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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 22, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Five area firms in merger five area firms engaged in various aspects of the furniture Industry will merge into one corporation effective oct. 30. Miller tool and painting co. Of Lexington will become the Parent company of the organization with Tolbert woodworking co. Of High Point Lethia corp. Of Lexington Gaspar co. Of Lexington and Nancy Lou furniture co. Of Thomasville becoming subsidiaries. The five companies presently employ about 250 persons according to John thames controller at Tolbert who made the announcement. The present management of the firms will remain unchanged Tolbert indicated. Tolbert woodworking is now producing upholstered furniture and will continue to do so in both modern and traditional styles. It also will begin manufacture of Wood tables. It also manufacturers frames for the furniture Industry. Nancy Lou will continue to in a n u f facture upholstered furniture. Gaspar co. Will continue to manufacture contract Metal Chrome for the furniture Industry. Lethia corp. Has its own line of Metal tables and will be the sales organization for the merged firms. It presently operates a showroom i n i Kington and will continue to do so. Robert Miller head of Miller tool will become president and chairman of the Board of the new organization. Dave Tolbert is president of Tolbert woodworking and will continue in that capacity. Names of other management personnel were not immediately available. Thames said purpose of the merger was to enable the new firm to produce and sell a Complete line of furniture. Defensive driving course set Charles s. Waters adult Driver education coordinator for the Driver education and Accident records division of the . Department of motor vehicles will address the High Point chapter american association of retired persons tit to . Wednesday at As tor dowdy towers. His address will be the kick off o an intensive course in defensive driving. The course win Start oct. 26, 9 30 . At Astor dowdy and continue each thursday through nov. 15. It will be taught by personnel from the department of motor vehicles. This course is sponsored by the High Point Aart As a service to its members and to the Public useful to Drivers and to pedestrians. Waters has been with the department for 15 years. He has served As chairman and vice chairman of the National advisory committee of the National safety councils Driver improvement pro Gram. Furniture shipment hike through 73 is predicted by Jim Hawkins Enterprise staff writer a report that furniture shipments Are expected to increase in 1972 and again in 1973 was one of the highlights encouraging furniture dealers saturday during the second Day of the fall furniture Market in North Carolina. Officials at the Southern furniture exposition building reported a record attendance for a first Day of the Market which draws furniture buyers from across the nation to the furniture Highway area of North Carolina. The report showed expectation of a 15 per cent increase in shipments this year Over 1971. Robert Gruenberg managing director of the exposition building told newsmen at a press conference there the study prepared by the firm of Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Smith inc also indicated shipments in 1973 would Rise to toll per cent above those this year. Gruenberg a announcement included an estimate that fourth Quarter furniture earnings this year should be to to 12 per cent above the same Quarter last year. The eight Day Market is expected to draw an estimated 25,000 persons into the High Point Thomasville Lexington Hickory and Lenoir area. Buyers Are visiting an estimated 600 to 700 showrooms in display complexes factory showrooms and other facilities. Leo j. Heer who is retiring As manager director of the exposition building told the press conference that Friday brought largest first Day attendance on record. He later said the number entering the facility this year was about i per cent ahead of the same Day in 1971. The comments came on a Day when Market leaders were reporting that business activity was Good. Gruenberg reported several manufacturers commented they had very Good opening Days Max Meeks manager of the furniture Plaza said manufacturers reporte business was excellent. He said buyers Are beginning to place orders. Meeks also noted that buyers Are looking to the period Between March and May of next year for receipt of their orders. Cuttings Are being scheduled and production is being sold into the March to May period Meeks said. Commenting on this situation of a growing backlog Robert h. Spilman. President of Bassett furniture company said that Many of the manufacturers either have plants in the planning stages or in the construction stage. This he said a will take care of the in his presentation at the press conference. Spilman pointed to some values of the contemporary styling group. He said it has like modern a terrific functional aspects but that