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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 13, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Concern City officials Day in Park officials make last minute plans for sunday opening l to h Beth Mallison Mary Ann Hagan Mary Browne Ann Bencini photo by Sonny Hedgecock Day in Park Celebration sunday Day in the Park a High Points big get together for arts crafts music singing and dancing a takes place sunday at City Lake Park the opening ceremony is scheduled at i p a in the area before the gymnasium participating will be the High Point Community band the Wesley memorial United methodist Church choir miss North Carolina. Susan Lynn Griffin of High Point the boy scouts. Mayor Paul Clapp. Day in the Park chairman Ralph Logan and or. Earl Crow of High Point College who will speak the invocation. For the rest of the afternoon the thousands of people anticipated for the Day can View arts and crafts exhibits throughout the Park. The exhibitors will include a number of artists and craftsmen from High Point and the Northern Piedmont area. Others will come from throughout North Carolina to show at Day in the Park performing events include a Model sailing and Model aircraft display near the dam a a scuba diving demonstration in the swimming Pool a demonstrations by the High Point twirlers the dodgers and the Greensboro Folk dancers before shelter five a dance performances by the dancers workshop the Arthur Murray studio the Georgene Dye modern dancers and Dorminy studios in the gymnasium a concerts by the Community band the Graybeard players sound of music the Langley air Force band the ersatz Brothers blues band the Trevor Jones gospel singers and the soul and m. C. Rock band in the amphitheatre. Activities for children will take place All afternoon in shelter two. The tar Heel needlework Guild will have on hand its Bicentennial quilt. For a fee people May have their names stitched into the quilt which is to be presented to the. High Point historical society in connection with the Bicentennial Observance in 1976. William Bencini is president of the arts Council this year. In addition to Logan other chairmen for Day in the Park events Are Mary Ann Woodgeard arts and crafts Florence Orr photography Dan Hagan music Jan Brown dance Rod Quick graphics Erie Ludgin special events Dickie Shore parking and Butch Jordan children a activities. By Forrest Cates Enterprise staff writer its nothing personal High Point City councilmen say but they wish people would quit putting septic tanks in their watershed. Some Council members see a threat to the water Supply from developing residential subdivisions around the new municipal Reservoir. A will we have another Oak View estates up there a asked councilwoman Rachel Gray at a recent Council meeting. She referred to the area North of the City near the Oak View estates where subdivisions Are under development and others Are planned. Oak View estates is experiencing pollution problems caused by septic tank malfunction. The soil in the area generally is not conducive to use of septic tanks. The county has approved a project which will provide water and sewer services supplied by the City of High Point to the subdivision. Mrs. Gray expressed concern that developing subdivisions will pose a threat As does Oak View estates to the City s water Supply. Quot i am concerned for the future a she said. To her query about the prospects of another Oak View developing. Jerry Yarborough City planning director replied a that will be the ultimate he held out Little Hope of abatement in the residential growth in the Lake area. Quot the area has everything working for it. Proximity to schools availability to shopping areas and employment in addition to being close to the Lake and other recreational facilities. A it has everything but utilities a Yarborough said. Although the land is outside the City the City exercises zoning and subdivisions controls within the area. The City cannot turn Down a subdivision on the basis of Lack of Public water and sewer services. The land however must con Tam a minimum of 40,000 Square feet and meet soil a per coat Ion standards to qualify for use of septic tanks. Their concern Over possible pollution of the Reservoir partially caused High Point officials to agree to furnish City water and sewer services to the Oak View estates. The councilmen yielded from an earlier position that no outsiders would be allowed to connect with the City systems without being annexed. In that regard there is an unwritten agreement Between City and county officials that High Point will not Annex Oak View estates for at least five years. That is to give the county time to recoup some of the costs of water sewer pipe installations by Means of property owner assessments. Local officials appear to be powerless to prevent residential development with septic tanks in Shore areas which Are outside the City a Short of making a major annexation move. In Light of recent experiences in expansion of the City limits by Means of involuntary annexation the Council is not Likely to take that step. The High Point Enterprise Friday afternoon september 13, 1974. Section b Edmisten pledges open government Campaign 74 Pirn retirement for chief denied rumours that High Point police chief Laurie Pritchett will retire in face of an investigation of the police department Drew guarded comments from City Hall today. The Gist of the comments however was that the chief will not retire although he May have checked into his eligibility for retirement. City manager Harold Cheek in reply to questions concerning the rumours stated a i do not think he will retire a he declined to say however whether the chief had discussed the subject of retirement with him the rumours brought Sharp denial from the chief himself a i have no intentions of retiring. It has not entered my mind. I intend to stay Here on this Job until i reach retirement age and that is about 62,�?