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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 29, 1972, High Point, North Carolina High Point Enterprise sunday october 29, 1972 3dchristmas tree Industry booms in North Carolina by Dixie Berg Nusu news Bureau Raleigh a just a decade ago North Carolinas Christmas tree Industry was Only an infant. Today its fast becoming a giant. A Survey conducted recently showed that in one year the Sale of 350.000 North Carolina Christmas Trees brought about $2.4 million to the states 600 tree growers. And since 1960, the report said Christmas tree land acreage has increased seven fold to More than 7,000 acres in the state. But according to Fred e. Whitfield North Carolina state University Extension Forest resources specialist As the Industry has expanded so have its problems. Requests from North Carolinas increasing numbers of tree growers for solutions to these problems led to the organization of an Nusu Christmas tree committe to coordinate research on problems affecting Christmas Trees and recommend solutions to growers of the state and Region said Whitfield. A a virtual monopoly on the production of North americans elite Christmas tree the Fraser fir has Given North Carolina an excellent Opportunity to capture and hold a Large share of the local As Well As the Eastern . Market a said Whitfield. This tree has natural Christmas tree shape Glossy dark Green foliage Strong branches excellent needed retention and a pleasant Aroma he said. State leaders citing other factors contributing to North Carolinas great potential As a Christmas tree producer Whitfield pointed to a wide Range of climates and soils the states nearness to Large Northern markets and an expanding Southern Market cheaper shipping costs and the ability to furnish fresh Trees by harvesting late. The Eastern White Pine fast becoming a popular Christmas tree also grows Well in this state said Whitfield. But Little is known to Date on what growing methods Are most efficient or How to control pests attacking Christmas Trees in North Carolina. Research under Way at Nusu said Whitfield should provide growers with answers they be been looking for. E n t o in o i ogints at Nusu have set out to tackle the number one enemy of Christmas Trees a mites a a Type of arachnid. According to Whitfield mites take juices from the leaves turning the tree an ugly Brownish color which selectively eliminates it from the Market for that season. But scientists have developed chemical sprays that help control mites. Root rot caused by various fungi destroying the Trees feeder roots and subsequently causing death is under study by Plant pathologists and foresters at Nusu. Research is also under Way to develop fertilizers that will bring out the maximum Beauty of a tree he said. A fertilizers can be applied to stimulate growth color and density. We re trying t o develop one that can make Trees come out Best a stated Whitfield. Weed problem another project is under Way to reduce Weed Competition among the Trees according to Whitfield. Horticulturists Are trying to find chemicals Best suited for keeping weeds Down but not eliminating them or hurting the Trees. Whitfield noted that a series of test plots have been set up throughout the state t o determine which species will grow Best on various Sites in North Carolina. Nusu researchers Are also trying to develop Trees that grow at lower elevations. A a we re taking seed from Trees at relatively Low elevations and planting them farther Down the Mountain hoping that the tree will adjust to Only a slight change in stated Whitfield. Fraser fir rarely grows below 1,500 fee and even though the Eastern White Pine can grow throughout the state it does Best in the mountains according to the specialist. Seed Orchard a Christmas tree seed Orchard for Fraser fir has been established in Linville. Trees in the Orchard were chosen because of their Ideal characteristics. A we Hope to take seed from these excellent Trees to ensure Quality in future planting. But the Trees in the seed Orchard Are also being closely protected from the Balsam wooly aphid a pest imported from Europe which is threatening All natural Whitfield said. Neither growers nor scientists know much about shearing and shaping Trees he said. A shearing can Cost the grower Large amounts of time and Money so its important that we try to lower shearing Cost and learn the Best time to do a project to develop an efficient record keeping system which May be invaluable in terms of time and Money to tree growers is under Way by Nusu economists. Accurate records Are a necessity for future decision making and for complying with internal Revenue service regulations say the economists. Since Christmas Trees Are harvested Only once every eight years it is important to have records in planning and scheduling other plantings. And keeping tax records on Christmas tree production can be much More complicated than on other crops because of variations in species and other factors according to the economists. Consumer another project by the economics department i s aimed at learning what the consumer wants in the Way of a Christmas tree. Besides determining what pleases the Market they Are trying to predict who will buy the Trees that Are now in the ground. A we have about three times More Trees growing now than five years ago. We need to know if the North Carolina and regional Market will absorb them and what the