendant of sir Phillip Sidney English poet Soldier and statesman of the 16th Century and a Cousin of Samuel f. B. Morse inventor of the Telegraph. She was educated at Shorter College in Rome a. In High Point mrs. Jones was a member of St. Mary a episcopal Church. She was talented in music and elocution and her Hobby was gardening. She died in 1965 in Winter Haven fla., and is buried in Oakwood cemetery. Wilber Jones or. Was born in Atlanta ga., March 27, 1902. He was educated at Bailey military Academy of Greenwood s. C., and attended the University of North Carolina where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. After College he worked As a Salesman with the Herman Behr co. Of new York. At the time of the company a merger with the Manning co., he became a divisional manager i he later became b e r h i Manning a Southern manager a a position he held for 35 years until his death. An automobile racing enthusiast or. Jones was a member of the automobile club of Champaigne France j and the sports car club of America. In 1962, he was an official at the grand prix at Rheims and at be mans France. He was a supporter of the heart and cancer funds and directed Large contributions for medical research in those Fields. He also contributed to the support of the episcopal Home for the aged at Southern Pines. He was Active in humane societies and at the time of his death was vice Quality savings i men s polyester i double in knit a suits a spor Coats a Slacks All at discount prices til it amp compare double knit sport Coats double knit sucks 2 ply polyester sucks 29 5 $q95 9 up of jpoi.1 a $9�0 come visit our new enlarged men s double knit department we now Stock Long Rise Slacks we Al so carry boy sizes 14 to 20 state distributing carpet Center located on the Greensboro re at Sedgefield just before Pilot life open week of gets til 9 p m saturday 9 6pm sunday 16pm Bank cards Welcome a layaway Welcome l0j president of the american in Winter Haven fla., and is humane society. Buried with his parents in or. Jones died aug. 25, 1963 Oakwood cemetery. Greensboro at present Guilford county officials Are looking toward january 1973, As the time when they will be Able to begin using the new courthouse Structure now in the final stages of construction Here. The underground parking garage which is a part of the massive governmental Center Complex under construction since september 1969, is near completion. County architect Robert Barnhart said the county Hopes to have this in use by Early in november less than a month away. About the Only work that remains on the garage which is located under the Central open Plaza Between the present courthouse the new courthouse and the new Greensboro City Hall is a to clean it up and to paint lines a Barnhart said. The nearby new City Hall Structure is farther advanced than the new courthouse Barnhart said. Workmen there entertainment values that give you More the pleasure of viewing the new fall shows the suspense of the elections and the excitement of thrilling sports events All can be yours in Brilliant color with Model 6290. It keeps All station signals locked in for perfectly tuned precise pictures. Roll it from room to room on an optional Mobile cart. Or enjoy it on tables shelves or bookcases. 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The lowest floor in the new building will House the Register of i eeds mow in the old courthouse and the data processing dept., now in an old Annex which will be removed. The second level will be for administration of the courts system the third level a on a level with the Plaza a will be for county administrative offices. And the two other floors will be for use by the courts. Barnhart said that some painting remains on the Throe new deadline set for dinner deadline for reservations for the executives club dinner meeting next tuesday night has been extended until monday at to . Speaker tor the first executives club program of the year is to be Eddie Albert the actor and entertainer. He was co Star with Eva Gabor of the television series a Green the program tuesday night will begin at 7 of clock at the top of the Mart. Lower floors and some Interior Glass remains to be placed. However floors Are Down and electrical and plumbing work is nearly done. Once the contractor has completed his tasks then carpet laying can begin and final electrical lines can be placed. County officials have not said what they will do with the former Bank building they Are using on South Greene Street once offices Are removed. Commissioners have said it is for Sale and City of Greensboro officials have indicated Arn interest in purchasing it. Flowers for All occasions High Point loading Florist Grace Flower shop a Fth Wronn St Wotton a s phone 801-4005 and 112-1617 b Magna Vox entertainment values that give you More Magna Vox the world Leader in console stereo brings you this great stereo package that will please your ears. Arid your budget Check these Quality features solid state tuner amplifier with built in 6-track stereo Cartridge. Complete audio controls. A full we automatic Mark i record player. Two 6 speakers. Headphones. Even a sturdy Mobile cart. Model e-1000 a great value for the better Magna Vox sound. 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