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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 22, 1976, High Point, North Carolina City kindergartens face possible loss of funds by Lee Mortimer Enterprise sunday editor things could be touch and go for awhile in the kindergarten program Here. Shortly before the High Point Board of education met thursday afternoon schools supt. Or. Edwin West was talking with state officials about a Cut in funds. At the end of the meeting he gave the Board members the bad news of a possible loss of $66,844 from the originally allotted $482,409. The Cut could translate into a loss of five to six teachers from the program West said. But he said he had written a a hot letter of protest to state schools supt. Or. Craig Phillips asking for an Appeal of the action. West said the cuts resulted from a change in the formula for Parcelin out kindergarten funds among the various school systems. Originally allotments were based on a teacher ratio but that formula was changed to a student ratio West said the kindergarten program is High Point Enterprise Friday afternoon october 22, 1976 Section b 370 Are idled by shutdown at Hillcrest the Hillcrest Plant of the Klopman division of Burlington industries Here will close within the next few weeks. The approximately 370 employees of the Plant on Lincoln drive Are being a a interviewed individually about profit sharing Severance and other benefits As Well As possible Transfer to other Klopman plants or other Burlington divisions a according to Burlington group vice president . Tollison. He blamed economic conditions for forcing the closing of the Plant. The phase out of production Here reflects our Effort to adapt to changing Market conditions the closing of the Hillcrest Plant is necessary in order to balance our manufacturing capacity with present production requirements a he said. The Hillcrest Plant textures polyester filament yarns for apparel fabrics Burlington has operated the facility since 1938. The company also operates Globe furniture co. And National upholstery co. Here and a research and development facility at Jamestown. The firm reported last april that More than 1,750 persons were employed in the High Point and Jamestown facilities Klopman is the largest of Burlington a several manufacturing divisions and produces a wide Range of apparel fabrics for children a women a and men s Wear. Klopman operates 22 other plants in North Carolina South Carolina Virginia Tennessee and Georgia. Tollison emphasized that the decision to close the Hillcrest Plant is a a purely an economic one and in no Way reflects on the performance of Hillcrest employees our employees have done an outstanding and we Are grateful to them and to the High Point Community for its continued support Over the years this Good relationship makes the closing doubly difficult a he said. Another High Point firm closed today. The local Branch of the Wilson and co. On Russell Street ceased operations effective at the end of business today. John Gates manager said that local sales personnel would be transferred to other Wilson branches but operations employees would not. The Plant has nine operations employees Gates Aid that the High Point territory is being split Between Danville va., and Wilson Gates is being transferred to Jacksonville Fla scheduled to be fully implemented this year to accommodate every five year old in the system. All teachers in the program Are a a under contract and Money for their salaries will have to come from somewhere West said a probably by tightening up in other programs. Asked Why the state office had made the unexpected change West answered a a that a what a got All the local superintendents protest from All parts of the state will Likely Force Raleigh to rescind or modify the cuts West added. Physical education instructor Fredia Gooch explained a new physical education program now operational in the systems la elementary suit claims illegal Stock acquisition a suit has been filed in . District court in Washington d c. By Phillips Foscue corp. Against Leggett St Platt inc. And five other defendants. The suit alleges that legged St Platt violated state and Federal Laws to gain control of Phillips Foscue through a questionable acquisition of Phillips Stock. The complaint alleges that an oct. La Stock Sale resulted from a a secret conspiracy. To Transfer control of Phillips Foscue involving Phillips directors James e Foscue and Earl n. Phillips or. The suit charges that Foscue and Phillips Quot breached their judiciary responsibilities. And that Leggett amp these Phillips Davis inc., which had been the corporations largest stockholder arranged Purchase of 40 per cent of its Stock by Leggett amp Platt the suit alleges. That placed 44 per cent of Phillips Foscue Stock in Leggett St Platte a control. The complaint alleges that sea suit on 2b schools. Aides who meet two to three times weekly with classes Are providing increased emphasis on bodily development of pupils. Is. Gooch said the major deficiencies that have emerged Are Arm and shoulder development and physical endurance. Too much television watching is probably the reason students Are less Able to endure walking and running exercises is. Gooch said. In related matters the Board approved establishment of a task Force to review athletic programs in the City a three Junior High schools. The task Force consisting of teachers students principals and parents will consider such changes As