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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1976, High Point, North CarolinaPresent tenants May remain in townhouses by Forrest Gates Enterprise City editor present tenants of the Springfield townhouses will be allowed to re main in their apartments even if they do not meet income requirements after the project is taken Over by the High Point hous ing authority. Both the dept. Of housing and Urban development Hud and the local authority have agreed to allow present tenants to remain if they said Ken Martin authority director today. We urge the tenants not to panic and Start Mak ing plans to he added. The authority plans to take Over operation of the defunct project on Brentwood Avenue in october or november. Hud plans to take Possession from the owner the pc corp. Of Washington . The firm according to officials has defaulted on payments largely because of a Low occupancy experienced during the five years which the apart ments have existed. Martin asked approval of the takeover from the High Point City Council monday. He said the 180 units will be operated As conventional Public the Council is expected to officially authorize the addition of the Public housing units thursday. Martin expressed concern today that the pending action might upset the present tenants. Approximately 100 of the units Are now occupied. Martin said that vacancies can be filled easily from the authority s waiting list. I want to emphasize however that the people who Are already there will be allowed to stay. Their rents will be based on their incomes which May mean they will pay More or less than they now pay. In any event they should come out better on tenants in Public housing pay Only a portion of utilities. The present residents of the townhouses pay full costs Martin noted. Normal occupancy activity should eventually resolve any problems of tenant qualification at the apartments Martin said. The rent is adjusted to income thus at some Point the rents would make it advisable for some of the present tenants to go into the private Market for he said. The first task for the authority after assuming ownership will be the renovation of the units to repair extensive damages caused by Van dals and thieves. Originally the apartments were designed for eventual ownership by tenants. The tenants were supposed to build credits by being Model tenants which would be applied to Down payments on condominium units. Such tenants would be eligible for Low interest Loans. None of the units however were Ever purchased. High Point Enterprise wednesday afternoon september 1, 1976 Section d City area Church s plans in chair City zoning by Phil Speaks Enterprise staff writer Thomasville City planner Jim Reece said tuesday that he has no idea what his recommendation would be on the request for a commercial use designation for property adjoining Thomasville housing authority apartments on James Avenue. He did say however that the commitment of Central United methodist Church to Purchase land adjacent to the property for which a commercial 4 designation is sought would be a Factor in his decision. Members of the Church Are concerned that if the property is designated c-4, the methodist conference which provided 50 per cent of the already committed to the land Purchase would prohibit construction of a Church and parsonage planned by the congregation. The land for which the commercial designation is sought belongs to Wayne Cashatt and presently is zoned residential 3 which per mits construction of single family dwellings Only also to be a Factor in recce s decision will be whether the neighbourhood is considered to be in decline he said that the housing in that area of the City is in a Good state of repair and does not appear to be physically declining. If Cashatt succeeds in gain ing the c-4 designation for the approximately nine acres in the area the zoning would social services works to finish budget cuts by Jim Hawkins Enterprise staff writer Greensboro Guilford county dept of social services officials Are working to determine where they can Cut the current title 20 program to fit it into the sharply reduced income authorized by the state As they prepare for a social services Board meeting today the Only thing which will solve the problem is additional Frank Wilson assistant director said tuesday in Underlin ing the difficulty the county faces in culling the Overall title 20 budget from s5.1 million to the new level of s3.4 million the Money Guilford county uses in its title 20 operations goes toward meeting human needs of residents including services providing Day care for children and adults those offering the Mobile meals program As Well As those providing Legal Aid family plan Ning and human relations development programs the Money is provided under title 20 of the Federal social Security act at a level of 75 per cent from the Federal government and 25 per cent from local sources. Wilson said the county is still hopeful the slate dept. Of social services will direct it not to Cut operations below the level authorized for the 1975-76 year and that the state will let expected surplus funds take care of the Resl of this fiscal year. He said the present Outlook is thai some services now being provided under title 20 contracts May have to be terminated or reduced in scope As of october or november and that the moratorium the