Price Range will said Whitfield. Reports indicate that Over 45 million Christmas Trees Are sold at retail lots in the United states yearly. Each Christmas almost one millions Are used in North Carolina. Whitfield estimated that fake Trees May take to to 12 per cent of the National Market Over several years their use varying with the Region. North Carolina won Fame last year As a Christmas tree state by furnishing the National Community Christmas tree for the White House Lawn. A tree grown by Kermit Johnson of Avery county won the National Christmas tree association championship and the right to place his tree in the Blue room of the White House in 1971. The 1973 Winner of the same prize is also a North carolinian Homer sides of Winston Salem. North Carolina will again contribute the tree for the White House Lawn in 1979. Break in committee suspect on Library bound Over is formed Lexington probable cause was found wednesday in District court Here against Walter m. Morton Iii of Winston Salem on four counts of breaking and entering and larceny. He was ordered bound Over to Davidson Superior court. Morton was charged with the feb. 24 break ins at it. 3. Lexington residences of Charles hem Stetler and Richard Snider where items valued at Over $500 were taken with the dec. 31, 1971, illegal entry into u. S. Rep. Wilmer Mizelle a Home on gum tree Road where goods valued at $675 were stolen and with the nov. 5, 1971, burglary of Craig Hedrick residence at Churchland where goods valued at $700 were reported missing. In other court action the state did not prosecute Garland Adams. 42. Of Al 2. Denton. On a chores that he had shot his father in the leg on sept. 9. At their Home. Five were convicted of drunk driving. They and their sentences were Reginald Carl Cannon. 21, Winston Salem who also was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon six months imprisonment suspended for three years and a Fine of $125 Thomas Andrew Thore jr., 25, Charlotte who also was convicted of speeding three months suspended and a $150 Fine and Hobert Charles Goode 53, of High Point a four month suspended sentence and $100 Fine and Merrill Ray Hodge 63, of Lexington and Roy Franklin Everhart 22. Of of. 9, Lexington three months suspended and a $100 Fine each. Richard Dale Webb 18. And Bonassi Joseph Vincenti 20, both of Arnold Road were not prosecuted by the state. Webb had been charged with drunk driving and Public drunkenness while Vincenti had been accused of aiding and abetting drunk driving. Archdale Archdale needs a Public Library and a committee is being formed to investigate the possibilities of getting one miss Charlesann Fox Randolph county librarian told members of Archdale Trinity Jaycees thursday night. She asked the Jaycees to name a representative to be Quot be on the committee which will be composed of county Library personnel and representatives from t h various Archdale civic clubs schools churches and other service organizations. Miss Fox told the Jaycees that she had received considerable interest in Archdale and Trinity for a Library since the county has cancelled its Book Mobile program leaving the area without any Library service. The Mobile Book service was cancelled in september due to the Lack of a suitable vehicle and a decreased interest in the program. Some Archdale residents Are using the facilities of the High Point Public Library. Archdale is the largest incorporated area in the county without its own Library. Randleman is now considering bids received oct. 17 on a new Library building. The new facility is expected to Cost about $134,000. Funds for the Library were raised through a Public drive. Which netted More than $95,000 in Cash and pledges. One Randleman businessman pledged to pay 30 per cent of the total Cost of the project. The Archdale Trinity Jaycees named Roy Allen Trinity senior High school teacher to serve on the Library committee according to Cleveland Harris Jaycee president. Funnily Sale there one going on every Day in the classified Section of the Enterprise get the Best buys in furniture right Here in the household goods Section of today s classified ads. It s the place to save and if you want to be a part of the big Sale place your and today by calling 885-2177. 3 lines 8 Days Only 3.60 if a in mortuary member of the order of the Golden Rote food and drinks taken in theft More than $90 in various items was reported missing following a break in around 4 am. Saturday at Tracey s Barbecue on e. Green drive. Police said thieves broke a rear window to gain Entrance to the restaurant. Items missing included Candy Beer sausage and cigarettes. Total value of the articles was estimated at $90.45. In a break in which police said apparently was related to the restaurant break in Marilyn Vestal of a Wash it on e. Green drive reported that the laundry had been entered also around 4 a in. Saturday. Officers said that t h e thieves knocked a Hole in the Back door but that nothing was missing except f o r several laundry bags. Police theorized that the bags might have been used to carry away the items taken from Tracey a Barbecue. R. H. Bradley service manager at Alderton Dodge inc., told police officers Friday that a front seat had been taken from a Van parked in the firms lot. The seat was valued at $125. Denice Wright of George place reported around 7 . Friday that several items of clothing had been taken from her car parked on Hayden place. Total value of the