it also offers a greater aesthetic value and versatility for blending with other styles. Jerrold a. Wexler executive vice president Selig manufacturing co., inc., emphasized the importance of a Eye appeals in order to make furniture scalable. He said that a texture Sells merchandise and that a colors Are getting stronger and bolder and a great Deal More daring in All types of furniture styling j. Robert Philpott president of Burlington House furniture predicted that Mediterranean styling is a not on the Way out but will be the number one furniture style he added that the number two Leader will be colonial Early american and that italian will have third place closely followed by French. Others in order Are contemporary and modern. The problem of purchasing furniture for apartments was discussed by Roland la. Ling vice president and general manager Case goods division Stanley furniture co. He said apartment dwellers must a fit their Home furnishings into a life style that dictates space a 20th floor institutional climate and a need for that warm and Friendly during a question and answer period manufacturers discussed the Short Supply of items such As fabrics and Wood. Wexler noted that some types such As velvet have been in Short Supply due to shortages in the Type of Cotton needed for manufacture. He added there is a need to take inventory position farther an Are ahead and that Mills adding equipment. Philpott said Wood is not in an extreme shortage of Supply although some grades Are harder to get. Manufacturers. He said Are trying to find substitutes. Noting that manufacturers Are slow to change since their equipment is oriented to Wood Philpott said this situation May Force change. He suggested plastics As one Type of substitute. 2 slaying cases on court docket youth Council report by Jan Garner As the halloween season approaches work is speeding up on High Point youth councils annual project a haunted the Public unveiling of the House is scheduled for oct. 26, and it will remain open nightly through oct. 31. This year the House is located at the Corner of w. Green Street and Elm Street behind the Holiday inn. A mixture of some traditional haunting features plus several new ideas has gone to make the 1972 version of a haunted House better than Ever. A tour of the House will include observation of a variety of rooms befitting the halloween spirit and possible encounters with such eerie characters As a mad woman a Witch or a mad scientist. Haunted House is expected to be a highly successful project this year As in years past. Everyone is encouraged to take a tour of youth councils haunted House sometime during the upcoming halloween weekend. Another halloween event a new project this year is the spook spectacular. This event will feature a presentation of a the Fly in the auditorium of Astor dowdy towers on oct. 28. Everyone is certainly encouraged to attend this presentation of halloween entertainment. Quot reaction will be aired for the first time this season on oct. 29 at 12 noon. This will be on Channel 8 and will be presented each week during this same time period. Anyone interested in television productions is eligible to work on the show and should Contact any pc member. Defendants charged in he robbery slaying of grocery clerks in separate incidents appear on the docket for next week s criminal term of Superior court in High Point. Judge James g. Exum or. Will preside Over the session which is scheduled to get under Way tuesday after the three Day weekend in recognition of veterans Day monday. James Monroe Brockman 24. Of Pendleton Street is accused of first degree murder in the May 30 death of James Howard Byrd sr., 57, of Mendenhall Road in Jamestown at United grocery on w. Green drive. Police said Byrd died from a single wound caused by a .38 pistol in the lower Center of his Back Byrds body was found by a 12-year-old girl who production from Page 2 a National Assn. Of furniture manufacturers. The committee was formed after the department of Commerce advised the furniture Industry that upholstered furniture is a candidate for Flam Maity regulation by the government. A to meet the flammability Standard we must use materials in our furniture that will not ignite from a lighted cigarette a Heyman said. Implementation of such standards will result in a higher Cost to the consumer Heyman indicated but he noted the piece of furniture will be a better product for the consumer. A we Are a consumer Industry. We depend on the Good will of the consumer so we Are going to give him As Safe a product As possible a Heyman said it will be about two years before the new standards Are formulated and put into effect. Northwood furniture warehouse Oil t o Soud hard Rock Maple Early american tables a special selection of Fine solid Maple living room tables authentic styling to Honor our colonial heritage. Priced to Honor careful spending. Sugar bin s a a r. Tali commode each owned amp managed by John d. White to Days some a cosh on approved Crede but your Bonk Matricard or Mott a charge sofar you buy chock our brie i on Vons hark Carper by Armstrong Northwood furniture warehouse 2122 North Centennial ave., High Point phone 885-6510 approx. 