using physical maturation rather than age As the basis for selecting students for participation in athletic activities. The Board approved plans for a system of Quot educational specifications for buildings and programs in the three Junior High schools. Associate supt for instruction Bill Anderson recommended that Northeast Junior High be exempted from a portion of reviews because that school s building program is essentially Complete. But after insistence from several Board members it was decided that Northeast should participate in All phases of the planning. A meeting will be held nov. 5 Between local school officials and state consultant Darrell Spencer on beginning the process. West told the Board that or Frank Giles is reviewing auditing procedures with officials of each school in the system the purpose is to see that a every Dollar is being spent As it was intended to be spent a the superintendent said. The Board approved without comment a list of personnel actions submitted by West. Among them were the controversial Transfer of former Oak View elementary school principal John Russell to a transportation see City on 28 volunteers work on cleaning out building for new arts Center dance students or Paige Kemp Janice Green Alice Craven teacher Kathy Harrell Wendy Owens photo by crib Petro High Point Art Center slowly taking shape by Carol Wilson Utley Enterprise staff writer from the sidewalk below the building at 114 s. Main Street looks sadly quiet. The second floor sign still reads a International accessory Mart a although there is obviously no furniture Market activity there now on the first floor a dress shop still does business but the useful Days of the faded yellow Structure that looms above seem Over. How far from the truth that sidewalk impression is. Inside this uni posing yellow building an activity Center which could Well bring an exciting new look to High Point s world of Art is growing daily under the direction of the High Point arts Council. Jim Helgeson director of the arts Council and Steve Patton a third Century artist assigned to the local group Are overseeing work on the Center made possible through an arrangement with a local merchant who owns the building that will eventually could be a Home for virtually every Type of artistic activity. A this is really the greatest thing to happen to Art in High Point a Helgeson said. A this is going to be the place for the everyday work of the artist. It will be a healthy place to do Art. We have the space Here and Well have a Good atmosphere for a a we re going to have All kinds of people working out of this building a Helgeson explained Quot this will serve As an addition to our current facilities the arts Council office in the theatre building and will enable us to do some things we do Over the list of a some things covers the entire arts spectrum. Dance classes will be Able to use the top floor for rehearsals and for recitals a photo studio is planned and at least one dark room will be built theatre groups including the Community theater of High Point and the North Carolina theatre ensemble a professional group currently operating in Greensboro have already expressed interest in using the upper floor for rehearsals and even performances. Classes of every Type including photography ceramics painting and the various aspects of the performing arts can be offered there by the arts Council. Quot this can really be a Center of artistic activity a Helgeson said. A it can also be a first step in trying to rejuvenate the downtown area because a lot will be going on Here and a lot of people will be in and out of this building. Right now the inside of the building hardly looks like the future Home of High Points new arts Center but through diligent work by Helgeson Patton and a group of volunteers it is hoped the major portion of cleaning up see High Point on 2b furniture Market Good for him executive discounts negative report by Carol Wilson Utley Enterprise staff writer the vice president of a furniture manufacturer which had a Good fall Market had some words of advice thursday for those companies who be indicated their Market Wasny to so Good. Cyril Johnson senior vice president of marketing for Burns industries inc., of Lincolnton called the fall Market which concludes today a the Best Market we be had in two Johnson goes on to say he does t put much Stock in reports buyers came to High Point with Little or no Money to invest this fall. A people came to High Point with some open to buy Money a if they did no to have any they have come it s As simple As that a Johnson said a i told our salesmen coming into the Market that retail business had been at Best fair in recent months we knew the buyers would be a lean and mean a As we called it they were going to spend their dollars wisely. A to attract those buyers a company had to offer innovative creative and fresh ideas something to turn customers on a Johnson continued a you had to have a Good product powerful sales promotion and exciting kind that put in a buying prices the customers mood a Johnson hesitated to criticize fellow exhibitors. But did say those having problems this fall Quot May have thought business was going to be Good without any innovative ideas a and so they a May not have done All they could have to attract Quot a lot of buyers shortened their trips this time so they were very selective about where they wanted to go a Johnson said. A i think Burris has always been identified As innovators