items missing was placed at $136.27. Other arrests Friday included Garland Randall Klass 24, of Thomasville embezzlement a de i be it Wyman conary 50, of College drive driving under the influence of intoxicants Alphelia Mccall of Sharon Street malicious damage Franklin j. Rodgers 21, of Thomasville assault on a police officer and Carlton Dwight Young 26, of idol drive issuing a worthless Check. Ragsdale s new Homecoming Queen Marie Leonard daughter of or. And mrs. J. I. Leonard of Orville drive was named the 1972 Homecoming Queen Friday night during halftime activities in the Ragsdale Southern Alamance game seated to her right is senior Freda freeze selected maid of Honor. Miss Leonard and miss freeze were chosen in a vote by the student body. Halftime activities also included a Parade composed of floats entered by classes anti school clubs. First place went to the senior class. Staff photo by Mark Austin charged with robbery two Given prison sentences reformation rally set Thomasville the Rev. Hoke h. Ritchie pastor of Grace lutheran Church Here will be the Moderator for a joint reformation rally tonight at 7 30 in Pilgrim lutheran Church in Lexington. Chestnut drive it Broad ave. Phone 885-5045 a Quot re a a 1 of l-l.\.ajlfc. 1897 1972 Sechrest service 1301 e Lexington ave 882 2555 or 885 2145 i / sew 1 escape eat sunday Noble Hope Corithers j . Be Chrtt Chapel monday Noble Hope panthers grave Meadow Baptist Church four defendants Drew stiff sentences during criminal Superior court last week the longest sentences being handed Down by judge James g. Exum or. To two armed robbery defendants. Randolph Wideman. 22. Of Fern Street was sentenced to 15-30 years and Lacey b. Crawford 24, of Mangum Avenue was Given 6-12 years. Wideman was charged with robbery in april of a Small service station at Commerce and Jacob streets. Owner Bill Bryan said two men entered the station took $36 in Cash and pushed him into a rest room. Crawford was accused of the june robbery shooting o f Ernest j. Of Banion jr., innkeeper at the Holiday inn and Holiday inn furniture Plaza. Mrs. Of Banion told the police following the incident that she and her husband were approached by a Man As they walked along s. Elm Street Tricia s mate to Campaign with Helms Greensboro a Edward Cox husband of Tricia Nixon Cox and son in Law t o president Richard m. Nixon will be at the Nixon team Headquarters Here monday afternoon local Republican sources said saturday. Mrs. Ruby Collins Secretary of the Guilford county Republican party said Cox will be at the Headquarters located at 110 w. Market Street from 4 . To 4 30 . He will be accompanied by Jesse Helms Republican candidate for the Senate from North Carolina. Mrs. Collins said the visit to Greensboro is a part of a tour monday which includes Charlotte Raleigh and Greensboro. It will conclude with a rally monday evening in Winston Salem. Across from Rose furniture. She said she was giving the Bandit her Money As he had demanded when her husband grabbed for the Many sarm. The gun discharged and of Banion was hit in the Chest by a Small Caliper slug. Of Banion was admitted to the Hospital but apparently recovered satisfactorily. He was present in court for the trial. Crawford made motion of Appeal. Annie Mae Blakeney 40. Of Davis Street was sentenced to 4-10 years of throwing Lye. She was accused of throwing Lye in the face of Richard Eccles of Daniel Brooks apartments in june. Eccles lost most of the vision in one Eye. Walter Lewis Stevens 16. Of Stanton Street Drew a five year Active sentence on two charges of felonious breaking and entering. He also received a two year suspended sentence and was place on probation to begin after his release from prison on charges o f Misdemeanour larceny and tampering with a motor vehicle. Two other less serious charges were not pressed with leave. Ronnie Perdue of it. I Sophia charged with larceny of a car was sentenced to five years As a Youthful offender and Mary Archie got five years suspended and was placed on probation on charges of resisting an officer arid carrying a concealed weapon. She pleaded guilty to simple assault and prayer for judgment was continued. A nol pros with leave was taken in a disturbing the peace charge. Andrew Brooks charged with Possession and dispensing us was sentenced to 10-24 months Active. Alan Smith 22, of Palmer Street got 8-12 months on a charge of Possession of 500 Grams of marijuana and John Montgomery 23. Also of Palmer got 4-6 months suspended and a fined $150 and costs on a charge of Possession of marijuana. Richard Charles Johnsonn. 23, of Lexington Avenue was sentenced to 8-15 months on a charge of Possession o f narcotic drugs and Irvin Lee Brown. 