1/2 Mil North of College Villon on right of Eatch to open Tuet Doy a saturday 9.30 a 5 30 monday 930 i of 1977 lived in the neighbourhood. Jerry Wayne Sharpe 23. Of High Point is charged in the murder robbery in october of 1971 of Herbert c. Holy Field 48. Of e. Green drive. Holyfield was shot to death As he worked alone in the Archdale food store at 2908 s. Main St. Guilford county deputies said the body was found by a customer. He had been shot from the Side. Sharpe was not charged until August of this year. Also on the docket Are Randolph Wideman 23, of Fern Street charged with the armed robbery of Bill Bryan at a Small service station at Commerce and Jacobs Street in May. Annie Mac Blakney 41, of Davis Avenue is to stand trial on a charge of malicious maiming. She is accused of throwing a pot of boiling water containing Lye in the face of Richard Eccles of Daniel Brooks apartments in june. Several drug cases appear on the docket. The defendants in those cases include Willie Lee Hardy Lawrence Avon Metcafe Keith Douglas Farrington Michael Earle in wis Andrew Brooks Alan Smith John Montgomery Larry Leroy limes Richard Charles Johnston jr., Irvin Lee Brown and Gerald Wayne Holdren. Book party slated at Library a come As your favorite character from a Hook Here is an open invitation from the children department of the High Point Public Library to All boys and girls in the first through the sixth grades to attend a Book character party at the Library nov. 16. The Book party will highlight the Library a Observance of children s Rook week nov. 12-nov. 18, designed to encourage a liking for books and to develop Reading tastes among children. A children easily identify with a favorite character in a Book such As Tom Sawyer Huckleberry finn Heidi or Dorothy in the land of of a said Elizabeth Gurley children librarian. She added other suggestions which Are traditional favourites with children a Peter pan. Wendy Winnie the Pooh. Robinson Crusoe and various Nursery rhyme characters. At the party the children will he encouraged to role play the characters they assume and Tell something about a lie Hook. Parents Are Welcome too and May come As Book characters if they choose she added. The costume party compete with refreshments will he held in the children a room at 7 pm. Children who wish to attend should Call the children a department at the Library and Tell which character they will be in order to get an idea of How Many Are interested children Are asked to Call by nov. 8. Berlin youths stage protest Berlin apr More Han-8.000 Youthful demonstrators Marc hed in West Berlin on saturday protesting the . Role in Vietnam. They paraded on downtown afre ets carrying red and Viet Cong flags. The March was organized by leftist groups. High Point Enterprise sunday october 22, 1972 3a Harles Franklin Long Long organizer in feb plans Charles Franklin Long who was instrumental in organizing the Southern furniture exposition building and served As its first manager is memorialized in the High Point museum. Or. Bing was Horn dec. 8. 1869 at Bushy Ford township in person county the son of Joseph and Nancy hurdle Laing. He was educated in person county and came to High Point in 1885 he and miss Mina j Irrell Alexander of High Point daughter of Harrison and Sarah Jarrell Alexander were married on nov. 19, 1901. Two daughters were born to the lungs Helen and Mary Elizabeth. During his business career or. Long was connected with the High Point furniture co., Piedmont table co., Globe heme furniture co. And the b. F. Huntley furniture co. His most important contribution to the furniture Industry was his role in organizing the Southern furniture exposition building in High Point. He served As manager of the building from its opening in 1921 until a Short time before his death in 1931, or. Long was a member of Wesley memorial United methodist Church where he served on the Board of stewards. He was a member of the elks and served As exalted ruler. He was also a Mason and a Shriner. He was character member of the rotary club the commercial club and the country club. He served As director of the Southern furniture exposition building and commercial National Bank. Or. Long died on nov. 18. 1931, and is buried in Oakwood cemetery. The memorial in the High Point museum is Given by his daughters mrs. Helen Long Casey and mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bing revival Ennis Street Wesleyan Church 406 Ennis Street one Block off w. Green october 23 -29 services nightly at 7 00 Evangelic Rev. W c Black District supt of the conference of the Wesleyan Singer or. Clyde Conner special music in every service Welcome to All c e Hedgepath pastor Rev w c Black to jul the More you Quai housing Lender passbook accounts no minimum dividends compounded quarterly a i j a l Uliks drive in window plenty of free parking 700 North main Call 883-4116 Ocia f 17 10 77

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