and that May be Why they come by Here. A i can to say in numbers exactly How Many new lines we offered for this Market but i can say we dramatically expanded what we had to offer this according to reports compiled by the Southern furniture Market Center staff. Burris was not the Only company to do Well this Market despite reports the Market Overall had not been a Good one Robert p. Gruenberg general manager of Simc Hullsville described the Market As a a Normal october Market a with a business activity in direct proportion to the buyer acceptance of the manufacturers marketing buyer attendance again according to the Simc staff reports came close to equalling the record set last fall. Buyers were in attendance from All 50 states and 26 foreign countries As Well. Those companies reporting see executive on 2b a critical appraisal of High Point from the College Campus by John Lowe Enterprise staff writer Young people sitting on the hoods of their cars in empty parking lots at night know it. Up do area College students the fact is evident at least to the younger generation when it comes to entertainment High Point they say. Does no have much to offer. A i think High Point is not making an Effort to provide social places for the students and it has become increasingly difficult since i came Here three years ago a said Hal Hughes 21, a High Point College senior from Orlando Fla l r Marilyn Wilson George Lagueruela Ronnie Plummer talk about City staff photo by Cris self be Hughes and other High Point College students were interviewed recently in in an attempt to discover what College students and College age residents of High Point do in their free time. And most said their free time was spent out of town. A greens hero is the place to go to eat and see movies a said Ronnie Plummer of Hawthorne calif., also a 21-year-old pc senior. A Winston is the place to go dancing i still go away on weekends. I la go camping or to the is. Plummer owns a car now but she did not her first three years at pc. A i dated someone from out of town the first year but that ended a she said they went away every weekend she said a because there Wasny to anything to do a Hughes does not own a car he is a member of the Lambda Alpha Chi fraternity on Campus and he spends time with his fraternity Brothers. Collectively they seek their entertainment. A this is a suburb to me a he said of High Point. A i Don t feel in a deprived. In a used to this Back Home it s nothing for me to drive 45 minutes to go somewhere. I done to mind going to Greensboro or but he said the fact he must always seek entertainment outside the City reflected poorly on High Point a it s not hard to find a parking place on the Campus on the weekends a said Marilyn Wilson of Waukesha wis also a "21-year-old pc senior. She said students also do much of their shopping in other places As opportunities Here Are limited. Is. Wilson is a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She said she spends her free time at sorority and fraternity functions even those Are starting to be held out of town she added. A even the fraternities can to Book a place to hold their bashes a Hughes said. A they management of available facilities will either say they re booked up or they done Trent to he said four fraternities recently held a a bashes out of town because they could not obtain facilities within the City. Is. Plummer who said she has worked at the furniture seedur Viuf on so title 20 Cash is restored in Guilford by Jim Hawkins Enterprise staff writer Greensboro a we Are still Short but this gives us enough to keep going a Wayne Metz director of the Guilford county dept of social services said today in commenting on an announcement the state will reallocate $919,853 in title 20 funds to the county. The announcement thursday by Phil Kirk state Secretary of human resources Means Guilford county will get Back a substantial portion of the title 20 human services funds it lost a few months ago when the state sharply Cut the amount it would provide for the current year. Metz said Kirk told him the state expects to make another reallocation of funds Early in january. He said that if the county gets $250,000 from the january reallocation this will be enough to continue title 20 operations As planned for the remainder of the fiscal year. Members of the Guilford county social services Board will meet at 7 30 p m wednesday at the courthouse Here to consider How a to use the Money most effectively a Metz said. He said citizens Are invited to participate in the session plans now Call for the $919,853 to be distributed on the basis of priorities Metz said. He added that programs which will receive consideration include the meals for the elderly program Day care services for the elderly and for children the protective service program in High Point and the human services programs operated in Public housing units in Greensboro and High Point. The reallocation followed months of efforts by Guilford county officials and Many local agencies to regain the Money the state Cut from the original Basic budget the county prepared after being assured funds would be available. The Cut forced the social services Board to take emergency action in August to eliminate a few title 20 programs and to Cut the remainder by to per cent and to install a hiring moratorium in order to continue operations through december. Metz said the new Money sea title 20 on 2b

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