High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Oct 15 1976, Page 6

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 15, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Stars galore show of shows opens at Market by Judy royals Enterprise staff writer step right up. Folks it s the greatest show on Earth laugh to the antics of Laurel and Hardy. Have your picture taken with Mae West and . Fields match your Tennis skills with world famous Bobby Riggs rest your eyes on the likes of the Crown jewels of England or try coaxing a smile from the cold Stream guard if this in t enough hold onto your hats because there s More to come stay tuned for visits by Bill Blass. Erica Wilson. Vladimir Kagan. His excellency j h. Warren ambassador for Canada and a Surprise appearance by none other than Robert Redford for the pause that refreshes Stop in at the gourmet room new York Deli Dogwood cafeteria. Top of the Mart and the invitation Andrea Putnam of easy semble furniture distributes literature to a Market visitor. Many manufacturers station hostesses outside the doors leading to showroom buildings to distribute literature and invitations to their spaces Many Oasis stands along the Way. That s right folks it s All Here. Yours for the asking with the color and pageantry of a world premiere the fall Southern furniture Market opened thursday for a nine Day run. As buyers roamed the Halls wearing yellow a i flayed Tennis with Bobby Riggs a patches clutching Tennis rackets and flashing photos of themselves with a buxom Mae West look alike it was evident they were having trouble concentrating on the Star of the show furniture Stanley furniture co opened their new showrooms on the eleventh floor of the Commerce Wing of Simc with Stanle Wood premiere and everybody attended at the door hostesses in White Mae West gowns with Ostrich feathers distributed admission tickets which were chances on the winners Choice of a trip to Hollywood or Broadway the prize will be awarded at a drawing later in the Market. Inside guests were invited to View old time silent movies in the Stanle Wood playhouse and to autograph the a Star in another area of the Stanley space an old fashioned bar room provided the setting for a Young Well endowed Mae West lookalike in her clinging red gown and a Jolly heavy set Fields buyers were urged to have their pictures made with the pair and most agreed readily husbands lingered in this area while wives urged them to a come on. We have work to do a a on the tenth floor in the main Street Wing. Signs proclaimed a Bobby Riggs against the world at the Lea industries space buyers Crown jewels of England Phil Mckowski of Charlotte is serving on the fifth floor of the main Street Wing As cold Stream guard in the British at Simc. The jewels which Are furniture manufacturers Export space replicas Are valued at $7,000 were invited in for a game with Bobby on electronic television for which they received a yellow sticker verifying that they had played Tennis with the Cham Pion casually attired in Slacks and Tennis shirt. Bobby wore a Bright yellow Nylon jacket emblazoned with Large red letters a sugar later in the afternoon he took on legitimate Tennis players in a makeshift court on the parking lot at Sears in keeping with the Tennis theme. Lea presented Tennis rackets to those who ordered furniture British furniture Man fac users exports limited on the fifth floor of the main Street Wing transported the visitor to a whole new world a beginning with the very English greeting from the hostess and continuing with guided Tours through the showrooms by British sales representatives boasting of their country a Quality workmanship and hand carved furnishings. A featured attraction was a display of the Crown jewels of England replicas of jewels that Date mostly from the 17th Century and were made for King Charles ii in 1661 after the originals had been destroyed they form the nucleus of the Royal regalia kept in the Wakefield Tower in the Tower of London under the guard of beefeaters. The collection includes replicas of the Crown made especially for the Coronation of Queen Mary Consort of King George v. Also a replica of the Sovereign s personal sword encrusted with stones in a design incorporating the National Emblem of England. Scotland and Ireland other pieces Are the orb of England symbolic of the Globe of the world dominated by the jewelled Emblem of christianity and the Golden spurs which Are applied for a moment during the Corona Tion ceremony to the Monarch s heels then placed upon the altar. The jewels Are estimated to be Worth approximately $7,000 and there Are estimated to be Only six to eight sets in existence guarding the treasured collection was Phil Mckowski of Charlotte dressed in an authentic cold Stream guard uniform while on duty he neither smiled nor spoke. Off duty he was a personable Young Man who attributed his ability to ignore comments of passersby to his experience in modelling male fashions a i stare at a fixed object Quot he explained Quot and i will not laugh or talk. Not today. Or tomorrow. I be cracked up Only once and that was during a fashion show in Charlotte when the whole group broke up Quot meanwhile on the ninth floor of the main Street Wing the elevator operator was boasting Quot i did it. I made her laugh if they were giving prizes i d have won one she laughed just As big As you please a she was referring to the mannequin in the psychedelic window at the Howard parlor space bathed in Pink lights the Young woman gazed almost life Lessly into space ignoring the gestures of passersby. On every floor there Are spaces with unique showpieces. Some manufacturers rely on unusual furniture or accessories while others secure top names or unusual gimmicks to attract the buyers months of Advance planning go into these promotions the color and hoopla Are manufacturers Way of saying. Quot come see us Quot and. As evidenced by the crowds flocking to the spaces yesterday. It works greetings from Mae . W. C. Fields and Mae West look alikes Are Star attractions in Stanley furniture company a new eleventh floor showrooms in the Commerce Street Wing of the Southern furniture Market buyers Are invited to have their pictures taken with the pair photos by Cris Petree High Point pm Khz Prisk i he world of Adelaide Wendler women s editor Friday october 15. 1976 Page 6a members of Pix club discuss future plans plans were finalized by members of the Pix club to visit muscular dystrophy children on halloween each member brought Candy and toys to fill pumpkins for the occasion to the meeting held at the Cavalier Steak House Shirley Everhart presided at the business session and announced that a Yard Sale will be held on oct. 16 at her Home 1600 Woodside or Linda w Woolard from North state Telephone co was Winner of a Hoo Bill at a drawing by the club held on sept 30 Stella Scott and Beadle Mabry surprised Gladys Alexander with a birthday cake during the evening. Greens supper club in Greensboro was selected for the site for the club s Christmas party on dec. La. The Pix club was recognized by the High Point Jaycees with a certificate and a letter of appreciation from Larry St John for their assistance on the Jerry Lewis muscular dystrophy telethon door prizes were awarded to Dot Albertson and Pat Bodenhamer the next meeting will be held on nov. 9 Flowers for All occasion High Point i loading Florist Grace Flower shop cabinets Choice of finishes 5 furniture craftsmanship 1 to-1 a expert installation free estimates Phon 882-0722 in Momi for Mai i i Kirimis 14-hour Sale special announced in i he store o off ii it Cist n Midnight madness h t idly october loth i 10% Quot Zeij / Kee j it i i a Khz him i s i Quot u r u m i i v to am Midnight Kilt v m us St. Roi i 2ii6 Rois i hum Nussbum r

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