� the chief declared. Pritchett plans suit for libel High Point police chief Laurie Pritchett has advised television station . Channel 2 that he intends to file a libel suit against the firm. A notice of intention to file suit was delivered to the Greensboro television station on sept. 9, according to John Haworth attorney for Pritchett. Haworth said the alleged libel occurred in an aug. 16 newscast which indicated that the chief had done nothing about gambling activity in the City and had prohibited others on his staff from taking action. The suit will be filed in Superior court next week. Haworth said he did nut reveal the amount of damages which will be sought in the action Haworth said that the television station has responded to the notice of in Tention to sue. In the response station officials denied the libel allegation and declined to make a retraction according to Haworth. Haworth is also representing Pritchet in regard to pending hearings by the High Point City Council in a four month i Vestiga lion of the police department. To fill vacancy Hrc recommends Schoch by Ven Carver Enterprise staff writer with the consent of the High Poult City Council attorney Robert Dusty Schoch will become the next member of the High Point human relations commission. At a meeting of the commission thursday afternoon members voted to recommend Schoch As the replacement for John Haworth whose term recently expired. The commissioners stipulated however that be Hochy a name would not be submitted to the Council until after he had been consulted. Schoch indicated today that he would accept the Council s appointment to the commission should the recommendation of the commissioners be followed. In Robert Schoch As a member of the High Point Model cities executive committee Schoch prepared the certificate of occupancy ordinance that was passed by the City Council last year. On the scene car Wash a car Wash sponsored by the High Point Central High Fellowship of Christian athletes postponed from last week will be held this saturday and also saturday sept. 21, at Crescent Ford on old Winston Road. The car Wash which will be held 9 a in until 5 ., will Cost $1.50 to clean the exterior and $2 to dealt both the inside and outside ice Cream Archdale a an ice Cream supper will be held saturday at Archdale friends meeting on Erindale Road. Hours for the event Are 5-8 pm car Wash the student body of Fairfax private school is sponsoring a car Wash saturday from 9 a in. To 6 . In the parking lot of Wachovia Hank at Westchester mall a Wash and vacuum will Cost $2. Sowers reunion the 17th annual Sowers reunion will be held sunday at the Beulah United Church of Christ on Arnold Road off Highway 52, North of Lexington dinner will be served at 12 45 . The Sowers family history and coat of will be available Freeman reunion the Freeman reunion will be held sunday at Star school in Star with the program beginning at 11 30 a.m., followed by lunch at 12 30 Special music will be presented by the a c. Freeman family of Thomasville. Art show a one Man show by Haylor Gray in mixed medium a Watercolour tempera and gouache a begins saturday at the Ptarmigan at 207 e. Westwood ave. The artist will be present from 2 to 5 Twenty two paintings Wilt by on display for four weeks pending for Over three years before the Council the ordinance is designed to encourage proper maintenance of rental properties. Schoch still serves on the Model cities executive committee. But he said the demand on his time is Small enabling him to accept the nomination to the human relations commission. Schoch 32. Practices Law with his parents or. And mrs. Arch Schoch and his brother Arch Schoch jr., a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill he received his Law degree from the University of Alabama. In other business taken up at thursdays commission meeting members voted to allow High school and College students to serve on the commission in a a non voting associated capacity. Reagan Weaver the commission s executive director was authorized to select the student representatives at the suggestion of commission chairman Al Campbell. At first the commissioners considered recommending that the Council choose a student member who would have full voting Powers. Upon checking with the City attorney however it was Learned that state Law does not permit such appointments. Weaver indicated at the meeting that he would seek one Black and one White representative from each High school and possibly from High Point College. The commission also authorized Weaver to select two to six student interns from High Point College who will work in his office during the current academic year. Also on thursday the commission decided against finding buses to transport parents to it a meetings. The idea was brought Forward at a previous meeting As a Means of boosting Pat attendance. Instead the commissioners elected to voices Hrc on 2b by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer Rufus l. Edmisten said today he will appoint a special assistant to work especially with problems of secrecy in government if he is elected attorney general of North Carolina. A wherever a there is secrecy government at any level a whether at the town the City the county the state or at the Federal level a there is no accountability and a loss