social services Board placed on hiring will be continued Wilson said that As of tuesday the Guilford county dept. Of social services had heard no word from the state following recent meetings Wilh the state social services com Mission and human relations Secretary see social on 2d permit the installation of almost any Type of business establishment according to employees of the City Public works dept. The zoning change re Quested by Cashatt will be presented to the Thomasville planning and zoning Board tuesday at . Reece presumably will make his recommendation to Board members at that time on whether the commercial use designation should be permitted some of the residents of the tha apartments on James Avenue Are concerned that if the zoning change is permitted the area could become undesirable for residential purposes Only a handful of the people living in the Public dwellings appeared at the tha meeting monday to express their feelings on the matter however Cashatt is engaged now in negotiations with another Thomasville resident for Sale of the property Charles m Embler realty is handling the land Sale. According to Embler the Only present plans for the property is for the construction of a furniture retail sales outlet on the portion of the tract fronting on Cooksey Street As Reece pointed out however the furniture store will use Only about two or More acres of the tract which would leave More than six acres that could be used for construction of anything from warehouses to Bank buildings. Grandmas can be pals Robbie Williams of Richmond a gets a helpful push from grandmother mrs. Jim Settlemyre of High Point during an Outing at High Point City Lake. Liquor store Campaign still lacks signatures the postcard Campaign to get the liquor store Issue on the november ballot is about 200-300 signatures Short of the needed amount according to Richard Wood head of the citizens for a better High Point group that is conducting the Campaign. About signatures Are needed to get City crime watch purse snatcher unsuccessful by Howard Hayes Enterprise staff writer a fourth Street resident Lula Coltrane told High Point police tuesday that she was the victim of an attempted purse snatching about on Gordon Street is. Coltrane said she was waiting for a ride to the doctor s office when the Man approached her and tried to Jerk her purse away from her. She and the purse both fell to the ground and the attacker fled on foot. The Village inn on s. Centennial Street was entered through a window by burglars who then pried open a Juke Box and removed in change. The burglars also took about Worth of cigarettes. Robert Griggs of s. Main Street said that a photograph album and record player value were taken from his Home. He said the thieves entered through a previously broken window. Ambitious burglars knocked a Hole in a Block Wall and entered Ingram vending on English Road tuesday night they forced open a vending machine in the employee lounge and removed about in change. They then ransacked desks and file cabinets in an office area. Police said that the building is divided into several sections and that when the burglars broke a Glass in an attempt to get in portion of the building that a burglar alarm was activated and apparently frightened them away the heaviest loss to thieves reported tuesday came from the owners of pickup trucks. Thieves took two truck wheels and tires value s500. From Lyles Chevrolet on n. Main two wheels and tires value were taken off a truck at Stanley Auto sales on English Road a spare tire and wheel value were taken off a truck at Tek products on w. Green drive a Battery was taken from a truck at i Sharon products on w. Green drive. De Smith reported the theft of a sink and Bathtub. Value from behind de Gene s red Dot on s. Elm Street Sallie Jones Wingfield of Martinsville. Va., said a Hubcap was Laken off her car parked at hairs body shop on Wrenn Street and Susan Ashwell of English Road said a bicycle was taken from her Yard Margaret Ann Fowler of route 4 said that vandals poured an oily substance on her car causing damage William Ray Jessep of Friendly Avenue said a window was shot out of his car causing damage and Virginia Owens of Grace Street said someone caused damage 10 a Telephone television Antenna and doors at her Home arrests by police included Donald d. Starrett. 21, of Rob mood court apts., Misdemeanour Possession of see purse on 2d artists work stolen from Sheraton hotel theft report new theft reports 15 this week 66 thit month 15 the losses today this week thit month arrests today 1 this week 7 this month 1 by Howard Hayes Enterprise staff writer six budding artists from Davidson county wanted their work to be appreciated and even taken Home by the admirers but they had hoped that the appreciation would be expressed with Money instead the artists were shocked to find tuesday that 12 of their paintings had been stolen from the now closed restaurant in the Sheraton hotel on n. Main Street. Phyllis Medlin of Thomasville and two ther members of the High Point Fine arts Guild went to the hotel tuesday morning to remove a total of 27 pain Tings but found that Only 14 remained. The restaurant manager was summoned and it was Learned that All but one of the paintings had been in the restaurant when it closed for business wednesday. One had been sold and he turned Over a Check to the artist. He also was shocked and found it hard