17, of carry Avenue was placed on probation on a charge of Possession o f marijuana with intent to distribute. Other cases against Brown were nol pressed with leave. They included another charge of Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute two charges of Possession of marijuana and a charge of carrying a concealed weapon Delbert Johnson 39. Of n. Centennial Avenue got three years suspended and was placed on probation on a charge of Auto larceny. Co defendant Wilbur Davis 34, of Centennial got 8-15 months Active. Charles Holden 17, of s. Main Street got five years suspended and was placed on probation on a charge of felonious breaking and entering. Lewis pair 26. Of Hooks trailer Park in Thomasville got 12-24 months suspended and was ordered to make restitution in a forgery Case. A charge of uttering was nol pressed with leave. A nol pros with leave also was taken against his wife Wanda pair 22, on a charge of uttering a forced instrument. Sarah Margaret Richardson 30, of Amos Street got 6-12 months suspended on a charge of simple assault and Martha Ruth Morrison 37, got 8-15 months suspended on a charge of Misdemeanour Larcey. Martha Morrison had originally been charged with Auto larceny. Prayer for judgment was continued in a charge of disturbing the peace and nol crosses with leave were taken in charges of no operator s License and failing to display a License plate on a vehicle Melvin Hayes got 6-12 months suspended on a charge of breaking and entering Southland Supply ., Ana Willie Robert Allen. 22, of Kivett drive got 30 Days suspended on a charge of tampering with a motor vehicle. Nol crosses with leave were taken against Alphonso Greer 22, of Clara Cox apartments charged with breaking and entering larceny and receiving. Deaths and funerals Robinson child age 3, succumbs Mary Jean Robinson three of 915 skeet club re. Was pronounced dead on arrival at the High Point memorial Hospital thursday after she collapsed at her Home while eating breakfast. She was born july 28. 1969. In High Point the daughter of Eugene and Mary Jean Robinson Reed. Survivors include the parents one sister Maxine Reed of the Home the maternal grandparents Perry Robinson of Woodruff s c., and mrs. Catherine Robinson of High Point and the paternal grandparents. Or. And mrs. Willie Jones of Gramling s Funeral will be held monday afternoon at 2 of clock at Bethel Baptist Church. Woodruff s c., by the Rev. Stacy Gray. Burial will be in the Woodruff City cemetery. The body will remain at the Moore funeral Home until to . Monday at which time the procession will leave for South Carolina. The family will be at the funeral Home today from 7 until 9 pm. Mrs. W. R. Mccain funeral for mrs. Virginia Niven Mccain will be conducted in the Harold Davis funeral Home monday at la a in. By the Rev Delbert Hyrum interment will follow in Oakwood memorial Park cemetery. The family will be at go a Emerywood court apts and at the funeral Home sunday from 7 until 9 pm. Members of the Guilford county Branch of the North Carolina medical society will serve As honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers will be James la. Hogg Curtis Morehead w r. Linville r. N. Linville Roland m o n t go in e r Yand Tom Tarkington. Mrs. Mccain. 89. The widow of a Well known High Point physician. Or. W r. Mccain died at her residence in the Emerywood court apartments. Time Magazine reports Fri asked to Aid gop candidates John j. Pegram Raleigh John j. Pegram 53, of Raleigh died saturday at the veterans administration Hospital in Raleigh. Survivors include his wife mrs. Opal Pegram and two daughters Trudi and Ida Ruth All of the Home one son skip of the Home two Brothers Chauncey m. Pegram jr., of High Point and sgt. William Pegram of fort Bragg one sister mrs. Donald Ross of Burlington. Funeral arrangements Are incomplete. New York a time Magazine said saturday that presidential adviser John Ehrlichman asked the Federal Bureau of investigation for a expert advice to Aid Republican campaigners on Law and order issues last month and that Fri acting director l. Patrick Gray forwarded the request As an order to 21 Fri Field offices in 14 states. Time said there is no Public record of the Fri being asked previously to initiate a political study for Campaign purposes and it called Gray a order a a violation of the Fri s nonpartisan the Magazine emphasized at the same time that the requested service was a far different from espionage activity like the watergate affair a and it said the Fri was not asked to eavesdrop spy on candidates or disrupt campaigns. Time said Ehrlichman informed of the Story stated that the request for information had gone from his office to the Justice department and was not intended for the Fri. If it was acted upon by the Bureau Ehrlichman was quoted As saying it would violate administration policy and a would not be condoned by the White time said Ehrlich Nan a request was teletype to 21 Field offices under Gray a name on sept. 8 and that agents were required to respond on two Points a identifying Law and order issues and recommending a list of possible Campaign events related to the criminal Justice Field. Time said the memo began a in order for John Ehrlichman to give the president maximum support during Campaign trips Over the next several weeks the following information is required for each of the states the directive went to offices in new Jersey Florida Pennsylvania California Massachusetts Tennessee Missouri Connecticut Ohio Illinois Minnesota Texas new York and Michigan time said. On Friday Gray announced that he had ordered the Bureau to terminate a program that involved maintaining biographical files on congressional members and candidates saying it would be misinterpreted As a a program to investigate congressmen and congressional break in report is investigated Guilford county sheriffs deputies Are investigating a break in reported thursday at the Home of mrs. George Ault on Kingsdale court. Officers said property valued at $736 was taken after a Glass in the Back door was broken to gain Entrance. The missing articles included a pistol tape player and other household items

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