of Faith and Trust by the people in their government a Edmisten said. From Boone the democratic candidate for attorney general was chief counsel to sen. Sam Ervin or. For the Senate subcommittee on separation of Powers and was assistant counsel for the Senate watergate committee. A wherever i go in North Carolina in my campaigning i find that the people Are concerned not Only about inflation but equally about their loss of Faith and Trust in government a Edmisten said. A i think this is one of the major issues in this Campaign a the restoration of Faith integrity honesty and openness in he feels that the general Pardon of former president Nixon by president Ford is another blow to Faith in government Edmisten said. A it is not the Pardon itself a he said Quot i think everyone favors eventual Pardon for the former president of whatever crimes he May have committed while in of fice. It is the timing and the manner of the Pardon that has upset so Many Edmisten continued. A we do not know what the a private reasons Are president Ford gave for his action. It sounds too much like All the other reasons a National Security Protection of the office of the president a that have been handed the people As explanations for secret deals and deeds. This is what is so disturbing in the Pardon at this time and the manner in which it was the special assistant he would appoint to the attorney general a office would work to keep local and state governmental units boards and commissions aware of the Law about secrecy and closed meetings Edmisten said he pointed out that these Edminister on 2b gov. Jim Holshouser Center greets Davidson republicans or Robert Carroll Jim Mashburn. Holshouser Carroll Wall and Brown Loflin a a a photo by Aask Austin Holshouser begins Davidson tour by Lee Mortimer Enterprise staff writer Lexington gov. James Holshouser arrived today at Lexington municipal Airport to conduct a a people Day tour in Davidson county he said he expected to Field questions from citizens concerning Road construction and paving of primary and secondary roads. He also said he expects to be questioned on prison paroles and to receive suggestions from citizens about state government administration. Quot we get quiet a few Good suggestions from people during these visits and its amazing How Many we can put to use Quot the governor said. Gov. Holshouser introduced Fred a a Butch Gallagher head of the a people office a whose responsibility is to record and Deal with grievances and questions. Quot Butch a Job is to a Cut the red tape a the governor said. Gallagher said that during the past year and a half his office has received some 5,-000 inquiries some Over the governors toll free Telephone in Raleigh and some in letters. The governor s ombudsman Gallagher could be seen taking questions from citizens and transcribing them on a Small portable Dictaphone. Holshouser was to visit several other locations throughout Davidson county today. County commissioner Robert Carroll who helped draw up the schedule for the visit said an Effort was made to get the governor to visit As Many country stores As possible. Quot ifs out in the Rural areas where the people get less attention a Carroll said. Quot so we wanted to give those folks a Chance to see the governor Quot approximately 40 persons were present to Greet the governor including a state representative county officials and Republican aspirants for elected office. Farmers Market in works for City by Ray Hubbard Enterprise staff writer a tiny spark is being gently fuelled Here which conceivably could Cook up Many a pot of fresh meat and vegetables for the tables of High pointers come next Spring the spark is in the form of an idea for opening of a Farmers Market in High Point sometime next Spring and the fueling is in the hands of the chamber of Commerce committee on environment. The committee held its initial meeting thursday on the subject and concluded that the first order of business is to locate a suitable building preferably in the downtown area which could be made available at a relatively Low Cost. Both mayor Paul Clapp and City manager Harold Cheek attended thursdays meeting and indicated support for the chamber Effort. Committee members already had begun exploring for Sites and two or three Are under consideration none of which May prove feasible. Farmers markets Are enjoying something of a come Back on the american scene in recent years apparently bolstered by the deterioration of inner cities and skyrocketing food prices at the supermarket. The chamber committees idea is two fold to provide a source of fresh food products grown in this area to High Point Consumers and to create a drawing card for downtown High Point. The prime objective however is to bring the Farmers to town to sell their fresh produce and consequently a location outside the immediate downtown area would be considered the committee indicated thursday the Farmers Market in operation in Greensboro for nearly 50 years is a year round affair and presumably a Market Here would be the same. Farmers come from 50 Miles around to visit the Greensboro Market three Days a week in a building owned by the City. The Market there is operated on a break even financial basis and initial thinking Here is for the same Type of operation the Greensboro Market operates on tuesday thursday and saturday Only but others in the state operate daily a spokesman said thursday. The chamber committee investigating Sites for availability and feasibility is interested in information about other possible Sites. As developments multiply septic tank problems

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