to believe that 12 were missing. The paintings were valued at they were being displayed by is. Medlin Ruth Newby of it. 6, Thomasville Becky Ashmore of it. 12, Lexington jewel Holder and Ethel Harris both of Thomasville and Betty Hall of Lexington. All the artists Are students of mrs. Luci Kelley an instructor of Art through Davidson county Community College. She said she had arranged the show. Is. Kelley said that the paintings were All labelled with the title name of the artist and the desired Price. The most expensive paintings were taken she said High Point police were called to investigate but were unable to determine sea artists on 30 court log theft defendants heard this week 3 this month 0 convictions this week 0 this month 0 Active sentences thit week 0 thit month 0 Council approval of a citywide referendum on bringing an Abc store into High Point. That figure represents 15 per cent of the City s registered voters All of whom Are supposed to have received postcards in the mail. Wood said tuesday that if the remaining 200 or 300 cards do not come in through the mails in the next few Days his group will conduct selective door to door solicitation to gather the needed signatures. The citizens for a better High Point grandmothers not Only provide Candy and spending Money they also willingly become playmates when the occasion Calls for it. Photo by Cris pc tree petitioners commend Council City councilman who May be feeling badly about squelching a High Point Auto dealer s plans to relocate his business have found some friends the Council has been presented with a petition not protesting As is the usual Way of petitions but praising. Signed by 147 residents the petition commends the coun cil for rejecting the bid of Scott Garten local Buick dealer to relocate his main Street business to a 5 5-acre tract on Eastchester drive the Council stopped the move by refusing to rezone the property. The decision however was on a split vote. Garten see petitioners on 2d group is planning to take the Issue before City Council on sept. 16, according to Wood. There have been three previous liquor referendums in High Point in 1955. 1965 and 1968. The first two were brought about by citizen petitions the latter by City Council action in each Case the Issue was Defeated. Wood said at the outset of the postcard Campaign that an Abc store in High Point would generate in additional Revenue for the City. For press conference Green to Stop in City briefly on thursday Republican vice presidential nominee sen. Robert Dole May be passing up a Chance to visit the High Point Greensboro Winston Salem Vicinity but this area will still not be lacking in political candidates this week at least three candidates and one current senator will visit Here. Sen. Robert Morgan will meet with chamber of Commerce representatives from High Point Green Sboro Burlington Eden and Reidsville on thursday for a question and answer session. Morgan and the representatives will hold a lunch meeting at the Albert pick motor inn on 1-40. The senator will also hold a press conference prior to the luncheon. Democrat Jimmy Green who will meet Howard Lee in a sept. 14 Runoff for that party s lieutenant governor nomination will be in the High Point Greensboro area thursday As Well. Green who trailed Lee by one percentage Point in the August primary will be honoured by his supporters Wilh a reception at the Friendly Center auditorium from 5 to 7 . The Public is invited. Green will be in High Point thursday morning before a 10-30 press conference at the Albert pick a Greensboro teacher. Mrs. Evelyn Tyler has become the Republican nominee to oppose state school superintendent Craig Phillips in november. Mrs. Tyler an 11-year teaching Veteran has served As president of the Assn of classroom teachers and is a Holshouser appointee to the state Board of education. Although she has changed her voter registration from Democrat to Republican the Day before her nomination sunday mrs. Tyler headed the educators for Holshouser group in 1972. She has been a constant opponent of Phillips while on the Board of education. Phillips will join democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Hunt in a Public forum on education sept. 10 at the Albert pick. The education forum is one of five such events scheduled by Hunt to be open to the Public and the news Media. The first one on agriculture was held today in Greenville. Other forums include economic development Raleigh wednesday criminal Justice. Charlotte sept. 7 and travel and tourism Asheville sept. 9 the purpose of the forums according to Hunt is to help focus the attention of the democratic party and All the people of North Carolina on what we should be doing the next four years. We want to develop an Agenda for action that will enable us to make North Carolina the most progressive state in the each forum will be from 9 a m. Until 12 30 state auditor Henry Bridges who will face challenger Lillian woo in a Runoff sept. 14 for the democratic nomination will be in High Point thursday. Republican candidate for governor Coy Privette said tuesday that opponent David Flaherty s refusal to debate disappointed him. Privette who will meet Flaherty in a Runoff sept. 14, said such a debate would give added exposure to the Republican party and its candidates and would help the party s chances in november

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